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Community Church of Douglas

Douglas, Michigan, United States

Date Posted:
Other Pastor
Church Size:
751 to 1000
Job Type:
Community Church of Douglas
Job Description:

Lead Pastor: Position Summary - Community Church of Douglas, Michigan


We are located on 80 acres with a high quality 60,000 square foot facility less than a mile from the Lake Michigan shore in a charming resort community.  Excellent schools.  Close proximity to the economic diversity of Holland/Grand Rapids.  A great place to raise a family.


Candidate must demonstrate a history of giftedness in preaching, congregational vision development and problem solving.


An Apostles' Creed, biblically based non-denominational church with 20 full and part-time staff.  A congregation of approximately 1,000 includes a range from Christ seekers to mature Christians. 



Professional Qualifications:

-       Preaching/worship skills that will be appropriate for two traditional services (sanctuary setting) and one contemporary service (gymnasium) each Sunday morning

-       Congregational vision development with lay leaders and staff

-       Problem solving

-    Several years experience with a substantial track record of success and experience

-    A minimum of a MDiv degree from an accredited seminary

-       Appreciation for the advantages and opportunities of an inter-denominational setting

-       Work the hours necessary

-       Monthly reporting  the church Board on hours worked and an overview of areas of focus




-          Preach inspirational biblically-based sermons with substance and life application

-          Embrace and respect a diversity of biblical interpretation within mainline traditions

-          Model a love for the inter-denominational church and encompass the values of other church traditions, policies, and practices

-          Communicate a view of Scripture including:  inspiration, law and grace, respectful style of evangelism, even-handed approach to social issues such as racism, minorities, poverty and wealth, abortion and gender, substance abuse, patriotism, etc.


Pastoral Care/Fellowship

-          Possess a heart for God and a genuine care for people who are culturally and theologically diverse

-          Build positive, appropriate personal relationships within the church and community

-          Be accessible and approachable to congregation members

-          Establish a clear vision for the role of pastoral counseling

-          Foster opportunities for formal and informal small groups

-          Oversee the quality of efforts that are made for the effective assimilation of new people


-          Oversee programs that promote spiritual growth for all ages and stages of life

-          Foster opportunities for educational connections and growth

-          Demonstration passion for growing and supporting the next generation of the church


-          Support outreach programs for missions and evangelism

          Church Growth

-          Desire to serve in a long term pastorate

-          Understand the need to pace oneself for a long-term pastorate

-          Comprehend the time commitment involved for the church to grow and thrive

-          Practice future thinking to meet the challenges of shifts in culture

          Leadership and Problem Solving

-          Be an open-minded, growth oriented leader who is entrepreneurial in practice

-          Represent our church through connections to the community

-          Create a culture of stewardship though personal tithing and inspiring others to tithe

-          Be a team builder and team player who builds consensus

-          Exercise caution with budget oversight that maintains the financial health of the church

-          Understand and practice conflict management skills and strategies

-          Demonstrate proven ability and experience in overseeing the administration of a church and the  development of its staff

-          Possess and utilize effective communication skills


          Emotional Stability and Character

-          Possess the ability to work with uncertainty and stay calm under pressure

-          Demonstrate Christian character and maintain a positive reputation

-          Exemplify the presence of God though prayer

-          Find strength through being genuineā€”not falling back on a title or role

-          Demonstrate a sound personal and financial life

-          Show evidence of healthy family values and relationships



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Community Church of Douglas

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