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Lead Pastor

Westminster Presbyterian Church (EPC)
Enid, Oklahoma, United States


Date Posted: 05/18/2018
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

 

LEAD PASTOR

Westminster Presbyterian Church (Enid, Oklahoma)

Member of Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC)

 

Westminster Presbyterian Church is a relatively new church, born of the need to seek a new direction from our original “mother” church.  Very challenging has been the departure of our most recent pastor and the loss of attendees and membership, in particular, young families. We have maintained a functioning church by wearing different hats to keep our church body alive and well. God has now provided us with a wonderful interim pastor who is re-energizing our congregation and bringing joy to our hearts.

We are determined to locate a pastor who will continue energizing our current congregation through preaching and teaching, help us create and offer generational programs that will attract new members of all ages, encourage development of excellence and diversity in our music ministry, and guide us in cultivating our own talents to create a future of furthering His Kingdom.

We need a pastor who would love our family friendly town; one who would love to engage in the opportunities afforded in a community of this size; one who would appreciate the culture and generational cultures in this close knit small city; one who would choose to call Enid home and become part of our thriving and vibrant city on the Plains.

 

ABOUT ENID, OKLAHOMA  

Enid’s population is near 50,000; it is a regional hub for agriculture and commerce in northwest Oklahoma with a recently renovated downtown; it is and always has been a family friendly community steeped in tradition but young enough to grow with the times!

Of all things that include a most colorful history, land runs, cattle, claim jumpers, Native American culture, agriculture, oil booms and busts, rodeos, symphonies, theatres, kites, Vance Air Force Base, soccer, master gardeners, golf, Ferris wheel, bike and walking paths, great schools, young families, young professionals, gyms, sports for all, volunteering, concerts, meals on wheels, and on and on …. Enid, Oklahoma, has it all! Did we mention that Enid is a family friendly town? 

Check out these websites to find out about our great city. Even better, sit down with us for a Gelato at DaVinci’s and you’ll like what you hear, because we are a “people” city, and exactly the right size!

 

http://www.enidbuzz.com/enid-history/

https://www.visitenid.org/about/enid-history/ 

http://www.enid.org

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enid,_Oklahoma

https://www.cnbcenter.com/events

 

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

1.  Be the primary spiritual leader of the church; lead the session (leadership team)

2.  Develop and lead worship services and discipleship opportunities that will be compelling for all ages and stages of life.

3.  Develop relationships within the congregation that result in spiritual growth and inspired discipleship.

4.  Preach and teach the Bible as the authoritative Word of God

5.  Develop leaders who will assist you in providing effective discipleship opportunities and outreach to the community.

6.  Develop ministries designed to attract young families.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

-Masters of Divinity degree required 

-Already ordained or willing and qualified to pursue ordination with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church

-Deep relationship with Jesus Christ and commitment to Reformed theology

-Ability to relate to all ages and stages of life and build a multigenerational church

-Excellent verbal and written skills

-Good organizational skills and the desire to establish new ministry opportunities while maintaining the necessary current ministries

-Experience and competency in teaching and preaching Scripture

(Note to applicants: Our WPC congregation aligns with EPC positions generally and, specifically, we approve the ordination of women as elders, deacons, and ministers. With regard to the Holy Spirit, we neither require a certain gift nor restrict the Spirit in how He will work.)

 

HOW TO APPLY:

   Please submit your cover letter, resume, and PIF (if applicable) to:

   Debbie Smith, Ministries Coordinator
   wpcenid@gmail.com    (580) 540-9817

 

CHURCH MAILING ADDRESS                 CHURCH PHYSICAL ADDRESS

   Westminster Presbyterian Church                    1501 W. Purdue Ave.

   1202 W. Willow Ave., Suite G                         Enid, OK  73703

   Enid, OK  73703