Senior Pastor at The Village Church
About the job
Position: Senior Pastor
Church: The Village Church
Mailing Address: PO Box 4, Baldwin, WI 54002
Current Location: Woodside Chapel, 2053 County Rd N, Baldwin, WI 54002
Work Schedule: Full Time
Opening Date: June 6, 2021
Closing Date: July 9, 2021
Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:3
The Village Church of Baldwin, Wisconsin is prayerfully seeking God’s guidance as we search for our next dynamic, Holy Spirit filled, full-time Pastor to lead our congregation of approximately seventy-five to one hundred. The Village Church was planted 11 years ago to serve our rapidly growing community. Over the last 11 years, The Village Church has gained the reputation as the church that loves God, preaches from scripture, and accepts people where they are. The Village Church is a God-driven, prayer-fueled community escorting people to center their lives in Jesus.
Baldwin is a community situated forty-five minutes from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. Known as “the Biggest Little Town in Wisconsin”, Baldwin is situated in the St. Croix Valley in western Wisconsin. Filled with small-town charm, Baldwin is home to festivals, friendly neighbors, and a wooden windmill in one of its eight parks. Twenty minutes from mid-sized shopping in Hudson, WI and around an hour from major metropolitan attractions, it is transforming from a rural farming town into a bedroom community. That transformation is driving both rapid growth as well as diversity in the population.
We are currently gathering for worship at the historic Woodside Chapel located at 2311 County Rd. N near Baldwin, with seating that accommodates up to 400. We recently purchased ten acres of land with a large home which is being used as office space and meeting areas for youth groups, committees, and small group meetings. We are over-the-top excited about our future as we trust God to build His Kingdom through our faithful congregation and the wider Community.
The Pastor will work in conjunction with Church leadership in a biblical and synergistic manner creating Godly practices with high impact to equip the saints to further God’s Kingdom. He will hold the believers accountable to be impactful in their sphere of influence. This person will be responsible for updating our vision for The Village that will welcome the unchurched or the disenfranchised in our Community and grow our Church body spiritually and numerically as we seek to BE disciples and to MAKE disciples.
During the first year the Pastor will work to cultivate trust and confidence through the convergence of present practices and leadership with new practices. We believe this to be an opportunity for furthering the work of the Kingdom through the Gospel of Christ in the Baldwin area. The Village Church is blessed with a motivated and engaged congregation that is looking for coordination and leadership to fulfill the Great Commission and deepen its connection with Christ as we further the Kingdom. We are looking for an impassioned, servant-leader who can shepherd us forward in this opportunity.
TEACHING: Prepare expository and topical sermons through God’s leading, a thorough knowledge of the scriptures and sound doctrine, and with sensitivity to the needs of the church. Ministering to the congregation from a belief that the Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God.
DISCIPLESHIP: Understand and cultivate the spiritual gifts of the congregation, giving opportunity and encouragement for the use of these gifts for the building up of the Body of Christ, worship, and evangelism. The expectation is not that the pastor of The Village Church will do the ministry of the church exclusively, but that he will build the capabilities within the congregation to execute the ministry of the church.
SHEPHERDING: Connect with the congregation personally and compassionately as we go through life. Provide guidance and wise counsel in life’s tragedies and triumphs. While holding Jesus up as the primary focus, help guide the church body into a life of community, service, and outreach.
OUTREACH: Leading the church to engage with the community for service and evangelism.
CHURCH LEADERSHIP: Providing vision, oversight, direction and leadership for the Congregation and all of its ministries and affairs. Serving as chairperson of the Elder Board.
STAFF LEADERSHIP: Develop and manage a professional pastoral staff for successful ministry. Serve as direct supervisor through support of staff. Provide ongoing leadership development and spiritual oversight of church staff. Be personally involved in selection, supervision, goal-setting, and evaluation of staff members as needed.
PRAYER: Seek and promote prayer as a priority, both personally and in the life of the church.
EVALUATION/DEVELOPMENT: Continually evaluate effectiveness of programs and propose creative ideas for improvement. Offer overall vision to develop and grow ministry. Spend time in personal study in order to expand relevant knowledge and keep current with the latest trends in ministry.
BUDGET: Participate in the planning of the church budget in cooperation with the church council in preparation for congregational approval.
· Pastor shall be an ordained minister
· Pastor shall be spiritual based as defined in 1Timothy 3:1-7 , Titus1:6-9
· Pastor shall be a baptized believer who is firmly committed to the purpose of and dedicated to the total ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ
· Pastor shall have six or more years experience in the lead or associate Pastor role
· Gifted preacher/teacher
· Demonstrates a wise and discerning spirit
· Is a passionate worshiper of God
· Seeks and promotes prayer as a priority, both personally and in the life of the Church
· Demonstrates compassion and heartfelt love for people with a Christ-like concern for their spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional well being
· Models surrender
· Seeks to equally demonstrate strength and humility
· Exhibits a passion for mentoring, discipleship, and helping others develop their gifts
· Is personable and approachable
· Seeks to be involved in the Community
· Enjoys being in relationship with attendees and is interested in the events of their lives
· Have Bachelor-level or higher degree required from a respected evangelical seminary; preferred Masters of Divinity.
· Be licensed as an ordained minister or willing to seek ordination within the first two years of employment.
· Have six or more years of experience in pastoral ministry, preferably in roles that involved preaching and supervision of staff.