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Are you the man who is called to serve as senior pastor for

Grace Fellowship Church of Kent, Washington is seeking the man called by God to become its next senior pastor.  Current worship service attendance averages 40-50.  The body has been much larger during its fifty year history and there is an opportunity to reach the many families in this suburban community to build this part of God’s kingdom.  The church neighborhood is very diverse in race and ethnic origin and has a mix of single family homes and apartments.

The senior pastor position is a full-time position (the only paid employee of the church) and is the only pastoral position.  The previous senior pastor retired in December 2014 (after 14 years) and has relocated to Florida.  An experienced interim pastor is temporarily serving in the pulpit.  Sunday school classes and the ministries for women, men and youth are led by lay church members.  Four men comprise the church elder board.  Church member volunteers also perform most typical administrative and worship service duties (e.g., worship music, ushers/stewards, treasury and secretarial, custodial and maintenance).

The church facility is a well-maintained property in a fully developed residential neighborhood (across the street from a public elementary school) in Kent (population 120,000), which is a suburb of Seattle, WA.  The church is without debt and has operated with a balanced budget for the past ten years.  Future giving will need to grow with attendance, but existing church financial resources will provide a buffer while that occurs.

Washington ranked in the bottom 10 states for regular church attendance and religious belief in a 2012 Gallup survey, and this community needs to hear the Gospel.  We seek a man who will grow this church by encouraging and retaining the current church body while inviting others to join with them.

Men who have an interest in learning more about the opportunity to shepherd this flock and reach out for Christ should contact church elder and search committee member, James E. Miller at 25505 217th Ave SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038.  Phone: 425-417-5853 or email: themillersjjjr@hotmail.com

For more information, please access these documents:

Profile of the church and position:    www.gracekent.org/pdf/profile.pdf
Qualities and qualifications for the pastor:   www.gracekent.org/pdf/qualities.pdf

Email:

Phone: 425-417-5853

Job post will expire: 23-Oct-15

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