Meet Heritage Baptist Church
Heritage Baptist Church (HBC) of Monroe, MI has experienced seasons of growth and decline since its founding in 2008. However, since the hire of a dynamic new senior pastor in January 2021, HBC has seen significant growth, growing from an average attendance of 50 in January 2021 to over 150 in the last two years, with over 40 people taking the next step of baptism. Heritage Kids was relaunched in the spring of 2021 with 4 kids and today ministers to 25 every week. Our student ministries have a dozen core students primarily in middle and early high school. Our church is becoming multi-generational with the fastest growth group being young families with parents typically in their 30s and 40s with children at home. About half of our families live in or near Monroe while the other half drive from more rural parts of Monroe County. With a building that is less than 10 years old situated on over 20 acres, we are praying and trusting the Lord for future growth.
Overall, HBC is a growing multi-generational body of believers who truly see ourselves as a family. At the heart of this growth is God’s word being preached and lived out in the hearts of the people at Heritage. We work together in love to serve God, serve each other, and to serve our community.
About the Next Generation Pastor
The Next Generation Pastor will provide leadership to various volunteers and ministry teams from newborns to young adults. He must have a strong passion for younger generations yet able to engage with all age groups. His age is not as important as the ability to lead teams effectively and find ways to provide multi-generational influence for the next generation. He will be skilled at developing relationships with students in the church to effectively disciple them toward spiritual maturity and integrate them into the overall church community. He will be able to partner with parents to make disciples within the home.
He must hold to an orthodox view of scripture as God breathed. Being an intentional and purposeful disciple of Jesus himself, he will be able to lead others in a deepening relationship with Jesus. He must be doctrinally aligned with the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. He will give evidence of a spiritually balanced life, and possess a strong work ethic and personal integrity.
What it’s Like to Live in Monroe, MI
Monroe, Michigan, the largest city in Monroe County, has a population of approximately 22,000 people. The county currently has a population of approximately 156,000. Founded in 1785, it is Michigan’s 3rd oldest community, and is home to the River Raisin National Battlefield Park, a War of 1812 site.
Located in southeast Michigan, along the shores of Lake Erie, historic Monroe is within an hour drive to Canada, Detroit, Toledo and Ann Arbor. Monroe is home to Lay-Z-Boy, the world’s leading manufacturer of recliners. The top employment sectors in Monroe are manufacturing and agriculture. The city boasts nature trails and waterside parks, with the River Raisin running through downtown. The city of Monroe is currently growing at a steady pace.
Monroe and Ida public school districts are located within a few miles from Heritage Baptist Church. These districts have a combined total of 13 schools, with approximately 6,300 students. Building a thriving relationship with these districts will ensure strong connections with the next generation in our community.
Think you’re a great fit for this role? Feel free to ask questions or send a resume below.
From Pastor Nate
Heritage has been on an amazing journey of growth for nearly 3 years now. We’ve seen more and more people joining our family and discovering the love of Christ. It’s been incredible to witness this growth and the positive impact it’s had in our church and our community.
With all this exciting growth, we’ve decided it’s time to take the next step. We’re on the lookout for a Next Gen Pastor! This new addition to our team will help us create meaningful pathways for lifelong discipleship, especially for the youngest part of our church.
So, if you or someone you know has a passion for guiding the next generation to be life-long disciples of Jesus and would love to be part of our growing church family, we want to hear from you!
From Our Members
“My home is a place that I love to be. My wife and I try to make it comfortable for both ourselves and visitors. It is a place where I learn more about God even while I teach my children. It’s a place where we regularly have family reunions with the older members sharing wisdom and stories and younger ones having fun and learning how to interact with each other. Some of them even just learning to walk. It’s my favorite place.
Corbin, member since 2022
Heritage Baptist Church is a truly special place, where one can witness and experience the divine presence of God in remarkable ways. It serves as a sanctuary where individuals come together as a unified body of believers, not only to worship and serve God but also to extend a helping hand to each other. Here, you’ll find a sisterhood in Christ that goes beyond friendship; they are companions in faith, offering heartfelt prayers and Godly wisdom whenever needed. Within its walls, there’s an undeniable sense of family, where love and acceptance abound, and where you’re reminded that HBC is, without a doubt, wholeheartedly serving God’s purpose. It’s a place where peace reigns, where you can come as you are, free from judgment or condemnation, and simply bask in the warm embrace of a community that reflects the love and grace of our Creator.
Kerri, member since 2008
10:30 am Worship Service
Heritage Baptist Church
612 Strasburg Rd
Monroe, MI 48161
We help people grow.
At Heritage, one of our goals is to help you understand and apply God’s word. We believe that the Bible has the power to transform your life from the inside out. Every message is posted online so you can listen again and share with a friend. Enjoy!