Welcome to the "best church this side of heaven " — the Messiah Baptist Church of Brockton, Massachusetts. We are honored to introduce you to our family, community and ministries. Messiah Baptist Church is an expansive, family oriented, multi-cultural, multi-generational church that strives to exemplify God's teachings by offering spiritual guidance, community support, and an empowered voice to the unheard disenfranchised, also to provide a safe place for the marginalized, and feeding the poor and hungry. Messiah Baptist Church is a community-based church which has helped shape the political, educational, social, and civic landscape of the City of Brockton since its inception in 1897. As Brockton's demographics become more diverse, Messiah's goals and spiritual objectives are to strive to create and sustain ministries that align with addressing the ever-changing needs of our community and society.
We are a church in transition. As a place of worship, the ministry is fully engaged in our commitment to spiritual development, meeting the needs of the community, and collaborating with civic and political leaders. As people of God, we are proud of our ability to provide training and/or access for incorporating spiritual, intellectual, and real life experiences and/or perspectives. Although we are a small congregation, we are financially solvent with an in-house financial institution that promotes financial independence and self-reliance.
Based on scripture in Matthew 28: 19-20 and Acts 2, Messiah Baptist Church is commissioned to connect people with God through authentic relationships and ministries that serve our families, communities, congregants, and the kingdom of God.
Messiah Baptist Church is an expansive, family-oriented, multi-cultural, multigenerational church with a heart for God, evangelism within our community, and for the marginalized and unheard voices. We share a commitment to learning and acting on the Word of God as a baptizing community that operates with expectancy, renewed energy, clarity, sobriety, while challenging ourselves and others to live honorably while celebrating equity within the calling that God has placed on us.
The Congregation hopes to:
a. Find suitable candidates that are able to qualify with American Baptist Church standing or meet the requirements for privilege of call within a one-year period.
b. Retain a compassionate, welcoming, well versed, and humble servant of God committed to:
1. Preaching, teaching and sharing the Gospel amongst the congregation and members of the community;
2. Partnering with leadership to assist in developing a vision aligned with increasing membership, use of advanced technologies, and the financial growth of Messiah Baptist Church.
3. Creating opportunities to work with Brockton's political, social, civic and grass root organizations to improve the plight of all Brockton citizens.
We encourage you to engage our hearts, minds and spirits as we journey towards our true calling. God is up to something and we will work and wait with expectancy as He unveils His plan for us! Share this journey with us!
Sharon Molden and Doreen Lindsay,
Co-Chairs Senior Pastoral Search Committee On Behalf of the Messiah Baptist Church
POSITION: Senior Pastor
REPORTS TO: Congregation and the Deacons (Diaconate).
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5: 22-23
The Senior Pastor provides spiritual, pastoral, outreach, administrative and servant leadership to the congregation of Messiah Baptist Church so the congregation might fulfill its mission as a light of Christ in the city of Brockton. The Senior Pastor relates to and connects with multiple generations, diverse congregants and partners with civic, social and political leaders/organizations to advocate for the disenfranchised, those without homes in our community and those in our urban environment. In addition, the pastor represents the congregation in denominational or community organizations, and activities to learn new ways that the church can support and engage with and/or within the surrounding area. Recognizing the importance of spiritual health and one's personal relationship with God, the Senior Pastor takes time for regular prayer, Bible study, rest, professional and personal development, recreation and occasional sabbatical refreshing. Lastly, the Senior Pastor extends God's grace to others and leads by example as one who is relational, authentic, transparent, approachable and humble.
Thank you for prayerfully considering Messiah Baptist Church of Brockton, MA — an American Baptist Church. If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, and believe that God has opened this door for you, please send the following:
a. A Letter of Interest answering the two questions below.
1. What attracts you to Messiah Baptist Church?
2. How would you help a 120-year-old church grow, remain faithful, and be relevant in the 21 st century?
In your letter of interest, please let us know your contact preference.
b. Please attach a Pastoral Profile from your denomination.
We will review all applications as we receive them.
We encourage you to submit yours no later than May 3 1, 2022.
The Pastoral Search Committee will acknowledge all applications and keep you informed about the status of your application.
Please email your responses and materials to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: Compensation for this position will be in the range of $36,000 $51,000 per annum pending experience.
The total financial package for this position, including benefits and fringe (expenses) will be discussed in full detail with final candidates. For more information or questions, please post to the church's email at email@example.com or leave a voicemail message on our main line at (508) 584-1963