Lead Pastor Job Announcement
Cheyenne, Wyoming United States
Date of Posting: March/13/2018
Closing Date: May/15/2018
Categories: Lead Pastor
Church Size: 200-250
Job Type: Full-Time
Cheyenne is strategically situated at a major transportation hub (the intersections of Interstates 25 and 80 and two major railroads), and it continues to be a developing center of commerce. Only 90 minutes north of Denver, Colorado, Cheyenne sits
as the northern anchor of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Cheyenne is the capitol of Wyoming, the seat of Laramie County, and the site of F.E.Warren Air Force Base. It is located within 45 miles of both the University of Wyoming in Laramie, and Colorado
State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Cheyenne has a multitude of cultural and recreational opportunities. Cheyenne has a population of over 60,000, and the state of Wyoming has a population just under 600,000.
Cheyenne has a cool semi-arid climate with winters that are cold and moderately long, but relatively dry, with an average daily temperature of around 35 degrees. Snowfall seasonally averages 60 inches. Summers are warm, with a high daily average
of 69 degrees with a growing season of only 106 days. The annual precipitation is 15.9 inches. Due to Cheyenne’s elevation of 6100 feet, it experiences blustery weather, with an average wind speed of 10.4 MPH.
About the Position:
As we seek our new lead pastor for Meadowbrooke, we want to affirm the importance of godly, Spirit-filled character as the foundation for the call and tasks of ministry. There is no substitute for a deep love for Christ and a commitment to “keep
in step with the Spirit”. We also affirm that the requirements for elder/overseer as laid out in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9 apply to the position of pastor as well. We affirm the importance of each member in the Body of Christ – including the pastor –
to know and exercise his/her spiritual gifts. In addition to the Biblical requirements, we seek a man who understands the demands of ministry, believes in the power of prayer, and models a balanced Christian life in regards to the needs of his wife and family,
his personal well-being, and his spiritual life, to the glory of God.
As we evaluate the great diversity of gifts and skills that are desired in a pastor, we have narrowed down the following six areas that reflect our highest priorities and needs. And while we can identify a certain skill set that we seek, we also
feel that a “fit” – of vision, gifting, and personality – is critical to a positive ongoing relationship between the pastor, staff, flock of Meadowbrooke, and the community.
Visionary Leader - Embraces the vision of Meadowbrooke while enhancing and developing it with his personal knowledge and gifts. Able to motivate people in the church to see the potential of Meadowbrooke Church and enthusiastically lead in helping
the church realize the vision.
Highly Relational - Desires to build strong, healthy relationships with people inside and outside the church. Is known as a “people person” who engenders trust and genuinely cares about the well-being of individuals. Willing to develop appropriate
personal friendships within the church family.
Excellent Communicator - Able to teach God’s Word effectively in a manner that encourages believers at Meadowbrooke to desire a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and a broader knowledge of the Word, as well as making the Word of God relevant
to those who are not yet aligned with Biblical Christianity.
Team Orientation - Able to work collaboratively with the existing staff, elders, and lay leaders. Willing to function in a “quarterback” role with current leaders (a team approach) rather than a “General Manager” role (a hierarchical/CEO approach).
Comfortable with a broad-based approach to leadership that includes training and allowing others to lead when appropriate.
Passion for Unbelievers - Demonstrates a desire to share Christ with the unconvinced. Actively seeks ways to facilitate Meadowbrooke in reaching our community for Christ, as well as being committed to personal evangelism. Able to train and mentor
individuals in the church to present the Gospel effectively and encourage them to share their faith.
A Man of Prayer – Recognizes and prioritizes the practice of depending on God through a vibrant prayer life and leads the congregation in earnest, heartfelt prayer.
We are searching for a Lead Pastor who will lead the congregation to continue to build its mission and purpose as the body of Christ. The Lead Pastor, in collaboration with the staff, Elders, lay leaders, and teachers, is responsible for overseeing
the life and direction of the Church. He provides pastoral leadership and administrative oversight of the church’s ministries, including worship, music, preaching, teaching, outreach, stewardship, and fellowship in conjunction with church staff and lay volunteers.
He will use their developed skills to assess the congregation’s current and long-term needs and provide inspiring counsel and leadership to help Meadowbrooke Church fulfill its mission of “Developing Authentic Followers of Jesus Christ.” The minister is to
embody the essence of a shepherd and servant leader.
A. Attend to the spiritual development of the congregation.
B. Provide intellectually stimulating, and spiritually challenging sermons for (2-3) Sunday services.
C. Works as a team in planning worship services in conjunction with the Executive and Music Pastors.
D. Administer the Sacraments and officiates weddings, funerals, memorial services, and dedications.
E. Works in collaboration with the Elders and committees as appropriate.
F. Ensure the church’s spiritual vitality through strong efforts to grow membership, stewardship, outreach and missions.
G. Assist in developing membership and fellowship opportunities including LIFE Groups.
H. Ensure pastoral care of the congregation in conjunction with the elders and lay leaders.
I. Provide leadership and guidance for Christian Education, including adults, youth, and children’s education.
J. Provide leadership and supervision to church staff; nurture the mental, spiritual and emotional health of the ministry staff.
Finally, the Lead Pastor shall attend to all other duties and customs incumbent upon a minister of Christ, including ministry to the community at large.
Minimum of 4 years applicable Lead Pastor experience or other relevant experience.
Bible School Diploma, but a Bachelor of Divinity or greater degree from an accredited Christian seminary is preferred.
Ordained in a mainline Christian denomination.
Shows evidence of a personal dynamic faith.
Experience and ability to preach in a relevant style and is able to relate to people of varied means, walks of life, and differing levels of spiritual development.
Ability to motivate the staff, leadership and congregation to live according to the Word of God.
Engages the congregation openly and warmly to build an atmosphere of unity and cooperation.
Experience in working with lay leadership to implement actions that fulfill the vision and mission of the church.
Ability to balance the need to challenge church members to grow in Christ while providing comfort and reassurance.
Experience in leading a church team, including administration and operations.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
More information about Meadowbrooke Church can be found at: http://meadowbrooke.org
Please visit our Prospective Pastor’s Guide to our community, etc. at: http://meadowbrooke.org/pastorsearch
Meadowbrooke Church is utilizing the Converge P3 process to evaluate pastoral candidates. If you haven't filled out a P3 profile you can do so at this link. http://www.convergep3.com/Candidate.php There is a one-time $175 fee to cover testing
instruments. This fee is tax deductible as a job search cost. Once a profile is completed, candidates will be eligible to be matched with every Converge church across the country utilizing the P3 process. The church is not receiving any candidate materials,
except through the P3 profile process. For questions during this process contact Converge Rocky Mountain at 303-953-7162, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not send your resume and other information directly to Meadowbrooke Church.