First Baptist Church Quitman
Monday, December 11, 2017
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Pastor Profile

Pastor Profile

First Baptist Church of Quitman, Georgia

Pastor Search Committee

But you, man of God….pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith.  Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. I Timothy 6:11-12

The next pastor of First Baptist Church of Quitman will be a man called of God and set apart to the Gospel ministry, evangelical in theology, in accordance with the “Baptist Faith and Message” (2000 edition) and committed to living and serving in a manner consistent with the standards set forth in Scripture for such a leader.  He must be a man who exemplifies a godly character, is compassionate in recognizing and meeting the needs of others, and demonstrates a high level of competence.

He should have the gift of preaching, be a persuasive communicator of the Gospel, and provide encouragement and guidance for church leaders and committees in planning, coordinating, and evaluating the activities of the church. He should be knowledgeable of all aspects of the work of the church.

The pastor will supervise the staff, evaluate their work, and administer the program of the church. He will give leadership in developing and recommending strategic goals and actions which address the needs of the church and community, and have skills to motivate lay leaders to achieve these goals.

He will visit and counsel with church members to provide encouragement and support during times of special need.  He should be warm, outgoing, friendly, and approachable; able to relate to all age groups, and minister to every person in the congregation.

He must be an effective witness of Jesus Christ, provide leadership in evangelism, outreach, missions’ education, and missions’ projects, and emphasize the need for qualified persons to respond to God’s call to missions and ministry.

His style of leadership shall be characterized more by influence and persuasion than by control and coercion. He will be inclusive in spirit and a proponent of the historic Baptist distinctive, including the primacy of scriptures, the dignity and worth of every person, the priesthood of the believer, freedom of conscience and religious liberty.

He should have seminary training in an accredited Southern Baptist seminary, preferably ten years or more successful experience as pastor of a Southern Baptist church, or in a significant denominational leadership position.

The pastor will lead the church to cooperate with community groups and other Baptist entities at the local, state, and national level, and be an articulate interpreter of the ministry of our church.

 

November 16, 2017