About the job
New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian (Whitwell, TN) – Pastor
The Big Picture
New Hope Presbyterian Church (https://www.facebook.com/New-Hope-Cumberland-Presbyterian-Church-197670230281002/) is a faithful congregation seeking a full-time Pastor who will preach the Word of God, graciously shepherd the congregation, and provide godly leadership.
New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church is a “family” of believers located in the New Hope community of Sequatchie County, Tennessee. The congregation is varied in age and interests. The church building is a brick two-story structure containing the sanctuary, the fellowship hall, several classrooms, bathrooms, and a church office. Next to the church is the manse, which is a brick house with bedrooms, bathrooms, living room/dining room, kitchen, utility room, and a two-car garage. Currently we have two regular services. The Worship service is held each Sunday morning and the Wednesday night Prayer and Bible Study each Wednesday evening.
The New Hope community of Sequatchie County, Tennessee is a small farming community. Although small family farms surround the church, most people in the community work at jobs in the local towns and Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is approximately a one-hour drive to Chattanooga, which is the fourth largest city in Tennessee. The community lies in a river valley with mountains on the east and west sides.
The Pastor must fulfill the qualifications of the office of an Elder as outlined in I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. Previous experience in a ministry role for at least three years in the same ministry is highly desired. A Seminary degree is preferred or, at minimum, a bachelor’s in bible or ministry-related field or equivalent experience and knowledge. He must be ordained or ordainable within the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Please look over this job description and the church Facebook Page. Along with your resume please answer these questions:
Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Pastor at New Hope?
Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Pastor at New Hope?
In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church?
Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and a link to at least one online sermon to Jason@LancasterSearch.com