Senior Pastor - Mukilteo Presbyterian Church
Located just north of Seattle near Puget Sound, Mukilteo Presbyterian Church seeks a mission-minded, collaborative pastor to lead them into their next season of ministry. Building on their rich legacy of stable leadership, MPC is committed to growing a congregation that is Biblically-centered, outwardly focused, and culturally relevant; reaching into the community to make life-long disciples of Christ.
Serving as the next Senior Pastor of MPC means partnering with a loving congregation of deeply committed believers who are eager to be the fragrance of Christ in their community. It is an opportunity for a gifted pastor to bring his or her passion for preaching the Word, equipping others, and empowering ministry, so the hope of the Gospel can permeate one of the least-churched regions in America.
We believe that Jesus Christ must be at the center of our lives, and making disciples of Jesus at the core of our ministry.
We believe the Bible is the unique and authoritative Word of God, and equips and instructs believers to walk closely with Jesus in faith and live according to His will. The prominence of God’s Word over our lives shapes our priorities, and the unrivaled authority of the Bible directs our actions to be in concert with Christ’s very best for our lives.
We believe in living out the whole of the Great Commission – including evangelism, spiritual formation, compassion, and redemptive justice in our communities and around the world.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
MPC takes great joy in proclaiming the good news that God came to us in Jesus to break the power of sin and death over our lives. Because of Jesus, we can live in right relationship with God and with those around us. We are forgiven and we can walk in newness of life. Alleluia! In grateful response to what God has done for us, we seek to live as faithful followers of Jesus, looking to Him as our teacher, model and friend.
We take the Bible seriously at MPC, seeking not only to understand the Word, but to stand under it in faithful obedience. Our goal in preaching and teaching is to “present every believer mature in Christ” (Col 1:28).
MPC has a missional focus: we exist not only to support and encourage one another but to serve those beyond the walls of the church, joining God in his mission to reach the lost. At MPC, every covenant partner has a part to play in this mission. We are effective insofar as we allow the Spirit of God to empower us.
Believing that everyone has been called and ordained by God by virtue of their baptism, we seek to equip every covenant partner for individual ministry.
Welcome to the Pacific Northwest! Washington State is a unique and beautiful place to live. Boasting both ocean and mountain landscapes, it is a popular destination for people who enjoy spending time outdoors. Washington State also supports a number of businesses and industries, and is fortunate to serve as a hub for world-class medicine, technology companies, and aerospace manufacture and development.
Mukilteo, located in western Washington, is a community that is surrounded by natural beauty, and offers an exciting opportunity to spread God’s word and love to a diverse population of people. Mukilteo is a city of over 21,000 residents, with award winning public schools and a charming “Old Town” waterfront district reminiscent of small towns of another era. Mukilteo serves as a gateway to scenic Whidbey Island, is a close neighbor to Boeing, America’s largest aerospace company, and is full of residents who are enthusiastic about their town. Located approximately twenty-five miles north of the city of Seattle, Mukilteo is a short distance away from numerous museums, the Woodland Park Zoo, the Seattle Aquarium, and Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market. Mukilteo and its surrounding areas also host many parks, beaches, and trails – one of the many reasons it is an ideal place to raise a family. Mukilteo has much to offer both current and prospective residents.
Mukilteo Presbyterian Church is ready to call an experienced and growing pastor who will prepare and teach meaningful, thoughtful, and relevant messages each week while also serving as a shepherd for the congregation and staff. The person who is the right fit for this position will be excited by the cultural challenges of the region, love diversity (in cultures and opinions), and is unapologetic of historical, Biblical Christianity. A successful pastor at MPC will be an equipper of others - a relational leader who enjoys engaging on a personal level.
Preacher of God's Word – as informed by the Reformed tradition and empowered by the Holy Spirit – who can express God’s love, grace and mercy in Jesus Christ
Possess a natural ability to build relationships within the staff and congregation
Has a passion for people not currently attending any church and the ability to connect with them
High emotional awareness (EQ)
Loves Jesus as one who has been rescued and redeemed themselves
Adheres to the ECO Essential Tenets (read them here)
Master of Divinity or greater
Evidence of a relational approach to serving with Session, staff, and congregation
Successful experience in community outreach and equipping others for relational and incarnational ministry
ECO Ordained or Ordainable (open to broader conversations to verify theological fit)
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Josh Ellis is leading this search. Josh has spent many years serving within church and para-church ministries, most recently as an Executive Pastor. He brings to AGORA a passion for people, a love for culture, and a desire to help churches make the love of God known to all.
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