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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Grace Family Church - Shared Lead Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Tampa, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 08/12/2015
Categories: Associate Pastor - Discipleship Pastor - Senior Pastor - Teaching Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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No matter who you are or where you have been, you are welcome here. 


Grace Family Church (GFC) is a non-denominational, Bible-based church in Tampa, Florida with a diverse, multi-cultural population. GFC has a passion for all people to experience the love of Jesus Christ and to discover God’s plan for their life. Averaging an attendance of 8,000 in its weekly programming, this multisite church with four existing campuses has a strong vision and track record for reaching the unchurched. Grace Family has been progressively renowned for their innovations and willingness to try nearly anything to reach those far from God. What began as a portable church, is now housed in a beautiful campus with state of the art facilities that carry a simple, yet inviting, and unique message. Founding and Senior Pastor Craig Altman is highly involved with the Association of Related Churches (ARC), with additional contributions to John Maxwell's leadership network. Such avenues of leadership have widely reflected his capacity and style, not only as the Senior Pastor of GFC, but also as a church executive in the Northwest region of Florida.


The primary purpose of this role has the intended purpose for this person to become the Senior Leader in a shared leadership model at Grace Family Church. For this reason, the ideal candidate will have an insatiable heart, and a driving desire to be mentored and developed by founding and Senior Pastor Craig Altman. The Shared Lead Pastor will be part of the executive leadership and teaching team at GFC, and will have a significant voice and influence in the future of the church. As the Senior Pastor's trusted parter, this individual will be the primary supporter, encourager, and inspirer, in implementing GFC's vision, philosophy and values, alongside Pastor Craig. The Shared Lead Pastor will additionally be responsible for providing oversight in all areas of ministry of the church.


The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and seminary experience, and be exeedingly gifted in teaching, ministry development, team building, and discipleship. He will have solid leadership experience in a church of 3000+ in weekend attendance. They will be a strong and secure leader who is humble, yet decisive in their leadership. They must have a proven track record of organizational development, and in providing strategic foresight. It will be necessary to be people-centric, with a driving passion to reach the unchurched and help them grow deeper in their faith. The candidate must embrace the ability to lead within a community of high-level leaders and promote innovation through collaboration.  


The Shared Lead Pastor will have a strong demonstrated relationship with Jesus Christ, guided by integrity and a sound set of ethical principles. They will possess a chemistry that 'fits' with Grace Family Church, with outstanding team building skills. A quality of humility and transparency, complemented with abilities that reflect creative and pragmatic problem solving is imperative in this position. Most importantly, they will whole-heartedly commit to the vision, mission, and core values/beliefs of the organization.


Tampa, Florida is not only a place full of culture, art, great food, ideal weather, and year-round festivals, it is also a stunning all-around beautiful place to live and raise a family. Boasting beautiful beaches, traditional fairs, food trucks, creative farm-to-table cuisine, international markets, and the freshest seafood, Tampa consists of a wonderful environment any one would enjoy. The city offers high quality of life at a low cost of living. Companies regularly move executives into the area, many of which with young families. Family life resembles most towns in a major metro area of the U.S. Good schools, sports, and cultural opportunities abound for families wishing to live in the area. Chamber of commerce materials are available upon request.


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