Lead Pastor Part time

@ Grace Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon
  • Mount Vernon, Washington View on Map
  • Denomination: Presbyterian - PCA
  • Job Category: Pastor / Senior Pastor
  • Date Posted: 24 June 2022
  • Application closes: 30 September 2022
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    Job Description

    Lead Pastor Role
    The Lead Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church serves as the moderator of the Session, leads in shepherding the hearts of the congregation, and loves the Skagit community by manifesting Grace’s core values and beliefs. The role of Pastor Includes                                                            · Skillful and accessible preaching and teaching of the Scriptures in a Gospel-centered, transformative, and non-partisan manner.
    · Leading Lord’s Day worship to engage the hearts of all who attend with the Gospel.
    · Ministering the word of God through shepherding, visiting, and caring for the Grace family.
    · Promoting a culture of grace rather than a culture of performance without diminishing the deadliness of sin.
    · Making disciples and cultivating leaders by living humbly and sacrificially while coaching, guiding, training, and admonishing with a servant’s heart.
    · Modeling Christ’s life through prayer, commitment to the Scriptures, and sacrificial living.
    · Helping congregants translate their gifts and aspirations into sustained, actionable service both within and outside the congregation.
    · Developing structures to intentionally support specific gifts and talents within the congregation rather than creating structures and programs and filling them with people.                                       · Connecting Grace to the Skagit community by discerning when to encourage individual action, when to act as a whole body, and when to partner with other organizations.
    · Regularly meeting, praying with, and seeking counsel from other pastors locally and in the Pacific Northwest Presbytery.

    Pastor Attributes
    The Pastor at Grace will exhibit the following attributes:
    · The qualifications for elders in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
    · Loves both Christians and non-Christians and is passionate to equip the saints and reach the lost with the Gospel.
    · Embraces the Reformed tradition and is committed both to cultivating the culture of grace that it encourages and resisting the blind spots and distortions that can grow there.
    · High emotional intelligence in shepherding the hearts of the congregation as demonstrated by an intuitive grasp of complex interpersonal situations, an understanding of implied meaning in conversations, and the ability to see to the heart of the person beyond the issues or problems they present.
    · Flexes easily when ministering to a wide variety of individuals and families in diverse life-stages.
    · Encourages people to use their gifts and talents in kingdom living.
    · Knows how to lead through change patiently and wisely by articulating purpose and building consensus in a way that unifies people around the gospel.
    · Possesses a winsomely Reformed ethos, including an ecumenical spirit with other Christians.    · Enjoys working as a team with the session and develops honest, loving, and personal relationships with them.
    · Is committed to the PCA theological standards and form of government, and the general framework of liturgical worship principles established at Grace.

    The Pastor will have at least five years of experience ministering in a similar context. He should have experience collaboratively forming vision and leading either a small (under 100) or medium (sustained existence at 200 or above) congregation with a commitment to the Reformed tradition. Familiarity with the western United States culture’s joys and challenges will be helpful.

    Salary is commensurate with experience, and benefits and relocation expenses will be assessed based upon needs. Grace’s 2021 projected income is $233,000, which has been stable during the COVID recovery period. While the Grace body is one of fairly modest means, generosity is a major strength of our congregation.

    We want to get to know you, your heart, and your life with Christ. In addition to your resume, PCA Ministerial Data Form, and cover letter please provide a response in no more than a paragraph or two to each of the following questions:
    · Briefly describe your spiritual journey.
    · What part of serving the church energizes you? What drains you?
    · How have you shown empathy to those in your church family?
    · Tell us about a failure in your pastoral ministry and what you learned from it.
    · How would you have shepherded Grace through 2020?
    · How have you engaged people in service while avoiding burning them out?
    · What is the greatest danger to the peace of the local church?
    · What is the greatest danger to the purity of the local church?
    · How would you situate yourself in relation to the various flavors or emphases that exist within the PCA?

    Application Requirements
    Our ministry partners at Flourish Coaching are assisting with our search. Please send your materials by email and you will be contacted with next steps which may include requests for additional information or scheduling conversations.
    · Cover Letter
    · Resume
    · PCA Ministerial Data Form
    · Completed, typed out responses to the questionnaire

    Application closes: September 30, 2022

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