Central church of Christ in Bedford, VA is looking for a full-time minister to replace our current minister who is retiring after 15+ years working with us. Bedford is a small town with approximately 6500 residents located in a county with just over 75,000 people - it is in the central part of the state near the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains and near Smith Mountain Lake. We are a congregation of 30-35 members who are dedicated to GOD, JESUS and HIS Word striving to serve HIM daily to the best of our abilities. We strive to “Share God’s Love” throughout our community by spreading the seed of the Gospel through our words, deeds and our daily lives.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and faithful gospel preacher to work with the members here in Bedford. Ideally, the candidate will be preaching sermons and teaching classes while ministering to the flock to help evangelize our community and to encourage and strengthen our number. The minister will be someone with a positive outlook, good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to connect with all ages - visit the sick (both physically and spiritually), help conduct Bible studies and encourage others as well to grow as Christians, in both spirit and truth.
Financially, GOD has blessed us to be a self-supporting congregation and we own our own building across from the Bedford YMCA facility and behind a local funeral home in town. Starting salary for the position would be $40,000 with 2 weeks vacation to start - other benefits would be negotiable concerning time for seminars, gospel meetings, expenses, etc. The minister would have his own office at the building along with a church library, computer/printer, internet access, projector with screen in our auditorium for lessons/classes and additional audio/video capabilities. The preacher would be encouraged to have some regular office hours for community and member access. Any other compensation or future expense concerns can be discussed at a later time during our interview process.
If you are interested in the position, we would like you to send a resume to us along with any references. We then will send you a short survey questionnaire that we would like you to fill out and answer and return back along with a video sermon of a recent sermon you’ve given (or access to one via YouTube, etc.). After we have received those items and viewed the video sermon, we will let you know if we would like you to come to Bedford for an in-person visit (all expenses paid) where you would teach and preach during our Sunday morning and evening services and get to meet our church family.
If you are interested in the position, please send it to our contact above via e-mail or you can mail it to our Post Office box number above — GOD bless!