Pastor, FBC Moffat -
FBC Moffat is seeking a full time pastor. A parsonage is provided.
Ideal Candidate Profile
Preaching: God’s man for our church will preach with an emphasis on the Word of God and sound Southern Baptist doctrine. He will not preach for personal agendas, political correctness, or worldly opinion, but from the Holy Bible. Our pastor will be passionate, creative and excited about preaching God’s Word.
Helping members develop spiritual life and relate faith to life: Our pastor will equip the church body for acts of service, evangelism and discipleship. He will help members to grow with Bible study, worship, prayer, ministry to others and fellowship and enable them to grow in their maturity in Jesus Christ.
Pastoral visitation: Our pastor will consider the needs of the entire church family and will shepherd us. We ask that he visit members in the hospital, nursing homes and for those at home. He will encourage and reach out to all members of the church family as he seeks to promote a spirit of unity and love in the body of Christ. By his loving manner, he will reach all age groups in the church.
Reaching the lost (Evangelism): He will be committed to making a positive impact on the church body, the community, and in the world through the Gospel of Jesus Christ through various ministries, missions, and outreach opportunities. He will seek to involve himself in our community and will be strongly mission minded.
Planning and leading the worship service: He will lead, plan and work with those who will lead in the times of worship.
Facilitating communication among staff, leadership and congregation: He will work with and guide the church staff in their specific duties. He will oversee the day-to-day operations of the church organization and office, delegating responsibilities appropriately. He will participate in church committees’ activities, ministries, and missions. Our pastor will work with the deacon body on church ministries and activities. He will face any conflict with prayer and guidance with the church leadership and will work in cooperation with the deacons, church council and congregation. He will be willing to serve with humility, joy and thankfulness and will have a teachable spirit. He will know our church by-laws and will function within them.
Local community outreach: He is to be involved in the community as he would have opportunity.
Building discipleship training: He will seek to lead in building a discipleship ministry knowing that this begins with the Sunday morning Bible teaching ministry. He will work with the Education Committee leading them in this ministry in Making Disciples.
Teaching: Knowing that our Heavenly Father “gave some to be pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-12), the pastor will seek to teach God’s Word to His people to enable them to grow.
Reaching inactive members: The pastor can lead out and develop a ministry with deacons and church members to stay in contact with those members who have not been in attendance. This can be done best through the Sunday School organization.
Community and Church Profile
Community of Moffat: Moffat is a small bedroom community located West of the
Temple City Limits. The Temple City Limits borders the area at Cedar Ridge Park
Road on Moffat Road. Over the years the Temple/Belton ISD’s have grown and both
districts have built middle and high schools near Moffat. In the past few years,
housing subdivisions have been built in the community. Moffat is bordered on three
sides by Lake Belton. Ample recreation is found in area Corp of Engineers parks
(Cedar Ridge, McGregor, Leona and White Flint Park). State Highway 36 runs East
and West through the Moffat Area with three intersections leading into Moffat.
Commercial and retail business continue to build in the area, and more is to come.
Part of Moffat lays within the city of Temple extra territory jurisdiction and part
within Morgan’s Point Resort ETJ. Population is 4,000+ in a three-mile radius of the
church address with projection being 5,200+ by 2029. The community is a mixture
of both blue- and white-collar workers.
Brief Church History: FBC of Moffat began, August, 17, 1884 as Mission Baptist
Church. In 1911, the name changed to Moffat Baptist Church and in 1989 the name
changed to First Baptist Church of Moffat. The church is located at 13929 Moffat
Road, Temple, Texas in Bell County. On December 7, 1986, the new sanctuary was
dedicated, and a special event took place October 30, 1986, with a note burning
service for a debt free congregation. The church has had 38 pastors, not including
interim pastors, in her history.
Organization and Structure of FBC of Moffat: The church is a member of the Bell
Baptist Association, the Baptist General Convention of Texas as well as the SBC. The
church subscribes to the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message. During the COVID
pandemic, the church did not come together to meet until the middle of May, 2020;
all was done on-line during mid-March and then people gathered for worship in
their cars on the parking lot during April and the first of May. The church has
averaged 55 in attendance during the pandemic. Sunday School attendance
averages 40 ranging from adults to youth, children and pre-school. The annual
church budget is over $121,000 with missions and Cooperative Program giving
making up 13% of the budget. Tuesday mornings and evenings consist of prayer
gatherings. Bible Study meets on Wednesday evenings with children, youth and
adults meeting on campus. The church presently has four acres with four buildings
on the property. The fellowship hall is attached to the 200+ seat sanctuary.
Adjacent to the sanctuary is the office, pre-school rooms and one adult classroom.
The student building is located across the parking lot from the sanctuary and
contains the youth and children’s ministries. The parsonage is located on the West
side of the campus. The three bedroom and two bath house is located on a large
The church supports local missions such as the Belton Hope House operated under
the Hope for the Hungry organization. The Hope House works with underprivileged
children in the Belton community. Through Hope for the Hungry the church has had
a long connection with a boy orphanage in Guibert, Haiti. FBC of Moffat also has a
close relationship with the Lighthouse Church ministries in Gampola Sri Lanka where
the church supports Pastor Jacob Ratnum in his mission to plant churches in Sri
Lanka where Muslim and Buddhist churches dominate the landscape as well as the
government. In addition to church planting the church supports Lighthouse’s school
to educate poor and orphaned children of Gampola.
FBC of Moffat has gone through the Intentional Interim Pastor Process where the
church has worked through History, Leadership, Mission and Values, and
Connections. The church has recently updated their Constitution and By-Laws and
scaled down their committee and teams where there are now only five; an
Administrative Team (Finance & Personnel), Buildings & Grounds, Missions, Hostess
and Education. The chair of each of these committees, plus the chairman of
deacons, treasurer, clerk, pastor and ministerial staff constitute the Church Council.
The Mission Statement for First Baptist Church of Moffat is:
Encounter and Share His Word
“Proclaim with me the LORD’s greatness, let us exalt His name together.”