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AGORA Search Group

Lead Pastor for The Ascent Church

AGORA Search Group
Monument, Colorado, United States

Date Posted: 02/26/2016
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


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The Ascent Church is a non-denominational, evangelical congregation in the Colorado Springs region, primarily serving northern El Paso County including the communities of Monument, Palmer Lake, Black Forest, and northern Colorado Springs. This is an area that has small town ambiance and historic flavor, not to mention the scenery of the beautiful front range of Pikes Peak! We are a diverse and dedicated family of approximately 850 believers called to take the gospel to our neighborhoods in the area. Our mission is bringing Jesus Christ to our neighbors and those we interact with in our community. Establishing and supporting biblical communities is our primary vision. In addition, we support missionaries and organizations around the world, with special emphasis in Ethiopia, Kenya, the Dominican Republic, and Guatemala through strategic partnerships.


The Ascent Church as it currently exists is relatively young, founded in 2013 through the merging of two established churches. The two congregations were independently seeking to deepen their roots in the communities they served. While meeting over coffee, the two Lead Pastors were sharing what God was doing in their respective churches and the conversation took an unexpected turn. “We share the same core values and beliefs with a desire to bring the Gospel to the neighborhoods where we live. Wouldn’t it make sense to do this together?” After prayerful consideration with the respective elder boards and an intensive exploration by a team assembled from each church, the congregations voted to merge the two churches into a new multi-site church.


Now together as The Ascent Church, we strive to live out the mission and vision God has given us:


                                                     We exist to help people connect:

                                                       - Intimately with God,

                                                       - Intentionally with God’s family, and

                                                       - Influentially with God’s world.


The Lead Pastor must:

Lead by example through biblical love, servanthood, and humility, encouraging people to connect effectively, and modeling Christ-honoring relationships with family, staff, neighbors, fellow believers, and especially those whose views differ from his own.


The Position Requirements are:

• A graduate degree from an accredited evangelical seminary or school of theology.

•  Demonstrated experience bringing unity to a congregation along with first-hand experience of multi-site          operations. Church merger experience desired.

• Pastoral teaching experience for a minimum of 5 years with effective leadership of staff and volunteers.

• Personal engagement with the people in his neighborhood with an actionable heart for them.

• Theological beliefs consistent with The Ascent Church’s doctrinal statement


The Ascent Church is partnering with AGORA in this search process.


PLEASE APPLY HERE:!agora-searches/czk9