Lead Pastor

Narratives Church
El Cajon, California, United States

Date Posted: 06/01/2018
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: under 50
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:


June 1, 2018

Narratives Church has actively begun seeking a new bi-vocational Lead Pastor. We are eager to discover the new work and season God has underway for Narratives. While none of us know precisely what that consists of, there’s no place we’d rather be than right in the middle of what God is doing!



  • “We are a band of REDEEMED liars, cheaters, thieves, gluttons, adulterers, and idol worshippers who desire to abandon ourselves wildly to God, love passionately, serve generously, narrate Jesus conversationally and lead others to the live the same way.”
  • We are a missional non-denominational church plant from 2008 in the San Diego area with about 20 people in average weekly attendance
  • LIVE. LOVE. SHARE. is our missional strategy
  • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His imminent return and that the Bible is the infallible Word of God
  • We are a demographically and denominationally diverse community, with backgrounds including Baptist, Pentecostal/Charismatic, Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, nones and more.
  • http://narrativeschurch.org/



  • You’ve earned at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology or Biblical Studies, although a Master of Divinity degree is preferred.
  • You have two or more years practical pastoral experience
  • You have a proven track record of keeping your life in harmony with the Word of God, being a worthy example of Christian living and having a vital relationship with God, from which your ministry flows
  • You lead and live from a place of authenticity and challenge others toward the same
  • You have strategic leadership ability combined with a collaborative approach
  • You are a lover of people with well-developed interpersonal skills, being tactful, mature and having a flexible demeanor
  • You are a curious lifelong learner and have a teachable attitude
  • You are serious about both the Old and New Testaments, missional living and other biblical disciplines, but don’t take yourself too seriously



  • You will serve as primary preacher and collaborate with leaders to plan weekly worship services
  • You will lead, equip and provide pastoral oversight for and bring alignment to all ministry staff and teams
  • You will advance the missional vision of Narratives Church by developing the congregation as a community that actively cares for one another and intentionally reaches out to those beyond the church walls
  • You will build cooperative partnerships with other ministry leaders and organizations in the San Diego area
  • You will equip, coach, serve, mobilize and deploy the body into ministry opportunities aligned with their call and gifting



  • We will provide a salary and housing allowance for your part-time position, which will last for at least six months and then shift to full-time as committed tithing trends emerge
  • We will commit to and support your successful transition into our city, congregation and your lead pastor position
  • We will embrace change and trust the Holy Spirit’s work therein
  • We will partner with you to help Believers practically work out their relationship with Christ and invite others into relationship with Him
  • We will bring the vital components of “humor and heart” into our relationship with you, as they already thrive within our community


Those interested in applying should send a resume and cover letter to Pastor Lori Arnold, the search committee facilitator, at lorisnarrative@gmail.com. Mail inquiries may be sent to Narratives Church, 450 Fletcher Parkway, Suite 224, El Cajon, CA 92020.

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