Pastor

WHO WE ARE
Our central location in the heart of Farmington, across the street from the University of Maine at Farmington gives us a unique opportunity to be part of this active and vibrant community.
Henderson Memorial Baptist Church (HMBC) is a body of believers in Jesus Christ, organized for the purpose of spreading the Gospel and the teachings and practices of the Baptist faith and tradition.

OUR CHURCH AND COMMUNITY
From the lighted steeple aloft the brick church, one of the oldest churches still serving Farmington, a carillon fills the downtown area and beyond with spiritual music, at noon and 5pm each day, reminding us all that God is very much with us.  Our central location and adjacency to the university create opportunities for this church to serve its community and to benefit from all that the town and the University have to offer.
Farmington is located at the crossroads of western Maine.  This picturesque town is a four-season destination and gateway to the western Maine mountains.
Farmington has a population of 7,760 and approximately 331,000 people living within a 40 mile radius.  The community attracts artisans and writers, outdoor adventurers, professionals, wildlife watchers, foliage lovers and history buffs alike.  This small-town lifestyle also offers a variety of shops and unique eateries, as well as community events and a long list of cultural amenities, book readings, concerts, art shows, plays, and a seven screen movie theater. 


WHO WE ARE SEEKING

Sunday morning attendance at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church (HMBC) has averaged just under 50 for the past 5 years.  In order to stimulate a positive trajectory of new growth, the church leadership acknowledges the need for a unique kind of pastor at this season of the church's life.  The pastor shall be considered the shepherd of the church and shall lead worship, provide spiritual vitality and effective evangelism.
We are seeking candidates with the following characteristics:

Character
Possesses an open, humble, teachable spirit.
Possesses a warm, relational personality with a healthy sense of humor.
Is honest, shows compassion for others, is open and authentic and demonstrates integrity.
Values empowering and mentoring other leaders without feeling threatened.
Invites intentional accountability.

Competency
Capable of encouraging, communicating, and helping to implement a compelling vision of our congregation.
Possesses experience and expertise in developing and working with church leaders.
Is a dynamic communicator and solid biblical preacher who applies the Word in ways that move people to action, bringing about spiritual transformation.
Capable of bridging the generations, providing ministries for senior adults while attracting younger singles and families.
Capable of leading the church in relevant outreach, sharing the gospel both globally and locally.

Chemistry
Able to function effectively in a rural setting.
Possesses intergenerational people skills, honoring legacy while moving into a new future attracting younger singles and families.
Is personable, authentic, and approachable.

If you are interested in learning more about our position, we will provide a more complete profile of our church upon request.  Send applications and inquiries to: Joe Austin, Search Committee representative, at  joeaustin1919@gmail.com.