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Pastor Pool Req
Job Code:2018-ANTB11-AB-001
Location:Florida Conference
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
  

Location:
Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists® is an unincorporated, nonprofit organization that serves as the administrative body for its sisterhood of churches with an emphasis on evangelism, nurturing constituents, and operating a system of schools. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream, protestant, Bible-believing denomination with more than 20 million believers worldwide. The Florida Conference regional corporate headquarters provides resources—such as this web site—to its members, church congregations, and the general public. The territory of Florida Conference, organized in 1893, includes the entire state except for Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Washington counties which belong to Gulf States Conference. As of June 2020, more than 65,000 Adventists are Florida Conference members at 213 churches, 66 companies, and at least 23 mission groups.

Job Summary:
This requisition has the purpose of gathering resumes from Pastors interested in working with the Florida Conference. It does not represent a current opening. 

The profile requires knowledge of church policy and organizational structure, a high level of well-developed (office) organization skills, demonstrated ability to follow through on projects/assignments in a timely manner; high level of tact, friendliness and other aspects of strongly developed interpersonal skills plus proven organizational and time management skills.


Skills, Education, and Experience Required:
  • Bachelor’s (BA/BS) degree in theology or religious education. (Two) or more years applicable experience are needed to gain the skills and knowledge required to perform job duties. 
  • Further studies should be pursued at the Seminary to secure a Masters of Divinity, Doctor of Divinity, or Doctor of Ministry degree.
  • Knowledge of principles, policies and beliefs of the Florida Conference and the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
  • Ability to satisfactorily communicate (verbal and written) in English with vendors, co-workers, visitors and management.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required. Knowledge and proven skills in (office procedures and equipment such as computer software (e.g., Word for Windows; Excel spreadsheets), telephone techniques, and English usage (spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.), meet deadlines and perform all job duties with minimum supervision; ability to work under pressure and with many interruptions.
  • Ability to foster communication among church staff, employees of Conference office Administration and Departments. 

Job Responsibilities:
  • The Pastor and Special Functions – Baptisms, anointing, counseling the dying, funerals, marriage/premarital counseling, hospital visitation, ordination of church officers, ministering to senior citizens, youth ministry.
  • The Pastor and Administration – Building projects, church board, church business meetings, church finances, church social life, member disciplining, work with local elders, magazine promotion, church officer nominating committee, church officer training, public relations, Sabbath School, work with Bible instructors, work with office staff, leadership.
  • The Pastor as Community Leader – Health education, prison ministry, evangelistic outreach, civic organizations, ministerial associations. The Pastor as Preacher – Worship service, prayer meeting, weddings, child dedications, communion service, funerals. The Pastor and Miscellaneous Issues – Relationship to Conference and Conference administration, camp meeting, finances, minister’s health, minister’s home, ministerial ethics, minister’s wife and family, personal.
  • The Pastor and Special Functions – Baptisms, anointing, counseling the dying, funerals, marriage/premarital counseling, hospital visitation, ordination of church officers, ministering to senior citizens, youth ministry.
  • The Pastor and Administration – Building projects, church board, church business meetings, church finances, church social life, member disciplining, work with local elders, magazine promotion, church officer nominating committee, church officer training, public relations, Sabbath School, work with Bible instructors, work with office staff, leadership.
  • The Pastor as Community Leader – Health education, prison ministry, evangelistic outreach, civic organizations, ministerial associations.
  • The Pastor as Preacher – Worship service, prayer meeting, weddings, child dedications, communion service, funerals.
  • The Pastor and Miscellaneous Issues – Relationship to Conference and Conference administration, camp meeting, finances, minister’s health, minister’s home, ministerial ethics, minister’s wife and family, personal reading/studies/devotions. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and perform duties under pressure and meet deadlines in a timely manner; to work as part of a team as well as to complete assignments independently; to take instructions from supervisors; to exercise problem-solving skills; and to interact with co-workers, supervisors, church members and the public in a professional and pleasant manner.
  • Reading/Studies/Devotions.