Teaching Pastor Candidates

Third Baptist Church is seeking a full-time teaching pastor to come alongside our current pastors to lead and shepherd the families and individuals that make up 3BC. This page gives information regarding the church, our values, our pastoral model, and, finally, a link to submit your information for consideration. If you have any questions, please contact us by clicking here.

who we are

Third Baptist Church is a congregation of 800+ members located in the heart of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The church was formed in 1947 as a church plant in what was then the outskirts of the city. We are passionate about the Gospel, worship, missions, and discipling believers. We are a cooperating church in the Southern Baptist Convention and hold to the Baptist Faith & Message 2000.

Our mission is to engage people to love and live for Jesus.

Third Baptist Church seeks to incorporate its values in everything we do, giving us a clearly defined purpose.

Transformational Teaching - demonstrated by Spirit-empowered Bible teaching that transforms people into followers of Jesus.

Hands-On Missions - demonstrated by praying, giving and going with the Gospel to people across the street and around the world.

Intentional Community - demonstrated by welcoming people from all life stages as we build relationships in a growing community of believers.

Real Worship - demonstrated by joyfully celebrating God's reign corporately and individually every day in all that we do.

Dynamic Communication - demonstrated by constantly and creatively using every avenue available to communicate the Gospel for salvation and all of life. 

our values

pastoral model

3BC operates under the plurality of elders model, as set forth in scripture, where the men called to pastor, by the church, are responsible to teach the Word of God to the membership of the church. While each pastor is called by the church to minister in a specific area, the pastors, collectively, are responsible for the oversight and discipleship of the members of 3BC, shepherding and pastoring families and individuals in their faith. Each pastor is held accountable to each other and to the church.

Within this model, the executive pastor gives leadership to pastors and church. Yet, all pastors work together to give spiritual leadership to the church.

The teaching pastor is the primary preaching/teaching pastor of the church and is responsible for delivering the Word of God to the people of 3BC. Leadership in related areas, along with pastoral responsibilities, are part of this position, as well. 

To view the job description, click here.

Job Description

submit resume

To be considered for the teaching pastor position, please click here to submit your resume no later than May 3, 2019.

To download the Constitution & Bylaws, click here.