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Christ Church at Grove Farm

Senior Pastor

Sewickley, PA



Theology: Non - Denominational

Weekly Attendance: 1,172 

Neighborhood: Sewickley, Pennsylvania

The role: The Senior Pastor is the spiritual head of Christ Church at Grove Farm, responsible for the proclamation of the gospel, edifying the Body in all matters of Christian doctrine and practice, and equipping the saints for the work of ministry.  He has enumerated authority in accordance with the published bylaws of Christ Church at Grove Farm. 

DJI_0019Meet Christ Church at Grove Farm: 

Christ Church at Grove Farm is a caring, Christian family committed to sharing the love of Christ to all people and walking alongside them in their faith journey.

We are a non-denominational evangelical church, worshiping in the Anglican tradition. Our beliefs are summarized in the 39 Articles of Religion listed in the Book of Common Prayer.

Our heritage in the Anglican tradition provides the firm foundation from which we reach our world with the timeless truths of the gospel. Christ Church at Grove Farm is a church whose values have been tested by time and based on Scripture, our final authority in all matters of faith and practice.

As a family-focused church, we offer something for everyone, “from age one to 101,” as we like to say. 

Located on 48 acres atop Mt. Nebo, our campus allows us to offer activities for the whole family. Our scenic pond is a place to sit and be surrounded by nature, and even squeeze in some catch-and-release fishing. Within our buildings, you will find a variety of rooms suitable for Bible studies and community gatherings, as well as age appropriate spaces for children of all ages. On Sunday mornings, we gather for worship in the Sanctuary and experience community at The Lakeside Café or the Encounter Coffee Bar. 

Our vision:

To call our world to Christ.

Our mission:

As a caring Christian community, our mission is to make disciples who share Christ with their world.

AB2I9400About the Senior Pastor:

  • Lead Christ Church by inspiring and driving our vision, long range planning, and overall strategy to fulfill the Great Commission

  • Be the spiritual leader of our congregation, staff, and volunteers

  • Edify and equip the saints for the work of ministry

  • Ensure a Christ-centered, expositional proclamation of God's Word from the pulpit

The Senior Pastor will: 

  • Develop strategies and oversee the spiritual formation of our congregants; instructing, challenging, and encouraging them to lead lives worthy of their calling

  • Be the face of Christ Church both to the congregation and to the community at large

  • Educate and inspire the congregation to pursue and practice Christ-centered, biblically directed lives by providing quality Bible studies and other educational forums, ministry opportunities to serve one another, and mission platforms to share Christ with a hurting world

  • Establish preaching series; plan and direct preaching schedule

  • Integrate music with Scripture and message

What you bring: 

Education & Experience

The ideal candidate will likely have an MDiv. They will have at least ten years or more of experience in a church of similar or larger size. They will likely have prior experience as a Senior Pastor or a similar role with staff oversight.  

Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrates a mature, growing relationship with Christ, and a heart for intentional shepherding.

  • Has a heart for evangelism and a track record of leading others to faith in Christ. 

  • Has earned a Master of Divinity. Post master’s degree is preferred

  • Has a passion for biblical understanding and has demonstrated skills to effectively communicate and apply Scripture in all areas of ministry.

  • Possesses demonstrated visionary leadership and communication skills.

  • Possesses a passion for the discipline of prayer and a desire to encourage that within our congregation.

  • Possesses characteristics of godly humility, compassion, honesty, integrity, and self-control.

R0480115What it's like to live in Sewickley, PA: 

Sewickley is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 3,862. Sewickley is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Sewickley offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Sewickley and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sewickley are highly rated.

Pittsburgh is a city of neighborhoods. Steep hills rise on all sides of town; some neighborhoods can be reached by a 19th-century incline tram from the central city. The neighborhoods have unique identities and the city’s planning department recognizes more than 90 in all. The population is ethnically diverse. The downtown area is vibrant and active, with nightlife along the river and ample downtown shopping.

If you think you'd be a great fit for this role, become a candidate here.


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