Kaunakakai Baptist Church is actively seeking a new senior pastor. We have developed a profile of the pastor we are seeking.
The overall spiritual qualifications we desire are: A God driven knowledge of the Bible; a deep prayer life; led by the Holy Spirit and agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message.
The pastoral skills we desire are: First, the ability to lead us into a worship experience throughout the entire service with special emphasis on his preaching ability.
Second, he should be able to train and guide the church to evangelize and to become disciples of Jesus.
Third, he should have great people skills demonstrated by a love and a compassion for the members of the church and the community of Moloka’i.
Next, he needs to possess leadership skills to involve people in the work of the ministry.
He needs communication skills beyond his sermons to be able to listen, understand, counsel and guide the congregation in spiritual and relational growth.
Additionally, we seek a pastor who will be able to minister to our multi-cultural fellowship through cultural understanding and acceptance. Moloka’i is unique, and our new pastor should be able to develop a love for the people so that he may plant his heart here with a desire to serve many years on our remote rural island.
We desire a pastor who has attended seminary and has preferably graduated. We would like for him to have experience as a senior pastor. Experience in other positions like Minister of Youth, would also be helpful.
The pastor needs to realize that the cost of living on Moloka’i is very high and probably will require him to be bi-vocational or have an additional source of income. It may require that the wife also have a job outside the church.
In addition, some members feel that some music background would be very helpful. Also, it would be helpful to be bi-lingual as the island has a large number of Filipinos. With the Molokai community being close-knit, he should be able to work with other ministers on the island as well as being involved in our local association and Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention.
We realize this profile is ideal but we are sure that God will provide the man he desires to serve us.
Please send your résumé to our Moderator, Judy Makami, at email@example.com to the above Post Office Box 1016, Kaunakakai, HI 96748, with Attention: Pastor Search Team. She can also be reached by phone at 808-658-0710.
We will be glad to provide any additional information desired.
Mahalo for your help
Kaunakakai Baptist Church
Pastor Search Team