Forsyth Baptist Church, located at 144 E Cox St in Forsyth, IL, was established in 1961. We are searching for the individual whom God has called to lead us as the Pastor, growing the church body in numbers and strength, and expandidng God's kingdom in Forsyth and beyond. Forsyth is centrally located 45 minutes east of the capital in Springfield. Forsyth Baptist serves a membership based within a 25 mile radius of Decatur, Illinois.
We are a contemporary New Testament church with a foundation in traditional Southern Baptist doctrine. Forsyth Baptist is truly and Act 1:8 church. Presently we offer Sunday morning Bible Study as well as a worship service, and Sunday evening Bible Study.
Pastor Profile: Provides leadership for all functions of the church. Serves as ex-officio for all business aspects of the church, includiing supervision of the paid church staff. Is responsible the congregation, coordinating through the Leadership Committee. Plans worship services, serving as spiritual leader of the church. Leads the membership to fulfill the functions of the church: worship, minister, educate, witness and fellowship. Performs other pastoral duties typical of a Souther Baptist church.
Qualifications: Meets the Biblical standards as laid out in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus. Preferred, though not mandatory, is a bachelor's degree with some ministry experience, along with the following qualities: an effective communicator with leadership vision who emhasies prayer, Bible study, teaching, preaching, leadership, evangelism, discipleship and spritual growth. A nurturing leader who grows personally and helps others grow; emphasizes the importance of strong families; and communicates well with all ages. A teacher who enables others to understand spiritual truths. A counselor who can assist others with personal and/or spiritual problems.
Please direct communications to:
Forsyth Baptist Church
Attn: Pastor Search Committee
144 E Cox St
Forsyth, IL 62535