Senior Pastor – Ashley Baptist, Ashley, ND

Ashley Baptist Church is seeking a Senior Pastor.

Position Description

Our pastor has the responsibility to preach/teach God’s Word, provide Spiritual leadership and guidance, to maintain and to enhance the congregation’s health and ministry. He will also take an active role in casting vision to support the mission statement of Ashley Baptist Church: “A body of believers empowered by God to serve and disciple others locally and globally”.



  1. Character, conduct and competence reflected as found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter 5:1-9.
  2. Ordained minister or eligible for ordination based upon North American Baptist Conference (NAB) beliefs.
  3. Agreement with Ashley Baptist Church constitution, core values and mission statement.
  4. Full time ministry experience preferred, but those recently called to ministry will also be considered.



  1. Preaching/worship & Pastoral care
    1. Prepare and present clear and relevant sermons and Bible studies that communicate God’s inerrant, infallible and inspired Word.
    2. Teaching the Word of God and administering the ordinances of the New Testament.
    3. Model and teach Godliness and Christian commitment.
    4. Counselling, visitation, etc.
  1. Leadership and Training
    1. Recruiting and training lay leaders in the church.
    2. As the Spiritual leader – work with members of all ages.
      1. Impress on youth the importance of receiving and living for Christ as their Savior.
      2. Encourage senior members to serve in church activities as valuable assets to the congregation and community.
    3. Have a faithful vibrant prayer life.
    4. Work with church leaders in planning and developing vision for the church’s mission.
  1. Administration
    1. Coordinate the churches’ administrative activities in compliance with church core values and constitution.
    2. Ex-officio member of all church boards and committees.
    3. Represent the church at North Central Association meetings and NAB Triennial conferences.
    4. Interact with people from the greater Ashley community, engage in community activities and become an active member of the Ministerial Association.



  1. Our Pastor is accountable to God and then the church congregation.
  2. He shall cooperate with the Board of Deacons to maintain his integrity.


Application Deadline:  October 15, 2020

Resumes may be submitted via email to  or mail to: Ashley Baptist Church P.O. Box 184 Ashley, ND 58413.


For Further Information Contact:

Dean Christianson

Search Committee Chairman

Ashley Baptist Church P.O. Box 184

Ashley, ND 58413

Cell # 701-426-7640  


Additional reference:

Randy Jaspers

Northern Plains Regional Minister

North American Baptist Conference

Email Randy