Little Rock Church
Weekly Attendance: 126
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
The Role: Lead Pastor
Meet Little Rock Church:
Little Rock Church is called to be a church where growing, committed followers of Jesus submit to spiritual formation into the likeness of Christ, demonstrate a lifestyle of worship, live in community, and reach out to others.
About the Lead Pastor:
We are seeking a Lead Pastor to carry on the values of Little Rock Church while working to make disciples for Jesus Christ. The Lead Pastor will be the teaching shepherd for this body of believers, with primary responsibility for teaching God’s Truth. They will provide leadership with the elders and pastoral staff, assisting the elder board to guard the doctrine of the church from error, and helping each person to grow to spiritual maturity.
The Lead Pastor’s Responsibilities Include:
Prayer: Pray diligently for and with the church community and staff. Identify members who need prayer as well as those who will engage in regular prayer for the body.
Vision: Collaborate with LRC leaders and members to create our vision and goals. Ensure communication and planning flow from this vision.
Discipleship: Help LRC develop and maintain a focus on discipleship locally and globally, primarily through house churches.
Leadership: Hire, train, supervise and support the staff and ministry teams as they oversee church ministries. Guide staff in goal setting, leadership development, and spiritual direction. Work alongside the Leadership Team in implementing church structure.
Preaching: Make scripture applicable to daily life by equipping the body for ministry through Biblical preaching and by engaging a preaching team.
Corporate Worship: Work alongside the worship team to assist in planning meaningful personal and corporate worship that brings people into the presence of an awesome and Holy God. Coordinate with the worship leader, staff, and members in sharing testimonies, reading scriptures, as well as special events.
Shepherding: Exemplify compassion and love to all people and give pastoral counsel, as needed. Guide house church leaders, our family-based youth minister(s), and others in the church to give care to those in need. It is understood that the lead minister is not able to provide direct care for every person and may refer individuals to church leaders, other church members, or professional resources.
What You Bring:
Education & Experience
Seven plus years experience in effective Biblical teaching, preaching in a pastoral/ministry role focused on discipleship and equipping.
Bachelor’s Degree is required.
A seminary degree or equivalent education is required.
Documented track record of leading, equipping, and working with the ministry team members, other staff, and volunteers.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience with small groups (house churches) as a key strategy for church growth and discipleship.
Ability to recruit, train, develop, and motivate people for leadership and the church community for hands-on ministry.
Effective and efficient communicator with staff, leadership, and the body through sermons, staff communication, and one on one.
Highly relational interpersonal skills, demonstrating authenticity, energy, enthusiasm, and passion for ministry and people.
Strong leadership skills including the ability to develop and articulate a mission/vision, build support, and engage the church community and surrounding community in fulfilling its purpose.
Ability to partner and collaborate with staff and church leadership and to develop goals and execute plans to achieve them.
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications
Evidence of a committed, mature, and deepening relationship with Jesus Christ.
A passion for discipleship.
Be an excellent communicator of God’s Word.
Be Biblically sound.
Have the heart of a Shepherd for the congregation and the community.
Energized by being around people.
What it’s Like to Live in Little Rock, Arkansas:
Little Rock is a great place to live for those who enjoy the outdoors. The region is an easy drive from Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Ouachita National Forest, and the stunning Ozark Mountains. Hot Springs National Park is only an hour away. Residents can also take advantage of golf courses and hiking and biking trails found within the city limits.
Little Rock accommodates a variety of tastes. Neighborhoods range from luxurious loft apartments in midtown and downtown Little Rock to the suburban and family-oriented dwellings of Chenal Valley, Hillcrest, and the Heights. Little Rock is also a very diverse community and is reflective of that in leadership at the state and city level. You can find more information here:
The downtown and midtown areas feature a variety of local restaurants. The metro area also enjoys a great live music scene, which includes the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. There are multiple venues for watching theater performances, and the region also contains a handful of art galleries. There are also local stores and boutiques for shopping. More family-oriented entertainment can be found at neighborhood pools. Today, Arkansas’ capital has earned a reputation among history buffs, foodies, and art lovers as an exciting place to live. Residents can spend their weekends exploring the historic Arkansas State Capitol, or wandering through the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. Plus, the beautiful Ozark Mountains provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
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