Lead Pastor Profile
Eternity Church is a multi-denominational church in Richmond, Virginia, and is seeking a lead pastor to lead our mission-minded, diverse, multi-generational congregation. We are most interested in an individual who demonstrates a deep love for Jesus and a desire to preach the Kingdom of God and see the power of the Kingdom manifested in the healing and deliverance ministries. In addition, this individual would demonstrate a deep love for the Scriptures and for people; actively practice spiritual disciplines and demonstrate a desire to continue to grow spiritually; and believes that the Holy Spirit is active in the church and in people today.
Our ideal candidate has the ability to see where God wants to lead the congregation, and to bring about that vision. He or she has a strong relational orientation; values the uniqueness and vocational calling of each individual; promotes a growth mentality in others; can foster and empower lay ministry; and is able to encourage, develop, and maintain intergenerational relationships, including with children and youth. Further, our ideal candidate has an anointing and the ability to exegete and preach God's word in varied ways (expository, textual, topical); is comfortable with and adaptable to changing technology; and is enthusiastic about growing an on-line presence in the church. Good organizational skills and the ability to work collaboratively are additional desired characteristics, along with compassion, humility, availability (with healthy boundaries), and a sense of humor.
Requirements for the position include: (1) Bachelor's degree and a Master of Divinity degree or the equivalent, (2) licensure and ordination (3) five years of full-time pastoral experience in an associate or lead pastor role, and (4) love for and the ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences both inside and outside the church. The successful candidate will work alongside the current senior pastor for six to nine months prior to the current pastor's retirement and will be responsible for providing spiritual instruction and administrative leadership to the members, staff, and all ministries of the church.
To apply for this position, please sent the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. One-page letter introducing yourself, including your testimony/faith story, as well as the reasons you are considering this position
2. Statement of faith
3. Brief philosophy of ministry
5. Names and contact information of three individuals who are willing to provide references
6. Links to three recent sermons
Eternity Church began in 2003 with a vision to gather the nations to worship Jesus Christ. Motivated by Revelation 7:9, the deliberate intention was to provide a place where people of different languages, nationalities, ethnicities and denominations could gather together in an atmosphere of welcome and community. In recent years, that vision has expanded to "Gathering the Nations to Worship Jesus Christ and to imitate Him."
We are a mission-minded people of prayer and worship, committed to meeting ongoing needs in the community and in the church, healing the sick, doing life together, and sharing the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ alone. For a full church profile, please go to our website at www.eternitychurch.org under "hiring."