Senior Pastor


Bethel Baptist Church Ellison Bay

Ellison Bay, Wisconsin

Job Overview
Bethel Baptist Church was founded in 1928 on the northern tip of the beautiful Door County peninsula in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin. Door county is known as a vacation destination with breathtaking water views, picturesque small towns, and many outdoor activities. This gives us a unique blend of natives, retirees, and seasonal attenders. Our purpose is to seek to love God, love one another, and lead others to a faith in Christ as Lord and Savior.

Bethel Baptist Church seeks a Pastor who first and foremost feels called by God to be the spiritual leader for Bethel Baptist Church. This role includes preaching the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ, teaching the Word of God, performing all the scriptural duties of the office (1 Tim 3:1-7; Acts 20:28, Titus 1:6-9 and 1 Peter 5:2-3), to providing Christian leadership in all areas of the church and to engaging in pastoral care of the congregation.

Job Description

Spiritual Leadership
Lead and/or delegate the content and organization of the congregational services.
The ability to prepare and deliver biblically sound, challenging, and Spirit filled sermons.
The ability to provide Bible based teaching outside of Sunday service.
Provide ongoing discipleship training for ministry leaders and members.
Have a vision for growing church membership that is rooted in the Word of God.
Have the ability to identify and communicate goals and vision and effective strategies for implementing them.

Pastoral Care
Lead the church in a caring ministry for persons in the church and the community, especially those who are in bereavement, the hospital, nursing homes and homebound.
Provide counseling and prayer for those in need and/or personal crises.
Lead Bethel in cultivating relationships with neighbors and the local community in an effort to win the lost and unchurched in our community.
Conduct baptisms, community worship opportunities, wedding ceremonies, and funerals services.

Oversee and work closely with Deacon Board, Vice-Chairman, other ministries, and the support staff of the church.
Oversee and attend the monthly meeting of the Deacons and the Church Board.
Oversee and provide direction to the part-time church secretary.
Oversee the church in planning, conducting, and evaluating Christian education.

Required Position Qualifications:
Higher education in theology, biblical studies, or pastoral studies; a master’s degree is preferred but a bachelor’s degree is satisfactory.
Three or more years pastoral experience.
Personal beliefs align with Bethel Baptist Church as outlined in our Church Constitution
Excited to work in a small church in a rural community and engage seasonal visitors.

Preferred Position Qualifications:
Experience with biblical counseling.
Comfortable engaging through social media and livestreaming.
Have administrative and fiscal skills.

Email resume to: [email protected]

Handout: Pastoral Position 2021.pdf