Solo Pastor

6/15/2020

Alliance Northwest District C&MA

Lead Pastor | Omak, WA Full-Time A smaller, multi-generational church in North Central Washington seeks a pastor who is committed to Bible teaching in the expository tradition and has a heart for helping people. He must be gifted in discipling and mentoring church leaders for ministry, knowledgeable in spiritual formation and small group development, and able to lead the congregation in reaching people for Christ and greater community impact. We desire a pastor who is a skilled Bible teacher, who is wise and discerning, and who cares for his people while providing appropriate leadership. He should relate to people with a servant’s heart, be experienced in equipping people for ministry and leadership, and be a good listener. In addition, the pastor should hold the vision of what the church wants to be before the congregation. He must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, able to teach, self-controlled, not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money, and not fond of sordid gain. He must be one who manages his household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity, not accused of dissipation or rebellion. He must not be a new convert. He must have a good reputation with those outside the church. He must hold fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict. (Adapted from 1 Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:6-9). SPIRIT-FILLED CHARACTER -Models a passionate love for Jesus and people, and is passionate for people to know and grow in Jesus. -Is committed to consistent personal time of Biblical study and reflection. -Seeks the Lord’s guidance and consults with others regularly. -Demonstrates healthy relationships with others. -Demonstrates a humble and teachable spirit . -Has integrity and does what he says he’ll do. -Has a love for a rural community setting far from the amenities of a large city. BIBLICAL TEACHING -Preaches Biblically-rooted, practical, and life-applicable messages. -Exhorts in sound doctrine to accurately and earnestly deliver God’s Word. -Presents the whole counsel of God for maximum life change. -Inspires greater obedience to the Word. -Mentors and disciples through preaching, small groups, and in one-on-one settings. RELATIONAL LEADERSHIP -Emphasizes the power and practice of prayer. -Recognizes and employs the talents and gifts of others. -Enjoys and relates effectively to people of all ages and backgrounds. -Lovingly confronts sin as described in Scripture. -Values and models Biblical peacemaking and reconciliation. -Facilitates an environment where people feel welcome, loved, and free to be transparent. -Thinks creatively and applies ideas and concepts in new ways. -Has a heart for and experience in evangelism and mentoring new evangelists. -Is relational and approachable, with a healthy sense of humor. -Is capable of casting, communicating, and implementing a compelling vision. Applications will be sent to search@ovachurch.com

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