Senior Pastor Vacancy Announcement
Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church is currently seeking candidates for the position of a full time Senior Pastor who is called by God and equipped to effectively preach and teach the Word of God.
Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, hereafter referred to as MMMBC, is located in North Charleston, South Carolina. The church is located in the upper northern area of Charleston County. It serves a diverse, multicultural congregation of well over 2,000 members. The church campus encompasses a main sanctuary, chapel, and fellowship hall, and a Family Life center. MMMBC offers sixty ministries to the members designed to meet the needs of all members and the community it serves.
As a body of baptized believers, it is our mission to share the Good News of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ first to our families and then to those who worship and fellowship with us and finally to the world at large; to comfort the distressed and bereaved, to aid the sick, and to visit the imprisoned. It is our Christian duty and moral obligation to be witnesses for Christ. We are empowered through the knowledge and study of God's word to lead and be led, utilizing the Holy Bible as our sole source of guidance.
Upon review of the Job Description below, prospective candidates are asked to submit their resume', letter of interest, and corresponding documentation electronically or by traditional mail to:
Bro. Angress Walker, Chairperson
Senior Pastor Search Committee
Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church
7396 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29406
Senior Pastor Job Description
The mission of Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church (MMMBC): We are a church of spiritual insight, love, and passion to trust God without evidence, while diligently bringing people to Christ by equipping them with the Word of God, and attending to the needs of the elderly, youth, orphans and widows locally, nationally, and throughout the world.
Position: Senior Pastor (full-time position with office hours)
Principal Function/ Accountability: The term "Pastor" refers to a senior leader who is the "Undershepherd" and is devoted to prayer and ministry of God's Holy Word. The Pastor is accountable to God and the Church to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach the Holy Bible, God's Word; to provide Christian leadership in all areas of the Church and its ministries; and to engage in pastoral care of the congregation. The Pastor will collaborate with the Deacons and Trustees on relevant church matters and will maintain regular office hours. The Senior Pastor will be accountable to God, yet be evaluated annually based on meeting performance standards determined by the church leaders. These results will be reported to the church's congregation.
Position/ Profile: The Senior Pastor will be an experienced servant leader, with a passion for leading people to save souls for the kingdom of God, and possess the qualities listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7. The primary duties and responsibilities will be to effectively communicate God's Word, minister to the spiritual needs of the congregation, and provide Biblical leadership of the Church.
The Senior Pastor must have thorough knowledge, experience, and appropriate skills to teach the Word of God to help transform lives as part of God's redemptive work, and will develop a strategic plan for leadership development and church growth.
Senior Pastor Essential Job Functions
1. Provide general oversight of the flock (Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:12; James 5:14).
- In practical matters (Acts 6: 1-6; 11:29-30)
- In matters of doctrine (Acts 15, 16: 4)
- In matters of discipline and character (Hebrews 13:17)
2. Preach and teach the gospel of Jesus Christ by exhorting sound doctrine (Titus 1:9) for the equipping the saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11) and reaching the unsaved through evangelism (Matthew 28: 19-20)
3. Preside over worship services, funeral services, weddings, and baby dedications, etc., or will designate an ordained minister to perform these functions when absent.
4. Lead and oversee biblically-based counseling (family, martial, substance abuse, addictions, etc.) using knowledge of current issues and trends.
5. Lead, counsel, and perform the Holy Ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper (Communion).
6. Direct, oversee and assist ministry leaders in planning, managing, and organizing programs for outreach, discipleship and ministry that nourish and inspire God's people. Assure that leaders have the necessary knowledge, skills and resources to accomplish their ministry work.
7. Visit members who are hospitalized, homebound, or in an extended care facility in order to provide spiritual and emotional support, while communicating an attitude of compassion and the heart of Jesus. In the event of absence, the Senior Pastor will designate an ordained minister to serve in this capacity.
8. Demonstrate knowledge of and awareness of intergenerational approaches to ministry, spiritual growth and congregation outreach, both to the youth, young adults, and the young at heart.
9. Listen to and seek input from the members, invite diverse perspectives, and encourage open and Godly communication in order to seek God's will for the church while discovering the needs, gifts, goals, and vision of the congregation.
10. Attend, support, and encourage members to participate in local, state, and national Congress of Christian Education classes, Baptist Association meetings, and district and state conventions for professional development, education and ideas to enhance the Church's ministries, as well as establish new ministries.
11. Assist church officials in carrying out the Church by-laws, policies and procedures, including established covenant agreements.
12. Serve as an ex-officio member of all Church ministries, auxiliaries, and committees.
Proof as a licensed and ordained minister of the gospel for at least five years, whose Christian and moral character and qualifications are beyond question.
Experience and skill implementation of Baptist doctrine in accordance with the Baptist Church/National Baptist Association.
Bachelor's Degree or higher in Divinity/Theology from an accredited institution or seminary from the United States, (note: a Master's Degree or higher is preferred) and a minimum of five (5) years ministerial experience, including leadership, administrative, and managerial skills. Relevant experience may be substituted for education