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Thornapple Covenant Church

Senior Pastor

Thornapple Covenant Church
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 06/15/2009
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Unknown
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Thornapple Covenant Church, of Grand Rapids Michigan, is seeking a Senior Pastor. Thornapple is a warm, supportive, energetic, and welcoming community; a community of believers deeply engaged in using their gifts in God's service both at Thornapple Covenant and worldwide; a community that is excited about what God will do through us in this next chapter of our life together; a community open to the leadership and teaching of our next Senior Pastor. We are prayerfully seeking that person, and invite your openness to God's leading as you consider this position and the information presented here.

Summary of the position:
The Senior Pastor will preach at most of the congregation’s worship services; work with the Minister of Worship Arts to lead the congregation in worship; cast the congregation’s vision; supervise the spiritual development of the staff; and work with the Minister of Congregational Life to care for the congregation.

Our Denomination
We are a part of the Evangelical Covenant Church (

To qualify for the Senior Pastor position, a candidate must be:
1. Ordained, or willing to be ordained, under the Evangelical Covenant Church.
2. Licensed annually by the Evangelical Covenant Church.
3. Committed to the Evangelical Covenant Church Affirmations and the Thornapple Evangelical Covenant Church Ministry Priorities, and Statement on Worship.
4. Candidates should also have a passion for preaching, a minimum of three years supervisory experience, and be a life-long learner.

For a complete job description and church profile, go to our website at and choose Senior Pastor Applicant Page.

Interested and qualified applicants should e-mail their resumes or Covenant profiles plus 2 sermon links to If you do not have sermons online, you should instead mail two sermons on CD to the address below. In addition, if you are not a Covenant pastor, we request that you write a response to the Covenant Affirmations.

Senior Pastor Search Committee
Thornapple Covenant Church
6595 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546