Suburban Christian Church in Bristol, VA is looking for our next Minister who has a vision that will lead us into the future. Our current Minister after 19+ years of faithful service has been led to take an administrative supervisory role at a large church in Kentucky. Our ideal Minister is one with the Gift for Teaching, is Evangelistic, Positive and Energetic and has a focus on Discipleship. The successful candidate will demonstrate a firm belief in our Christian Church doctrine and have the qualities listed in 1 Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:6-9. The applicant should have the ability to lead and motivate through excellent preaching and teaching.
Suburban Christian Church is located in Bristol, VA, the twin city of Bristol, TN, and both have a combined population of approximately 50,000 offering great potential for growth and outreach. Our church sits on 5 acres and is debt free with a recently remodeled sanctuary, nice fellowship hall, good education wing and a 3 bedroom 2 bath parsonage. The attendance currently averages 80 for Sunday morning worship. We have a desire to grow through the addition of young families and children and we are very active in our outreach programs.
The Church is located adjacent to Interstate 81 and is approximately 10 minutes from the centers of both Bristol and Abingdon. We delight in all four seasons and a temperate climate. Bristol is the Birthplace of Country Music, hosts the Annual Rhythm and Roots celebration and offers many shopping options. Historic Abingdon offers additional shopping as well as touring sites, such as: The Barter Theater (the State Theater of Virginia), the Martha Washington Inn, antique shopping and access to the Virginia Creeper Trail. Bristol also offers excellent health care options as well as great schools for families.
The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in biblical studies. A seminary degree and/or significant ministry experience is preferable.
Salary and benefit considerations are competitive, negotiable and dependent on ability, education and experience.
All interested applicants, in lieu of sending a resume, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a Ministry Prospects Questionnaire which must be completed for consideration. Questionnaires are to be submitted by February 15, 2019.