Mt. Zion Baptist Church - Peoria, IL

Senior Pastor Position - Job Announcement


  • Licensed and ordained Baptist Minister
  • Must have at least a bachelor’s degree in theology or religious studies
  • Extensive knowledge of the Bible and Christian doctrine
  • At least 5+ years as a pastor or in ministry leadership any equivalent combination of education training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and ability to perform function of the pastoral position

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must have good communication and leadership skills
  • Preaching and public speaking experience
  • Proven track record of growing a church congregation
  • Exceptional preaching and teaching skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work well with church leaders, a congregation and delegate responsibilities

Training & Experience:

  • Must have experience working with and/or training other associate ministers
  • Oversees staff development to ensure that Associate Pastors and other ministerial staff have the resources necessary to fulfill their duties and responsibilities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Preach weekly sermons that are Biblically-based and Christ-centered
  • Teach and equip the congregation with Biblical knowledge
  • Lead a team of associate ministers and staff, providing vision, guidance, and support
  • Oversee all aspects of worship services including preaching, some music selections, and communion
  • Develop and implement programs and events that meet the spiritual needs of the congregation and community
  • Provide counseling and mentorship to church members
  • Visit sick and shut-in members of the congregation
  • Perform weddings and funerals as needed
  • Work with the finance committee to manage the church budget and finances
  • Serve as the primary contact for media and public relations
  • Work with the church board to develop and implement long-term plans for Mt Zion
  • Attend continuing education courses and conferences to remain up-to-date on best practices
  • Preserves and promotes church unity; works well with the people in the church
  • Strengthens and supports the church’s Sunday School classes, prayer ministries and meetings, fellowships, educational programs, church outreaches, etc.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Church leadership
  • Participate in but not limited to the National Baptist Convention and the Illinois Baptist Association

Priority Focus Areas:

  • Preaching the word of Jesus Christ led by the holy spirit
  • Church Growth

To apply for the above vacancy, please fill out below form

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