Senior Pastor, who can work with one or two full-time staff
North Central District C&MA
LEAD PASTOR Gateway Church - Elk River, MN Twin Cities suburban church of 300 with two staff members—one full-time—seeks new pastor following interim after 27-year pastor stepped down early ‘18. New leader needed for next chapter of this active body with high-level of lay leadership and engagement. Newer facility in highly visible location. Desired placement by fall ’18 school year. -DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: - • Someone who has led a healthy church before, ideally with staff; or as associate with supervisory experience in well-led, healthy church • Demonstrated history of growth within the church of which he was on staff; and committed to evangelistic growth of this church through practical growth leadership and strategies • In general, age range of 35-50, with ability to relate to families with children in the home • Excellent biblical preaching in alignment with C&MA statement of faith and mission • Ability to empower the body by identifying and encouraging gift-based ministry • Ability to think and lead strategically in collaboration with elders: o Able to articulate and create motivation for a vision – direction/growth minded o Able to clearly communicate the vision of the church from overall mission and direction down to actionable plans and expectations o Administratively gifted, with ability to effectively delegate and measure toward effective outcomes. • Commitment to personal and corporate prayer -OTHER INFORMATION- • Recognized humility, commitment to personal and corporate prayer • No specific requirements/expectations for spouse, but how the pastoral couple views ministry, maintains relational health as a couple and individually, and have a personal support network will be important • Clear evidence of being a life-long learner (not necessarily via formal education beyond bachelor’s degree) • Has a well-rounded life with interests outside the church
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