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Teaching / Lead Pastor

The Summit Church

Sylva, NC

Category: Senior Pastor

Posted on: August 21, 2019

Job Description:

The Summit Church - Sylva, NC

Position Description

Position: Teaching / Lead Pastor

Part Time / bi-vocational

The Summit Church is searching for a pastor who is passionate for and can minister well within a very_noemailmunity-minded progressive mountain congregation.

The following pastor profile is a reflection of the nature, culture, and mission of The Summit Church.

BELONG: Community

We prioritize our congregational relationships within the church while focusing on the needs of our_noemailmunity. To continue cultivating these relationships, our pastor should:

-> Be present and willing to b_noemaile involved in the local_noemailmunity and its needs
-> Connect with the congregation beyond weekly worship services
-> Provide meaningful pastoral care, advice, and counsel
-> Seek to serve God and our neighbors regularly
-> B_noemaile familiar with congregation members from youngest to oldest


The Summit Church has always been a cutting-edge church, open to any and all, from various backgrounds, denominations and depths of religious experience. To continue with this core value, we need a leader who is:

-> Radically inclusive, culturally sensitive and we_noemailing
-> Of strong faith and open to seeing God in unconventional ways, places, and people
-> An engaging, personable teacher and shepherd
-> Unfiltered and honest about who they are, so we may connect through genuine experiences
-> Seminary-trained / training (or have_noemailparable experience) with the ability to speak on the Bible
and faith in a variety of ways to an audience of varied religious familiarity
-> Accepting of doubt and questions with the ability to talk through any issues
-> Above all, loving of everyone - despite their differences and sins

BECOME: Leadership & Day-to-Day Operations

Worship and our familial environment are our biggest priorities, but we can't overlook the essential functions of this position. Some of our most business-like job requirements are:

-> Support our five purposes: Worship, Ministry, Outreach, Fellowship, and Discipleship
-> Contribute to the planning of a seeker-friendly, yet believer-centric, worship band-led, casual and f
friendly, creative worship gathering with a range of styles and approaches
-> Experience in church (or business) operations, such as budgeting, administration, and marketing
-> Have an eagerness to work within our leadership structure and team-based style
-> Minister with an openness to unique opportunities, out-of-the-box ministries, and creative ideas
-> Have the ability to mentor members, especially lay preachers

Community Description

Sylva, North Carolina is situated in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited national park in the US and only 20 minutes from our location. A person with an active outdoor lifestyle will be at home here. Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community College are within 5 minutes of our church. Live music and micro-breweries define the social atmosphere of our_noemailmunity. Jackson County has a total population nearing 40,000 people.

The Summit Church

The Summit began as a Bible study group in the spring of 2005. The church quickly grew into a vibrant_noemailmunity of faith featuring creative worship, exciting fellowship, deepening discipleship, ministry for all ages and_noemailmunity outreach. In September of 2016, the church's founding pastor resigned. Our second pastor served from August of 2017 until September of 2018. In January 2018, we moved into a joint space with Heritage Christian Academy's Preschool.

The Summit is currently being led by a Leadership Team_noemailprised of our Associate Pastor of Worship Arts and our Associate Pastor of Children and Youth. Preaching is currently performed by a rotation of our Associate Pastors and lay leaders. A transition team has_noemailpleted work on a church profile and pastor profile. Our Pastor Search Team is now looking for our next lead / teaching pastor.
Please see our Pastor and Church Profile @ https://tinyurl_noemail/y4p3nbz5

Compensation: anticipated starting salary 20-25k based on experience and education

Candidate will likely need to be bi-vocational.
If this pastor profile resonates with you and if The Summit is a church you would like to be in ministry with, we would love to have a conversation with you. Please contact our Pastor Search Team at:


The Summit Church
486 Fairview Rd
Sylva, NC 28779
Attn: Nicholas Jernigan

Resumes will be considered as they are received.


some seminary, prefer graduate 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Teaching / Lead Pastor
Time Type:
Part Time
Job Category:
Senior Pastor
20,000 - 30,000
Organization Type:
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Church Size:
less than 100

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
The Summit Church
Contact Name:
Nicholas A Jernigan
486 Fairview Rd
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