Church: Collinsville First Baptist Church
Denomination: Southern Baptist
Weekly Attendance: ~500
Location: Collinsville, Mississippi
The Role: Pastor of Worship
MEET COLLINSVILLE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH:
God is moving in Collinsville, Mississippi! At Collinsville First Baptist, we are a thriving multigenerational congregation who loves Jesus and wants to reach others outside our own walls. With our Christ-centered, future-oriented mindset, we strive to reach others in order to further the Kingdom of God.
Within the last year, we have experienced an attendance growth of 23% and are on track this year to continue this trend by already growing 12%. Collinsville First Baptist has many areas for service and discipleship such as our student, children's, and music ministries. We also offer Life Groups and discipleship classes during SN@C (Sunday Night @ Collinsville). Our church is very mission-minded. We desire to serve others at all levels, beginning right here at home and flowing outward to our annual international mission trips.
Collinsville First Baptist Church will celebrate its 100-year anniversary in 2026. The church has come a long way since it was founded by 21 charter members. In 1926, the members initially worshiped once a month in the Collinsville Methodist Church building. In 1928, construction was completed on our one-room cinderblock building. In the years following the inception of our church, we have grown exponentially, allowing us to serve a multitude of people throughout our community and surrounding areas. Our goal is to continue this trend in the future as we desire to expand the Kingdom of God by sharing the good news with everyone.
Our church has built and updated many facilities throughout the years, but the entire facility had to be demolished after an EF2 tornado came through and caused severe damage to many homes and the church in February of 2016. Despite the tragedy of the tornado coupled with the loss of our entire campus, the church continued to grow steadily. During our time of displacement, a state-of-the-art facility was built, and the inaugural service was held on March 25, 2018. Our facility currently has a Worship Center that seats approximately 700, a large gathering area for our students, a large gathering area for our children, and 33 rooms for small-group discipleship.
Although the buildings have changed multiple times over the years, one thing remains constant: our church is a Christ-centered, future-oriented body of believers building a legacy of faith.
ABOUT THE PASTOR OF WORSHIP:
The Pastor of Worship will advance the mission of God locally and around the world by leading the people of Godin the worship of God. He will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the music ministry, including planning and leading congregational singing, overseeing audio-visual technologies and teams, directing any choir or choral ensembles, organizing special music events, and raising up others to serve and to lead.
THE PASTOR OF WORSHIP'S RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Feed the flock
Lead the flock
Protect the flock
Care for the flock
Represent the flock
WHAT A CANDIDATE SHOULD BRING:
Education & Experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE IN COLLINSVILLE, MS:
Collinsville is a desirable, close-knit community located in east central Mississippi. Almost 2,000 people call Collinsville home, but the surrounding communities, which include Newton, Neshoba, Kemper, and Clarke counties, well surpass 100,000 people. Situated between Meridian and Philadelphia, Collinsville is a short distance from excellent dining options, shopping opportunities, and other recreational activities. Okatibbee Lake is a 3,800-acre reservoir. The area around Collinsville is truly a sportsman's paradise with hunting, fishing, boating, and lodging opportunities! Meridian is home to the newly constructed Mississippi Children’s Museum, the Riley Arts and Entertainment Center, and the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience. Marty Stuart’s Congress of Country Music is located in Philadelphia, Mississippi, along with Geyser Falls Water Theme Park. Our area has numerous other opportunities for entertainment for families and friends.
WHERE CHURCH AND COMMUNITY INTERSECT:
Collinsville First Baptist is known for its outstanding partnership among local schools, the community, and other organizations. Most notably, we have a strong partnership with our local West Lauderdale schools. Not only do we find ways for ministry at the schools weekly, we also host several teacher trainings, banquets, and ceremonies. Furthermore, we host Fellowship of Christian Athletes worship nights, partner with the SPOT (Special Place for Others to Thrive, an organization to bring together the fragmented community of special needs families), strongly support the Center for Pregnancy Choices (our local crisis pregnancy center), and currently host each week the Anchor Christian Academy (a local Classical Christian homeschool co-op program). We love to see our facility used by our community because here at Collinsville First Baptist, we see ourselves as the intersection of the social, educational, and spiritual crossroads of Lauderdale County.
Think you're a great fit for this role? Become a candidate below.
Email your resumé including references and cover letter to:
Or, mail your resumé including references and cover letter to
Collinsville First Baptist Church
Attn: Worship Search
PO Box 70
Collinsville, MS 39325
The deadline to receive resumés is December 5, 2023.
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