Pastor Search Committee Letter
Dykes Creek Baptist Church Senior Pastor
Dykes Creek Baptist Church is currently receiving resumes for a full-time senior pastor. Dykes Creek has a long history of pursuing and being obedient to God’s call to fulfill the Great Commission locally and abroad. Our church emphasizes missions through prayer, giving, serving, and supporting local, state, national, and international missions. We are affiliated with, and actively contribute to the Southern Baptist Convention, the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, and Floyd County Baptist Association. Dykes Creek averaged 150-200 prior to COVID-19 and we have since resumed Sunday morning services with an average of 75-80 in attendance. Rome is located in Floyd County and in Northwest Georgia. Floyd County has an approximate population of 99,000. Floyd County is a major medical center serving North Georgia with two major hospitals with numerous medical resources. It is the seat of four colleges and a viable downtown historic district. Floyd County also offers numerous opportunities such as the automotive industry, paper mills, etc. Within Floyd County lies three major rivers, 17 public parks, and numerous miles of hiking and biking trails.
Statement of Faith
The Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the basis for any statement of faith. The church subscribes to the doctrinal statement of The Baptist Faith and Message as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000. We band ourselves together as a body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ personally committed to sharing the good news of salvation to lost mankind. The ordinances of the church are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
The Pastor will be called by God and led by the Holy Spirit.
The Pastor is responsible for leading the church in functioning as a New Testament church.
The Pastor will lead the congregation, the organizations, and the church staff in performing their tasks.
The Pastor will prepare and preach biblical messages for normally scheduled services to designate appropriate coverage during time away or for special events.
The pastor is the leader of worship, proclamation, education, and pastoral ministry and will support evangelistic and mission activities of the church.
He will be devoted to prayerfully seeking God’s will for his life and the life of the church.
He will hold prayer as a priority and will help the church meet the needs of hurting people.
He will develop a clear vision for Dykes Creek and equip the congregation to implement and fulfill the vision.
He will perform administrative tasks, including the supervision and leading of all pastoral and church staff.
He will pursue personal education and spiritual/professional growth and will guide the spiritual growth of the church.
He will moderate (or appoint a moderator) for monthly and specially called business meetings.
He will uphold the Constitution and by-laws of Dykes Creek Baptist Church and fulfill the duties ascribed therein for the Senior Pastor.
He will provide biblical counseling to the staff and congregation as appropriate.
Bachelor’s Degree is required
Master’s Degree in ministry-related field is preferred
Relevant ministry-related experience will be considered in lieu of a Master’s Degree
Has experience as an ordained pastor
Is a disciple-maker, who creates and grows discipleship through preaching, teaching, leadership, and personal example
Demonstrates a strong personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
Has proven track record of strong administrative skills, leadership, and is an effective communicator
Possesses a strong desire to love and engage with members of the congregation and community
Demonstrates a history of community involvement
Has a proven heart and record for supporting, promoting, and engaging in Gospel Missions
Demonstrates strong communication skills in writing and speaking
Has proven to be a good steward of personal and congregational finances
Qualified candidates are should apply via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail to :
Dykes Creek Baptist Church
Attn: Pastor Search Team
46 Dykes Creek Church Rd. NE
Rome, GA. 30161
Please provide a cover letter, resume, statement of faith, picture, and links to sermons. We will acknowledge receipt of your resume via email. Please be patient as we move through our selection process. All resumes should be received by March 1, 2023.