Small Congregation of 5 to 10 seeks a BI-Vocational Church Planter /Shepherd/Pastor to lead & guide and grow our church. Please apply only if you are called by God to do so and liven within the New York State area in close proximity to the church area. Please understand that this position can offer no benefits except a meager offering $75/week. We are a dedicated people who love the Lord and want to make an impact in their community with; "A heart for God and a heart for People.” We currently meet each Sunday in the Community Center and have no building.
*** Heartland’s Vision ****
To be a church family that will be active in helping every person discover and fulfill their purpose in Christ and becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus.
Heartland Community Church exists to exalt and magnify God through relevant teaching of His Word and through prayer and praise that is focused on Him. To love people through ministry that meets their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. To be intentional in seeking the lost and helping them become disciples of Jesus using the gifts God has given them in the Body of Christ.
Heartland Community Church is located in Saratoga County in the village of South Glens Falls, NY. We have a small village atmosphere and are close to big city services and located in close proximity to Lake George, Saratoga Springs and the states Capital of Albany. Our area is considered mixed residential, office and small scale commercial. The neighboring counties are noted for tourism or farming.
Heartland Community Church has a heart for God and a heart for people. Our church group hovers from 5 - 10 Christian believers at different levels of spiritual growth. Being mindful of God’s given gifts, we encourage each other as we serve in different opportunities that may not be within out comfort level. All is done to bring glory to God. Everything we have belongs to God and we strive to be good stewards of what we spend, save, invest and give. We meet collectively every Sunday to keep our faith growing. During the week, we pray for each other and keep in contact by e-mail, phone or visits. We currently have a weekly Bible Study. Our church needs a leader to help us coordinate other ministries & activities to reach out and grow the kingdom of God through bringing others into the fold.
Heartland Community Church is a church plant established about 8 years ago through the Hudson-Baptist Association. Under the leadership of our former Pastor, who moved away 2 years ago, we had a Congregation of about 40 people and had been very involved in Christian education and community witnessing. During that time there was various youth ministries such as Vacation Bible School and AWANA. Adult education and support with a weekly prayer meeting and Bible study as well as retreats, a men’s breakfast and Share a Dish Sunday. We have participated in community events by passing out beverages, having movie nights and a special Fall Festival to share our testimony with others.
Heartland Community Church seeks a Bi-vocational Shepherd-Pastor who is called by and serving God wholeheartedly. He must be a man of Godly character and an example of the biblical qualifications in, 1 Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:5-9. The Pastor will oversee the church as is biblical and will lead by example. He is to be a man strong in prayer and faith within his personal life, his family and in ministry as he continuously pursues God’s wisdom and direction in all areas of ministry and service.
The Pastor we search for will preach the Word of God with clarity, accuracy and conviction in life applicable messages for the equipping of the saints. He will seek to grow the Body of Christ by his willingness to teach, mentor, and disciple all believers and to reach out to those in the community with the message of salvation through Jesus Christ.
He will be a Servant – Leader who will use his skills and gifts to shepherd the flock by providing spiritual leadership to the vision, purpose and mission of Heartland Community Church. He will encourage and support all church-sponsored activities and social events (movies, church suppers, block parties) to open the church to reach others in the community. He will have a heart for missions and work with like-minded organizations to support missions both at home and abroad.
We need a man of God to nurture, care for and guide this flock of God’s sheep into a deeper relationship with Christ. Equipping us to minister to each other and promoting accountability within the church family and to our community by sharing the Gospel. Molding us into healthy people fully devoted to following Christ’s example. We seek a Pastor who is willing to develop and shepherd ministry teams, lead bible studies and provide opportunities for men to become leaders.
As our Pastor we will expect that you will make contact with people to provide counsel, defusing issues with mediation, and provide open communication and prayer to all in need. We expect that as a Pastor you will pray with the sick with anointing of oil, visit the hospitals, nursing homes and make home visits. We expect that you will offer open communion to Christians who aren't members and have open invitations for salvation as led by the Holy Spirit to do so.
Salary: $3,000 - $4,000
Date Modified: 4/29/2013
Job Category: Church Planter
Job Status: Interim
Denomination: Baptist -Other
Worship Style: Blended