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Lead pastor

Website Lighthouse Community Church

Lighthouse Community Church (Kalamazoo, MI) is conducting a search for a Lead Pastor who seeks the Holy Spirit to reveal His plan and purpose, and then chase it with us! A Lead Pastor who:

·       senses God’s call to unite with our church family;

·       will utilize their years of ministry education and experience to bring biblically based, relevant, and engaging teachings to a congregation willing to learn and apply them;

·       dreams with us about innovative ministries that would reach out to people where they are living, working, playing, attending school, or hanging out; and

·       is passionate about and ministers to all with compassion, authenticity, and a good measure of humor.

If you have a shepherd’s heart, a joy for ministry, a life with above-reproach integrity, and if the Holy Spirit is nudging, you may be the one He has purposed for Lighthouse Community Church. Review the sought-after characteristics of our Lead Pastor, wait on God for His prompting, then chase after Him by applying. You are already in our prayers!

Indispensable Qualities

·       One who is dependent on the Holy Spirit with deep and rich spiritual practices and evidences a vibrant and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

·       Gifted, Spirit-led, engaging teacher of biblical truth.

·       A courageous leader who exemplifies, communicates, and motivates Lighthouse to live out our vision and mission.

·       A loving shepherd of the congregation who is also enthusiastic to minister to those who don’t yet know Jesus.

Leadership Abilities

·       Capable of Spirit-led vision casting and execution to the staff and congregation.

·       Embraces a collaborative and empowering leadership style and is willing to make courageous decisions and discernments that move the church forward.

·       Skilled in church administration.

·       Values and builds up ministry partners, both staff and volunteers.

·       Has integrity, and consistently delivers on promises and commitments.

Preaching/Teaching Capabilities

·       Skillful, Spirit-inspired teachings of biblical truth that are relatable, easily applicable, and delivered with humility, love, and joy.

·       Crafts Scripture-based sermons with smooth transitions and compelling illustrations that are culturally relevant without compromising biblical standards.

·       Capable of sharing teachings that add value to the seminary graduate, the person curious about following Jesus, and everyone in between.

Key Ministry Attributes

·       Demonstrates gifts of compassion and pastoral shepherding.

·       Enthusiastically embraces outreach ministries to those in need—physically, emotionally, and spiritually—by championing current outreach initiatives and imaginatively leading the congregation in new methods of evangelism.

·       Does not take sides in partisan politics.

·       Builds relationships with other churches,  ministries, and  non-church organizations in the local community.

Personal Superpowers

·       Lives a life of integrity and fidelity.

·       Is above reproach in financial matters.

·       Exhibits personal moderation and initiative-taking in managing their health.

·       Recognizes the need for work/life balance and regularly practices a personal sabbath.

·       Is studious and eager to learn.

·       Expresses a healthy sense of humor and radiates God’s joy, despite circumstances, to those around them.

Professional Qualifications

·       Ordained or licensed as a Wesleyan minister; an ordained or licensed minister in a likeminded denomination, and willing to transfer credentials, would be considered.

·       A master’s degree in a ministry discipline is preferred; a bachelor’s degree would be considered.

·       Five or more years’ experience in a pastoral leadership role.

·       Loves people compassionately, humbly, unwaveringly, and joyfully.

The mission of Lighthouse Community Church is to know God and show God through making disciples of Jesus Christ by connecting people to God, community, and purpose.

If you have sought God’s leading and feel compelled, please apply for this role in our community.

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