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Lead Pastor

Creston Baptist Church

Creston, BC


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Creston Baptist Church is seeking the man God has chosen to fill the position of Senior Pastor. Creston is located in a lush valley in south eastern BC, known for its agriculture, orchards and forestry. We are part of the Alberta Baptist Association and North American Baptist Conference.



The Senior Pastor along with the elders, shall lead the church in fulfilling its Purpose and Mission (Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution and Bylaws).

  1. Purpose: To glorify God
  2. Mission: To play our part in the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:20) by engaging in discipling through evangelism, baptizing believers and teaching the Word of God.



The Senior Pastor shall fulfill his calling as pastor by:

  1. Effectively doing the tasks of pastoral ministry (II Timothy 4:5)
  2. Developing harmonious relationships within the church (Philippians 2:1-5)
  3. Living a life consistent with his calling (I Timothy 3:7, Titus 1:7-9)
  4. Following his role and duties as laid out in the Constitution and Bylaws Section 9 Article 8.



    1. A clear testimony of saving faith in Christ, and the evidence of a lifestyle commitment to tha trelationship.
    2. A belief in God’s Word as inspired, inerrant, infallible, and sufficient, with a passion to live and serve by it (II Timothy 3:16).
    3. A character committed to the qualities stated in I Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9 and I Peter 5:2-4.
    4. An agreement with the spirit and intent of the Constitution and Bylaws, and the Doctrinal Statement.
    5. A commitment to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the only hope of salvation (Romans 10:14,15).
    6. A pattern of commitment to regular, personal accountability with the leadership of the church.
    7. A member of Creston Baptist Church.
    1. An evidence of the ability to preach and teach the Word of God (II Timothy 2:2-4)2. The ability to accurately interpret Scripture, and communicate its meaning to the church (II Timothy 3:16)
    2. A commitment to working effectively, cooperatively, and respectfully with the leadership
    3. An ability to relate to people of all backgrounds, with honesty, sensitivity, compassion and confidentiality.
    4. A commitment to ongoing personal development and education.
    1. Has adequate pastoral training from a recognized theological Institution, preferably a Bachelor’s degree.
    2. Has experience in pastoral ministry, preferably at least ten years.



    1. Shall have primary responsibility for the preaching ministry in the worship services.
    2. Shall assist in the teaching responsibilities of the various church ministries whenever. reasonable.
    3. Shall equip lay leadership for ministry.
    1. Shall lead in the developing and the fulfillment of whatever ministries are necessary toensure proper care of members of the congregation.
    2. Shall work with the pastoral staff and the Board of Elders to ensure that the visitation of the church is conducted properly and regularly.
    3. Shall work with the pastoral staff in conducting weddings and funerals and in providing care to the bereaved.
    4. Shall take the leading portion of spiritual counselling that arises in general, pre-marital, marriage, and crisis situations.
    1. Shall be responsible for the preparation and preaching of the Sunday morning worship Services in conjunction with other pastoral staff. Shall work together with the music worship coordinators in designing and planning the entire worship service.
    2. Shall work in cooperation with the Board of Elders in providing guidance and oversight ofthe spiritual affairs of the church.
    3. Shall work to develop leadership from within the congregation and to encourage and equip individuals to serve effectively through the use of Spiritual Gifts and God given talents.
    4. Shall lead the pastoral staff as a team. In this capacity, the following responsibilities fall to the Senior Pastor:
      1. Conduct weekly staff meetings.
      2. Coordinate pastoral work loads.
      3. Provide direction and mentoring to pastoral staff
      4. Participate with the Board of Elders in the annual review of Pastoral staff.
      5. Supervise office and support staff.f) Ensure effective operation of the church office.
    1. Shall attend the regular meetings of the Board of Elders, the Church Board, and congregational meetings.
    2. Plan agend as with the moderator for Church Board and Congregational meetings.
    3. Shall be an ex-officio member of all church committees and shall attend all committee meetings on a rotating basis or as the need arises.
    1. Shall seek to ensure the development of ministry goals for the church in keeping with its mission and vision statements, and to work with the leadership in the fulfillment of those goals.
    2. Shall develop his own personal and ministry goals by setting aside specific time periods for personal study, prayer, and intercession.
    1. Shall represent the church along with other delegates, at the Annual meetings of the ABA and the North American Baptist Triennial Conference whenever it is deemed reasonable by the Board of Elders.
    2. Shall attend the ABA Pastors’ conference as deemed reasonable by the Board of Elders..
    3. Shall represent the church to the Creston Ministerial as deemed reasonable by the Board of Elders.



    1. The Senior Pastor of CBC shall be an ordained minister or will immediately pursue ordination. His calling to the church is outlined in Article VII. Section 9 and Article VIII, Section 7 of the Constitution and Bylaws.
    1. The relationship between Pastor and Church may be terminated on a one-month notice, by either Pastor or Church or may be terminated at any time by mutual consent. Terminationis outlined in Article VIII, Section 7 of the Constitution and Bylaws.
    1. Shall be directly accountable to the Board of Elders and shall report at their regular meetings.
    2. Shall be available by setting regular church office hours.
    3. Shall be subject to Performance reviews every six months for the first year and annually thereafter.


Apply By Date: 31/12/2021 

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Phone: 250-428-2769