New Life Baptist Church is looking for a Senior Pastor, following the retirement of the previous post holder at the end of June 2021.
New Life Baptist Church is a welcoming community of over 220 people, called to be like Jesus in the heart of North Yorkshire, with the values of love, faith and hope underpinning all we do. We draw from a wide variety of backgrounds: spiritually, socially, and in age. We believe it is important to be grounded in Scripture and to encourage the use of the gifts of the Spirit. We have active children’s, schools’ and youth ministries; strong relationships and collaborative missional initiatives with our community and with the other churches in the town; and we partner with, and support two long standing, active overseas missions in Ghana and Romania. Currently we have six people on our leadership team, five lay elders and our Missions and Community Pastor; and a staff team of five; all supported by a significant number of team leaders across the ministries and activities of the church.
We are seeking a Pastor who has a vision for our church’s next chapter. We have recently been exploring the concept of church as a ‘Basecamp’ – reflecting our desire to be on the move with Jesus – rather than a static religious institution. Our new pastor will have the vision to lead us in this adventure whilst developing and enhancing our existing ministry.
They will have an infectious love for Jesus, deep scriptural insight, a heart for our community and the ability to lead the church’s growth in exercising our gifts and bearing the fruit of the Spirit more abundantly. The Pastor will have a commitment to team leadership, building on the strong foundations laid in this area. They will be a gifted communicator, able to reach across generational and societal groups to equip the church in knowing the Father more deeply and sharing the gospel of Christ. Above all, the minister will be a person of humility and integrity – we are not looking for a ‘super-human’ Pastor who will seek to ‘do it all’ and be perfect; rather, for a sincere servant leader who dearly loves and knows the Lord Jesus, and will help the church to grow together.
New Life Baptist Church
52-54 High Street
Hours: Full Time
Closing date: 31.10.21; profiles sent before this date may be reviewed as they arrive.
How to apply:
Please email the church office on email@example.com for the church profile and an application pack