Position available: Senior Pastor

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West End United Baptist Church (WEUBC) is seeking a Senior Pastor

 

ABOUT WEST END BAPTIST

West End United Baptist Church is a multi-generational and multi-cultural church in the heart of Halifax, striving to love and serve both God and our community. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is central to all we do.

 

SUMMARY

The duties of the Senior Pastor at WEBC are:

  • To provide spiritual leadership to the church;
  • To provide spiritual care and assistance to the members and adherents;
  • To take a leadership or leading role in the administration of the church;
  • To take a leadership or leading role in the guidance of the church;
  • To take a leadership or leading role in the planning for the future; and
  • To be accountable to the other leaders and congregation of the church through the Board of Deacons.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Note: In the items that follow, it is neither necessary nor desirable that the Senior Pastor personally perform all these duties. The Pastor is responsible for the proper execution of these duties.

  • Provide a preaching ministry which is balanced in terms of doctrine, principals of our Christian faith in knowledge of the Word, application of those principles to our daily lives, and commitment of the individuals to those principles those principals
  • Provide pastoral care for the congregation
  • Disciple and equip the congregation to train believers in the basics of the Christian life so that they may be assimilated into the congregation, grow, and reproduce in order to impact their homes, church, and community Community.
  • Provide leadership and direction for ministry, not only in its effectiveness but in the preparation of people to carry it out.
  • Provide administrative duties to ensure the ministry of the church runs smoothly.
  • Maintain a self-development program
    Note:
    It is expected that the Senior Pastor will maintain their own personal spiritual life and appropriate home/personal/professional life balance.

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Mutual accountability
  • Maintains a good working relationship with the other officers, boards and committees of the church.

 

LIFESTYLE

It is recognized that the Senior Pastor is fallible, as are all people.  However, it is expected that the Senior Pastor will, insofar as anyone is able, lead an exemplary public and private life in all matters spiritual and temporal.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The Pastor must

  • be ordained and have a Master’s in Divinity, or the equivalent.
  • be willing to cooperate with the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches Association, and
  • be willing to become accredited under the Association standards.

The candidate needs to have a minimum of 3 years experience as an associate or senior pastor in a church.

 

 Applications for the vacancy can be submitted at https://tinyurl.com/weubcsrpastor .

Church History

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West End has been a valued partner with the Quinpool Road community and beyond since its inception.

 

The Early Years

West End Baptist Church traces its roots to a missionary vision in a private home on Chestnut Street in October 1885.

A year later, the Baptist Mission erected a building at the corner of Quinpool Road and Preston Street. (Name?)

 

 

 

In 1890, the Quinpool Road Baptist Church was organized with a membership of 31. A year later, the name was changed to West End Baptist Church. The Rev. Josiah Webb was the first Pastor.

In 1905, under the leadership of Rev. George A. Lawson, West End decided to move to our present site and erect a new building. The doors opened on November 5, 1905.

Owing to the growth of the Bible school, the church began building an extra wing in 1907. It was a time of triumph that turned to tragedy when the building was destroyed by a great fire on the night of October 23, 1907.

At a prayer meeting that night, Pastor Lawson provided inspiration of hope and courage amid calamity, encouraging the discourage congregation to rise up and rebuild at once. This they did, and the dedication of the splendid new building was celebrated on July 5, 1908.