• Associate Pastor, Seattle First Baptist Church, Seattle, Wash.

    • Posted On:02/16/2017

    ASSOCIATE PASTOR—Ministry with Women and Families

    About Seattle First Baptist Church

    Seattle First Baptist Church (SFBC) is an historic American Baptist congregation located in the vibrant heart of Seattle’s urban core. SFBC is a church community that seeks to follow the way of Jesus Christ, to be a people of God and to love and care for our neighbors. We are a welcoming and affirming congregation, and part of the Evergreen Baptist Association of churches. Our congregation celebrates its diversity in race, ability, gender orientation and expression, age, and religious background. We have growing nursery, Sunday school, youth group, and young adult programs as well as strong adult education and senior adult ministries. Here, you will find a dynamic faith community that has been a voice for social justice for more than a century. Here, it is safe to hold your Christian heritage unapologetically while also valuing opportunities to collaborate within our walls with people of all faiths on issues that we hold in common.

    As an expression of our commitment to diversity, SFBC is searching for a woman to fill an Associate Pastor position to minister to our community, with special focus toward women and families. We find it vital to include women’s voices in the leadership of our church. The candidate must be ordained or eligible for ordination in the American Baptist Churches USA.

    We are seeking a dynamic leader to engage our congregation as well as interact with the community at large.

    We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about our life together as a faith community.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    ●Attend to the spiritual growth of women as a ministerial emphasis.

    ●Provide leadership in the development of programming that engages women of all ages.

    ●Build on the existing strengths and activities of the church to further develop and enhance spiritual programs and connections for children, youth, families and young adults (defined as those who are between 18 and 40).

    ●Find opportunities to create intergenerational connectionsregardless of family ties.

    ●Challenge the younger population to grow spiritually and morally, including work on social justice issues.

    ●Recruit, nurture, train, mentor and support the volunteers and contract personnel who teach and work with children and youth, including Sunday School staff. Supervise paid staff and volunteers who serve the youth church community.

    ●Provide pastoral care, including counseling, solace, spiritual comfort, and visitation to youth, families and young adults.

    ●Act as a pastoral liaison to the Children, Family and Young Adult Commission and Outreach Commission

    ●Preach at least 8 times per year at the Sunday worship service as part of the preaching rotation of the pastoral team.

    ●Attend staff meetings with the Lead Pastor and ministerial staff for planning, evaluating, and coordinating the ministries of SFBC.

    ●Accept other duties as assigned.

    Learn more about the ministry opportunity.