It is easy to say the words Lead Pastor, and an image comes into our minds, usually of someone we know, or of an experience we have had with another pastor or church. But what will it mean to be Lead Pastor at The Pursuit in our next season? When we say we are searching for a new Lead Pastor at The Pursuit, we want to do our best to help you understand what type of pastor best fits our specific needs. As we look to the staff structure and our core values as a guide, here is what we are seeking:
Our future Lead Pastor will be expected to champion our Mission and Vision. How will this work out? First and foremost, he will lead our staff, especially the Senior Leadership Team. The Lead Pastor will also work closely with the team of Elders. He will facilitate a culture that encourages each staff member and partner to serve at their best. We also expect the new Lead Pastor to be a strong collaborator. He will need to lead the vision well by working in conjunction with our Campus Pastors, to ensure that the vision is accomplished at each campus uniquely. Further, he needs to be an effective communicator. Many of us often think this means sermons or preaching and our new Lead Pastor will have those opportunities. But with our new structure, we will have a primary communicator at each campus to teach from the Bible, with the Lead Pastor participating with them consistently. Being an effective communicator also means communicating vision and inspiring us to keep striving for the goal of reaching this valley for Jesus Christ.
In one sentence: The next Lead Pastor will be a leader of leaders, a gifted collaborator and effective communicator, that champions The Pursuit’s Mission/Vision.