Walnut Street Church of Christ has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Minister who is motivated and energetic about leading our congregation to the next level. We have recently experienced a cultural shift that has brought down our median age. We have established a base of involved, young families, and are seeking someone to lead us in continued growth. Our leadership consists of a committed team of two elders and seven deacons. While remaining true to our restoration movement doctrine, we are progressively-minded in our methodology. We are constantly looking for new ways to reach out to our community. We have implemented small groups as a key component to integrate newcomers and build relationships. Our contemporary worship includes a praise band with a casual environment. We are family-oriented with an active children’s program. For more information, see walnutstreetchurchofchrist.com.
Primary responsibilities: prepare/deliver sermons and studies; guide small group program; lead, oversee and direct ministries leaders, Deacons, and volunteers under the oversight of the Elders; attend church events; drive evangelism; and partner with Elders for pastoral care, visitations, and overall vision. Evaluate ministry effectiveness and guide leadership in strategic planning.
You may be a good fit for this position if you: have a bachelor’s degree in Biblical studies; exemplify Christian living; are temperate, self-controlled, hospitable, gentle, and have a good reputation; possess strong organizational skills; are passionate about kingdom growth; connect well with youth; have experience in a growing church environment; consider yourself a “people person” and relate well with a blue-collar, fun-loving, welcoming, and supportive congregation.
Required skills: confidence in speaking, extensive Bible knowledge, effective verbal and written communication, and success in relationship management. Knowledge in Microsoft Office, Facebook, and website management. Experience in preaching is preferred but not required.
We offer a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. A housing allowance and a budget for attending one conference per year is included.
Please send resume to Elder Don Starr at firstname.lastname@example.org, PO Box 486, Belpre, OH 45714. Also, we request sample sermons on DVD or transmitted via web link. At a minimum, please provide one personal and two professional references with contact information. For questions, confirmation of receipt, or additional information, you can reach Don at 740-373-4934, or Elder Wayland Williams at 740-350-2091.