Senior Pastor - First Presbyterian Church

July 28, 2020

 

 

 

First Presbyterian Church of Wichita Falls is seeking a Senior Pastor who demonstrates a deep and personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and whose dynamic leadership ability and vision will allow him to shepherd our multigenerational congregation.

 

 

Vision

 

That all would know Jesus as Lord and Savior

 

 

Mission

 

Our mission is to produce authentic disciples of Jesus

who...

 

embrace biblical truth

embody Christian love

impart His gospel to the world

 

 

Core Values 

 

Bible Centered Teaching, Godly Servant Leadership, Effectual Fervent Prayer, Passionate Evangelism, World Missions, Strong Families, Biblical Community, Authentic Worship, Warm Fellowship 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Position

Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church

 

 

Administrator / Head of Staff

 

  • Works closely with other ministry staff in developing coordinated strategies to accomplish the church's mission

  • Interfaces effectively with all members of church staff

  • Leads a staff culture of service

  • Moderates Session

  • Commits to good stewardship of campus and financial resources

 

Preacher

 

  • Leads worship each Sunday

  • Delivers Biblically-based messages from Old and New Testaments that are challenging, educational, and relevant to all ages

  • Shares the Gospel with intentionality and enthusiasm

  • Challenges and inspires a multigenerational congregation

  • Serves as a role model for Christian values and lifestyles

 

Teacher

 

  • Cultivates spiritual gifts of covenant partners

  • Teach and train in various settings

  • Pursues self education

  • Offers guidance to families within the church and the community

 

Visionary/Ambassador

 

  • Grows and equips disciples of Christ to share the Gospel in a rapidly changing culture

  • Deepens relationships with Christ through the creation and implementation of small groups (or the equivalent)

  • Seeks to bring others into the worship/ministry community of First Presbyterian Church

  • Actively involved in the missions of the church

  • Builds and maintains relationships within the community

 

Shepherd

 

  • Equips and enables covenant partners for their tasks within the church

  • Participates in the life of the church through fellowship with persons of all ages at formal and spontaneous gatherings

  • Oversees the ministry to the homebound, the sick, and those in need

  • Performs weddings, funerals, and administers the Sacraments

  • Responsible for promoting internal/external communication

 

Qualifications

 

  • Master of Divinity, or its equivalent, from an accredited seminary

  • Committed to ECO Essential Tenets and Confessional Standards

  • Ordained by ECO, or by a Reformed denomination and eligible for transfer to ECO

  • Successful experience as a senior or associate pastor

 

 

The Community

 

Wichita Falls, Texas

 

Wichita Falls is a welcoming community. Although it is the largest city in the area, with over one hundred thousand residents, it maintains a small town feel, supporting a multitude of family-owned businesses dating back to the early 1900's. The city offers a thriving downtown with shopping, theaters, and restaurants. There are numerous popular special events including concerts, festivals, rodeos, and the nation's largest bike race, the Hotter'N Hell Hundred.

 

Midwestern State University, located across the street from First Presbyterian Church, is a public liberal arts college with over 6,000 students. It is the state's only public liberal arts college. Sheppard Air Force Base is located just five miles north of downtown Wichita Falls and is the largest and most diversified Air Education and Training Command training base. The University and the Air Force Base help maintain a flow of diverse cultures, ideas, and life throughout the city.

 

Wichita Falls is a great place to raise a family and put down roots. The average living expenses fall nearly 15 percent below the national average. Housing costs are 14 percent less than the average American city, with the median home price in the region listed at about $119,000. The city boasts highly affordable living, a low unemployment rate, 37 beautiful parks, and a 20 mile concrete trail system that rivals that of much larger metropolitan areas. Only two hours away from major metropolitan cities like Dallas and Oklahoma City, Wichita Falls represents the best Texas has to offer. 

 

 

 

 

 

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AGORA Search Group is a Colorado Springs search firm providing executive search and selection services to churches, and faith-based non-profits throughout the world.

 

Rob Lauer is leading the First Presbyterian Church, Wichita Falls search. Rob founded AGORA in 2000 and provides nearly 30 years of executive search, church consulting, and pastoral ministry experience for our clients. Rob has a passion to serve organizations with an emphasis on building relationships throughout the executive search process versus the typical transactional approach. He is adamant, believing not every great leader or pastor…is a great fit…for a great organization or church. As a result, he and his team invest significant time matching exceptional leaders with outstanding organizations.

 

For further details regarding this role, please contact:

 

 

Rob Lauer

719-219-0360

 

Rob@agorasearchgroup.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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