Pastoral Requirements

Pastor Search Announcement & Qualifications Antioch Baptist Church has been in existence for 105 years.
Currently the membership is approximately 300 and there are 26 ministries.

The church is prayerfully seeking a full-time pastor who is called by God and equipped to effectively preach and teach the Word of God. The candidate must be able to fulfill the spiritual needs of the congregation and administer the ordinances of the church. The candidate must also possess the biblical and spiritual qualities as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1: 5-9.

Pastor Qualifications

• Be a licensed and ordained Pastor in the Baptist faith
• Be a visionary with sound judgment and discernment
• Have a minimum of five years (preferred) of pastoral experience
• Have at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited College/University and Theological Seminary training (preferred)
• Possess effective communication skills (written and oral)
• Be church growth oriented and demonstrate pastoral care abilities
• Demonstrate financial leadership and responsibility
• Committed to continuing education and development
• Demonstrate ability to work effectively with a congregation across all ages and gender
• Possess effective administration skills and is able to organize and lead staff
• Represent the church at the district, state, and national conventions
• Fellowship and work with local and state pastors


Application Submission Instructions

The following required items must be submitted by December 31, 2018 or your application will not be considered

• Resume
• Copies of license and ordination certificates
• Official transcripts from educational institutions
• Letters of recommendation, 2 from each: (clergy, layperson, and professional) to be sent directly from the recommenders to the Street address below.

To Submit Application Materials:

Mail to:
Antioch Baptist Church
Attn: Pastoral Search Committee
426 Sumner Street
Waterloo, IA 50703


Email any questions to: Searchcommittee426@gmail.com




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