Calvary Baptist Church
Calvary Baptist Church is all about “passionately pursuing Christ, lovingly pursuing others for Christ.” CBC is one church meeting in two locations. This unique experience gives people great opportunities for worship in both Holland, and in the smaller community of Hamilton about 15 miles to the south of Holland. Both campuses operate under one common board, mission and pastoral staff. Both campuses are committed to becoming more externally focused in reaching their communities for Christ. The Holland campus has a sanctuary that seats approximately 600 people; and currently undergoing major renovation with an eye toward being completed for Easter. The Hamilton Campus was acquired approximately 15 months ago from a congregation about to close their doors in Hamilton. Following a short period of renovation, the Hamilton church re-opened as a second campus site for CBC and it seats 150 worshipers.
Holland, Michigan is located on the western shores of Lake Michigan within an easy 30-minute reach of nearby Grand Rapids (the second largest city in Michigan), and 2 hours east of the Chicago metropolitan area. Holland has been named nationally as an excellent place to live and raise a family, including a designation recently as the “happiest” place in America!
The congregation at Calvary Baptist Church is accustomed to well-constructed, relevant and strong Bible-based messages. The expectation at Calvary is for expository preaching with real-life application. Therefore, CBC is seeking a lead pastor who is equally a theologically strong and gifted preacher and communicator, a teacher/shepherd with a grace-embracing and joyful spirit, and a leader-“disciple” able to collaboratively develop a sense of vision and build leadership qualities within the church. The mission of this position is to provide overall spiritual and organizational leadership for Calvary Baptist Church, in collaboration with the Leadership Council and the lay membership by promoting and administering the church’s total ministry.
Calvary Baptist Church is seeking a Lead Pastor with a master’s degree (M. Div. preferred) and some years of experience (5 or more preferred) as a lead or associate pastor skilled in managing multiple areas of ministry. The CBC church culture is one of strong, evangelical belief in the Bible, the centrality of Jesus Christ in our faith, and a desire to learn the application of Biblical truths. We are a warm and embracing congregation, exercising grace, committed to Bible study, discipleship, Christian education, service to our community, and bringing the lost to Christ.