Willow Glen Bible Church: Pastor of Women's Ministry

San Jose, CA, Full time

Overview

We are looking for someone to be a part of our pastoral team, a pastor-teacher who has a heart for shepherding women. As a member of our pastoral staff, the Pastor of Women’s ministry will be responsible, along with all the other pastors, for leading, shepherding, and discipling the congregation with a specific focus on the women in our church. The primary qualifications for this role are to provide pastoral care, be a team builder, and teach and disciple others to be faithful representatives of Christ in Silicon Valley. Pastoral care involves everything from a warm and friendly person who will shepherd women through regular connections over lunch or coffee to major events such as hospital visits, weddings, and funerals. The team-building responsibilities are working well with others, being highly collaborative, being a good delegator, and building others up to do the work of ministry. The teaching and discipleship requirements are being a clear communicator of the scriptures in small and large groups, including Sunday services with prayers, scripture readings, announcements, and occasional preaching or seminars.

 

Pastoral Ministry

  • Learn the needs of the women of WGBC and seek ways to care for them across various ages, stages, and diverse backgrounds in our church.
  • Identify people’s gifts and empower them to develop and use them in loving God and neighbors through the ministry of WGBC.
  • Provide pastoral care by being present and offering prayer and encouragement from the scriptures in visitations at hospitals, homes, and assisted living facilities.
  • Provide pastoral counseling with wisdom to recommend professional counseling when needed.
  • Function as a full member of the WGBC pastoral team - prayer, study, service planning, ministry planning and decision making, church issues, and care.

 

Fellowship and Community Building

  • Is a friendly and welcoming presence who naturally brings people together. Work with women in our church, empowering them to connect with people in our community.
  • Plan and equip women to provide periodic retreats, usually two annually.
  • Lead and support various women’s events for fostering friendships, community, and mentoring relationships.
  • It is encouraged to plan or point to various women’s seminars, conferences, and teachings as needs, issues, and opportunities arise.

 

Teaching Ministry

  • Develop, coordinate, and teach women’s small and large group Bible studies Identify gifts of study, teaching, administration, hospitality, etc. in others Build and train a team of Bible study leaders and support persons.
  • Identify and study for beneficial topics to be taught in Sunday electives & other forums
  • Preaching opportunities are available in Sunday services as the pastoral staff and Elders determine through one’s capacity, gifting, and desire.
  • Work with church members & staff to facilitate attendance and participation in studies and events, e.g., Children’s Ministry, Deacons & volunteers, Elders, etc.

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must be a committed Christian who loves Jesus, his church, and is grace-filled
  • Demonstrate adequate training and preparation for ministry with a preference for a seminary degree, such as a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, Christian Ministry, and a Masters of Divinity
  • 3-5 years of applicable professional or lay ministry experience
  • Demonstrated love for the scriptures, passion for teaching them, vibrant life of prayer, and seeking the Lord’s empowerment and will in everything.
  • A shepherd’s heart for women of all ages, stages, cultures, ethnicities, walks of life
  • Ability to recognize gifts, delegate responsibilities, build teams, trust people
  • Strong public presence and effective communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to work in pastoral and ministry team settings
  • Able to receive and give constructive criticism in loving and humble ways
  • Organized and has sufficient computer skills to use programs like Google docs, spreadsheets, and other relevant software
  • In agreement with the Willow Glen Bible Church statement of faith, core values, and philosophy of ministry
  • Strong character and Christian integrity; can agree to our code of conduct
  • Ability to adapt to the changing situations and circumstances involving church ministry

 

Additional Information

This is a 40+ hour/week position with full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. A parsonage can be provided if needed.

Interested candidates can contact our administrative staff at jobs@wgbible.org for more information.

 

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