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Senior Pastor

Job type: Full-time

Category: Senior/Lead Pastor

Location: Harvest, AL Post Date: September 20, 2017


Capshaw Baptist Church (CBC) is currently seeking its next Senior Pastor, called by God, biblically qualified, possessing exemplary character with a humble spirit, committed to faithful biblical preaching/teaching, and building up and equipping the body to reach the lost at home and abroad.

Capshaw celebrated its 100th anniversary on August 27th, 2017. From the humble beginning of a few families in the former community of Lax, Capshaw's average worship attendance (September 2016to 2017) is 530. We gather together in debt-free facilities and a worship center that is capable of seating 1,100. A member of the SBC, CBC is located in the community of Harvest, roughly ten miles to the northwest of Huntsville, AL – The Rocket City. The estimated population within a ten-mile radius of the church is 188,000 with an expected increase of just over six percent by 2022 which is just under twice the national average. Over the past 20 years, CBC has completed several building projects and remodeled interior spaces to maximize functionality and appeal, adding worship and small group times as needed to temporarily accommodate growth. Additionally, missions efforts have been extended, a church plant established in neighboring Tennessee, greeter and welcome center ministries established to assist visitors and members alike and most recently a modernization of worship sound and video systems was completed, making simulcast and on-line worship viewing possible. Although the area maintains its southern charm, it has become a melting-pot of culture brought here from around the world to support the many Department of Defense (DOD) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) programs. The influence of multi-culturalism, technology and an engineering mindset are unmistakable at Capshaw.

Capshaw's mission is to glorify God by obediently making and equipping disciples of Jesus Christ. At the heart of this mission are our core values captured in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, which views the person and work of Christ as the foundation, as well as the motivation for everything we do personally and corporately.


The Position

Capshaw Baptist Church is seeking the man God has called to serve as our Senior Pastor. He will be a man who shares our core values, possesses outstanding character, a humble heart, and a teachable spirit. He will be a man committed to faithfully and skillfully feeding the flock biblical truth with boldness, confidence and love. We are looking for a lead shepherd among shepherds who will guide, teach, mentor and serve the body as Christ demonstrated to His apostles. His goal will be to lead and equip the saints to reach the lost and engage missions locally and abroad. Are you the man God is calling to Capshaw Baptist Church?

Position Qualifications

Biblically Qualified – Possessing exemplary character

  1. A born-again baptized believer in agreement with the Church's mission, core values, and beliefs (Rom 10:9-13, Rom 6:3-4)
  2. Qualified as an elder (1 Timothy 3:2-4; 1 Peter 5:2-3; Titus 1:6-9)
  3. Called by God to gospel ministry (Phil 3:14, Rom 1:1)

Spiritually Gifted – Feeding and guiding the flock by skillfully communicating the Word through expository preaching/teaching

  1. Teach the Word (Eph. 4:11-12, 2 Tim 4:1-4, Luke 4:18, Titus 2:7-8)
  2. Preach the whole counsel of God's Word (Acts 20:27, 2 Tim 3:16-17)

Faithful and Fruitful – Shepherding and equipping the flock to reach the lost at home andabroad

  1. Desiring to know Capshaw Baptist Church and the Tennessee Valley community (John 10:14, John 10:11, I Peter 2:21)
  2. Able to guard the flock (Acts 20:28-31, Jude 4, I Peter 5:8)
  3. Able to guide the flock toward a biblical vision (I Peter 1:3-9)
  4. Desiring to seek after the flock (Luke 15:3-7, James 5:20)
  5. Committed to leading the flock to reach the lost (Matt 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Luke 24:46-48)

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