Senior Pastor - First Presbyterian Church
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.
That all would know Jesus as Lord and Savior
Our mission is to produce authentic disciples of Jesus
embrace biblical truth
embody Christian love
impart His gospel to the world
Bible Centered Teaching, Godly Servant Leadership, Effectual Fervent Prayer, Passionate Evangelism, World Missions, Strong Families, Biblical Community, Authentic Worship, Warm Fellowship
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
Commits to good stewardship of campus and financial resources
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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