Posted by Moody Career Services United States, Louisiana, Bossier City, 71111
Jul 23, 2019Full time
Purpose Statement: “The purpose of the Teaching Pastor/Co-Pastor is to lead our local church along with and as one of the Elders, to equip and disciple existing and emerging leaders, to teach the congregation God’s Word, to oversee the shepherding of the body, and to stimulate the church to outreach” Biblical Reference: “And so Christ gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, some as pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Eph 4: 11-13) Responsible to: Elder Board Length of Service: Open Time Required: As needed Education: Four-year degree, preferably Seminary Age: 30’s to 40’s Relational Status: Preferably married About Shreveport/Bossier City: With a population of 265,723, Shreveport-Bossier is the cultural hub for the Ark-La-Tex region numbering 1,040,000+. Families enjoy Century Link Center performances (tier-II ice hockey, big-name concerts, and more), movies on Norton Art Gallery’s lawn, the American Rose Center, Arthur Teague Parkway, and Cross Lake, Cypress Lake, etc. Tourists may visit a casino or two, Bossier’s “Barkus and Meoux” pet- and kid-friendly Mardi Gras parade, and the State Fair. Additional annual events vary from the RRR Arts Festival and national RR (Hot Air) Balloon Rally to the Independence Bowl and the Barksdale Air Force Base Airshow. Higher education includes both a medical and a nursing school, Centenary College (est. 1825), LSU-Shreveport, LA Tech-Barksdale/Bossier, Bossier Parish Community College, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Bossier City itself, with 67,152, can maintain its small city vibe because the Red River between them keeps the sister cities distinct. Cost of living is low, housing is affordable, Tex- Mex/BBQ is great, winters are mild, and the grass is green. If you are interested in applying for the position, please do the following: • Submit a COVER LETTER, RESUME, and PREACHING SAMPLE to email@example.com • Cover letter should not be more than one page. • Submit 2 samples of your preaching. Samples submitted must be in a digital format (i.e. links to videos, clips, YouTube postings, podcasts, etc.) Please do not contact the church directly. Any other information needed from you will be sent to you upon request. Minimum Giftings, Character Traits, and Competencies: Preaching - Providing for and oversee the accurate preaching of the Word of God at Open Door Bible Church. Teaching - Using teaching gifts for Bible studies, seminars, training sessions, as well as to help equip other teachers. Doctrinal Agreement - Alignment with theology, core values, and church culture of Open Door Bible Church. Character - Godly character in accordance with 1 Timothy 3:1-7, and Titus 1:5-9. Leadership - Serving as one of the Elders to provide vision and leadership to Open Door Bible Church to carry out our mission and vision. Additional Personal Characteristics, Competencies, and Gifts: Good Communicator - Able to listen, speak and write effectively Humble - Able to accept feedback, give God credit and serve with a humble spirit Work Ethic - Able to be self-disciplined, resourceful, and committed Team Fit - Good chemistry and alignment with our existing team Discipleship - Demonstrated ability to help others take their next steps towards a passionate relationship with God Financial Responsibility - Able to be a good steward with resources and come with minimal debt Shepherding - Possess strong relational skills for building trusted relationships in both the church and community Outreach - Has a passion and experience for reaching unchurched, de-churched, and post-Christians.