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The Gathering A Community Church in Thornton

Thornton, Colorado, United States

Date Posted:
Senior Pastor
Evangelical Free
Church Size:
101 to 150
Job Type:
The Gathering A Community Church in Thornton
Job Description:

If you don’t want to do church for church’s sake, but are instead interested in building a family of believers that truly love one another and are serving people in the surrounding community and worldwide to glorify God, then we want to talk with you. The Gathering: A Community Church in Thornton is a Bible believing, diverse congregation meeting in a highly visible facility, minutes north of Denver. We have a passionate, cohesive Leadership Team of staff and elders that need a pastor who can provide the vision and leadership to equip and encourage the entire body to serve as Christ served. Initially this position would be part time, but as our impact grows so will our need and ability to support a full time Lead Pastor. If this sounds as exciting to you as it does to us, please send a cover letter, resume and a link to a video or audio recording of you teaching (if possible) to The Gathering ATTN: Leadership, 11989 St. Paul Street, Thornton, CO 80233, or email leadership@gatheringchurchthornton.org.

The Lead Pastor’s responsibilities will include:


  • Preaching and Teaching

Prepares and delivers Bible-based sermons that are relevant and challenge members and un-churched alike to become fully devoted followers of Christ with a passion for reaching our community with the transforming love of Jesus.


  • Vision, Creativity, and Strategic Planning

Takes initiative and exhibits creativity while working with staff and leadership to ensure the development and implementation of action plans to achieve the vision of The Gathering.  Provides training and schedules leadership retreats for this purpose.


  • Leadership Development and Discipleship

Takes the initiative in recommending and implementing actions that fulfill the vision and mission of The Gathering.  Provides for overall training, inspiration and motivation of The Gathering staff and ministry leaders to ensure that they are maturing in their faith, growing in their relationships with each other, and upgrading their skills.  Inspires staff and ministry leaders to strive for high goals through their development and implementation.


  • Congregational Relations and Pastoral Care

Assists with maintaining a "shepherd" ministry and raises up leaders to oversee and implement same, including hospital calling, reacting promptly to emergency/crisis situations, conducting baptisms, weddings, and funerals as requested and needed.


To be in alignment with our church’s beliefs and culture, the Lead Pastor should:

· Agree with and be willing to champion our beliefs ( http://gatheringchurchthornton.org/beliefs.php )
· Desire to build a community within the church that models how believers should care for one another

  • · Have a missional vision toward the community and the world
  • · Be dedicated to their calling and God’s work, but not take themselves too seriously



The ideal candidate will have theological training and experience with teaching, pastoral care and ministry leadership. Computer literacy is required

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The Gathering A Community Church in Thornton

The Gathering is a church open to all who wish to learn to live as a follower of Christ. It's also a church for those curious about the Christian faith, the teachings of scripture, or for those who need prayer, encouragement, and support. That said, what we don't lack is: teaching that is biblical and practical; genuinely caring and friendly people; and a place to be yourself. From the pastors to the people – what you see is what you get – real people, being their real selves. Having this sort of environment does pose some risk. It's easier More...