General Information

Job Title:

Senior Pastor

Job Description:

 

Person to Contact: Steering Team   Contact Address: 2800 Rodeo Dr

Greenville, TX 75402-3835

Relation to Ministry: Committee to find full-time Pastor  
Contact Phone:
Contact Email: steeringteam@graceweb.net Contact Fax:

 

Position Title: Senior Pastor
Is this a full-time position? Yes
Is this a new or previously existing position? Previously existing
If this is a previously existing position, why is it open?
Existing pastor serving as an interim.
Summarized description of this position (Ministry classified ad)
  We will collect resumes until 11:59 PM CST October 3rd, 2020. Please email resumes to steeringteam@graceweb.net

Grace Community Church (GCC) is looking for a senior pastor. GCC is about to hire an interim pastor to help during a time of transition. GCC has a strong sense of community among its members, is non-traditional, is focused on the Gospel and Grace of God, is service focused (many members happily volunteer their time), is authentic, and is wanting to grow in accountability, financial generosity, evangelism and discipleship, and continue striving towards community. The pastor would be a good communicator, be involved with the congregation in ministry activities, have a good sense of humor, be laid-back and approachable to members, committed to GCC’s fellowship, and provide sermons on most Sundays.

What are the major responsibilities associated with this position:
  The major responsibilities are Sunday preaching, providing vision and direction for the church, leading the staff and congregation, being in harmony with the elders in leading the flock.
Please describe the skills and strengths this person needs:
  1) Preaching (Gospel Centered)

2) Speaking truth with love

3) Available to minister to congregation and staff

4) Being able to connect and build relationships

Age Range Desired: 35 to 50
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Ethnic Group Preference: No Preference
Language Preference: English
Min Education Required: Seminary Graduate
Benefits Package: Salary and benefits package dependent upon experience and job responsibilities agreed upon.

 

Clarification on the process:

  1. Please submit a resume, links to previous sermons, and any other information you would like to be considered to steeringteam@graceweb.net
  2. We will be collecting resumes until Oct. 3, 2020.
  3. No later than a couple of weeks after the collection period, the steering team will review the resume and reach out to candidates of interest, requesting they fill out an application and supply the candidate with an official list of expectations for the role.
  4. The steering team will be open for Zoom meetings and phone calls while filling out the application.
  5. After reviewing the application, the steering team will notify the candidate to request an interview or let them know if they are not a good fit.
  6. After interviews are complete the steering team will pass recommendations along to the church Elders. The church Elders will then conduct their own interviews based off of the recommendations and make the hiring decision.

Special Note: This job posting may be updated and parts of the process may be revised and changed throughout the next several months as we adjust to God’s direction and plan. Resumes that are provided after Oct. 3, 2020 may be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Position Qualifications:

Application Deadline

10/03/2020

Job Type:

Full Time

Salary Range:

TBD

General Information

Church/Organization Name

Grace Community Church

Contact Name & Contact Info

(512) 538-5699
steeringteam@graceweb.net

Industry

Church

Denomination

Non-Denominational

City, State

Greenville, TX

Description of Organization

Church Name: Grace Community Church
Address: 2800 Rodeo Dr
Greenville, TX 75402-3835
Phone: 903-217-6600
Web Site: graceweb.net
Denomination: Non Denominational
Year Established: 1999
Average Attendance-
Sunday Worship: 120
Sr High: 10
Jr High: 5
Average Annual Budget: $322,000
Church Government: Elder Led
Worship Style: Contemporary
Worship Center Capacity: 315
Community Type: Small City
More Info about Location:

Grace is located in Greenville, TX a town of ~25,000 people. It is about 50 minutes from the heart of Dallas, but outside of the Dallas suburbs and is about 30 minutes Northeast of Rockwall, TX. Greenville has many churches in the town and surrounding area. The largest employers in Greenville are L3Harris Technologies (a department of defense contractor) and Hunt Regional Medical Center. For the past few years around 25 churches band together to serve the community in an event called For the City. Volunteers help with construction projects and painting houses for those in need, help with yard work, help clean up downtown streets and business parking lots, pray with those waiting for surgeries in the hospital and inmates at the county prison, visit all of the elders living in retirement homes, and the youth run a week long food drive.

Additional Features:

One building

Prior expansion programs - modified cafe, expanded youth second story room (2011-2012), Calibrate Grace campaign - bought additional land next door, sign out-front, painted inside walls, opened up lounge.

Indebtedness - $550,000

Mission / Statement of Belief:

Our Mission:
Grace Community Church exists to help people find their place in God's story.

Our Core Values:
1) We believe people need grace, not religion
2) We believe helped people help people
3) We believe changed people change
4) We believe without community there is no church
5) We believe we are characters in God's world, not the other way around

Grace Community Church Statement of Faith

WE BELIEVE IN...

1. The one true God who lives eternally in three persons - the Father, the Son and
the Holy Spirit.
2. The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming, and judging the world.
3. The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God - fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
4. The dignity of all people, made male and female in God s image, to love, be holy
and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgment.
5. The incarnation of God s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ - born of the virgin
Mary; fully divine and fully human, yet without sin.
6. The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price
of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
7. The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection, his ascension
to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Savior of the world.
8. The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
9. The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with
Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
10.The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers - given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit s gifts to bring glory to God, edify the community of believers, and proclaim the gospel.
11 .The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfill the purposes of God,
raising all people to judgement, bringing eternal life to the redeemed and establishing a new heaven and new earth.

Additional Information:

Church History

Grace began in the living room of Steve and Karen Lawson in April of 1999. For several years prior, Steve and Karen had been wrestling with God's call to lead a church that sought authenticity with God and other believers. We continue to pursue radical Grace rather than legalistic religion.
Grace has been set up since, its beginning as an Elder-led church. Typically the senior pastor and three laymen serve as the elder board. Elders, together with the installed pastor serving under a call, are to have supervision of the church entrusted to them. They are set apart for a ministry of watchful and responsible care for all matters relating to the welfare and good order of the church. They are to study God s Word, to oversee the household of faith, to encourage spiri- tual growth, to maintain loving discipline, and to provide for the proclamation of the gospel and the celebration of the sacraments. They have oversight over the conduct of the members of the congregation and seek to bring that conduct into conformity with the Word of God, thereby empowering all members to live out their Christian vocation in the world. Elders exercise an oversight over the conduct of one another and of the pastor/s. Our current elders are JJ Skinner, Alan Hempstead, and Andy Yates.

Grace has grown from those few people on living room couches to a dynamic, diverse body with ministries for men and women, students, and children. We serve God's kingdom locally and abroad with Outreach Partners in Central Asia, Colombia, Burkina Faso, Vancouver, a Nepalese community in Houston , and throughout the globe through pastoral and leadership training.

In 2000, we moved into our present building, although we only occupied about a fourth of it. God blessed us with the entire building a few years later. We expanded again in 2012 providing more space for children and student ministries and expanding and modernizing the Worship Center.
2015 brought new changes and opportunities. Steve transitioned to a broader ministry outside of our local congregation. Adam Brind stepped into the role of senior pastor, a position for which God had been preparing him for many years. His commitment to God's centrality in our lives and the integrity of Scripture encouraged us to grow and mature as a community. Even now, after Adam s departure, we continue to pursue God together. As a church body we are excited about how God will lead us to bless each other, our community, and the world.

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