Candidate must meet the qualifications of an elder and will also become a member of the elder board. He must demonstrate a deep personal relationship with Jesus Christ, which is evidenced in daily life and exhibited through the character qualities as described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7. The candidate must be a passionate follower of Jesus Christ and a studier of God’s Word. He will have a shepherd’s heart and love for people, accompanied with good leadership and communication skills. He must meet the qualifications of 1 Tim. 5:17.
The candidate should be experienced in biblically based preaching that will both feed and challenge the flock in their spiritual growth. This position requires administrative skills that will lead and help develop staff and the elder board. We desire someone gifted in preaching and teaching the Word to a variety of ages and abilities of understanding and to arrange for learning opportunities across a spectrum of biblical themes. The candidate must be able to aid in developing the lay leadership both in their spiritual walk and their leadership qualities.
• 4-year bible college graduate
• Licensed and ordained minister
1. Preaching and teaching
2. Prayerfully seek, discern, and articulate vision/direction for the church
3. Provide leadership, training, and direction to staff and volunteers
4. Pastoral care
5. Maintain all social media platforms
6. Identify community outreach opportunities
Compensation package will include salary and benefits.
If you meet these requirements and believe God may be calling you to this ministry, submit your resume and cover letter explaining why you think this may be where God wants you to serve and a statement confirming that you read, and are in agreement with, our Doctrinal statement. Please submit video links of you preaching along with your application materials.
Living Word Community Church was founded 14 years ago in Carnation, WA. We are a small body of believers (30-40 in attendance weekly), financially sound, non-denominational, bible believing/teaching, elder-led church. Our part-time staff consists of a volunteer admin person and a worship director. God has blessed us with a few great lay ministries: an amazing worship team, a Men’s group, Women’s group and a children’s ministry for kids to learn God’s Word on Sunday. See our doctrinal statement at our website: lwcarnation.org
Carnation is a tight-knit community with a population of approximately 2400, and the surrounding area is growing exponentially with many new families moving in. This creates a great opportunity to grow with the community and reach families, sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
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