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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Blackhawk Ministries - Lead Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 01/25/2016
Categories: Other - Other Pastor - Senior Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

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At Blackhawk Ministries, we long to see God establish a diverse community of disciples – Jesus imitators whose ethnic, financial and personal differences disappear in our genuine love for our God, each other, and our neighbor. We desire to know Jesus Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings (Philippians 3:10)


Blackhawk believes that personal lives should be consistently characterized by 5 elements, which in turn draws the church's vision closer to its realization.


Prayerful Abiding - Time of personal intimacy with God fostered and furthered through the act and attitude of prayer (John 15).
The Scriptures - God’s Word is reliable and true. It gives authoritative and loving guidance through the every day issues of life (Psalm 119).
Missional Serving - This is Serving – that at the motivational level – seeks to draw attention to God and make much of Him while meeting the physical and spiritual needs of others (Acts 4).
Transformational Communities - Lives are transformed and changed forever when people are willing to live and share all of life together (Acts 2).
Making Disciples - True Christ Followers are passionate about making more. Be it a redemptive friendship with a friend far from God or the ongoing spiritual equipping of one “already convinced” – disciples multiply (Matt. 28).


The Lead Pastor of Blackhawk Ministries will lead the church in accordance with Scripture and the DNA document (doctrine, statement of faith and constitution) with primary responsibilities of teaching, leadership, shepherding, and vision-casting. As a leader, he must be capable of working with paid staff and lay leadership in directing a body of believers toward maturity in Christ. This individual will be marked by approachability and relatability. He will be a leader-teacher-shepherd who embodies the vision of the church and cooperatively works with the Elders to set the tone for the future of Blackhawk Ministries.


7-years of pastoral experience, a Master of Divinity or a Master of Theology degree from an accredited Bible college or seminary is desired. The next Lead Pastor of Blackhawk Ministries will possess the following demonstrated skills and abilities:


  • Effective and engaging speaking, particularly with large audiences.
  • Presents the gospel message in a lively and dynamic way.
  • Provides inclusive sermons and communication, reaching audiences consisting of both seekers and believers.
  • Champions and communicates the mission of the church through in-depth sermons (both topical and expository in nature) that challenge the listener.
  • Possesses a skilled writing ability to create necessary content.
  • Proven experience leading a large scale church
  • Lead, mentor, and mobilize staff and leadership of Blackhawk Ministries.
  • Provide strategic foresight to the future growth of the church.
  • Relates with both long-time Christians and the unchurched.
  • Has the ability to connect with people both on and off the platform.
Situated in North East Indiana at the convergence of three rivers, Fort Wayne is the second largest city in Indiana and is a major metropolitan area. The city continues to progress as corporations and individuals live, thrive and expand together. Recognized by Money Magazine, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, All-America City Awards, Business Week, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for its outstanding quality of life, Fort Wayne continues to lead the nation in this capacity. The city is a three-time winner of the All America City award from the National League of Cities. Fiscal Times magazine rated Fort Wayne First in the Nation for Job Creation, and Business Week named it as one of the best places to raise children. rated Fort Wayne the Fifth Safest City in the United States. As Fort Wayne enters the 21st Century, it continues to celebrate its growth, as it looks forward to a time of invention, innovation, and progress.