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Valley View Christian Church

Lead Pastor


Kent , Washington

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Snapshot

Weekly Attendance: 110

Denomination: Nondenominational 

Neighborhood: Kent, Washington

The role: The full-time Lead Pastor serves the church by providing spiritual leadership and vision to the congregation. 

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Meet Valley View Christian Church: 

Valley View Christian Church is a church centered around family. Every Sunday we gather together for worship and solid biblical teaching. Our desire is that each member of our congregation find a place to serve in our church body. Missions is so important to who we are that one quarter of our budget is put towards the missions organizations we support.

Our core values are: WORSHIP - We purpose to glorify Jesus Christ as the foundation and center of all that we are and do, joyfully giving devotion and ultimate worth to Him; FELLOWSHIP - We purpose to grow in commitment toward one another, loving one another as Jesus loves; DISCIPLESHIP - We purpose to affirm every person’s need for spiritual growth, equipping them to be more like Jesus; MINISTRY - We purpose to value and utilize each person’s unique skills and gifts, demonstrating the love of Christ in meeting needs both inside and outside the church; EVANGELISM - We purpose to be ambassadors of Jesus Christ proclaiming within our neighborhoods and beyond who He is and what He did.

Sunday morning Pic1About the Lead Pastor: 

The full-time Lead Pastor serves the church by providing spiritual leadership and vision to the congregation. The Lead Pastor is a member of the Elder Board and leads as the “first among equals.” The Lead Pastor works in conjunction with the elders to align strategies and ministries to accomplish the church’s vision. The Lead Pastor is responsible to the church to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach solid biblical truths, effectively communicate the church’s vision, provide pastoral care for the body, and fervently pray for the church and its mission.

The Lead Pastor will: 

  • Serve as the spiritual leader of the congregation.

  • Preach a solid, biblically-based message in a captivating way, including a sound, unwavering commitment to the truth of God’s Word.

  • Plan message series in conjunction with the elders.

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the church.

  • Encourage and nurture the spiritual development and beliefs of the congregation through expository teaching of the Bible.

  • Instruct individuals who seek conversion to faith.

  • Participate in leading pastoral prayer and communion..

  • Develop and communicate the mission, vision, and values of the church.

  • Lead the congregation with an attitude and lifestyle of worship through preaching, dedication to prayer, building relationships, and evangelism outreach.

  • Serve as member of the Elder Board.

What you bring:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Lead Pastor:

Education

The ideal candidate for the Lead Pastor will hold a bachelor’s degree, and a master’s degree in related theology field would be a bonus.

Experience

The ideal candidate will have three years or more of experience, preferably with five years or more of ministry leadership experience with proven growth. The ideal Lead Pastor’s prior experience as a ministry leader will demonstrate and ensure appropriate theological, doctrinal, and administrative skill to fulfill this role.

Personal Characteristics

  • Has a clear sense of calling to the ministry, and a strong, demonstrated personal faith.

  • Is strongly rooted in the Word and delivers solid preaching and teaching.

  • Has a love for and commitment to his wife and family, and acts as a solid, biblical family leader.

  • Possesses an obvious sense of humor without demeaning others.

  • Has a good financial sense regarding personal/family finances, as well as church finances.

  • Has proven leadership skills.

  • Has the ability to relate to both younger generations and older generations.

  • Possesses a courage of his convictions without being dogmatic.

  • Holds an impeccable moral reputation.

  • Demonstrates excellent preaching/teaching skills.

  • Has the ability to motivate others to service.

  • Shows an exceptional ability to explain biblical concepts appropriate to all ages, and makes practical application of those concepts.

  • Has the ability to work in a collaborative relationship with others.

IMG_0275What it's like to live in Kent, Washington: 

Kent is a city located in King County, Washington, United States. It is the sixth largest city in the state. Kent is in the heart of the Seattle–Tacoma metropolitan area, located 19 miles south of Seattle and 19 miles northeast of Tacoma.

Kent is divided into three major regions: East Hill, the Valley, and West Hill. Downtown Kent is located on the east side of the valley; the rest of the valley is almost entirely covered by warehouses. Mt. Rainier is a prominent geographical landmark to the southeast.  There are numerous outdoors opportunities within an hour of Kent, ranging from adventures around the Puget Sound, to hiking and Skiing in the Cascade mountains. There are several lakes nearby and many other outdoors activities.

The Kent School District includes four high schools, seven middle schools, 28 elementary schools, and two academies. A branch of Green River Community College is located at Kent Station.

In addition to REI, Oberto Sausage Company, and Seattle Bicycle Supply (owner of Redline Bicycles) all being headquartered in Kent, both Amazon and Boeing operate facilities in the city. The warehouse district has grown rapidly in recent years. Whirlpool Corporation and General Electric Appliances are two companies with regional distribution centers in Kent. Boeing Kent Space Center is located in Kent as well as well as being the largest employer in the area.

In 2003, Kent was named Sports Illustrated's Sportstown of the Year for Washington. In January 2006, an entertainment center, known as ShoWare Center, and the adjacent Kent Station with shopping and entertainment, opened in downtown Kent, adjacent to the transit station of the same name, with train service into downtown Seattle and Tacoma.

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