Sr. Pastor

Calvary Baptist Church, Bastrop | Bastrop, TX

Posted Date 3/31/2024
First Posted3/31/2024

Calvary Baptist Church (CBC) seeks God's will in our search for a full-time Senior Pastor. This man must exhibit a genuine call to ministry and the necessary skills of preaching, leadership, and pastoral care and affirm the BFM 2000.  CBC was established in 1971 in Bastrop, TX, and is a loving, caring, and financially healthy church. Our desire is to find the man of God to help fulfill our church mission to lead people to Jesus, by demonstrating God’s love, declaring the good news, and making disciples near and far.

The qualities and attributes of our next pastor should have an emphasis on personal character traits such as holiness, authenticity, teachability, integrity, humility, honesty, passion for the Lord, and a servant heart. Additionally, our pastor should exhibit a commitment to prayer, knowledge of scripture, and a mission-minded attitude. He should be relatable, approachable, and able to work in unity with the current staff.

While a seminary degree is preferred, it is not the determining factor.  We recognize that a combination of education and experience in a successful ministry, as well as a track record of commitment and longevity in previous pastorates are crucial.

Our pastor's leadership responsibilities should include pastoral care, representing the church in the community, and leading by example. There should be clarity on the church's vision and direction, while also being adaptable and willing to appreciate what is already working. All of this should be guided by the leading of the Holy Spirit through a passionate prayer life.

Our Pastor should align with the church's values, mission, and beliefs, which should have an emphasis on growing church members into passionate disciples of Christ. At the same time, he should support and participate in church ministries and outreach activities to have a greater impact on our community in spiritual and practical ways.

Our Pastor should provide transparency and clear communication with the congregation about the church's status and future.  He must address issues with tact and diplomacy, while remaining firm on biblical principles.

The highest priorities should primarily be:

  • Preaching and sermon preparation for expositional messages to a multigenerational congregation.  
  • Directing the overall church vision
  • Investing in church leadership
  • Ensuring quality time with his family 
  • Providing biblical pastoral counseling 

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Sr/Lead Pastor
Highest Level of Education Required
Minimum Experience in Years
Our church/ministry is affiliated with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.
Our church/ministry understands and affirms the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

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