- 3-5 years
- Wilkes Barre , Pennsylvania
- Preaching, Leadership, Administration
The congregation of the Welsh Bethel Baptist Church, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, seeks a full-time pastor to lead our congregation. Our historic church, originally founded in 1885, features a dedicated membership of approximately 100 active members residing in many area municipalities throughout Wyoming Valley. Average weekly attendance in 2018 was 55. Although we are a Welsh church in history and name, we have many members from a variety of ethnic backgrounds and all are welcome. We are an independent Baptist Church seeking to serve Christ by both remembering and fulfilling the Great Commission as the Holy Spirit enables us. (Matthew 28:16-20) Read our church doctrinal statement online by clicking here.
The mission of Welsh Bethel Baptist Church is "to be and to make fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ." A follower, or disciple of Jesus Christ is one who prayerfully and intentionally seeks to know and obey Him through daily worship, fellowship, study, and ministry.
Strong candidates will be ordained and have a ministerial license; however, we will consider all qualified candidates. Under the supervision of the Deacon Board and the Board of Trustees and with their dedicated support, the new pastor will be charged with developing a vision and strategic plan for maintaining a dynamic church life with the involvement of the entire congregation.
In addition to subscribing to the character traits as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-4, the successful candidate for the position must be capable of superior performance in the supervision and execution of our primary ministries including:
Our worship service is in the traditional order, incorporating expository preaching and teaching and including the great hymns of the Christian faith.
Welsh Bethel Baptist Church offers Sunday School classes for all ages – beginning at age 3. We offer age appropriate lessons and activities to optimize learning and build Christian friendships from an early age.
Vacation Bible School
(VBS) is held for five days every June. VBS is open to the community for ages 3 through 12. You do not have to be a member of the church or of the Baptist faith to participate. Bible Study, Music, Missions, Children and Youth
The church offers a total compensation package within our means for a full-time pastor. $40,000 to $45,000 based on experience and qualification.
Requirements for the position include strong interpersonal and organizational skills. A seminary degree and pastoral experience is preferred.