Lead Pastor

  



Pastoral Qualifications



 





  • Must be in harmony with the Christian and Missionary Alliance Statement of Faith which can be found at cmalliance.org/about/beliefs/doctrine


  • Must be credentialed within one year of date of hire by the C&MA and/or pursuing


  • Completion of 30 hours of Bible and/or theology from an accredited school


  • Holds a Bachelor's Degree (required), or a seminary degree (preferred)


  • Has positive past ministry experience (at least 5 years preferred)


  • Models a passionate love for Jesus and people


  • Devoted to prayer


  • Has an open, humble and teachable spirit


  • Able to accurately exegete Scripture


  • Sermons delivered with scripture-based application to the contemporary Christian life


  • Dynamic communicator and solid biblical preacher


  • Capable of leading in defining, communicating and implementing a vision for Northwood


  • Willing to fulfill the many and varied roles required of pastoring a small neighborhood church


  • Applies the Word in ways that moves people to action, bringing about spiritual transformation


  • Has a warm, relational personality with a healthy sense of humor and can laugh at himself


  • Approachable


  • Willing to delegate authority


  • A team builder


  • Invites accountability


  • Values and models peacemaking and reconciliation


  • Capable of bridging the generations, providing ministries for senior adults while attracting younger sin- gles and families


  • Capable of developing an intentional discipleship pathway and leadership development plan


  • Capable of developing strategies for connecting Northwood and the Blaine community


  • Utilizes technology well