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Lead Pastor

Grace Point Church
Posted: 05/02/2022
Salary/Range: TBD
Location
Ephrata, WA
Description:

Grace Point Church (Ephrata, WA)  Senior Pastor

The Big Picture

Grace Point Church (gracepointephrata.org/fbc/) is seeking a full-time Senior Pastor who will preach the Word of God and equip the saints for works of service.

 

The Church

GracePoint Church of Ephrata has a strong core of committed, mature Christ followers who grieve the sudden loss of our pastor of 23 years. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in March 2021 and died in August. His ministry provided strong teaching and stable leadership. The congregation has also coped with the challenges of the COVID epidemic since 2020. From March 8, 2020, until March 28, 2021, we exclusively live streamed our services. Beginning in September, the church called a full time Interim Pastor through the agency of Interim Pastor Ministries. He is leading the congregation through the process of assessing our strengths, weaknesses and calling our next lead pastor.

The church was organized on October 5, 1947 as First Baptist Church of Ephrata, affiliated with the Baptist General Conference (now called Converge). The church name changed to GracePoint in 2015. Currently we have 69 members. Our average worship attendance was 142 prior to COVID. During COVID we chose not to meet for a year out of an abundance of caution. After reopening on Palm Sunday of 2021 our Sunday morning worship service attendance has gradually grown with an average attendance of 100 in 2022. The congregation is composed primarily of seniors and young families with children and youth. During Covid we began livestreaming our services and have continued to do so since restarting in person worship.

We are a church committed to loving God and people. We believe in the inerrancy of the Word of God; that salvation comes by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and that no repentance, feelings, good resolutions, sincere effort or submission to rules can add to the finished work of Christ (free grace salvation). We are dispensational in theology and believe in a pretribulation rapture of the church. Please reference our Affirmation of Faith found on our website.

 

The Candidate

The pastor will be responsible for providing leadership and shepherding oversight in the overall life and ministry of GracePoint, with an emphasis on preaching and teaching, vision casting with the elder team, and motivating members to accomplish the mission of the church, which is to: grow in Christ, reach the lost, adore Jesus in lifestyle worship, connect with each other, and equip everyone to use their gifts in service to others.

 

The Qualifications

Theologically grounded, spiritually mature, and fulfills all the Biblical qualifications of an elder (Titus 1:5-9, 1 Tim. 3:1-7, 1 Peter 5:1-4). Can work within a plurality of elder team leadership. Must be in agreement with the GracePoint Affirmation of Faith. A long-term commitment to ministry in a smaller rural setting. Prefer a Master of Divinity degree or equivalent and at least four years of experience as a senior pastor but not required.

The Process

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 as the Senior Pastor at Grace Pointe Church?

 

Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Senior Pastor of Grace Pointe Church?

 

In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of Grace Pointe Church?

 

Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and a link to at least one online sermon to Jason@No-FeePastorSearch.com

To Apply: Jason@no-feepastorsearch.com