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Chaparral Christian Church

Senior Pastor

Scottsdale, Arizona

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Weekly Attendance: 300

Denomination: Christian Church (Restoration Movement) 

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

Vanderbloemen is honored to present this role.  www.Vanderbloemen.com/jobs

The Role: The Lead Pastor of Chaparral Christian Church will provide spiritual leadership by preaching the gospel and communicating the primary vision for the church while leading the staff by example spiritually, personally, and professionally. 

DSC_0071Meet Chaparral Christian Church:

Chaparral Christian Church is a place to call home. 

We believe that no matter who you are or where you come from, you deeply matter to God, who showed us His compassion and love by sending His Son.  Jesus came not only as an example and expression of God’s love, but also to give His life so that we could have a full and real life with God today. Because of God’s love for us, we want to help others connect, worship, and engage God’s world in a way that reaches beyond ourselves.  

As a church, we desire to be people who are “All About Jesus.” We might not have all of the answers to life’s biggest questions, but we strive to provide a safe and authentic place to worship God, connect with others, and engage our world.

We believe that life is better when it is lived together in meaningful community.  We desire to be more than just a place to come on Sunday. We want to be a place where relationships are made, where hurts can heal, and where you can belong.

To us, worship isn’t what we do, it is a part of who we are. Through teaching, music, giving, and serving, we want worship to be the lifeblood of Chaparral. To worship is to experience God in a deeper way, and we desire for that to be a part of everyone’s story.

Every week we are given 168 hours to leave an imprint on the world.  As followers of Jesus, we want to engage our neighbors and the world in a way that is unmistakable, unselfish, and undeniable. We want to bring hope and help to a world that desperately needs to experience the love of God.

About the Senior Pastor:

The Lead Pastor of Chaparral Christian Church will provide spiritual leadership by preaching the gospel and communicating the primary vision for the church while leading the staff by example spiritually, personally, and professionally. The individual that assumes this position will have a proven track record of leadership, organizational development, and effective communication. 

The Lead Pastor will model for others how to use their God-given passions and spiritual gifts for ministry and mission, while exemplifying leadership that is aware of and servant to all of Chaparral Christian Church’s ministries.



Success in this role will be partially determined by the following:

  • Achieve excellence in all areas of ministry; continued growth in excellence in church’s ministry should be seen.

  • Prove staff effectiveness; as the point leader of the staff, the staff will grow in effectiveness because of the Senior Pastor’s vision, coaching, and alignment of the staff.

  • See a church attendance increase; more want to come and be a part of Chaparral Christian Church – seekers, new believers, and Christians alike looking for a church home.

  • See financial growth; with new people and an engaging vision, money typically follows.

What you bring: 

Education & Experience

The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience in a leadership position. While the ideal candidate doesn’t have to have been a Senior Pastor before, Senior Pastor experience at a church similar to Chaparral is a great bonus. 

A bachelor’s degree is required for this role. A seminary degree is preferred. 

Personal Characteristics

  • Has a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Agrees and adheres to the Elders’Covenant with doctrine that matches that of Chaparral Christian Church.

  • Demonstrates the qualities of integrity, humility, responsibility, teachability, and servanthood as a gracious and loving pastor.

  • Believes, accepts, and supports the mission and vision of Chaparral Christian Church.

  • Demonstrates a high level of integrity, guided by a sound set of ethical principles.

  • Is a disciple-maker, who creates and grows discipleship through leadership and communication.

  • Is a  leader that can create an environment of unity with the staff, congregation, and the community.

  • Shows a demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning and personal development.

  • Has high relational skills and a love for people inside and outside the church.

  • Has an unrelenting passion for leading people to faith and equipping them with spiritual practices for a life of discipline.

  • Has heart for Christ, the local church, the community, and the needs of the world.

262563_1859873978396_1287310762_31459172_388081_nWhat it’s like to live in Scottsdale, Arizona:

Scottsdale, Arizona, a beautiful desert city of almost 250,000, shares a boundary with the state capital Phoenix, the Salt River Pima Indian Community, Tonto National Forest, and the City of Tempe. While millions of visitors come to Scottsdale to experience the best in art, sports, special events and the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert, residents stay for so much more. That’s because in Scottsdale, high-performing schools, excellent medical facilities, rich cultural amenities and unique recreational opportunities creatively blend together to inspire a pleasant lifestyle for families and businesses. Named as a best place to live, work and raise a family, the City’s progressive leadership has kept taxes low for both families and corporations, it has frequently been honored as one of the nation’s best run cities.

Scottsdale has abundant Gen X and millennial residents raising young families in the area. The city’s school districts are consistently ranked among the top in the state, including charter and magnet schools, an outstanding community college and proximity to Arizona State University. Charter BASIS High School ranks among the top 10 high schools in the country, per U.S. News and World Report.  Likewise, the city has plenty of activities to appeal to families, including accredited sports and recreational activities and arts and museum culture.

Tourism is Scottsdale's major industry and largest employer with more than 60 hotels and resorts and many golf courses including TPC Scottsdale. The city is also home to numerous high-technology firms such as Motorola Research and Development and Medical Operations. In addition, it is the location for a number of regional and national corporate headquarters.

Major-league teams for football (Cardinals), baseball (Diamondbacks), basketball (Suns), and hockey (Coyotes) all play in the area, and Arizona State University brings additional sports excitement. Scottsdale hosts the San Francisco Giants for the legendary Spring Training.

Arizona makes an excellent base for exploration of the southwest! There’s an elevation range of over 12,500 feet in Arizona, beautiful ponderosa pine forests, and Flagstaff averages over 100 inches of snow each year! Great for winter sports.  There are more than 100 lakes in Arizona. Although hot summers are characteristically expected for the desert, winters are quite pleasant: daytime highs in the 60s and 70s, only a few evenings below freezing, and no snow. And we never change our clocks for daylight savings time.

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