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									Senior Pastor
               National Search for a
A new          Senior Pastor who
Beginning      exemplifies the
               leadership style
               of Jesus:

               Professes the truth
               in boldness and serves in a
               spirit of humility,
               Non-wavering in the

               truth   of the   Word
               in favor of
               political correctness
               or social pressures,

               A   servant leader
               by example, subject to
            wise counsel, and
            dependent on   Prayer.
Senior Pastor Candidate,

This booklet is designed to furnish you
with a brief overview of Crossgate Church.
Crossgate Church is located in Hot Springs
Arkansas. We are affiliated with the Southern
Baptist Convention and aligned with the
doctrine of The Baptist Faith and Message.
We believe,
God has given us an urgent mission, placing us in rapidly growing
Garland County. We are blessed with an exciting opportunity to
permeate the surrounding culture with the Gospel of Christ.

Please take some time to pray your way through this booklet.
Perhaps the Spirit of God has been moving in your heart, preparing
you to be part of the next chapter of His work here at Crossgate.

Our Search Team would be happy to interact with you and answer
any questions. It is our sincere prayer that the Lord of the Harvest
lead each one of us as we seek to discern His will – and the potential
of His call for you to join us in this ministry to Arkansas.

You can learn more about us and also access the Pastoral Application
by reviewing our web site at or by contacting our
Search Team by email at

In His Service,
Crossgate Pastor Search Team

Les Currey                 David White
Georgia Fine               Angel Willis
Matthew McCallister        Alternates:
Terry Thompson             Bill Bledsoe
Kevin Utley                Sherrill Schroeder
Lisa Walker
Senior Pastor

Position Overview:
The Senior Pastor is to provide spiritual and pastoral leadership to
the congregation of Crossgate Church and will serve as chief
administrator of the congregation so that it might fulfill its mission
and purpose as the body of Christ. The Senior Pastor will preach,
teach and provide primary leadership to the church purposes of
Worship, Discipleship, Fellowship, Ministry and Evangelism.

The Senior Pastor will discern and effectively communicate God’s
vision for Crossgate, keeping it before the people in creative,
compelling ways that promote personal and church growth. The
Senior Pastor will focus on establishing Crossgate as a powerful
influence for the kingdom of God.

Authority & Accountability:
The Senior Pastor will serve under the guidance of the Holy Spirit
and with accountability and authority as provided by the
Crossgate church charter.
Senior Pastor:


 1. Regularly preach and teach the Word of God and administer
    the ordinances for the congregation, inspiring people into a
    deeper and closer relationship with Christ.
 2. Plan and lead worship in conjunction with the other pastors or
    leaders of music, the arts and worship planning teams.
 3. Officiate at special services such as weddings, funerals,
    baptisms or community events in partnership with other
    pastoral staff.
 4. Work with the worship pastor to develop and maintain music
    programs for all ages and to integrate music and the arts into
    worship services and other areas of congregational need.

 1. Oversee the administration and management of all areas of
    congregational activities in consultation with teams and
 2. Support and assist pastors and staff who have primary
    responsibilities in all ministries of the church.
 3. Support, supervise, manage and regularly evaluate the church
    staff as defined by the church charter.
 4. Build team concepts among church staff and hold regular staff
    meetings to coordinate the ministries and administration of
    the church and facilitate communication.
 5. Serve as the staff representative for the trustees, deacons and
    other teams that may be outlined within the church.
Senior Pastor
Responsibilities: continued

  1. Promote, educate, and advocate responsible biblical stewardship
     within the congregation.
  2. Assist with financial matters and concerns of Crossgate Church
     including the promotion of capital fund and debt reduction
  3. Promote benevolence, missions and community financial needs to
     the congregation.

  1. Lead and demonstrate effective ways to witness and win the lost
     to salvation through Jesus Christ by implementing ministries that
     will reach out to our community.
  2. Direct the assimilation of new members into the life of the church
     promoting their involvement in worship, lifegroups and ministry.
  3. Encourage all ministries of Crossgate to carry out their work with
     an emphasis on welcoming others to participate in their ministry.

General Responsibilities:
  1. Adhere to the Church Charter.
  2. Promote pastoral care through visitation and spiritual counseling
     in cooperation with the deacons and other pastoral staff.
  3. Quickly and effectively respond to congregational crisis or need.
     Keep lines of communication open.
  4. Maintain appropriate office hours to allow accessibility by staff
     and church members.
  5. Maintain a vital and wholesome personal relationship with the
     Lord through daily Bible study and prayer.
Our Church
Crossgate Church, formerly Second Baptist Church, was
founded over a hundred years ago and continues to be an
important part of the history of Hot Springs, Arkansas. In 2002,
the 800-plus congregation determined that a new facility and
location were needed to satisfy increased attendance demands
along with the demographic needs of our church ministries.

In 2004, Second Baptist relocated to their newly constructed
131,000 sq. ft. facility on 78 acres and formally changed their
name to Crossgate Church.         This move gave the 800-plus
congregation the needed space, functionality, and flexibility for
their multi-faceted ministry.

Crossgate has a unique culture of a young family orientation,
contemporary worship, fundamental Bible teaching, and
openness to new methods. The body is unified and focused.
The challenge of growth in people and finances are considered
opportunities under the leadership of the pastor that Gods sends
to us.
Hot Springs,

America's only national park located inside a city. Within the
gently rolling Ouachita Mountains and surrounded by three
beautiful lakes and green forests in the heart of Garland County's
100,000+ community, Hot Springs' exquisite natural beauty,
history, culture, and recreational activities make it a great place to
live.     Because of abundant natural resources, there are
innumerable ways to experience nature including camping,
fishing, hiking, mountain biking and water sports.
A thriving arts community is another major draw to the spa city
with a host of fine art galleries and antique shops, along with
nationally recognized festivals including the Hot Springs
Documentary Film Festival and Music Festival.          The newly
developed Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Theme and Water Parks
offer many special events year round for the entire family.
Entertainment options are abundant with great music and family
shows, community concerts and more. Hot Springs is famous for
its 47 natural hot springs, historic bathhouse row, relaxing spa
treatments, and golf at one of its many challenging courses. With
so much to do and see, Hot Springs truly has something for
everyone to love.

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