Lead Pastor, Post Falls, ID


Summary of Position First Baptist Church of Everett, WA (FBC) is looking for a visionary Lead Pastor who will continue to advance God’s will and further His glory through the leading of His church.

• Demonstrate a deep, personal relationship with Jesus Christ which is evidenced in daily life and exhibited through the character qualities outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9 and 1 Peter 5:1-4
• Seek and promote prayer as a priority, both personally and in the life of the church, seeking God’s will above all else (Proverbs 3:4-5)
• Demonstrate a passionate, heartfelt love for all people with a Christ-like concern for their spiritual, physical, mental and emotional well-being
• Lead by example, modeling personal integrity and character
• Share the gospel in an authentic and unwavering manner

• Actively disciple and mentor individuals as Christ did with His disciples
• Encourage and equip the congregation to go deeper into individual relationships with Christ and practically apply His teaching in their daily lives
• Develop a healthy leadership and ministry culture in which all members/attenders are trained as leaders and/or lay ministers according to their gifting, skills and passions
• Guide the church in meeting the physical and spiritual needs inside and outside our community
• Building on FBC’s history and long-standing commitment to outreach, develop refreshed vision and passion for relevant ministry that extends beyond the walls of the church
• Come alongside the people of the surrounding communities, schools, businesses and other organizations to offer assistance and exhibit the love of God
• Promote a welcoming environment where it is okay to belong before you believe
• Provide pastoral care and support through participation in special services and events such as weddings, funerals, prayer meetings, baptisms, child dedications, communion, hospital visitation, etc.
• Engagement with FBC through membership, involvement in a life group, and active participation with regional and denominational leadership
• Serve as an equal voting elder on the FBC Board of Elders (BOE) and collaborate with and advise elders on BOE team strategy

Desired Qualifications
• Experience leading a pastoral staff and shepherding a mid-sized congregation
• Excellent communication skills as a teacher, visionary and spiritual/servant leader
• A personal background that reflects strong moral and ethical character
• Commitment to the vision, values and beliefs, and agree with FBC statement of faith
• Background in developing and implementing an effective growth plan
• Strong skills integrating ministries through the development and oversight of an annual budget
• Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary • Ordained with American Baptist Churches
• Three to five years’ experience serving as a Lead Pastor or Associate Pastor


Mission Northwest
Patricia Duckworth
601 S Ross Point Road
Post Falls, ID 83854

Phone: 4067884350
Email: p-duckworth@abcnw.org
URL: https://missionnorthwest.org/pastorsseekingchurches