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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Advent Presbyterian Church - Senior Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Cordova, Tennessee, United States

Date Posted: 10/07/2016
Categories: Other - Other Pastor - Senior Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Advent Presbyterian Church is an intergenerational, multi-site, multi-cultural church in Cordova and Arlington, in the southwest corner of Tennessee. Equipped with strong preaching, engaging worship, a thriving ministry to the young, and passionate outreach to communities, Advent is a flagship in its communities and a beacon of hope to those they impact on a weekly basis. The Advent community is a compilation of faithful and dedicated followers of Jesus Christ, who are being transformed by God’s grace so that God can work in and through them to have an impact in their own families, the community and the world.


The next Senior Pastor will serve as the spiritual and directional point and primary communicator for Advent Presbyterian Church. He/She will lead the executive leadership and staff of the church, while implementing the vision and mission of the church within the context of the local congregation. This individual will be gifted in shepherding, teaching, and visionary leadership, so as to lead the church membership and staff to execute the mission and vision of Advent. 


The Senior Pastor’s responsibilities will include retaining, enhancing, and maximizing the ministries of the church, creating a culture of high expectations, and developing the capacity of the following five areas of the church:


  • Organization & Administration
  • Evangelism
  • Member Retention
  • Communication/Congregational Engagement
  • Leadership Development


This individual will be a gifted preacher/teacher, who has the ability to comfortably navigate between expository and topical styles of teaching, a strong sustainer, with the capability to effectively maintain the vision and culture of the church, a seasoned leader with the ability to expand the leadership scope within the church, and an impactful developer, with an uncompromising commitment to meet, achieve, and exceed all goals and expectations of the role. The successful candidate will possess at least a Master of Divinity degree or similar level of education from an accredited seminary, alongside 8+ years of pastoral experience with preferred exposure to multi-site management.


Cordova is one of the most diverse areas in Memphis and Shelby County. It has been the center of considerable retail growth. Germantown Parkway is renowned for its eclectic food choices, where any appetite, from fast food to fine dining, can be satisfied. Cordova is also home to Shelby Farms, the second (2nd) largest urban park in the U.S., providing opportunities for fishing, hiking, kite flying, disc golf, concerts, and picnic and family opportunities on its 4,500 acres. In addition, it has the Greenline, a lighted, secure paved path for walking, jogging, and biking experience.


Arlington is a suburban community located northeast of Memphis. With a rich history deeply connected with the city of Memphis and its surrounding communities, Arlington contains a unique mix of neighborhoods and lifestyle options for both visitors and residents alike. Since the town’s establishment, transportation, education, and businesses supporting the growth of the greater Memphis area have been key to the community’s economic success. Small town charm is evident in many of the events that take place in the locale, such as Music on the Square, A Taste of Arlington, and the Arlington 5K, in addition to the town’s sports and recreation programs. The city was named #1 Best Cities for Home Ownership in TN and #1 Best City for Young Families in Nerdwallet.


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