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  Lead Pastor

Downey First Christian Church

Downey , CA

Category: Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor

Posted on: September 09, 2018

Job Description:

DFCC is seeking a_noemailmitted Christian leader to serve in the role of Lead Pastor. This individual will guide the ministry staff to grow a congregation that currently averages 196 in English language worship and 75 in Spanish language worship during 2018 (totals include all age groups across campus). The Lead Pastor is expected to uphold the principles of the Restoration Movement and to embrace Our Strategy in leading the congregation in ministry efforts.

Specific Responsibilities:
Preach most Sunday mornings, being the main voice to proclaim the gospel message and challenge the congregation with a vision to more fully a_noemailplish our mission.
Provide Biblical teaching in other congregational settings as appropriate.
Lead and guide the church staff to maximize the effectiveness of each staff member.
Partner with staff, elders, and ministry team leaders to wisely use the resources of the congregation and generate new resources to maximize the effectiveness of the church.
Oversees ministries so that the church cares for the needs of each part of the body.

Our Strategy (how we intentionally a_noemailplish ministry at DFCC):
1. Pursue God: through Sunday Morning worship experiences.
2. Build Community: through small group, Bible study and Sunday School participation.
3. Unleash Compassion: through local food distributions (Food Help), providing care to the church family (CARE Ministry), and partnerships with international church congregations and ministries (Worldwide Outreach).

Personal Characteristics:
Dedicated to the Lord Jesus Christ and the success of the gospel.
Committed to the authority of God, as revealed in the Bible.
Mature Believer who meets the qualifications of an Elder (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9)
Models Christ-like_noemailmitment and Christian living.
Actively growing spiritually and professionally.

About Downey First Christian Church:

Located in a southeast suburb of Los Angeles, Downey First Christian Church (DFCC) was founded in 1869 when people were streaming into the virtually unpopulated valley between the San Gabriel Valley and Rio Hondo. With foundations that began with the rapidly growing settlement of the west coast, DFCC has embraced dynamic change through the building of a major city and multiple community transformations. We continue to be a reflection of our community as we encourage people to pursue God, build community and unleash compassion. Loving God is the foundation of the Christian faith and we pursue Him through worship, biblical teaching, fellowship, and prayer. Our church is not a building or a place, it is a diverse group of people pursuing God together, and in the process, practicing the love of Christ by living in authentic community. We believe that every member is called to serve, to make a difference in the lives of others.


Required Education and/or Experience:
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Biblical studies or Theology with a minimum of 7 years of pastoral experience will be required.
Ability to build staff, elders, and other church leaders into an effective team.
Ability to articulate vision and strategy for the church in a compelling way.
Ability to recruit, equip, and sustain others in the vital ministries of the church.
Ability to connect well to people across the congregation and from our community.
Ability to communicate with the entire congregation in both English & Spanish is desired.
Experience leading (or assisting to lead) a growing church in an urban setting.

Desired Education and/or Experience:
Master's degree with a minimum of 5 years of pastoral experience.


Position Information:

Job Title:
Lead Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor
Organization Type:
Worship Style:
Church Size:
250 - 500

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Downey First Christian Church
Contact Name:
Art Gallardo
10909 New St
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