PASTORAL CANDIDATE PROFILE OVERVIEW
at Island Church of Whidbey—Langley, WA
About Island Church of Whidbey:
Island Church of Whidbey is a Christ-centered, multi-generational congregation that has been serving the city of Langley and community of South Whidbey in Washington state for 80+ years. Our church was founded by an evangelist from the Church of Christian
Fellowship who originally came to Whidbey Island to hold meetings and later became the first pastor of the church in 1938. In 1966, the Church of Christian Fellowship joined the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA). Island Church of Whidbey is an accredited
C&MA church, and we are seeking a new Senior Pastor to lead our congregation, since our previous Senior Pastor recently returned to his family’s place of origin for family considerations.
Island Church of Whidbey recently updated its Mission, Vision, and Values statements with the help of an Interim Senior Pastor provided by Vital Church Ministry. Since then, we have been aspiring to live out our mission to
“worship God and guide people into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ”. We are seeking a Senior Pastor who will help lead the church to the future we believe God has called us to and someone who shares our vision, which is:
“We aspire to be a Christ-centered, Spirit-led, disciple-making fellowship that is called to thoughtfully engage, unconditionally love, and humbly serve the diverse community on South Whidbey and in the world”.
We are a church of around 200 people on an average Sunday. Our current facility construction began in 1966 and has experienced additions since then. Our sanctuary holds up to 600 people. We have a youth center with a café, a commercial kitchen, a large fellowship
hall, a multipurpose room, and numerous classrooms. There is also a preschool and a pregnancy clinic that operate out of our church facility.
Langley is the only incorporated city on the southern end of Whidbey Island, yet the community stretches north to Freeland and south to Clinton. Whidbey Island can be reached by a 15 minute ferry ride from the city of Mukilteo on the south end. It can also
be accessed by means of a bridge on the north end, near the city of Anacortes, which is about a 1.5 hour drive to Langley. Whidbey is the largest island in the Puget Sound and the largest island in Washington State. The community if often referred to as “South
Whidbey”. The population of South Whidbey is approximately 16,000 (2012), with the majority over the age of forty.
About the Senior Pastor Position:
The next pastor of Island Church of Whidbey should be an experienced team leader who can bring about change to the preferred future we believe God has for us as stated in our revised Mission, Vision, and Values. The next pastor needs to be an evangelist
who can be community and world focused by spreading the gospel on South Whidbey. He needs to be a good preacher who systematically teaches the truths of scripture in a practical way. The next pastor needs to be a leader who has experience developing leaders.
He also needs to have a heart for helping all people as well as being approachable. The next pastor should be a good shepherd who is well-spoken and a knowledgeable teacher. He should have a deep commitment to spiritual formation and demonstrate a commitment
to being a life-long learner. A seminary education is necessary. The next pastor should also be willing to live and put down roots in the Pacific Northwest, while accepting the limitations and joys of living on an island.
Instructions: (All candidates must be licensable with The Alliance.)
- Fill out the application in our search packet including the pastoral profile ranking and the candidate questionnaire (use an extra sheet of paper if needed).
- Add a cover letter along with your resume and any other pertinent information (i.e. personal doctrinal statement; values; and/or mission statement), and Email the completed packet with a photo as one attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, you may send a hard-copy to:
The Island Church, Attn: Duane Kamps
PO Box 322
Langley, WA 98260
- Any candidate not currently licensed by the C&MA is required to fill out an online application through the website www.cmalliance.org.
If you have questions about the contents of this packet, please email email@example.com.