Thu Oct 12 00:00:00 MDT 2017
Alliance Northwest District C&MA
Living Hope Community Church –CMA is seeking a senior pastor whose character displays a deep love for Jesus, grounding in the Word, commitment to prayer and someone who is not only bold in his faith, but secure in his calling. Living Hope believes that the senior pastor’s call is to be from the Lord and that the pastor is responsible to the Lord for the ministries of the congregation. We recognize that the Governing Board of the church issues a call and in that respect the pastor is responsible to the Governing Board. However, it is the desire of the Governing Board to give the pastor freedom to minister in whatever way the Lord leads him consistent with the statement of faith of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. It is the general responsibility of the senior pastor to devote himself to the Word, the will, and the work of God. He is amenable to the Governing Board of the church and to the District Superintendent. It is assumed that he will demonstrate an exemplary lifestyle as defined in I Timothy 3:1-7; 4:12-16; and Titus 1:6-9. He will be a licensed Christian and Missionary Alliance pastor. CHARACTER • Models a passionate love for Jesus and people. • Possesses an open, humble, teachable spirit. • Willing to make a long-term commitment to serve at Living Hope Community Church, persevering through tough times. • Possesses a warm, relational personality with a healthy sense of humor. • Invites intentional accountability. COMPETENCY • Able to exegete Scripture, using current technology well. • Capable of casting, communicating and implementing a compelling vision. • Possesses experience and expertise in developing leaders and supervising staff. • A dynamic communicator and solid biblical preacher, who applies the Word in ways that moves people to action, bringing about spiritual transformation. • Capable of bridging the generations, providing ministries for senior adults while attracting younger singles and families. RESPONSIBILITIES • Providing general spiritual oversight and leadership for the church. • Serving as the main preaching pastor and ensuring that responsibility is taken care of in his absence. • Directly overseeing and providing spiritual guidance to church staff. • Delivering pastoral care to the church and overseeing others as they work with him on this. • Providing pastoral counseling to those people where he feels competent. • Leading the Governing Board and Elders and serving as an ex officio member of all other boards and committees. • Faithfully praying for the needs of the church. REQUIREMENTS: A born again believer. Maturing Christian in the ways of Jesus Christ; Committed to Living Hope Community Church-CMA purpose statement; vision statement; values statement, and statement of faith. A licensed worker of the Christian & Missionary Alliance. Must have a college degree in preferably Biblical studies/pastor ministry or a related area of study. RESPONSIBLE TO: The Living Hope Community Church Governing Board and District Superintendent.
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