(610) 593-6658

 

549 Swan Road, Atglen, PA 19310

 

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© 2018 Maple Grove Mennonite Church

Seeking a full time Lead Pastor for Maple Grove Mennonite Church, 549 Swan Rd, Atglen, Pennsylvania.  Membership of 245.

Average Sunday service attendance 175.  If interested, please email inquiry and your resume to: 

Bishop Steve Weaver

 sweaver@lmcchurches.org

Position Title: Lead Pastor

  • Full Time – 40+ hours per week

  • Salary per ECLA or equivalent pastoral guidelines

Position Reports To: Lead Bishop, LanChester District, LMC

 

Position Purpose:

 

Maple Grove Mennonite Church is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Lead Pastor in the greater Atglen, PA community. Candidates interviewing for this role will be characterized by love for God and neighbor, a love for the community and for people of all races and walks of life. This catalytic, servant leader will lead our congregation to greater love of God and neighbor in our community. This is a transition role, starting alongside our current Lead Pastor, working with him and the Leadership Team toward a smooth transition to Lead Pastor.

Essential Duties: The Lead Pastor will:

  • Express devotion to God and His mission in the world.

  • Exhibit practical, redemptive, relational leadership and accountability to the Leadership Team, LanChester District and LMC’s          accountability structures.

  • Foster relational health among the Leadership Team and the congregation.

  • Nurture/create a congregational culture that is “totally in love with Jesus.”

  • Invest in spiritual formation/discipleship through the Word and the Spirit.

  • Provide vision as he leads the Leadership Team in discernment and decision making.

  • Guide the Leadership Team in “equipping the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4.12-16).

  • Oversight and/or personal provision of the requirements of the pastoral office: baptisms, weddings and funerals; “caring for widows and orphans in their distress” (James 1.27).

Qualifications:

  • A disciple of Jesus Christ with evidence of excellent moral character and sound judgment in personal, family, and spiritual life.

  • A disciple who exhibits true devotion and worship to God the Father through Jesus Christ our Lord.

  • A leader who demonstrates fruit and anointing of the Holy Spirit.

  • Catalytic,“big-picture”leader with a shepherd’s heart who exhibits agape love for persons of all ages, races, and walks of life.

  • Expresses a passion to see lives transformed by faith in Jesus Christ and share the beauty of Jesus with others.

  • Passionate about evangelism and community outreach having mercy and compassion

    for the de-churched and unchurched in the local community.

  • A gifted communicator with the ability to approach all people with trust and love.

    Exhibits the same openness and approachability in return.

  • Pastoral experience with the gifts of teaching and preaching with noted interests in discipleship, multiplication and mission. Possesses potential strength and gifting in administration, leadership, and team-building.

  • Exhibit a commitment to oneness and unity with existing Leadership Team members.

  • Subscribes at a minimum to the 1995 Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective, with a willingness to pursue greater expressions of orthodoxy and beauty in the Church. (We are not interested in those given to doctrinal innovation.)

  • Credentialed or willing to be credentialed through LMC, a fellowship of Anabaptist churches.

Click below to download a copy of the Job Description or to submit a resume.