Praying for the Right Man or Woman of God to Lead Us Onward
On Sunday, February 28th, 2018 Our Pastor of 18 Years, preached his final sermon from the First New Hope Baptist Church Pulpit. After gracing us one last time with the a Word from on high, he and his wife, the first lady, bid us farewell as they headed toward new horizons surrounding family, the onset of nearing retirement and new direction in ministry. We are grateful to God to have had such a long and fruitful ministerial tenure; however, God has lead us to a new clearing and we must act according to His will.
The future of our church now includes an ongoing void until God places new leadership before us. Our quest to move in the proper spiritual direction has begun with Trust in God, belief in His son, Jesus, and collective prayer. It is through this process that we have come together on one accord concerning the following criteria to be used as a guideline for new leadership.
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Let us begin by sharing some important information about First New Hope of Augusta. We are a small community church with a membership of just above 75. Our average attendance on Sunday Mornings ranges from 30 to 60 members and friends. Sunday school begins at 9:00am. Sunday service begins at 10:15am. Bible Study is at 6:00pm each Wednesday Night. We have a ministry staff consisting of 4 Ministers, 2 of which are ordained. Our Deacon and Trustee Boards are established, efficient and service oriented. We have healthy, growing, excited youth department ready for new challenges an opportunities. The FNH Church Choir is a powerhouse and they are closely followed by our youth octet, The Young Believers. We have a par excellent minister of music and a par excellent gospel percussionist. Our usher boards, willing mission and pastor's aid committees are all on board and ready for the new infusion of spiritual leadership when it comes.
We expect men and women of all ages, creeds and colors, married, single, new to ministry or seasoned ministry to apply. Each applicant who submits a viable and complete application, will receive fair, just and prayerful consideration.
CANDIDATES' APPLICATION GUIDE
As a Candidate please consider your commitment considering the following expectations, documentation, responsibilities and pastoral care.
We are seeking one who has a strong sense of call, spiritual maturity and passion for ministry. A balance of confidence, humbleness and a good sense of humor is paramount. It will be necessary to have strong oral and written communication skills. Strong organizational and implementation skills will also be an important factor. Being a good Team Leader, Team Player and a Self Starter will work in one's favor. Our next Pastor should be excited about the future and the growth our church and it's members. In addition to that, our new leader should understand budgeting, finances and be progressive minded. Computer and technology skills are certainly a plus.
In short, we are praying for a Pastor that demonstrates great faith, character, spiritual values and a personal lifestyle compatible with a Christ-centered existence: in addition to that, one must be willing to embrace the First New Hope Baptist Church Membership as a whole.
Failure to Present Required Documents Could Result In An Application Being Eliminated
You will be able to upload Documents, PDFs, Pics/Photos (Jpeg) Sound Files (Mp3s)
1. Complete the online application by clicking the button below.
2. Submit Resume / CV
3. Include References with Your Resume:
3 Ministerial & 2 Personal
4. Copy of License to Preach the Gospel
5. Official Copy of Ordination Certification
6. High School Diploma:
Other Higher Education Degrees are a plus
Teaching and Preaching God's Word
Lead and facilitate Sunday Morning Services
Facilitate Wednesday Night Bible Study
Administer Communion (Each 2nd Sunday)
Officiate Weddings, Christenings, Baptisms and Funerals
Communicate with Ministry Staff and Ministry Leaders
Visit and commune the sick and shut-in
(Hospital, Nursing Home or Home)
Provide counsel and sound, Godly advice to church members
Provide guidance and mentoring to our youth members