Weekly Attendance: 780
Location: Bismarck, ND
The Role: Care Pastor
Meet Century Baptist:
Century Baptist Church in Bismarck, ND, is a dynamic community deeply committed to faith and service since 1978. Rooted in Baptist traditions, this warm-hearted church welcomes all who walk in the front doors. The church offers a nurturing environment for spiritual growth through engaging worship services and verse-by-verse Biblical teaching. The church places a special emphasis on children’s ministry, investing in children’s spiritual wellness from birth through high school. Their Community Life Groups foster a strong sense of fellowship and community built on the Word. With a legacy spanning over four decades, Century Baptist Church continues to make a positive impact on both its members and the broader community through service and partnering with local and global missions. Join us in this journey of faith, learning, and togetherness.
About the Care Pastor:
The Care Pastor is responsible for initially caring for and meeting the people of Century Baptist Church where they are physically and spiritually. The Care Pastor does not work alone, but trains and equips the church body to care for one another. This is a true shepherding role that is geared towards connecting people to Christ and connecting people to others no matter the generation or circumstance.
This position requires a high level of care, discernment, communication, and flexibility as needs arise.
The Care Pastor’s Responsibilities Include:
The Care Pastor maintains direct pastoral care for specific and specialized care needs.
Maintain regular patterns of visits to congregation members who are hospitalized or shut-in.
Serve as the first point of contact for weddings, bereavements, and funerals.
Provide pastoral counseling or counseling referrals as needed.
Giving leadership to the midweek Senior’s Bible Study
Training up and empowering a team of volunteers- a multiplication of self with a heart for Care Ministry
Give leadership to ministry among senior adults at Century
Oversees the Century Baptist Prayer Email (prayer chain)
Engage in Kingdom Ministry, including care-related partnerships beyond Century Baptist
Participates in Elder Board meetings
Other duties as assigned
What You Bring:
The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Care Pastor :
Education & Experience
5+ years of applicable experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
High level of Emotional Intelligence
Ability to be a Christ-like model
Ability to culturally connect with those in multi-generational ministries
Leading, training, and equipping volunteers
Provide continued training opportunities for individuals and specialty care teams.
Give direction and support to persons volunteering to oversee specific areas of congregational care.
Share in oversight, direction, and resourcing of ministry teams with the Adult Ministry Assistant.
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications
Committed to proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.
A shepherding heart
Commitment to ongoing spiritual development of self, family, and anyone under your care and authority
A desire to be in a Christ-centered community
Agile yet decisive
What it’s Like to Live in Bismarck, ND:
Right along the Missouri River, Bismarck, ND offers families a perfect blend of small-town charm and economic stability. The city has a thriving job market, excellent schools, and a strong commitment to family-friendly living.
Those who enjoy spending their time in the great outdoors will find plenty to love in Bismarck, with numerous parks, nature trails, and recreational opportunities year-round. The Missouri River provides a scenic backdrop for water activities, while winter brings thrilling adventures like ice skating and snowmobiling.
But it’s the sense of community that truly sets Bismarck apart. Friendly neighbors and a calendar full of family events foster a tight-knit atmosphere, ensuring a warm and welcoming environment for families. With top-notch healthcare and a focus on safety, Bismarck is a place where families can thrive and create lasting memories.
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