Creekside Community Church (creeksidechurchnapa.org), located in Napa, California, is seeking to fill the position of Lead Pastor. We are a healthy Evangelical Free Church of 65+ seeking a full time Lead Pastor who, with congregational approval, will begin to serve in January of 2023.
Total compensation of $100,000 to $110,000 per year (includes salary, medical, dental, retirement, and housing allowance)
Creekside Community Church began more than 50 years ago with a vision to reach and serve the community through strong Bible teaching and evangelism. We are a group of people who find much more joy “being for something” than “being against something”. We have firm convictions that are governed by the Scriptural instructions to love sincerely. We are a group of people who recognize that we are all flawed; we don’t feel the need to replace God as judge. We endeavor for Creekside to be a place of grace. We are a group of people from all backgrounds. Some have been in a church their whole lives; and there are others who are just starting to discover the value of being at a place where they can encounter God and ‘rub elbows’ with people who know their face and name. We are a group of people who are ‘family’ through the best of times as well as the worst. We honestly rejoice with those who are rejoicing, and we weep with those who are weeping.
The Pastor will continue the grace-filled culture and the heritage at Creekside with a high regard for the fidelity of Scripture. He must preach the unchanging truths of Scripture in season and out of season. He must display mature and wise leadership alongside of the Elders, Deacons and Deaconesses. In addition, he must shepherd the congregation and the staff made up of a part-time Associate Pastor, part-time Director of Worship, and part-time Janitor.
We are seeking a Lead Pastor who meets all biblical qualifications (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4, etc.) The preferred minimum education is a seminary graduate along with some pastoral experience. We desire a strong expository preacher and one who is in line with our EFCA Statement of Faith. The ideal candidate will be able to develop, lead, implement and maintain systems that help people connect with our church and grow spiritually. The candidate must possess a high level of integrity and work ethic and be a humble servant leader.
What It’s Like to Live in Napa, California
Napa is the largest city and county seat of Napa County. Located in the North Bay region of the Bay Area, the city had a population of 77,480 as of the end of 2021. Napa is a major tourist destination in California, known for its wineries, restaurants, and arts culture.
Napa has a Mediterranean climate similar to many other parts of Northern California. Winters are chilly and wet, and summers are warm and dry. During the summer months rain is rare. Occasionally there may be a day or two of light rain in June and September. Heat waves do occur with the temperatures rising above 100 °F. Wildfires are typically a problem during the summer months. The fall is pleasant and many people come to visit Napa at this time. The winters are quite wet and cool and flooding can be a major problem. Nighttime temperatures often drop below freezing. The rainy season is from October to April and occasionally into May. Snow is rare.
Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume, please answer these questions:
- Why do you believe that you might be a good fit for Creekside Community Church?
- Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as Lead Pastor of Creekside Community Church.
- In just a few sentences, please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of Creekside Community Church.
Please send your resume, the answers to these questions, and a link to at least one online sermon to NapaCCCPastorTS@gmail.com by August 1, 2022.To Apply: Pastoral Search Team at NapaCCCPastorTS@gmail.com