The Lakewood Church of Christ in Baytown, Texas is looking for a Preaching Minister to join our ministry team. LCOC is diverse in our age groups with several young families, new Christians, an active youth group, and many other ministries. LCOC has 5 Shepherds, 5 Deacons, a new Youth Minister, and a Secretary. Our pre-Covid Sunday worship attendance averages 175-180. We are currently in the exciting process of replanting the congregation in one of the fastest growing areas east of Houston. The previous minister is leaving under good terms to relocate across the country. Learn more about us at www.lakewoodcoc.com
The Baytown area is located just a few minutes from downtown Houston where there are countless events, places, and experiences to enjoy. Professional sports, a wonderful zoo, parks, ample hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities are many of the opportunities here. Kemah boardwalk and Galveston Island are located only 45 minutes south of Baytown.
We are looking for a godly man who has a passion for reaching out to our members and the community. While we do not expect the Preaching Minister to do everything, we desire someone who will equip the congregation and leaders to participate in the ministry of God. The selected minister will work closely with the shepherds to minister to the congregation and surrounding community as Lakewood fulfills it’s vision of spreading hope, renewing purpose, and engaging its community.
Summary of Expectations:
Be responsible for the majority of the preaching at the Lakewood Church of Christ
Regularly meet with the shepherds and assist in the visitation of members.
Teach at least one Bible class each week.
Assist the shepherds in equipping the congregation for evangelism, discipleship, and outreach.
Oversee office procedures, staff, and other ministry leaders while controlling office expenses to the budget.
Be actively engaged with the membership and community.
A Spirit-led individual strong in faith and commitment to the calling of Preaching Ministry
Strong communication, teaching and organizational skills
At least a Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Ministry/Biblical Studies OR previous experience in full-time Preaching work.
Excellent interpersonal skills, with a commitment to outreach and community involvement
Married (preferred but not required)
If you’d like to join our team, please submit: a resume with 3 references, sermon sample, and a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Full job description available upon request.
A background check will be required of each candidate who is invited to the in-person interview at Lakewood.