Faith Baptist Church
Faith Baptist Church in Cornell, WI is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Pastor in a rural small-church ministry.
We believe that Christ is the Head of this congregation (which is a local representation of His body, the universal church) and that He utilizes an under-shepherd (i.e. pastor) to provide guidance as this group of believers strives together to follow the commands of Scripture. An example of where our church is theologically and with respect to the current evangelical scene, our retiring Pastor attended Desiring God and Together for the Gospel conferences and was like minded with the philosophy and theology of Bethlehem College & Seminary.
Faith Baptist Church follows a traditional form of congregational church government in which there is a balance between the leadership authority granted to the pastor by God’s Word, and the responsibility of people to follow the Lord according to the dictates of their own consciences. The Lord’s business is conducted with Christian grace as the church body strives to follow Biblical guidelines and to make wise decisions regarding issues not clearly addressed in Scripture.
We define our church’s purpose in a three-fold way: First and foremost, we gather to glorify God by worshiping Him. Secondly, we gather for the purpose of edifying believers through the teaching and preaching God’s word. Thirdly, we gather for fellowship because spiritual family reunions are a source of great encouragement and mutual support.
Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
(1.) Upon assuming his role, the pastor shall become a member and shall be moderator of this church and ex-officio member of all boards and committees. (2.) The pastor shall be responsible to oversee the planning and ministry of the public services of the church; preach and teach the Word of God; administer the ordinances; watch over the flock; visit the members and regular attendees; and minister to the sick and shut-ins. (3.) The weekly operation of the church including the purchase of equipment and supplies, maintenance, repair and improvements, shall be under the direction of the pastor.
Faith Baptist Church is an independent Baptist church, started by a small group of five women who started a Sunday School for their children back in the late 40’s with a traveling missionary, from the American Sunday School Union, providing Christian guidance to these families. On October 26th, 1957 this group of believers incorporated Faith Baptist Church. Our beautiful Rock church is debt free and the fellowship area was renovated in 2010.
Cornell is a friendly community (pop. about 1500) located along the Chippewa River in Northwestern WI and home of Burnet Island State Park and the State Bike Trail System. Lake Holcombe is 5 miles North and the larger city experience of Eau Claire, WI is only 35 mins. away. Our area has something for everyone with many community based activities through out the year.
Resumes for this Pastoral position can be sent to [email protected]
Questions regarding this position can be directed to:
David Schrock Larry Wagner
328 Woodside Drive P.O. Box 153
Cornell, WI 54732 Cornell, WI 54732