Lead Pastor/Elder


Redemption Bible Church

Belleville, MI United States

Ministry Description:
Lead Pastor-Elder
Redemption Bible Church – Belleville, MI

In God’s glorious providence, wisdom, and grace He began gathering Redemption Bible Church on Sunday, April 3rd, 2022. As a body of believers that had previously gathered in another location, we exist as a church with a strong commitment to God’s Word and the exaltation of Jesus Christ in all things.

Redemption Bible Church is seeking a man to fill the role of Lead Pastor-Elder that fits the biblical character and role described below. We are seeking a Word-centered, people-focused, relational, servant leader with a clear vision for ministry as directed by the Word of God.

Lead Pastor-Elder Overview

  • He will need to have a commitment to the authority and centrality of the Word of God in all that is taught and done.
  • He will need to be an effective Bible teacher and preacher with strong communication skills. He will serve as the primary preacher, expounding the whole counsel of God exegetically, systematically, and expositionally in the Sunday worship service.
  • He will be committed to shepherding by discipling others and being discipled.
  • He will be responsible for leading the elder team in the establishment of a clear vision and mission for the church and its ministries.
  • He will be responsible for partnering with the elders and deacons in oversight of the church in its day-to-day administration, supervision, and direction.
  • He will oversee the programs and operations of the ministries as well as the personnel.

Pastoral and Personal Qualifications

  • Manifestation of the biblical qualifications for a pastor-elder as laid out in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9
  • Clear demonstration of the ability to communicate the Word of God excellently, teach sound doctrine, and stand for the truth of the Gospel
  • Unreserved agreement with and commitment to the church’s statement of faith
  • Completion of at least a Master of Divinity degree from a reputable seminary
  • Has been ordained
  • Experience with elder-led ministry preferred
  • Five years as Senior or Lead Pastor preferred

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstration of good character, moral purity, integrity, humility, and respect when dealing with all matters of church ministry and in his personal life
  • A clear commitment to maintaining a proper balance between family life and ministry
    – He lives a personal and family lifestyle characterized by prayer, biblical truth, and faithfulness to his wife – emotionally, spiritually, and physically
    – His wife will be committed to and supportive of his ministry and be an active part in ministry as she is able
  • Effective at interpersonal communication with people of all ages and walks of life within both the church and community
  • Community orientation and involvement, as manifested in proactively working to reach local communities for Christ
  • Leadership Skills
    – The creativity to envision new possibilities for the ministry as he works directly with the leadership team of vocational and lay elders
    – The ability to think strategically about opportunities and challenges
    – The ability to identify and communicate clear goals and effective strategies to achieve them
    – A heart to shepherd and lead elders, deacons, and ministry leaders
    – The ability to develop and employ the unique strengths of others

Compensation and Benefits
Compensation will be determined based upon the candidate’s experience and qualifications
Healthcare and other benefits will be discussed with the candidate during the interview process

Interested candidates, please send resume and cover letter to the RBC search team:
Hal Selstad, Search Team Chair
[email protected]

RBC website – rbcbelleville.com

Handout: Redemption Bible Church – Church & Community Profile.docx.pdf