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BreakPointe Community Church

Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Date Posted:
Senior Pastor
Church Size:
151 to 250
Job Type:
BreakPointe Community Church
Job Description:



Job title:                      Lead Pastor

Reports   to:                Local board and   Kansas District

Direct   reports:           Administrator

                                  Worship and   Arts Pastor

                                  Outreach   and Student Ministries Pastor

Allotted   hours:           Full time position

Effective   date:           March/April of 2014

Submit to:                   pastorsearch@kvci.com


Position Overview

The pastor is our front line leader and must exemplify Godly character. The lead pastor is responsible for:

     1) Proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ in interpersonal dealings and from the pulpit

     2) Teaching biblical truths

     3) Developing staff

     4) Providing pastoral care to those in need.


This is a challenging position based on full responsibility for BreakPointe’s operation. The lead pastor handles detailed, complex concepts and problems, balances multiple tasks simultaneously, and makes decisions regarding staff and other issues. The lead pastor must be able to establish strong and appropriate relationships with staff, ministry teams, committees, volunteers, donors, board, the Kansas Wesleyan District, membership and the community. The hours required to lead an effective ministry may be long and irregular. Yet it is vitally important the pastor maintain a healthy and invigorating balance among church commitments, personal spiritual connection and family relationships. The lead pastor will convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding BreakPointe.


Church Attendance: 200 average weekly Sunday attendance. 17 small groups meet weekly or bi-weekly.


Situational Description: The church is located in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City.  We are conveniently located near major highways, roughly 20 minutes or less to most of the Greater Kansas City area. Our facility and grounds are nestled away from traffic in an established neighborhood. Our original church building was constructed in 1978. In 2009, the facility was renovated and expanded by 8,000 square feet, more than doubling in size. The sanctuary seats 250 per service. Guests and church members enjoy fellowship in CommonPointe Café, a comfortable and expansive collection spot. We are a family-oriented and community-minded congregation. Our mission statement is “Connecting People to Christ.”


Challenge Statement:  BreakPointe Community Church is seeking a pastor who will lead us and enhance our collective relationship with Christ. Our demographic covers a wide range of spiritual maturities and ages and is socio-economically diverse. There is a great deal of love and support within our congregation. We have a faithful base of tithing families, but we need church-wide disciplines developed to move to a shared-sacrifice model. We believed we would have seen significant attendance growth and demographic balancing once our facility expansion was completed. However, after a period of modest growth, church attendance has decreased slightly. Lower attendance has strained our ability to minister as we believe we are called. In June, our senior pastor departed suddenly. Fortunately our associate pastor is handling this transition period until a senior pastor is determined. With a wonderful facility in place that is centrally located and a solid core of believers, we feel we are positioned for the “immeasurably more.” We seek a shepherd who can teach us how to take personal spiritual belief and growth and use it to teach others, creating new disciples for Christ. We are excited about meeting the challenge and spreading the gospel to our community and beyond.  


Salary range: Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. We expect the selected candidate will receive an annual salary between $60,000 and $85,000 along with benefits, including health insurance.


Respond: Please send your resume and any additional information you want to include to pastorsearch@kvci.com  or BreakPointe Community Church, Pastor Search – Confidential, 10001 W. 88th Street, Overland Park, Kansas  66212. All information received will be handled confidentially by the Search Committee until you let us know it may be disclosed.


Ministry Responsibilities


Spiritual Leadership of our Congregation

  • Preaching and teaching
  •   Scripturally sound preaching
  •   Understandable
  •   Inspiring personal and church-wide spiritual growth
  •   Corporate prayer leadership
  • Pastoral care
  •   Individual counseling or appropriate referral 

Church outreach

  • Develop sustainable outreach plan so the church looks outward, seeks the lost and doesn’t become self-absorbed 

Administrative leadership of the Church

  • Primary communicator of the church’s vision
  • Lead developer of an annual ministry plan
  •   Measurable objectives - Short term, Long term
  • Constructive interaction with church Board and District 
  • Staff development
  •   Equip, train and encourage staff
  •   Cooperatively set measurable individual objectives
  •   Periodic informal reviews and update to individual plans
  •   Formal annual review of each staff member
  •   Mentor to maximize leadership and skills development
  •   Staffing decisions (all staff reports to the lead pastor) 
  • Membership growth
  •   Increase membership to match the size of our church building
  •   Determine needs of our church
  •   Balance demographics. Work to achieve a balance of (i) doers and providers and (ii) consumers. 
  • Fiscally sound management
  •   Effectively manage operating budget
  •   Effectively manage reduction in church mortgage
  •   Lead church-wide stewardship responsibility plan

Essential Personal Attributes

  • Good communicator
  • Biblical knowledge
  • Gifted preaching
  • Motivates people to do God’s work
  • Connection to the personality of the congregation
  • Ability to prioritize – time management skills
  • Effective teaching
  • Personal integrity and accountability
  • Compassion and sensitivity to people’s needs
  • Work within a financial budget
  • Self-starter
  • Team player
  • Comfortable with diversity
  • Respectful of all age groups
  • Respectful of all levels of economic status 

Working Relationships

  • Position is, in effect, the CEO.
  • Position reports to the Board. Primary interface is the Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Confirmation of the Church’s Pastoral selection is subject to approval of the Kansas District
  • Job continuance is periodically confirmed by the Kansas District



  • Leadership and team building skills
  • Ability to manage and complete projects
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or a Seminary Degree
  • Experience as a lead pastor or part of a pastoral team
  • Must understand and follow the requirements of the Wesleyan Doctrine


Other Skills/Abilities/Attributes

  • Personal prayer and devotions
  • Optimistic
  • Personal study and self-improvement
  • Ability to manage projects to timely completion 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES ARE POSSIBLE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet BreakPointe’s ongoing and changing needs.

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BreakPointe Community Church

Church: BreakPointe Community Church Website: BreakPointe.org Position: Full time Senior Pastor Denomination: Wesleyan (but our search is not limited to only Wesleyan pastors) Church Attendance: 200 average weekly Sunday attendance. 17 small groups meet weekly or bi-weekly. Situational Description: The church is located in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. We are conveniently located near major highways, roughly 20 minutes or less to most of the Greater Kansas City area. Our facility and grounds are nestled away from traffic i More...