Calvary Chapel Sawgrass, Davie, FL
Teaching and Next Generation Pastor
Calvary Chapel Sawgrass (Calvary Sawgrass) is a contemporary, non-denominational church with historic and loose ties to the Calvary Chapel movement. Calvary Sawgrass started in 1990 with 10 people who met in the home of founding and current Senior Pastor Gary Mauro and his wife Kathy. The church’s first public gathering was held at Central Park Elementary on Easter Sunday in 1992. That first Sunday had over 115 people in attendance, and 100 of those gave their lives to Christ that day. On Easter Sunday of 2003, the church moved into its current facility on Flamingo Road. The facility boasts 10 acres, a 500-seat auditorium, and ample classroom space. Over the last 12 years the church grew to over 1800 in regular weekly attendance and had over 4000 attending its Easter outreach events. Over the past 2 years, the church has hit the “reset” button to begin realigning staffing and ministry to be better equipped to manage and drive growth in the coming years.
Currently, Calvary Chapel Sawgrass is a vibrant and diverse community of faith of over 700 people, reaching and discipling people for Christ in the Ft. Lauderdale area and beyond. The church is located in a high growth area of Davie, FL, with many new families moving into the area. With plans to fully develop the current site, complete with a 1,500-seat state-of-the-art auditorium, and armed with a compelling vision to REACH the World for Christ, REACH Every Generation for Christ and Build the Future For Christ, Calvary Sawgrass is poised and prepared for significant growth in the coming years.
Calvary Chapel Sawgrass is seeking a Teachinng and Next Generation Pastor that will be responsible for three primary responsibilities. First, he will provide a significant portion of weekend preaching to the overall congregation. Second, he will actively lead the ministry to middle and high school students, college students, young adults who are no longer in college and unmarried, as well as young families. Finally, he will perform general pastoral care duties, as directed by the senior pastor and/or executive pastor.
The ideal candidate for the Teaching and Next Generation Pastor will come from a growing church and will have led a significant student and/or college and young adult ministry for three or more years, as well as have some up front “main service” teaching responsibilities, preferably in a church of more than 2,000. They will teach effective biblical messages using creativity and humor with a high degree of authenticity. They will have demonstrated experience in connecting effectively with people from a wide range of ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds, leading them to Christ and fostering their growth through discipleship. They will understand the need to maintain personal relationships with students and young adults, staff and volunteers, while also having a strategic vision for growing the ministries.
The Town of Davie is located 20 miles west of Ft. Lauderdale and 30 miles north of Miami. It is home to over 90,000 residents, who live across a lush 35 square miles within central Broward. The Town's rural atmosphere, western theme district, and sprawling educational complex foster an environment that separates Davie from all other municipalities in Broward County. Green open spaces, numerous parks, and over 165 miles of trail system, along with the opportunity to live an equestrian lifestyle, are amenities that are hard to find in today's growing South Florida.
The Town of Davie is also the nexus of higher education in South Florida, where several nationally known colleges, technical institutes, and universities make up the South Florida Educational Center. Davie is also the home of the Miami Dolphins who practice daily at Nova Southeastern University. The area surrounding the church is very ethnically diverse, with large communities from Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, and virtually every island and country from South or Central America. Approximately 50% of the surrounding community is Hispanic and the Spanish language is frequently spoken in the community at large. The church reflects this diversity in its ethnic make-up.