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Teaching Core Pastor
The Next Level Church
Enlgewood, Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 09/23/2008
Categories: Teaching Pastor
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time
The Next Level Church is currently seeking God’s direction in identifying and hiring our next Teaching Core Pastor. We are looking for someone who is a holistic follower of Jesus, a dynamic teacher, a collaborative leader, and someone we will enjoy life with. TNL began meeting in 1993 and launched as The Next Level Church in September 1997. We believe God is leading us to be a transformational, communal, missional and holistic faith community in and for the Denver Metro area. The vision of TNLC is “together being changed by God to change the world.” Our primary corporate worship gathering is Tuesday evenings, with an average attendance of 500+ weekly. TNLC is led in plurality by four Core Pastors (Community, Teaching, Worship, Ministry) alongside of our Board of Elders.
There are three unique roles within this position. First, this person will serve as one of the four Core Pastors of the church. As opposed to more traditional models of leadership combining associate pastors under a senior/lead pastor, TNLC operates in a team-based, collaborative leadership system in which our four Core Pastors equally share authority and guidance. Practically, this means that together we all discern church vision and direction, shepherd our community, program our Tuesday night services, and serve on the Board of Elders. Beyond these shared roles, each Core Pastor leads and implements within their respective areas of oversight (Teaching, Worship, Ministry, Community).
Second, as the primary teacher in our community, the Teaching Core Pastor sets the teaching direction for Tuesday content and preaches about two-thirds of Tuesdays. He also develops and leads additional teachers for Tuesdays and for class settings. We seek to be biblically grounded, culturally informed, and personally engaged in our teaching as we communicate Christ to a room that represents a faith spectrum from nonbelievers to those who have been Christians for 30+ years.
Finally, this person will oversee our Business Operations, primarily through the management of our Accountant and Office Administrator.
We are looking for someone who lives, leads, interacts, and teaches out of their own personal transformation. Our staff works closely together in shared leadership, so this pastor will need to fit into a work culture that puts a premium on enjoying each other, challenging each other, and deferring to each other. We want a pastor who can engage our community through healthy interpersonal communication, gracious and truthful community care, diplomatic conflict resolution skills, and personal modeling of a growing relationship with Christ.
Professionally, a viable candidate will have significant experience working in positions where his teaching and leadership skills have been refined over time. Our hope is that candidates will have a minimum of 5 years of ministry experience, a background in biblical-theological education (seminary preferred), a commitment to team-based leadership, and alignment with our vision, values, and doctrine.
If you are interested in the full profile of our church and this position, or in applying for the position, please see our Teaching Core Pastor profile page at www.tnl.org/pastorsearch. We are asking all interested applicants to upload résumés, sermon samples, and questionnaire information through that site exclusively to speed our interaction with their material. Thank you in advance for your time and discernment.