Senior Pastor Search Job Description
Wright Baptist Church (WBC) is a growing body of non-charismatic believers in NE Campbell County Wyoming who voluntarily affiliate and associate with the Wyoming Southern Baptist network of churches. Although Southern Baptist is part of our title and affiliation, there is a variety of denominational backgrounds that make up our local church body. We have both Elder and Deacon teams, and operate under the congregational rule model for business decisions. We are located 38 miles from Gillette, WY (population 32,513) and 94 miles from Casper, WY (population 58,287).
WBC has been a staple in the Wright Community since our humble beginnings in 1978 to today, and has weathered the many energy and industry related changes that the town of Wright has endured over the years. WBC is one of 6 churches in town, with Prairieview Assembly of God, The Bridge (Four Square), St. Francis on the Prairie (Episcopal), Blessed Sacrament (Catholic), and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints making up the other congregations.
Our blended 10:30 AM Sunday Morning Worship Service attendance has increased over the past two years, and we are currently blessed with 1st Quarter Sunday morning numbers averaging between 80-90, with a mix of all ages being present in the service. We offer Sunday School at 9:30 AM for everyone (children, youth, and adults), and provide a nursery during both Sunday School and the morning worship service. A time of fellowship (including homemade cookies, pastries, coffee, and bottled water) is enjoyed as folks enter and as they fellowship after the service. Our worship is a mix of both old-time favorites and modern worship, led by a live band alternating every other week with worship leaders utilizing worship leading videos. We participate in Christian communion on the first Sunday of each month, and celebrate in believers’ baptism as often as God allows. Our Sunday services are broadcast live on our WBC YouTube channel, and information is shared and updated on our Facebook page.
During the Fall, Winter, and Spring months, we offer several ministry and outreach programs to the community. On Wednesday nights, we have a Kidz Klub (average attendance for 21/22 was 40-50 students) and an adult Bible Study. On Sunday nights, we offer a community Youth Group for Jr/Sr High teens. A ladies Bible Study is held on Tuesday afternoons, a weekly Men’s Prayer group meets every Monday night at 7, and a monthly men’s breakfast takes place on the second Saturday of the month. Our summer VBS program draws families from both Wright and the surrounding areas, as well as our annual community baccalaureate service for graduating High School seniors .
Our church provides an important element and ministry in the Wright community, and we are prayerfully seeking the next Senior Pastor that God has called to minister to both our local church body and the community at large. We earnestly believe we are God’s hands and feet in this world and are looking for a leader who will embrace a ministry model that will lead us both into a deeper walk with Jesus as well as serve beside us as we continue to reach out into our community for the Kingdom of God.
We offer a 3 Bedroom 2 Bath parsonage (with additional full basement) with fenced backyard that is located 1 mile from the church, all utilities (minus internet), and a starting salary in the range of $3000 – $3500 / month (DOE), with increases being evaluated and administered as God provides.
If you believe (after earnest prayer and evaluation of our WBC statement of faith, demographics, location, and church description) that God has equipped you (according to 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1) and may be calling you to serve as the Senior Pastor at WBC, please submit your resume, personal testimony, and links to audio / visual sermons to firstname.lastname@example.org.