Pastoral Requirements

Pastoral Requirements


The Greater New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church

The Pastor must be called (Matthew 22:14) and a born again believer in Jesus Christ. (John 3:6-7)


The Pastor must be of the Baptist faith.


The Pastor must be an ordained and experienced minister of the Gospel, whose Christian and moral character and qualifications are beyond question. (Leviticus 11:44-45)


The Pastor should have the heart of a servant. (Philippians 2:6-7)


The Pastor must exhibit a love for God’s people (I John 3:14) and a passion for teaching and preaching the unadulterated and inerrancy of the Word of God. (II Timothy 2:15)


The Pastor should have some training from an accredited college/seminary. (II Timothy 3:16-17)


The Pastor will be accountable to the Congregation.


The Pastor must abide and believe in our Church Covenant.


The Pastor must qualify under the guidelines established under I Timothy 3:1-7 and 11; Titus 1:6-9.


The Pastor must be willing to utilize our deacon ministry (Acts 6:3) in an advisory capacity. Be available for and lead in training as needed.


The Pastor must have a vision (Proverbs 29:18) for the church, which he is willing to discuss and carry out according to the direction of the Holy Spirit. (John 16:13)



The Pastor shall:

• Set as a guideline of personal behavior the standard required in I Timothy 3:1-7 and I Peter 5:1-4.


• Provide administrative leadership for the total church program.


• Maintain a regular program of study to enable himself to plan and conduct meaningful worship services.


 • Prepare for and conduct worship services; lead in the observance of the ordinances; and, lead the church in proclaiming the gospel to the church and community.


• Visit members and prospects and lead the membership in a visitation program.


• Conduct premarital, vocational, family, bereavement, counseling sessions, etc., as needed. Advise other professional help when necessary.


• Perform wedding ceremonies and conduct funeral services.


• Cooperate with and lead the church in cooperating with associational, state, National and Baptist affiliates.


• Serve as a representative of the church in civic matters.


• Serve as the leader in seeking to win the unsaved and un-enlisted; lead the membership in evangelistic training. Plan and promote periods of evangelistic emphasis for the unsaved and renewal for the Christians.


• Act as moderator for church business meetings, if the bylaws require it.