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Glenn Park Christian Church: Full-time Pastor


2757 S. Glenn
67217 Wichita , KS

Glenn Park Christian Church is an independent Christian Church located in the southwest part of Wichita, Kansas.  Our congregation of approximately 200 members reside throughout the city and neighboring suburbs, coming together to fulfill our mission of sharing the life of Jesus and showing the love of Jesus to the residents in our diverse urban neighborhood.  We are seeking a full-time pastor who provides vision and is able to energize the congregation while having a heart for the lost and compassion for the hurting. 
The Lead Minister of GPCC has a significant and influential role in leading our congregation to glorify God through belief, growth, mission and service. This ministry description outlines the responsibilities, qualifications and structure currently in place at GPCC and is intended to assist and encourage his success.
The Lead Minister is:
Committed to Jesus Christ and His Church
A student, teacher and preacher of God’s Word
An equipper, mentor and supporter of others in ministry
An individual devoted to daily prayer
A person of utmost integrity, fidelity and reputation
A compassionate person
Qualified as an elder as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9 and 1 Peter 5:1-4
In whole hearted agreement with the GPCC Statement of Faith and core values
Is an ordained minister thru a local congregation

Working Relationships:
He is an active and voting member of GPCC
He oversees and directs staff in concert with church leadership
He is directly responsible to the Board of Elders for direction, accountability and communication

   Visionary Leadership
The Lead Minister, in partnership with church leaders, will discern, communicate and implement God-given mission and vision. He will have a primary role in:
Designing a strategic intentional plan for achieving that vision
Communicating that vision with clarity to the congregation
Mobilizing staff, leaders and teams in a coordinated effective manner
Refining the strategy in light of internal and external realities
Overseeing the management of supporting ministries

Preaching and Teaching
   The Lead Minister:
Regularly preaches and teaches God’s Word with clarity, passion and relevance
Designs integrated worship services that reinforces his teaching and celebrates God for who He is and all He has done.
Develops and encourages other teachers and preachers within the church
Ensures effective Biblical teaching at every level in the church
Spiritual Vitality
   The Lead Minister is expected to:
Model a vibrant, growing and fruitful relationship with God
Practice ½ day of solitude with the Lord every quarter
Foster a healthy, spiritual environment that promotes growth through instruction and relationship
Along with the elders, monitor the spiritual condition of the congregation and respond to needs and opportunities with teaching, ministries and initiatives
Oversee the pastoral care of the individuals and families within the church
Establish a healthy, emotional climate by guiding leaders and the congregation in demonstrating appropriate levels of care, support and confidentiality
Offer direct spiritual counsel and support on a limited basis
Have a particular focus on providing pastoral care to church leaders and staff
   Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Invest time in studying the Bible, seeking God and understanding His purposes
Work within the by-laws of GPCC
Provide for Baptisms, Dedications, Weddings and Funerals
Provide pastoral care when requested, including pre-marital counseling
Meet regularly with paid staff and Board of Elders
Promote community involvement, service and outreach
Establish regular office hours and provide instructions on how to be reached when not in the office
Proactively pursue relationships with other pastors and spiritual mentors
Take vacations and attend seminars to receive personal times of refreshment and edification
Participate in annual reviews with the Board of Elders to discuss effectiveness, objectives, family needs and salary
Visit shut-ins at their home, hospitals and nursing homes as able
Actively involved in “Large Group” or “All Hands” events