Senior Pastor for 3 point charge

Belwood Charge: Kadesh, Knob Creek, & St Peters

Job Description

Pastor for the Belwood Charge : Kadesh, Knob Creek and St. Peters



·        Background in seminary education

·        A graduate or bachelor’s degree preferred.

·        Must profess a call to preach

·        Models Christian behavior in daily living with a lifelong commitment to spiritual practice

·        Commits to continually mature in his or her Christian walk

·        Maintain a relationship of covenantal accountability with God and the church

·        Demonstrates a devotion to personal Bible study and prayer


Worship and Church Ministry:

·        Prepare and deliver sermons on a weekly basis to each of the three churches as per schedule. Be timely to each service.

·        Demonstrate a high value of Scripture; use scripture as the basis of sermon.

·        Hold service of Holy Communion for each church at least once per quarter

·        Officiate at marriages, baptisms, and funerals of church members.

·        Organize Confirmation Classes as needed for those who have a desire to learn more about our church and prepare for church membership.

·        Organize Bible Studies on a schedule that is to be determined.

·        Assist in developing a viable youth ministry. Provide opportunities for the youth to engage in service projects. Hold social activities for the youth (i.e. movies, bicycling, hiking, etc)

·        Conduct special worship services as outline by the Charge Council

·        Cooperate with the Charge Council on any other program needs that may arise


Outreach Ministry:

·        Establish a visitation program for the sick, homebound and bereaved members. In additional all members should be nurtured through fellowship and prayer.

·        Implement programs and events that are in alignment with the church’s mission, working with church officers and congregants to fulfill the goals and objectives of the Belwood Charge

·        Work with our local schools in determining how we can best be of service to the students in our area (i.e. backpack ministry, school clean up days, etc.)

·        Be open to working with nonprofits and other religious organizations in a cooperative effort to demonstrate the churches concern for all people’s welfare. (i.e. The Lord Provides Soup Kitchen, Scouting events, Blood Drives)



Organizational & Personal Skills Desired:

·        Confident and strong in dealing with confrontation

·        Professional and timely communication in all emails, conversations and other forms of communication

·        Sets an example by demonstrating strong moral character

·        Skilled at building teams and organizational structures

·        Able to clearly communicate within all aspects of the position

·        Maintains privacy when working with congregation members on sensitive issues


Administrative Skills

·        Work diligently with the church officers, boards, and committees to determine the direction of the church as issues arise.

·        Attend committee meeting for all three churches as necessary, and help to coordinate the three churches in joint mission/program objectives.

·        Skilled in financial management

·        Ability to communicate needs and timeframes with the Charge Secretary. Provides information for the Charge Newsletter on a timely basis (i.e. calendar information, a newsletter article monthly)

About Belwood Charge: Kadesh, Knob Creek, & St Peters

The Belwood Charge consists of three churches: Kadesh, Knob Creek and St. Peters, who have worked as a charge since June 1957. All three churches are located in northern Cleveland County around the town of Belwood. We have a total membership of 250 and an average weekly attendance of 70. We have a three-bedroom parsonage with an unfinished basement that is available.

We believe in the traditional teachings of John Wesley. Our charge is well known in our area for community service and outreach. We have recently disaffiliated from the United Methodist Church and are looking to grow our church attendance for adults and youth and strengthen our worship services. 

We are located in Western North Carolina, midway between Charlotte and Asheville. Our area is rural; however, you can be to one of the neighboring towns within thirty minutes. South Mountain State Park is twenty minutes away. Gardner-Webb University and Cleveland Community College are located in our County along with the county school system, several private schools,  and a charter school.

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
High School Diploma

Date Posted
3 months ago
Lawndale, North Carolina


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