Are you gifted in communicating God’s Word, both by example and through preaching and teaching? Do you have a passion for making the truth accessible to the hearts and minds of a multigenerational congregation?
Archbold Evangelical Church in Archbold, Ohio (a member of the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches) has a vision for the church to “Love Jesus and Love People as we Gather, Grow, Give and Go.” They are looking for a Lead Pastor who will provide spiritual and pastoral leadership to the congregation and lead them in pursuit of its purpose, vision, and process as determined by the Board of Elders and affirmed by the congregation.
The Lead Pastor will equip the congregation for various works of service through shepherding, preaching/teaching, and leading. He or she will provide care for members' spiritual, emotional, and physical needs as needed in partnership with other church leaders as well as provide support, planning, encouragement, and leadership for the Pastoral staff and Elder Board. In addition to being the primary teacher for Sunday morning worship gatherings, the Lead Pastor will maintain a healthy relationship with key leaders and service organizations in the community.
The right candidate will have be a lifelong learner with Lead Pastor experience and a minimum education of MA Theology. It is important that this person be relational and caring with people, comfortable and able to communicate well with people of all ages.
Archbold is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Archbold gives residents a sparse suburban feel, and most residents own their homes. Low crime and low cost of living are two other obvious reasons to want to raise a family here. Archbold provides that wonderful small-town sense of belonging with big cities only an hour’s drive away.
If this sounds like an environment where you would like to serve, click the link below to apply today!
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Matt has served the local church for over two decades as a youth pastor, church planter, and executive pastor. Originally from Baltimore, Matt currently lives in Orlando, with his wife Theresa, and has a B.S. in Youth Ministry from Nyack College and an M.Div. and MBA from Baylor University. Certified as an Urban Church Planter Coach by Redeemer City to City and as a StratOp facilitator by the Paterson Center, Matt has made a career of helping churches thrive through intentionality, clarity, and creating healthy cultures. He is convinced that a healthy church is led by a healthy team with great chemistry, and loves partnering with Chemistry’s churches to do great things for the Kingdom.