Our church’s mission statement is “Learning to live God’s love in community.” To help us as we live out our mission, we are looking for a pastor with a 10+ year vision for ministry who can motivate individuals to step outside their comfort zone to engage in ministry. As the primary preaching pastor, he/she will show spiritual maturity by demonstrating a strong grounding in Scripture and skill in preaching the Word of God in relevant messages which will challenge the congregation to apply the lessons of Scripture in our lives outside the walls of the church. We want a leader who is gifted in working with us in developing our strategy for the future, collaborating with all of the key stakeholders, and working through inevitable conflict to bring about the changes we desire.
Above all, our pastor must have a vital living faith in Jesus Christ, a passionate love for people, a rich love for the Scripture, and the ability to communicate the Gospel across generations with integrity, warmth, and humor. Because close relationships are so important to us, our pastor must be someone who engages others in an intimate and authentic way, a true shepherd to people sharing their hopes and fears, their sins and struggles, someone who is willing to invite Jesus into those relationships.
While we are willing to consider a candidate for which this is his/her first ordained call, it is our strong preference to hire a pastor with five to ten years of experience as a senior pastor or associate pastor, or with other relevant experience. The candidate must be ordained or eligible for ordination in the PC(USA) denomination.
We are looking for someone who is eager to embrace the casual, small town, outdoor lifestyle of Montrose and its surrounding area.
If active in the PC(USA) CLC system, please do a self-referral to MIF #08429.AFO.