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Converge MidAmerica

Senior Pastor - Journey Church

Converge MidAmerica
Waukegan, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 02/10/2014
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Journey Church is a Hispanic evangelical church strategically located in Waukegan, Illinois. Approximately 120,000 people live within a 20 minute drive of the church. We are a church primarily of second generation Hispanics but with significant diversity. We desire to be a Generous Life-Changing Community who reach out to our community, meeting people where they are, and helping them discover a relationship with Christ. Sunday attendance averages 200 (adults and children). We have a variety of ministries and a heart for our community.


Job Overview
We are looking for a Senior Pastor who is a visionary, strategic leader who can build teams, equip, and motivate people to pursue the vision. A coach who leads by character, patiently building consensus behind leadership decisions. A problem solver with experience in reengineering ministries for greater impact. A self-starter who seizes opportunities and tackles challenges to achieve God-given goals. Should be optimistic, inspiring, and encouraging. He will have strong communication skills (both in the pulpit and inter-personally), a passion for developing new leaders, a heart for reaching the far from God, and the ability to motivate others to chase God with their lives. He should have experience in Hispanic, and bi-lingual ministry.


Formal Responsibilities
1. Leadership and Vision, 
• Seek God’s word and God’s leading for Journey Church
• Discern and communicate vision, direction & strategy
• Lead, shepherd and develop the board of Elders, pastoral team and other support staff
• Inspire, influence and challenge the spiritual well-being of the congregation, so that they may glorify God in their public and private lives – both corporately and as individuals

2. Preach and Teach
• Communicate God’s word, speaking to people’s felt needs and real spiritual needs in language relevant to our church culture and community

• Sermons should be biblically accurate and emotionally inspiring, with a high emphasis on practical application leading to life transformation

3. Set an Example
• Model a life passionate for Jesus Christ and for the work of His church
• Model a heart committed to reaching those far from God and making disciples

• Model a life that shows a consistency of spiritual growth


• The Senior Pastor shall meet the requirements for office as listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.
• Embrace the Journey Church Statement of Faith and Mission: “To honor God and journey with Him in making authentic followers of Jesus through genuine relationships" As we do this we want to be real with ourselves, others and God.

• A degree from an accredited seminary or Bible College is preferred or at least a minimum of five years experience as a Senior Pastor or comparable role in a church of at least 100 
• Experience in and/or a heart for reaching the Hispanic community

• Bilingual, multi-cultural



Contact Information Applicants should send their resume via email to with the words JOURNEY SEARCH in the subject line. Applicants need to include an audio or video file or web link to a recent sermon. Video is preferred. DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS WEBSITE