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North County Christ the King Church

Teaching Pastor

Lynden, Washington

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Denomination: Nondenominational

Weekly Attendance: 1,500

Location: Lynden, Washington

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

The role: The Teaching Pastor will provide leadership, connection, and teaching oversight by creating healthy guidance, support, and mentorship. 

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Meet North County Christ the King Church

In July 2000, Christ the King in Bellingham was rapidly outgrowing its new facility. In order to make room for more, Pastor Kim Ryan was asked to start a new Christ the King Church in Lynden, Washington. With the courageous help of 68 volunteers, they held their first service at the Lynden Christian High School Performing Arts Center, and 404 people showed up. Shortly after that, they moved into an ever-expanding facility at the Fairway Center. NCCTK has also planted a church in Kendall, east of Lynden, which is a solid, life-giving community of believers.

On January 2, 2014, Pastor Kim transitioned into his role as missionary to the nations, and the Life-Giving Network was born. Kim is now a full-time trainer to pastors and church plant support to hundreds of churches in India and Cambodia, primarily. Pastor Kurt Langstraat took the Lead Pastor position for NCCTK, having previously been serving as Associate Pastor. The church has rallied behind his leadership and continues to grow in depth and numbers. They are a people committed to loving God and one another, and sharing the love of Christ with everyone they can, here and in the nations.

About the Teaching Pastor:

The Teaching Pastor will assist others in their development while promoting North County Christ the King’s mission, with the singular purpose of furthering the Kingdom of Christ. The Teaching Pastor must be able to respect confidentiality and work successfully and pleasantly with a wide range of personality types in the love and grace of Jesus Christ.

The role will: 

  • Plan and conduct sermon development and teaching.

  • Collaborate with the pastoral team on sermon series development. 

  • Connect people into vibrant, life-giving relationships.

  • Recruit, develop, and support a dynamic team of volunteers.

  • Preach and teach passionately with ability to connect with congregation.

  • Meet with members of congregation for pastoral care.

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What you bring: 

The ideal candidate will have a vibrant and growing relationship with Jesus Christ, commitment to personal prayer and Bible study, and live a lifestyle that reflects biblical values. This person will display Godly character, have exceptional relationships with their wife/family, possess strong people and communication skills, and have financial integrity. They will be team players with a servant’s heart. They will exemplify a life that reflects the NCCTK mission and vision.

The effective Teaching Pastor will achieve the following goals during the first 12 months of work:

  • Acclimate to the Lynden, Washington community and region.

  • See his family be integrated into the life and ministry of the North County Christ the King Church. 

  • Build integral and trusting relationships with the staff, leaders, and the congregation.

  • Become an integral part of the teaching team and teach regularly. 

  • Continue to build trust and community with the leadership of NCCTK.

Education and Experience 

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree from a college or university, with a seminary degree preferred, and five to ten years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrate a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. 

  • Live out the requirements of a 1 Timothy leader.

  • Have excellent knowledge and application of the Word of God. 

  • Possess excellent teaching/preaching skills.

  • Be a humble and self aware servant leader who interacts with people with grace and love. They must love and enjoy people.

  • Respect the role of women with strong leadership gifts. 

  • See the value in Kids’ and Student Ministry. 

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What it's like to live in Lynden, Washington : 

Lynden is the second largest city in Whatcom County, Washington state with a population close to 14,000. It is located 100 miles north of Seattle, and 50 miles south of Vancouver, Canada.  Lynden was voted best small town to live in and is growing yearly. It is a 90 minute drive to the ski slopes of Mt. Baker, and just 30 minutes from the waters of Puget Sound. There are great hiking, skiing and boating opportunities within a short drive. 

The city is noted for its manicured lawns, Dutch architecture, and an abundance of churches. In August, the Northwest Washington Fair lures over 200,000 people and allows Whatcom County residents to display the agricultural products, art, crafts, and wares. This regional fair is highly regarded as one of the best family friendly fairs in the state. 

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