•Our pastor will be above reproach, meeting the scriptural qualifications for elders as described in: 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter 5:1-4.
•Masters of Divinity degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.
•A demonstrated ability in expository preaching and teaching (At least 20 sermons in the past 2 years), leadership, shepherding, relationship building, discipleship, and evangelism.
•5 years of ministry (leadership) experience preferred.
•In agreement with the Mission, Vision, Values, and Statement of Faith of Milford Bible Church, including the Gender, Marriage, and Authority statement.
•Maintains a strong commitment to home and foreign missions.
•Self-awareness and humility – understands his own strengths and weaknesses, is candid about them, and works to complement weaknesses and capitalize on strengths.
Gospel Preaching and Teaching
-The Lead Pastor will:
•Assume primary responsibility for providing clear, compelling, expositional, Christ-centered preaching of the whole counsel of God.
•Be actively involved in teaching outside the primary Sunday morning service.
-In cooperation with the other Pastors and Elders, the Lead Pastor will:
•Take initiative to safeguard doctrine, develop the mission, vision and core values, and cast and execute the vision for MBC in alignment with Scripture.
•Equip MBC for discipleship, growth, evangelism, prayer, and other forms of ministry.
•Be involved in pastoral care, counseling, visitation, and discipline.
•Perform funerals, weddings, baptisms, and baby dedications as needed.
-The Lead Pastor will:
•Identify and train leaders from among the congregation.
•Foster unity among the elder team.
•Ensure that other elders, interns, and gifted men are equipped and offered opportunities to preach at MBC services.
•Ensure services are conducted for the glory of God, edification of the believer and salvation of the lost, in alignment with Scripture and MBC’s core values.
•Oversee all MBC paid staff.
Milford Bible Church is currently accepting applications for the position of Lead Pastor. We are a mid-sized church located in northeastern Pennsylvania.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter, along with a completed introductory questionnaire and recordings of three recent sermons to [email protected]
For more information and to download the questionnaire please visit https://milfordbiblechurch.org/about/search-for-lead-pastor