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Lakeview Congregational Methodist Church – Pastor

Minden, LA
Minden,
LA,
71055
USA

Position Type

Other

Denomination

Other

Ministry Area

Preaching/Teaching

Avg. Weekly Attendance

60

Job Description

Lakeview (http://lakeviewminden.com) is seeking a full-time Pastor.

The Church
Lakeview Congregational Methodist Church located in Minden, LA. We have around 60 members in worship each week at our blended service of traditional and contemporary music. We are a conservative church strongly rooted in Wesleyan theology, and believe the Bible is the infallible, divinely inspired word of God. Our church disaffiliated from the United Methodist Church last year and we recently joined the Congregational Methodist denomination. Our foremost goal and prayer is to see Lakeview become a vibrant, growing, and spirit-filled congregation of disciples who seek to shine the light of Christ to the world.

The Community
Minden, LA, is located in the northwest part of the state approximately 30-40 miles east of Shreveport and Bossier City, LA. Our town has around 13,000 citizens and is a lovely, quaint place to live and raise a family.
There are many nearby lakes for fishing and boating and an abundance of wildlife.

The Candidate
The pastor should be willing and able to fulfill the following expectations, goals, and responsibilities:
● Believe that the Bible is the infallible, divinely, inspired word of God.
● Be a committed believer and follower of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
● Be responsible for sermon preparation and delivery, and also assist with worship planning.
● Preach scripturally sound sermons.
● Be strongly rooted in Wesleyan theology and the importance of Methodist traditions.
● Facilitate and encourage opportunities for spiritual growth, discipleship, and evangelistic outreach in the community.
● Visit with homebound or nursing home congregants, and those in the hospital.
● Be available to the members of the church for counsel and guidance.
● Administer the sacraments of holy communion and baptism.
● Perform the ecclesial acts of marriage and burial.
● Have a heart for pastoral care and the ability to provide compassionate/empathetic support to congregation members in time of need.
● Help individual parishioners identify and utilize their gifts within the ministry.
● Devise and implement fresh, new ministries within the church to attract younger people and those with children.
● Visit with the children in our preschool and hold weekly chapel services with them.
● Be willing to complete the requirements for ordination into the Congregational Methodist Church.
● Lead and teach Bible studies.
● Perform administrative duties such as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the church and working with the Administrative Council in making decisions about the church’s direction, activities, and priorities.
● Encourages unity within the body of Christ and will be the mediator of handling any possible disputes.

The Compensation
$70,000 plus the parsonage

The Process
Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these questions:

Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Pastor at Lakeview?

Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Pastor of Lakeview?

In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of Lakeview?

Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and a link to at least one online sermon to [email protected]