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Lawrence Street Church
Lowell, MA
Posted: May 13, 2024
Job Information:
Church Name: Lawrence Street PM Church Denomination, web site: Primitive Methodist Church in the USA (primitivemethodistchurch.org) Address: 1189 Lawrence Street, Lowell, MA 01852 USA Internet: https://www.facebook.com/LSCLowell Contact information: Joseph Chevalier, Station Steward, joe.chevalier@comcast.net Brief History of Church: Primitive Methodism began in England in the early 1800's, as an attempt to restore the Methodist Revival begun under the ministry of John Wesley. The Lawrence Street PM Church was organized in 1883 as a mission work, and continues God's work in reaching our community for Christ to this day. Church Mission Statement: Out of obedience to God's Great Commission, to produce disciple-making churches that will lead our world to Christ. Purpose: The Primitive Methodist Church is a community of evangelical Christians, united for the mutual help in perfecting of Christian character, for the promoting of vital Christianity in the earth, and aiding in extending the Kingdom of Christ throughout the world. We are a Bible believing, Christ centered, evangelical methodist church with no ties to the United Methodist Church. Our purpose is to preach the gospel. The Bible reveals the purpose of the Church is to enable individuals to know God as Savior and Lord through faith in Jesus Christ and to glorify Him through evangelism, edification, education, and equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. Doctrine: Please see details of the Primitive Methodist doctrinal beliefs on the website: primitivemethodistchurch.org Information on Church location / community: The city of Lowell is located approximately 30 miles north of Boston, in beautiful New England. Alongside Cambridge, it is one of two traditional seats of Middlesex County. With an estimated population of 115,554 in 2020, it was the fifth most populous city in Massachusetts as of the last census, and the third most populous in the Boston metropolitan statistical area. The city is also part of a smaller Massachusetts statistical area called Greater Lowell, and of New England's Merrimack Valley region. Information about Lowell and the Boston area is available at lowellma.gov, and likelowell.com. Size / Average Attendance: 61 members, average attendance 31 Primary Ministry Responsibilities: Worship: Prepare and conduct weekly lessons/sermons, lead worship and special services, and administer sacraments of Baptism and Communion Evangelism/Church Building: Collaborate with church members to reach out to others for Christ, and increase church membership and participation Discipleship: Collaborate with those in ministry positions to promote Christian education, preaching, teaching, and interpretation of Scripture Pastoral Care: Be available to the congregation in times of rejoicing, illness, bereavement, and emergencies. Visit hospitals, nursing homes, shut-ins, and provide pre-marital counseling, officiate at weddings and funerals Applicant Characteristics / Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with a degree in Theology would be preferred. Pastoral experience preferred. A person mature in the Christian life, with a commitment to Christ and a call to serve in the ministry of the gospel Maintain a regular and disciplined personal worship, Bible study, and prayer life Commitment to fostering church growth and community relationships Ability to effectively preach the Word of God, with relatable and applicable messages that encourage and challenge people to know and grow in Christ In agreement with the doctrine of the Primitive Methodist Church in the United States Exemplify the scriptural qualifications of an Elder according to 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9, 1 Peter 5:1-4 Ability to provide references and agree to a background check Salary / Benefits: Parsonage located at 1199 Lawrence Street in Lowell, 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, office Salary range commensurate with education and experience. Includes base salary, car allowance, contribution to Self-Employment Tax, health benefit allowance, utility allowance, and use of parsonage. Paid vacation How to apply: Please review this job description and the Primitive Methodist denomination website (primitivemethodistchurch.org). Along with your resume please answer the following questions and submit by email to joe.chevalier@comcast.net. 1. Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Senior Pastor for Lawrence Street Church? 2. Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Senior Pastor at Lawrence Street Church. 3. In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how it aligns with the doctrine of Lawrence Street Church and the Primitive Methodist denomination.  
Position Information:
Position Title:Senior / Solo Pastor
Time: Full Time
Category: Senior Pastor
Denomination: Other
Worship Style: Traditional
Church Size: less than 100
Contact Information:
Organization Name:Lawrence Street Church
Address1:1189 Lawrence Street
State or Province:MA
ZIP Code:01852
Country: USA
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