Lead Pastor - Valley Life Community Church (RCA)

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Valley Life Community: Lead Pastor

Job Title: Lead Pastor

Position Hours: Full-Time

Summary:

LEADERSHIP EXPECTATIONS:

LEAD to equip and unify the congregation, leaders and staff to fulfill Valley Life Community Church’s Mission by intentionally reaching our neighbors and the community around us with the life-transforming gospel of Jesus Christ.

CULTIVATE a biblically-based culture through the power of the Holy Spirit where the gospel is preached boldly and clearly in a manner which compels the body to action.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:

SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP

Demonstrate a consistent faithfulness in their personal and public walk with Christ, being prayerful in all things and boldly speaking the truth in love.

TEACHING/WORSHIP

Lead the Board of Elders in their oversight of all teaching ministries for their biblical, Re-formed, and doctrinal soundness.

EQUIPPING LEADERS/BUILDING TEAMS

Identify, attract and lead the development of gift-based, passion-driven, effective leaders and teams to do the work of ministry, equipping the congregation and leadership to carry out Valley Life’s mission.

MISSIONALLY FOCUSED/CULTURAL ARCHITECT

Lead the congregation to be future-thinking and forward-moving in our mission to engage the community around us.

Visit www.vlccpastoralsearch.org to apply.

LEAD PASTOR REQUIREMENTS:
• Seminary Graduate (M. Div) or the equivalent theological education
• Ordained and a participating member in good standing with their current classis in the RCA, or equivalent governing body in their current denomination
• Is firmly committed to Reformed theology
• Has served as a pastor, or as a spiritual leader in ministry, with staff leadership experience
• Believes in, accepts and embraces the mission of Valley Life Community Church
• Primary preaching pastor
• Works and plays well with others

LEAD PASTOR RELATIONSHIPS:
• Will be received by and will participate in the Classis Cascades, Far West Region, of the Reformed Church in America*
• Will serve as President of the Church Board (consistory)
• Will be a member of, and accountable to, the Board of Elders
• Will oversee the staff while developing, leading and equipping a God-honoring highly functional team

LEAD PASTOR COMPENSATION:
• Includes salary, housing allowance, retirement contributions and ministry-related expenses (Insurance will abide by RCA standards.)
• Four weeks of vacation
• Study leave as approved by the Church Board (consistory)
• Salary is commensurate with classis guidelines and experience of individual candidate**

Contact Person: Kevin Whipple
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Number: 406-217-3567

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