Woodinville Alliance and its leadership team senses a very clear movement of God aimed at the renewing and restoring of Woodinville and the surrounding community. At the same time, we believe God is calling us to a renewed emphasis on reaching around the world to those God calls us to encounter with His good news. We believe that God's Spirit has positioned us for growth. Our priority is creating and sharing an expectancy for transformation, healing, and encounter with God; believing quantitative increase is a good sign of health when chasing the qualitative.
While we believe this movement of God is beyond a building, a church brand, or an individual personality, we faithfully anticipate God bringing a leader who sees himself as one part (or member) of many in the body. This man's vision and eagerness for people and ministry will stem from a personal conviction of call, maturity, and ongoing experience with the living God. He will communicate excitement for the Good News of God's loving grace deeply with others while remaining available to hear God's voice speaking new and creative things into his own heart. Prayer will be his anchor, the Word his foundation, and the Spirit his guide.
The next Lead Pastor at Woodinville Alliance will be a gifted communicator of God's Word and a learner himself. He will highly value both strong biblical exposition as well as practical application in his teaching. He will provide Christ-centered, life-oriented biblical teaching which recognizes and speaks to a range of spiritual maturity levels and a multi-generational audience. He will have a passion and ability to make the truths of the Scripture relevant to those exploring the faith, as well as challenging devoted followers of Jesus, leading people to experience, and follow, and serve Jesus. He will lead Spirit-inspired worship that draws people into corporate and personal encounters with God. Our church body has grown in connecting with the Spirit and finding closer personal relationship with God through the Spirit. Our next Lead Pastor will continue to foster that spirituality and help direct it toward serving our community and the world through outreach and mission. He will have received a biblical education that has prepared him for pastoral ministry, have a clear spiritual calling to the role of Lead Pastor, and meet the biblical qualification for eldership expressed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. The next Lead Pastor at Woodinville Alliance will not only be an excellent communicator of God's Word but also pastor the congregation and cast inspirational and actionable vision for the future.
Our community is creative, techy, suburban and in need of deeper meaning in their lives. Our next Lead Pastor will embrace its diversity of ages, races, incomes, spiritual maturity, and church backgrounds. He will engage the culture around him with the Truth in relevant ways. He will see himself as a servant leader.
The next Lead Pastor will project his vision for the church through effective leadership of the church staff and lay leaders. He will possess a proven track record of developing people and their giftedness in the body. He will equip the members of his leadership team to lead effectively, coach and encourage them, recognizing their individual gifts while fostering cooperation and service to one another.
Our desire is that candidates applying for the Lead Pastor position will self-assess and determine the degree of call and internal alignment he shares with the qualities, skills, and experience mentioned before submitting for this position.