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Converge MidAmerica

Senior Pastor - Faith Church

Converge MidAmerica
Grayslake, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 11/26/2014
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Faith Church is a 300 person suburban, church strategically located in the growing community of Grayslake Illinois. Approximately 110,000 people live within a 20 minute drive of the church, and 17,000 students attend a community college a block from our facilities. We have a strong desire to reach our community as demonstrated by youth, sports and outreach ministries, and a history of starting and supporting church plants.


Job Overview

We are looking for an experienced Senior Pastor who is a servant leader, with vision, passion for, and experience in, reaching people far from God in a culturally diverse suburban setting. He will have leadership experience in a multi-staff, missionally minded church. He will have strong communication skills (both in the pulpit and inter-personally), a track record of developing new leaders, and the ability to motivate others to chase God and have kingdom impact.

Formal Responsibilities

Leadership and Vision

  1. A motivational leader, vision caster, and strategic planner.
  2. A coach and team builder.
  3. A missional mindset, a lifestyle of relational evangelism, and experience motivating and equipping others to effective community outreach.
  4. Able to lead in a way that earns the trust and support of the congregation, and builds consensus to navigate change. 
  5. A big-picture thinker and proactive problem solver.
  6. A man who organizes, energizes, and empowers board, staff, and ministry leaders to implement our shared vision.
  7. He should have the heart of a shepherd, and experience equipping and empowering staff and lay leaders to provide pastoral care to the congregation.  

Preach and Teach

  1. Preach for life transformation by applying the truth of God’s Word to peoples personal needs and spiritual needs in culturally relevant language that is challenging, inspiring, and high on practical application.
  2. Oversee worship planning to inspire the church and reach the community

Exemplify Christian Character

  1. Model a life passionate for Jesus Christ and His church.
  2. Model a heart committed to reaching the far from God and making disciples in accordance with the great commission.
  3. Model attitudes and behaviors guided by biblical principles and demonstrate consistent personal spiritual growth.



Personal Qualities

  1. The Senior Pastor shall meet the New Testament requirements for office as listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.
  2. He shall have a strong grace orientation and proven integrity, wisdom, humility, joy, compassion, authenticity, and optimism.  
  3. A strong devotional and prayer life.

 Professional Qualities

  1. Minimum of 5 years experience as Associate or Senior Pastor in a suburban church with a diverse congregation.
  2. Experience supervising multiple staff and working with an elder board.
  3. Master of Divinity and ordination from an evangelical church.
  4. Must agree with, and be energized by, our Mission, Vision, Statement of Faith, and philosophy of sports ministry.
  5. Must be willing to work within our partnership and affiliation with Converge MidAmerica and Converge Worldwide.

Contact Information
Applicants should send their resume via email to with the words FAITH SEARCH in the subject line. Do not contact the church directly. DO NOT APPLY THROUGH CHURCH STAFFING SITE. 
Applicants need to include an audio or video file or web link to a recent sermon. Video is preferred.