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Lead Pastor



Why We Love This Opportunity

Berean Baptist Church is steadfast as they lean into a season of healing and growth. This opportunity, as Lead Pastor, is such a great chance for a strong visionary leader to join a healthy team and lead along with the Executive Pastor, Elder Board, and staff. With a high value on Bible teaching, discipleship training, and sending out, they are seeing God bless their efforts and the dreams they have to bring gospel-centered gatherings to new neighborhoods in the South Metro area of Minneapolis.

Church or Org Description 

Gather, Grow, Give, Go!
Located in the southern suburbs of Minneapolis, Berean Baptist Church exists to see their lives, the community, and the world transformed by the power of the gospel.
Berean has seen a steady climb in attendance and engagement of the church, adding services and planning campuses in response to the growth. The former Lead Pastor was a solid communicator, with an exegetical style of preaching, adding humor and clear application to deep dives into scripture and theology. This has attracted more and more people to Berean over the years. In the transition of leadership, the church has remained steadfast. The interim leadership is comprised of the Executive Pastor, the Elder Board, and the well-loved previous Senior Pastor, Roger Thompson. They are committed to serving the congregation with integrity and clarity.

When you walk into the doors of either of the two campuses of Berean Baptist Church for a weekend gathering, you get the sense that there is a rich history of trusting in God’s goodness and a hunger for the gospel.

Position Description 

The Lead Pastor shepherds the elders, pastors, staff, and faith family to see lives, the community, and our world transformed by the power of the Gospel. The Lead Pastor models the Christ-like character qualifications of an elder outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. The Lead Pastor will be biblically focused, prayerfully grounded, and practically engaged.

• Provide leadership and direction for the weekend preaching and worship experiences.
• Cast vision and direction for the church and its ministry and mission to advance the Gospel
• Provide leadership and development of pastoral staff and leadership team
• Leadership development

• Model a growing, vibrant, personal relationship with Jesus Christ
• M. Div. or higher degree from an accredited theologically aligned seminary
• Agree with the Statement of Faith and establish membership at Berean Baptist Church and have a bent toward Reformed theology
• Pastoral experience with ministry oversight and development for pastoral staff, leadership team, and staff
• Proven ability to create, communicate, and implement a vision for advancing the Gospel
• Gifted to preach engaging, expositional and exegetical sermons
• Shepherd’s heart to cultivate relationships to make disciples

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