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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Northridge Church - Lead Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Rochester, New York, United States

Date Posted: 03/22/2016
Categories: Other - Other Pastor - Senior Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

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Northridge Church exists to make more and better followers of Jesus.

Northridge began as North Baptist Church in 1889. Pastor David Whiting began his role as Lead Pastor in 2001 and began a slow process of helping bring the church into the 21st century in order to reach a new generation. This process took place over fifteen years and the church has transitioned to be culturally relevant while maintaining Gospel-centricity. Today, Northridge Church is passionate about helping each person who attends to know Christ and understand the next step in their spiritual growth. Operating from three locations in the Rochester region, each campus offers multiple service options for attendees.


Northridge Church is refreshingly healthy. They have had great leadership for the past 15 years. The Lead Pastor is leaving the church so he can pursue helping other churches and ministries. Many on staff have been at Northridge for many years, and they are highly motivated and ready to follow the next leader into the future. Northridge Church is poised to make a huge impact for Christ in Rochester and beyond. 


The Lead Pastor at Northridge Church will first and foremost be a highly gifted teacher. Communicating God’s Word in a compelling and relevant fashion while maintaining integrity to the text is job number one. In doing so, he will strive to champion the mission of Northridge Church, while offering a strong foundation of leadership, strategic foresight, and a spiritual perspective to the future of the church. This man will be skilled in leveraging the influence of the leadership, staff, and volunteer teams, to further the mission of making more and better disciples.


The prospective candidate will have proven experience, either as a senior pastor or an executive level staff member from a larger church. They will ideally have a history of leading healthy teams and growing churches. They will possess a natural eye for excellence and lead with a player-coach mentality. The successful candidate for the position of Lead Pastor will carry a disposition of authenticity, which will be evidenced through their life, leadership and teaching.


The next Lead Pastor of Northridge Church will draw from 8+ years of ministry experience, to offer leadership and insight to the mission and purpose of the church. They will be equipped with an undergraduate degree (although a seminary background would be preferred), so as to successfully execute the responsibilities of the position. They will be a gifted teacher, who is affable, introspective, and discerning, with great social skills to scale. They will also be a promoter of culture, collaboration, and creativity across the communities and ministries of the church.  


Rochester combines small-town accessibility with big-city services. Amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States, residents enjoy a housing market known for great bargains, short commute times, world-class cultural and entertainment offerings and an innovation economy poised to thrive in the 21st century. A host of colleges and universities, including the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology, produce an educated workforce and generates cutting-edge research that drives the city’s innovation and technology sectors. A unique blend of natural and manmade resources and amenities give Rochester a quality of life. The city is divided into dozens of distinct neighborhoods and urban villages supported by an eclectic mix of stores and restaurants, making Rochester an easy place to enjoy a comfortable work-life balance. The city’s central location in Western New York provides residents a short drive to such destinations as the Niagara Falls, the Finger Lakes region and the Adirondack Mountains. Big cities, including New York, Toronto and Boston that are also within a day’s drive, make Rochester an appealing place for both visitors and residents alike. 


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