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Lead Pastor

Element Church
Posted: 12/29/2021
Salary/Range: TBD
Cheyenne, WY

Meet Element Church:

We exist to guide people to experience life to its fullest, connect into meaningful relationships, and make a lasting impact. The Vision of Element Church is IMPACT. We pray every day, “God help us to be the kind of church that YOU want us to be, so we can be the kind of church that our community needs us to be.” The community is not here for us, we are here for the community.

About the Lead Pastor:

The Lead Pastor is responsible for the overall vision and leadership of Element Church and is the primary communicator for the congregation.

The Lead Pastor Responsibilities Include:

Visionary Leadership

  • Develop, maintain, communicate, and live out the mission, vision values, and strategy of Element Church.
  • Invest substantial time into developing as a leader and person through ongoing education.
  • Provide clear vision and leadership so that the staff can effectively lead their teams in the church.
  • Provide vision and ultimate oversight of all worship experiences.
  • Get the right people in the right positions to carry out the vision of Element Church.
  • Develop relationships with community and church leaders.
  • Visit or watch other churches and attend conferences that will increase the vision and ministry of Element Church.
  • Prepare for weekly staff and key volunteer meetings.
  • Guide and direct the Lead Team in dealing with the day-to-day operations of the life and ministry of the church.
  • Lead all quarterly Local Leadership Council meetings.

Primary Communication for Element Church

  • As the primary communicator, the Lead Pastor will teach God’s Word with life change as the goal each weekend.
  • Arrange for secondary communicators as needed to fill the pulpit.
  • Participate in the long-term creative process as it relates to the weekend worship experience.
  • Prayerfully prepare an annual teaching calendar, including strategic Sundays out of the pulpit, as well as the overall direction of sermons and sermon series.
  • Invest in and help raise up new communicators in the church through coaching.

Personal Responsibility

  • Maintain God-ordained priorities in your life by putting Jesus Christ first, (if applicable) your spouse second, (if applicable) your children third, and the ministry fourth.
  • Give at least 10% of your income to the vision of Element Church.
  • Be loyal to the vision and staff of Element Church and always protect the unity of the church.
  • Pray for the ministry.
  • Disciple top-level leaders to equip them to do the same for their leaders.
  • Fosters a volunteer environment of gratitude, appreciation, and joy.
  • Invest and invite the lost to know Jesus and come to Element Church.

What You Bring: 

  • Education & Experience Bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry or equivalent.
  • Experience leading in a lead pastor or other executive-level pastoral position for 2-3 years (desired but not mandatory).
  • Experience leading in a larger church (1500+) preferred.
  • MDiv preferred by The Evangelical Church (or future plans for Masters level Ed.)
  • Theological alignment with the denomination.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Word of God and knowing how to teach people to practically apply it to modern life. Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to lead and inspire a large group.

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Has a heart for and is a willing participant in community Outreach with no strings attached.
  • Is passionate about the next generation of students and children.
  • Is passionate about the Biblical community and small groups for discipleship. Is approachable, warm, and relatable.
  • Is obsessive about accountability for themself, staff, and leadership, and transparent and honest with his own struggles.
  • Lives a life of integrity, owns mistakes, and takes responsibility for actions.
  • Embodies a passion and history of caring for those no one else wants and compassion for the hurting world around u.s
  • Can quickly find chemistry with all staff.
  • Aligns with an LGBTQ non-affirming Side-B theology.
  • Supports a traditional Christian sexual ethic in marriage and singleness.
  • Supports women in ministry.
  • Strives for racial reconciliation in the church.
  • Demonstrates a genuine love and care for our people and community.
  • Is called to reach the hurting and marginalized.

What it’s Like to Live in Cheyenne, Wyoming:

Cheyenne is just 100 miles from Denver, CO. Denver is known for all the big city attributes, music, outdoors, art, entertainment. Following the latest census data, Cheyenne is just under 65,000 people with the surrounding county and Warren Air Force base bringing it to right at 100,000.  We’re in the southeast corner of the state, just 10 miles from the Colorado border. Although we’re on the high plains, the Rocky Mountains and the Snowy Range of the Medicine Bow wilderness are within an hour’s drive.  People here enjoy the outdoors.  It’s an outdoor person’s dream. The area is known for blue skies and open views. Hiking trails, fishing, and other outdoor sports can be done nearby. The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, WY just 45 miles away. Laramie County Community College is located in Cheyenne and is a great community college. People love the small-town feel but enjoy the dining and shopping options of a small city. Violent crime is low in Cheyenne. We have beautiful wind-free summers and fairly long wind-filled winters. It doesn’t snow much during the winter months but does occasionally snow heavily in the spring months, April, May, and June. Cheyenne is known for being home to the world’s largest outdoor rodeo, Frontier Days, held each July.

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