Welcome to our Pastor Search Committee webpage
Calvary Baptist Church | Bastrop, TX
Calvary Baptist Church (CBC) seeks God's will in our search for a full-time Senior Pastor. This man must exhibit a genuine call to ministry. He also must possess the necessary skill set of preaching, leadership, and pastoral care and affirm the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. Our church's polity is Senior Pastor led, consisting of a team of pastors and lay elders that he leads but to which he is also accountable. CBC was established in 1971 in Bastrop, TX, and is a loving, caring, and financially healthy church. We are looking for the man whom God is calling to lead us.
Bastrop has experienced considerable population growth in recent years. Our now multi-campus church has been expanding ministries to surrounding communities that long to hear the gospel and develop a local church body. Our typical attendance is around 500 between two campuses and two languages. We are staffed by a Next Generation Pastor, Discipleship Pastor, two Campus Pastors (one at our Smithville campus and one with our Spanish language congregation), and two Worship Leaders. We are seeking to welcome a new Senior Pastor looking forward to serving God, sharing Jesus, and loving others in our friendly church environment and community.
You may apply by sending your resume directly to email@example.com.
Position: Senior/Lead Pastor
Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Level of Education: Graduate/Seminary
Minimum Years of Experience: 5-10 in Full Time Ministry
The Pastor should be someone who feels God's unmistakable call on his life to the pastoral ministry of the Church. He should avow an unwavering belief in the authority, inerrancy, and infallibility of all books of the Bible. He should meet the qualifications of a pastor as laid out by scripture in 1 Timothy chapter 3 and Titus chapter 1.
Education / Certifications / Licenses
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required; seminary education preferred.
Be a licensed Southern Baptist Minister; open to ordination if not already.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
A firm and growing understanding of the Bible and the ability to "rightly handle the Word of Truth" (2 Timothy 2:15).
Must possess leadership skills and emotional and spiritual maturity
Have strong communication skills.
A developed sense of empathy and compassion that manifests itself in love and patience for the congregation and fellow church staff.
Must be flexible with an ability to adjust and problem-solve in challenging situations
CBC CHURCH PROFILE
Calvary Baptist Church (CBC) is an autonomous church that affiliates with the Southern Baptist Convention, Southern Baptist of Texas Convention, and the Bluebonnet Baptist Association.
On September 7, 1971, CBC was founded by a small group of Christians dedicated to serving the Lord with an emphasis on the Great Commission of Matthew 28:19,20. Since then, God has done wonderful work among us, and as a result, CBC has experienced tremendous growth in all areas of ministry.
Our church leadership is organized into three main groups.
The Church Council is made up of the Senior Pastor, campus pastors, and lay elders. The Senior Pastor leads and is also accountable to this team. The Council is focused on vision, teaching, and new campus selection/direction.
The second group is the Management Team who manages finances, personnel, operations, and administrative areas.
The third group is the Deacons who assist in the ministry and physical needs of the church body.
(Both the Management Team and the Deacons are accountable to the Church Council. )
In 2018 a new auditorium was built that can accommodate up to 350 people and the old auditorium continues to be utilized for Children's Church, Bible study classes, and our Spanish language church (Calvario) each Sunday. Because of the blessings of God and the faithfulness of His people, we were able to completely pay off the building loan in December 2021.
Currently, we have three Sunday morning gatherings at our Bastrop campus. In addition, in 2020 we added a campus in Smithville, TX during the height of COVID which has grown to two services and is considering a third. Total attendance currently averages over 500 for our Sunday gathering services (three at Bastrop, two at Smithville, and Calvario). "We are one church in many places," currently gathering at two locations speaking two languages with a mission to Demonstrate, Declare, and Disciple the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Locally, we support the Bluebonnet Baptist Association of churches.
Statewide, our church supports the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.
Nationally, we support the Southern Baptist Convention.
CBC understands and affirms the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
Important Links for CBC:
Church website - cbcfamily.net.
Livestream Service, Bastrop Campus (9:00 Classic & 10:15 Modern services) - youtube.com/c/cbcfamily.
Recorded sermons - youtube.com/c/CBCFamily/videos.
Facebook Groups - CBC Family, Kids @ Calvary, WomenAtCalvary