Grace Baptist Church - Waverly, Iowa is prayerfully seeking a full time Lead Pastor willing to work with an Associate Pastor of Outreach and Worship in an active and growing church. Waverly is a growing college community of 10,000 in Northeast Iowa and is a 15 minute drive to Waterloo-Cedar Falls and the University of Northern, Iowa.

Opening: Lead Pastor - Grace Baptist Church, Waverly, IA
Date Posted: 12/18/2017
Application Deadline: 1/29/2018
Categories: Senior/Lead Pastor
Denomination: Baptist Church Size: 99-150 Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
The role of the Lead Pastor is to lead/assist the Elders in overseeing the life and direction of the church. The Lead Pastor will set and lead the Church on the vision, purpose, values and strategy of the church and the ability to align staff and key leadership teams with the church’s mission. The Pastor will also lead the congregational care initiatives of the Grace Family. The Pastor will ensure that the systems, practices, and policies of the church will responsibly and effectively support all its ministries.

The Grace family is looking for a lead pastor who is...

Accountable and Responsible for:
• Sound teaching and preaching of the Scriptures
• Leading Grace’s vision for equipping disciples
• Leading, training, and empowering the staff, elders, church leadership, and through these,
then also the congregation
• Selecting and developing spiritual leaders who can assist in accomplishing the mission of
the church
• Establishing church strategies for intentionally “Spreading our Hope in Jesus Christ” and
equipping believers “For the Glory of God in all things”
• Meeting with and reporting regularly to the elders (in prayer and study and strategy/vision
• Participating in an annual evaluation by the elders and in the evaluation of staff
• Assisting the elders/finance team in the development and management of the annual church

Called and Gifted for:
• Serving as a long term lead pastor at Grace Baptist
• Teaching and preaching for the overall health of Grace Baptist
• Setting and leading the vision
• Equipping the saints
• Hospitality

Education and Experience that include:
• Seminary training with at least an M.Div. degree
• 5 - 10 + years experience on a church staff teaching/preaching, leading teams, and
developing ministries
• A clear testimony of personal faith in Jesus both inside and outside the church, revealing
integrity, honesty, and a love for people

Biblical Views which demonstrate:
• Alignment with and adherence to the statement of faith of Grace Baptist
• A devotion for and a practice of the ministry of the Word and prayer (Acts 6:4)

Character and a Healthy Lifestyle, which reveal:
• A lifestyle reflecting the biblical qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9
• An obvious and well tested love and devotion to Christ, his family, and others
• Jesus and His teachings as the centerpiece and foundation of his life and ministry

Applications for this position will only be accepted through the “Pastoral Placement Process” (P3). To apply or for more information go to Also, please carefully consider the application deadline.


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