Bi-vocational Pastor

Wheatland Baptist Church

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Wheatland Baptist Church (Wheatland, CA) Bi-Vocational Pastor

The Big Picture
Wheatland Baptist Church ( is prayerfully seeking an energetic, part time or bi-vocational pastor to preach the Word of God and shepherd the people.

The Church
Wheatland Southern Baptist Church is a family of faith whose vision is to know Christ and make him known through worship, witness, discipleship, fellowship, and service. The church affirms the Holy Bible as the inspired Word of God and as the basis of all our beliefs and practices. We are a devoted congregation eager to grow in the Word of God and praying for the next pastor God would have for us. We pray to be a faithful, God seeking, forgiving, generous, and patient congregation in whom the light of Jesus shines. We are hoping to find someone to lead us in that direction.

The Candidate
God willing, this will return to a full time position with the right person leading us to growth. The pastor holds the role of a spiritual leader from the pulpit and is an active member of the congregation. He will preach weekly Sunday sermons, lead a mid-week bible study, and distribute the Lord’s Supper on a regular basis. The Pastor will be the overseer of the work of the church. We are looking for a person with a strong personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We desire a pastor who has been called to serve, has a love for people, and a burden for the lost. The ideal candidate is a believer in and preacher of the Gospel, as presented in God’s Word, providing a spiritual message through preaching and teaching. This man will lead the congregation to a more complete knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and encourage us in ministry. We require a leader who can inspire both the church body and individuals to a close walk with God. The pastor will foster growth in the congregation, recognize needs and understand how to provide assistance. We require a man with a shepherd’s heart, who will communicate effectively with the church.

The Qualifications
The preferred minimum education is a Bible college or seminary graduate along with pastoral experience. He must have the ability to preach and teach effectively, as well as possessing administrative skills. He should have qualities of compassion and graciousness with a heart for people. He must also be able to establish and maintain a presence in the community. Candidates should be an ordained Baptist minister or a man willing to be ordained. He must be in line with our statement of faith and doctrinally aligned with the Southern Baptist Convention.

The Process
Please look over the job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these four questions:
Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the pastor for Wheatland Baptist Church?
Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Pastor at Wheatland Baptist Church?
In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
What is your bi-vocational plan?
Please send your resume, a sermon link and the answers to these questions to

Date Posted: Fri, May 27, 2022   (76 days ago)

Point of Contact:

Jason Lancaster

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