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Weston , Any State, United States
Date Posted: 03/29/2010
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time
Westgate Church is searching for our next Lead pastor who will shepherd our 36 year old Evangelical Free Church with a Sunday attendance of 150-175. We are trusting the Lord to guide our search to a man who is both seasoned in pastoral practice and spiritually discerning in guiding a body of believers with respect to the core mission of making disciples. The next Lead pastor will have demonstrated the ability to grow a church into a vibrant body of believers filled with people who represent all age groups including young families and singles. Additionally, the church is concluding a season of healing because of a recent bout of church conflict and is ready to become more outwardly focused. The pastor will share our vision for reaching the lost in our surrounding communities, and will have demonstrated that passion and ability. (Acts 1:8) Personal integrity and a passion for abiding in Christ as seen through his devotion to prayer and God’s Word are key requirements. Our next pastor will exhibit godly character as described in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. He will model humility, authenticity, and submission to God and one another.
Our next Lead pastor will be a gifted preacher and teacher who diligently studies the Scriptures and presents God’s truth in an accurate, relevant, and applicable way which will penetrate our hearts and minds and move us toward spiritual maturity. He will be a proven, discerning leader who is able to continue our transition from a pastor-directed, staff-supported ministry organization into a more effective staff-led, lay-mobilized ministry structure. He needs to be a team-focused leader who has significant experience training, mentoring, discipling, and equipping leadership and ministry teams. He also will have demonstrated his ability to work with other leaders whose gifts complement his own, as well as his willingness to be held accountable to them. He should also be a man who has the leadership ability to face and manage conflict well.
Finally, our next pastor must be an evangelical who feels God’s direct call to minister in New England with its unique personality and heritage that makes it an exciting but challenging mission field. A divinity degree is preferred as is experience working in a large church.