Dover Christian Church Seeks Senior Minister
Dover Christian Church is located at a bustling crossroads of a rural community just outside of Lebanon, Indiana. Our purpose is to introduce people to Jesus, connect people as a community, grow people in their faith and involve people in service. A focus of the church is missions, beginning with our local schools and community, continuing into the nearby metropolitan city of Indianapolis and stretching as far as Zimbabwe. Our congregation is seeking the candidate that the Lord has already chosen for our Senior Minister position. That person may be you, so we ask that you review our posting carefully and prayerfully consider your response.
The primary responsibility of the Senior Minister is to give himself to the ministry of the Word and prayer, seeking to walk uprightly in the Lord in his personal life while seeking the mind of God on behalf of the congregation. The Senior Minister will, with support and partnership from the Elders, establish the vision and direction for the church.
The Senior Minister will be committed to personal accountability through relationships with other believers in the body of Christ. The minister must have a demonstrated pattern of maintaining this type of accountability through previous relationships.
Functionally, the Senior Minister will have duties and responsibilities for preaching and congregational engagement, staff management, church oversight and leadership, and community involvement. The position provides leadership to and manages a staff of four: Associate Minister, Administrative Assistant, Financial Secretary and Daycare Director. Dover’s current average Sunday worship attendance is approximately 200. Sunday school attendance is over 100. We have the physical capacity and human desire to welcome more people into our Dover Church family.
The ideal candidate for this position must:
be a baptized believer
have a minimum of two years preaching experience in a formal ministry capacity, although it is not required that position have been a Senior level
hold a theological degree from an accredited university that teaches doctrine aligned with that of Dover Christian Church
possess the proven leadership and engagement talents required for the position
Dover Christian Church offers a competitive package, including salary commensurate with experience, health insurance reimbursement, housing allowance, IRA contribution, vacation time, and professional expense reimbursement.
If you believe this position fits your qualifications, interest, and calling from the Lord, and if you would like to introduce yourself to our search committee, please submit your full resume to: email@example.com