Senior Pastor

Full time with benefits

Grace Church

Mesa, AZ
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Job Description

Grace Church, Mesa, Arizona, offers a wonderful opportunity for an experienced pastor to shepherd a mature congregation. They desire to call a pastor who will lead, teach, inspire and motivate them to invest this rich season of life to make a genuine difference in the world.

During the winter months, the church offers two services, 8:30 and 10 a.m. with Sunday school offered during the second service. A Spanish-language church uses the building for its services at 12:30 p.m. During the summer, attendance drops as people travel and the church offers a single service at 9 a.m. Worship music is a blend of traditional hymns sung in an upbeat style and historic contemporary praise songs. Grace is served by a staff of three: senior pastor, associate pastor (open) and administrative assistant, plus a contract worship director. The church has a budget of just under $600,000 and is debt free.

The senior pastor at Grace will lead with the heart of a shepherd, nurturing a culture of both care and purposeful engagement. He will be faithful and Spirit-led as he embraces a role that includes preaching and teaching, pastoral care, organization and strategic vision casting. Grounded in conservative biblical theology, he will approach the pulpit with reverence and authenticity, delivering sermons with clarity, passion and a touch of humor. He will enjoy strengthening and activating the church on mission. He will genuinely enjoy people, investing time and energy in building meaningful relationships and effective systems that help organize, align, equip and mobilize people to contribute where they are able.

The ideal candidate will be theologically aligned and supportive of the EFCA Statement of Faith; A theological master’s degree required, with a Master of Divinity preferred; A minimum of five years of full-time senior/lead pastor experience (could be a campus pastor in a setting with live preaching).