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The Lead Pastor of Community Bible Church, under the oversight of the Elders, will
humbly-yet-confidently shepherd the CBC community through strong, biblically grounded preaching
and teaching, Spirit-led visionary leadership, and his own deep and well-tended relationship with
God. Building upon the rich foundational history of CBC’s 32-years of ministry in Abilene, following
God’s lead he will facilitate their journey forward into God’s good future.
Primary Responsibilities: The Lead Pastor will have the requisite gifts and experience to fruitfully and joyfully carry out these primary responsibilities:

• Regular personal study & prayer
• Bible-centered preaching & teaching
• Vision-casting and implementation
• Shepherding the staff and elders
• Giving oversight to Sunday Morning Worship
• Providing pastoral guidance and direction to members of the congregation
Core Competencies:
• Gifted in clear and inspiring exposition of God’s Word.
• Humble servant leadership style that empowers others to Godly excellence
• At ease with common people; gentle, humble and relational
Requirements & Preferences
• Post-graduate theological education: Masters of Divinity preferred but not required
• Pastoral Experience: minimum of five years, some as lead pastor preferred but not required
• Married (never divorced)
Key Attributes
• A deep, living relationship with God
• A humble servant-leader able to challenge the congregation for spiritual and numerical growth
• Genuine, personable and able to relate well across generations
• A patient team player

Larry Burtoft

Physical Address:
121 NE 5th St.
Abilene, KS 67410

Organization Website:—Community-Bible-Church