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Spring Garden Community Church

Lead Pastor

Spring Garden Community Church
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 05/10/2011
Categories: Senior Pastor - Teaching Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCA
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Masters of Divinity strongly preferred. Ordination strongly recommended. Pay commensurate with experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform the sacraments of communion, marriage, and baptism
Be the primary teacher of the Gospel in Sunday gatherings
Attend Session meetings
Partner with community leaders to engage individuals in
an authentic and real way
Lead out of Love
Live the Gospel of Christ

Philosophy of Ministry
Subscribe to 1 Peter 5:1-4 and 1 Timothy 3:1-7
Have a real and living relationship with Christ
Fearlessly and unapologetically preach the gospel of grace
Be a passionate communicator
Be willing to allow people to genuinely toil with their faith
Communicate the gospel of grace in a culturally relevant context
Teach the community to honor the least
Encourage the community to waste time with Jesus
Challenge committed believers with scripture and wade into scripture with non-believers
Be willing to wrestle with tough questions
Have an open and teachable heart
Possess the ability to preach sermons that are not restricted to a narrow audience
Have the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fluid culture
Facilitate the growth of organic community
Believe in a God that is simultaneously just and loving
Have a passion for biblical community and a calling to go deeper

Spring Garden Community Church (SGCC) is a diverse body of Christ believers and seekers located in Greensboro, North Carolina, a progressive mid-size city with an estimated population of 260,000. We are surrounded by 8 established colleges and universities. Our heart has been to reach a population in their twenties, thirties, and forties, disenchanted with traditional American “religion,” intellectual, skeptical, wounded, interested in the arts, emotionally and relationally hungry, concerned for social justice, opposed to coercion and oppression in all of its forms, and postmodern in philosophy and worldview.

Our Vision Statement
To become a loving, deepening, generous movement of Christ followers that accepts, encourages, grows up, and sends out
all those who enter our doors.
Vision Description: Following the example and Word of Jesus Christ, SGCC desires to become a movement of people in which the love of God can be seen, felt and experienced by all.
To be a place where all can question, search, learn and develop a deeper relationship with God and others.
To be a generous community that experiences authentic and deepening relationship with one another.
To be a people that continuously surrenders our gifts, talents, time and resources for God’s kingdom and His purposes in the healing of this world.
To be unconditionally accepting, continuously encouraging and generously available to all whom imply “come in” searching to discover their unique place in God’s kingdom.

Our Mission Statement
SGCC exists for the purpose of providing a welcoming and accepting place, with an encouraging and generous community
that preaches and lives out the Gospel of grace, moving all who simply “come in” to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and into their unique place in His kingdom.

Our Core Values
Things we share and value that form the foundation and the DNA of who we are:
1. The unconditional love of Christ for each unique individual.
2. Deep relationships of each person with God and with one another in authentic community.
3. A generous life born out of relationship with God and community.

To apply for this position, download and complete the pastor search application on our church website: Forward a completed application and resume by email to