Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding. Jeremiah 3:15 NIV
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
The Metropolitan Baptist Church in Largo, Maryland is prayerfully seeking its 7th full-time Senior Pastor in its 158-year history to lead a congregation of over 1200 active members, with approximately 600 persons attending weekly either virtually or in-person. The successful candidate will be a transformative leader and motivator, with dynamic preaching and teaching ability, strong administrative talents, and the capacity to engage a multigenerational congregation.
By the Grace of God, Metropolitan is uniquely poised for future success. We have learned from, but not been defined by, both the historic triumphs and the documented challenges of our past. We are eager and prepared to move forward into a new season. We are developing our ministries to meet the needs of our members and their families, as well as supporting our local community and global missions. We are doers. “Metropolitan Cares” is more than a phrase or concept. It is who we are. We live it daily and demonstrate it with every act of love, help, and support.
Metropolitan is seeking a Senior Pastor with a fresh vision for our church who also embraces the core mission of our ministry: to bring persons into a saving and redemptive relationship as disciples of Jesus Christ. As we live by Christ’s example, we empower others to carry out the commands of God’s Word. We seek only to be God’s servants as agents of healing, wholeness and justice in a wounded and fragmented world. We accomplish this by living out our Kingdom Principles.
By God’s Spirit, we bring unity in the body of Christ. The world will know we are Christians by our love. I John 4:7
With Christ as our model, those who lead are those who serve. Luke 22:26
Our ministry must reach our community and our world. Our commitment is to racial equality, gender equality, and social justice. We are all the children of God. Micah 6:8
We honor and strengthen the institutions of marriage and the family. We will always protect our children and honor our elders. I Corinthians 11:3Vacancy Announcement
Worship and Praise
Our preaching is centered in the Word of God. Our praise and worship are free and open to the welcome activity of the Holy Spirit. Psalm 34:1
We honor God by abstaining from addictive behaviors. We make godly decisions regarding our lifestyles, our relationships, and our personal choices. I Corinthians 3:16
Our moral and ethical decisions are guided by a godly concern for others through missions at home and around the world. We support this church and its ministries through our time, our talents and our tithes. John 3:3
- Licensed and ordained Baptist minister
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited theological school
- Pastoral or staff ministerial experience of at least 5 years
- Ability to inspire and transform lives through the skillful preaching, teaching, interpretation and application of the Holy Bible
- Superior communication skills
- Personal Integrity
- Pastoral Compassion
- Commitment to community action and social justice
- Experience in working with and leading teams of clergy, staff, and ministry leaders to enhance efficiency
- High business acumen and strong business principles, practices and ethics
Individuals who desire to be considered should access the following link to apply: Metropolitan Pastor Application -2022 Final.pdf
Please complete the application, attach your resume and provide a link or otherwise identify with
specificity a website or social media platform where we could find an example of your preaching.
Submissions need to be received by December 2, 2022.
For additional information, you can email the Search Committee at MetPSC7@gmail.com.
All submitted information will be regarded as confidential. Additional information may be requested and/or required. A completed application for employment and clearance of a criminal/personal background check will be required for all finalists.
Metropolitan is a vibrant, multicultural congregation whose vision is as broad as the grace of God.
Metropolitan is a CARING Church family! If you are interested in becoming a member virtually, leave your contact information here and someone will be in touch to advise on how we will walk the salvation journey with you.