Position Title: Associational Mission Strategist (AMS)
- A born-again believer in Jesus Christ, of high moral character, demonstrating loyalty to God, his family, the church, and expressing a definite call to vocational ministry and denominational service.
- Fulfill the requirements of a pastor/overseer/elder as described in 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1 & 1 Peter 5.
- Embrace the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 as his statement of faith.
- Evidence a heart’s desire to win people to faith in Christ and see them following Him.
- Demonstrate a work ethic characterized by punctuality, integrity, honesty, diligence, excellence, and industriousness.
- Proven preaching/teaching ability.
- Proven leadership ability; executive qualities sufficient for the strategic direction, budgeting, and personnel management of the EBA.
- Demonstrate ability to work cooperatively with other church staff members.
- Possess a high level of confidentiality concerning all areas of ministry.
- Master’s degree in ministry required – doctorate preferred.
- Lead in the planning, conducting, coordinating and evaluating of a comprehensive program of Associational Missions/Ministry and 10-year Strategic Initiatives.
- Be a catalyst for church planting in EBA demographic.
- Work with the Church Planting Ministry Team to develop a strategy for perennial church planting within the EBA.
- Recruit lead planters
- Recruit, equip, and enlist EBA churches in the planting effort.
- Be a catalyst in church revitalization and church health efforts among EBA churches.
- Strive to strengthen relationships among EBA Pastors and member churches, encouraging congregations to become a family of churches.
- Assist in discovering, enlisting, and training future leaders for ministry.
- Serve as the primary contact point for credentialing non-EBA churches into the EBA where theology and mission are the same.
- Keep informed on methods, materials, principles, procedures, promotions, and administration related to pertinent ministries.
- Work with the associational officers and Great Commission Leadership Team to administer the work of the Association.
- Provide office management, supervising all staff and volunteers of the EBA.
- Manage budget and resources for EBA missions and ministries.
- Serve as liaison between the EBA and LBC agencies and SBC entities. Cooperate and be involved with associational, state, and national programs and leaders as time permits, giving first priority to the EBA (Exception given to participation in the LBC if the employment grant is agreed upon). Interpret the denomination to churches and churches to the denomination.
- Be responsible and accountable as an employee of the EBA through the Great Commission Leadership Team through a quarterly report.
- Maximize availability (combined with regular EBA office hours) during each week to EBA churches and pastors as it encompasses assigned responsibilities and general personnel policies combined with regular EBA office hours.
- Inform the EBA Moderator in advance of all absences from the regular work schedule.
- Serve as ex officio member of all teams and committees.
- Vacation, holidays, and participation in conferences and training events related to professional enhancement are determined by general personnel policies.
- Short-term interims considered on a case-by-case basis and approved by the Great Commission Leadership Team.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Staff@ebalaf.com