They wanted more. That aptly depicts the heart of a dozen or so people who felt the Holy Spirit compelling them to plant a church, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina in 2005. Now a church of approximately 100 people, we have and continue to pray for our next lead pastor; one who seeks to shepherd and minister to his flock, while passionately enveloping the lost into God's family. Ours is an endearing small town with a tightly woven sense of community, touting plentiful amenities for nature and outdoor enthusiasts. However, when the yearning for the city calls, we are centrally located, roughly an hour's drive from the larger cities of Asheville, Boone, Charlotte and Winston Salem.
The Lead Pastor serves at the "Spiritual CEO" of Faith Community Church, with the objective of developing, communicating and equipping followers of Jesus Christ to Go and Do. To GO to those who are broken by religion and the world, or are lost and without Jesus Christ. And to DO the work of discipleship, leading them to a life in Jesus and teaching them how to become followers of Christ.
Primary Requirements and Responsibilities:
- Remain true to God's inerrant Word
- Proclaim the Gospel
- Reflect Christ in his/her character
- Align with FCC Statement of Beliefs as outlined in the FCC Constitution
- Provide leadership in:
- preaching and teaching God's Word
- discernment of the vision and mission of Faith Community Church
- evangelism and equipping of Saints (modeling, training, inspiring)
- pastoral care for congregation and community
- pastoral staff and administration
- Preach most Sundays and secure substitute when unable
- Provide pastoral care to church members and community
- Provide pastoral counseling as appropriate, making referrals
- Provide leadership and conduct church ordinances and other special services
- Build relationships through regular contact and visitation with members outside of church
- Engage with community
- Develop a plan for availability and access to pastoral staff at the church, to meet the congregational
- Attend team meetings as needed, to be beneficial in carrying out the work of the Church and
maintaining good communication.