We are seeking a new Lead Elder Pastor
The King’s Community Church (www.tkc.com) is a closely-knit family of believers who are earnestly praying and seeking God for a Lead Elder/Pastor to move us forward in the exciting things that God is doing in our midst. Our current Lead Elder/Pastor has served and guided us for the past 30 years and is looking to the future for a new leader to take his place.
We are about 80 -100 people who meet in Langley, BC, where our facilities include a Christian school, located in a rural area but near rapidly growing neighborhoods. We see God moving in us with a younger generation going forward with zeal, along with the wisdom of our more experienced members supporting them in this.
We at King’s highly value handling the Word of God with integrity and would best be described theologically as having a reformed perspective with a charismatic expression. We are a missions-based church with a heart for the nations. Through prayer and finances, to varying degrees, we have a supportive relationship with about 17 different missionary works.
It is our hope and desire to find a person in whom God is moving, to take on the responsibility of guiding and leading us, while joining with us in relationship and growth.
Role and Expectations:
The position is that of lead elder and pastor. This is the person who will take initiative with both the big perspective of vision and guidance for our church in the years ahead, and also in the day-to-day needs such as pastoral caring and administrative duties, along with a pastoral team.
It is essential that this man be of excellent character, with the traits outlined in Titus 1:5-9, and also have maturity and wisdom with the stability of spiritual and life experience. This role needs the training, appreciation of the exegetical process, and education necessary to be a “Defender of the truth” of God’s Word. We see this as especially vital in the role of leadership as we desire to stand in the shifting tides of our current culture.
The King’s School (www.thekingsschool.org) has been a part of the ministry of our church for more than 30 years. As Christian Education has been a central part of our values, it will be important for this pastor to have a similar heart and vision for the training and equipping of our children.
It is important that this person has a heart for evangelism, as we see The Lord particularly moving us toward a more outward focus. We see the pastoral role as one of equipping us, with foundational teaching and preaching, to be able to “give an account for [our] faith” (1 Peter 3:15).
We are looking for this leader to have compatible theological convictions with us, so that there is harmony of purpose in the body. We focus on the sovereignty of God in his dealings with man, have a post-millennial perspective, and desire to be exercising the gifts of the Spirit. We highly value our open expression of worship, where people have opportunity to pray or bring a word, as the Spirit of God moves. Therefore, it is important for us to have a pastor that would encourage and support these convictions.
We seek a Pastor who:
How to Apply:
Please email the documents listed below to Don Craig, Associate Pastor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include a written reference with contact information from each of the following sources:
1. Your current pastor or mentor
2. A previous pastor from a church that you participated in before your current one
3. Your current employer
4. A non-believer with whom you have frequent contact
*Please note a criminal record check is required prior to beginning employment.