Job Description

Adventure Life Church (ALC) is eager to welcome its next Lead Pastor. We are seeking a Lead Pastor with a passion for preaching and teaching the Word of God and inspiring the spiritual care, growth, and shepherding of the congregation so that the body is built up and equipped to do the work of Jesus Christ.

ALC is a place where faith and real-life intersect. We consider one another family and encourage each other to grow deeper in our relationship with Christ by worshiping together. We desire a Lead Pastor who is willing to cast vision for the future, grow with and inspire our congregation and communities we serve to fulfill our mission to Love God, Love Others and Serve the World.

Pastor Responsibilities and Results:

The Lead Pastor will share strategic overall direction with the Leadership Team; and will oversee operational leadership of the Staff, while loving the church, orienting around the gospel, and diligently seeking to advance the disciple-making mission of Jesus through ALC.

Lead Pastor Expectations:

  • Implement a preaching roadmap so that partnering ministries can be aligned
  • Practicing and modeling personal devotion and time alone with God so that ministry flows out of your relationship with God
  • Counseling individuals or couples as needed and refer as appropriate
  • Administer sacraments of communion and baptism 
  • Officiate at weddings or funerals as requested or as needed
  • Offer support and pastoral care to individuals facing crisis, including visiting the sick or wherever there is a need

Lead Pastor Qualifications:

  • A successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and have spiritual maturity 
  • To have a conviction that God has placed a calling on your life to be the Lead Pastor at Adventure Life Church
  • Must have proven ministry experience in areas that match this job description as well as theological training
  • Track record of effective leadership, ministry development, and community outreach (e.g. leading or in ministry)
  • Capable of overseeing church operations 
  • Collaborate with leadership to create strategies that result in outcomes of maturity and personal growth within the congregation
  • Demonstrates servant leadership skills, with a passion for empowering others and fostering a collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Maintain efficient and effective lines of communication between the Leadership, Staff and congregation.
  • Capable of adapting to various ministry contexts
  • Understands financial and budget operations while practicing moral and financial integrity


ALC is a Leadership led church; therefore, the Lead Pastor will report to the Leadership Team which consists of Elders and Deacons. 

Application Process:

To apply for the position of Lead Pastor at ALC, please send the below information to [email protected]:

1.  Send your resume that includes your educational background, ministry experience, contact information and references. (Note: You will be notified prior to any outreach to References)


2.  Link(s) or opportunities to view a sermon(s) or other teachings (if available) 

Once the above information is received, the Lead Pastor Search Team will review your submission and respond by email or by phone within 10 – 14 business days.

About Adventure Life Church


Love God,

Love others,

and Serve the World.


We strive to pursue our mission with excellence and without compromise, to set the bar of everything we do and create at the highest point possible, and to stop at nothing short of sin to invite all we encounter into the transforming life Jesus offers to all humanity.


Our Values are the core of who we are. They influence our vision and every ministry we do.

Living a Life of Worship is our Passion

People and Relationships are our Priority

The Future is our Focus

Dreams are our Avenues

Generosity is our Response

Experience Required
5-10 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
2 months ago
Altoona, Iowa


Church Size
100-200 people

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