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Lead Pastor Full Time

Westwind Church

Waukee, Iowa



Position Snapshot//Job Overview

The Lead Pastor leads and supports the mission of Westwind through shepherding the body (prayer, care & preaching/

teaching), casting and leading vision (strategy of mission), and setting the pace for healthy culture with elders and staff. For

them a “job well done” is measured by the fruit of a unified elder and staff team, growth in vision, and a spiritually growing

church body and reach into the community.

//Roles and Responsibilities//


Elder Board

• Function as the Chairman of the Elder Board

• Plan and lead weekly Elder meetings

Values, Mission, Vision

• Consistently communicate vision with Elders, staff, Owners, and congregation.

• Partner with Pastoral staff to regularly evaluate ministries in light of mission, core values and vision strategies.

• Oversee the development of and engage in implementation of action plans to aggressively pursue mission, values, and vision.

Ministry Oversight

• Cast vision, develop, manage and lead assigned church ministry areas

• Manage budget for overall church-wide stewardship and assigned ministry areas

• Manage and develop leaders in assigned ministry areas


Mentor and Oversee the Ministry Assistant of the Lead Pastor

• Partner with the Ministry Assistant to achieve goals and ministry initiatives.

• Clearly communicate the vision of the Lead Pastors office.

• Invest time, skills and training for the Ministry Assistant.

• Delegate clerical, administrative tasks and research to the Ministry Assistant.

• Perform annual review.

Mentor and Oversee the Pastoral Staff

• Partner with the Pastoral staff to achieve goals and ministry initiatives.

• Meet weekly to communicate current and long-term goals and delegate action plans and tasks to Pastoral Staff.

• Invest time, skills and training in the Pastoral Staff.

• Assign special projects and follow-up items to Pastoral Staff.

• Partner with Pastoral Staff for the oversight of church staff, excluding the Lead Pastor’s Ministry Assistant.

• Perform annual reviews.

Engage with Ministry Staff

• Weekly Staff meeting for prayer, communication of vision and ministry updates.

• Available for personnel interaction for equipping staff as needed without interference in oversight responsibilities.

• Partner with Pastoral Staff in the development of ministry and support staff


• Lead development and vision for preaching including series focus, preparation and scheduling

• Preach approximately 75% of annual schedule

• Development of other preachers/teachers through staff and elders to supplement annual schedule and hold to a value of multiple


• Lead development and vision for equipping courses for lay leadership and church body

//Spiritual/Personal Life Expectations//

• Consistent engagement with Biblical disciplines for spiritual growth.

• Exemplify a life of prayer personally and on behalf of church family, staff and


• Regular accountability to spouse and an accountability partner/team.

• Intentional pursuit of moral and ethical purity.

• Member of a Life Group.

• Leading the way of generosity with time, talents, treasure and touch.

//Ministry Qualifications//

• Education preferred: Graduate level degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience (typically 5+


• 5+ years of senior leadership experience

• Strong teaching and communication skills both verbal and written

• Must be highly creative, organized, and administrative

• Knowledge in problem solving and conflict resolution techniques

• Ability to operate in a team environment, often working cross functionally with other teams

• Must exhibit an earnest desire to see lost people come to a relationship with Jesus,

continually developing the ability to display this love in action



* Must submit a cover letter with personal photo or family photo

* Must submit a complete CV or Resume

* Send video links to preaching/teaching samples

* Send results to any personality/leadership assessments

* Send 2-3 references and contact information

To apply for this job email your details to elders@westwindchurch.org

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