Mulberry Baptist Church is a contemporary, largely younger congregation, Southern Baptist church with a five-member staff (Lead Pastor, part-time Administrator, Children’s Director, Preschool Director, and Student Interim Director). We are looking for a full-time pastor to oversee the Education ministry such as Sunday school and Small Groups and lead the Student Ministry with the help of the Student Bible study teachers and Student Council who do a lot of the legwork in the ministry.
We are looking for someone who is comfortable with youth and fun, relational, discipler, self-starter, outreach-oriented, and theologically conservative. This will be a full-time position with a compensation package up to $72,000 depending on experience and education.
Houma and Terrebonne Parish (a parish is what other states refer to as a county) offer an experience blended with rich history, a breathtaking landscape, and a flourishing culture that contributes to the distinctive fabric of Louisiana. Our area features everything from world-class fishing, birding and hunting, to swamp tours, museums, festivals, Antebellum homes and numerous plantations, world loved Cajun culture, excellent department store shopping, family-oriented community, two renowned hospitals, and excellent schools (Nicholls State University is only a 20-minute drive along with numerous colleges within 60 miles).
Houma promises every resident will experience the flavor, spirit and wild nature that inhabit Louisiana’s wetlands. The wetlands and its denizens are immeasurable. It is a distinctive way of life, home to a blend of cultures and traditions, where diversity is a strength. It is a place where the land, its people, and its culture connect. These are just a few of the reasons why Houma was voted “The 2nd Happiest Place to Live in the USA” by a national study* done in 2014.
The Houma city limits has a population of 34,000, but when the surrounding area is included, it’s closer to 100,000. It is just under an hour to New Orleans, which is one of the more unique cities in the USA, having many points of interest: jazz festivals, zoo, food, architecture, swamp tours, French Quarter, French Market, museums, aquarium, international airport (with inexpensive flights), and so much more. The draw of authentic Cajun culture, diverse environment and wildlife, historical sites, excellent food and proximity to New Orleans and Lafayette make Houma a central location for any resident who wishes to experience the culture of South Louisiana.
For additional information, visit www.houmatravel.com and see the following video which features Eric Danos, one of our members: www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Q9oYPx5ILmU
Student Ministry Summary (exacts change over time)
• Loves to hang-out, talk to, and disciple youth
• Captivating and challenging on stage; personable and approachable off stage
• Leads with an emphasis on creativity, innovation, excellence, fun, and discipleship
• Looks for opportunities to train & empower others to help within the student ministry
• Monthly events (coordinate one event per month)
° Fun fellowship events for the youth
° Outreach or ministry events to engage students in serving
° Discipleship-oriented events, such as youth rallies, Christian movies, etc.
• Quarterly events (or as necessary)
° Youth committee meetings
° Youth parent meetings
° Youth/Worship related article for newsletter
• Annual Events (as necessary)
° Fall retreat – weekend with guest speaker
° Christmas Party
° Disciple Now – weekend worship, Bible studies, games
° Fundraising events such as Spaghetti Dinner, Cake Auction, etc.
° Summer Youth Camp
° Mission Trip
Education Ministry Summary (exacts change over time)
The responsibilities in this area will be determined based on the skills, giftedness, and interest of the individual. We can discuss this during the interview process.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume (references not necessary at this point), and at least one recent example leading/teaching a youth Bible study to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have additional videos, they would be helpful.
For additional information, see www.mulberrychurch.org, call Angel at 985-876-3204, or see an updated job description here: www.mulberrychurch.org/employment-opportunities/.
As pastor, I will primarily be the one calling your references, so I realize the importance of keeping this process private and confidential. Thus, I will only ask for and call references once we decide to pursue you as a candidate.
General Requirements & Qualifications
• On-going, thriving love relationship with Christ and His church
• Values love, family, relationships, integrity, purity, generosity, and humility (1 Timothy 3, Titus 1)
• Able to give and receive constructive insights and brainstorm ways to improve the ministry
• Able to have fun, joke around, and minister at the same time
• Holds to the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message
• Must demonstrate a call to vocational ministry
• Minimum of an undergraduate degree in a ministry-related field or working on a master’s degree in a ministry-related field.
Dr. Brad Simon