Lead Pastor
Lake Sawyer Christian Church

Black Diamond, Washington
Church Description *
Lake Sawyer Christian Church sits on 20 wooded acres in Black Diamond, Washington. As you drive through the thick trees and enter the campus, one of the first things you see is a sign that says, “Come As You Are.” The desire of LSCC is to be a welcoming place where the unchurched and broken feel at home. The worship and message are both very authentic and Bible-based but also applicable to Monday, not just Sunday. The church has adopted a “safe place to hear a dangerous message” philosophy where the Word is taught and not compromised. Lake Sawyer Christian Church has its early roots in the Church of Christ, but currently identifies with the Christian Church / Restoration Movement. LSCC desires to be contemporary to our culture without compromising the Word of God. They strive to be an irresistible community that encourages people to experience God and grow in biblical faith.

Lake Sawyer Christian Church is a 35-45 minute drive to Seattle / Tacoma International Airport. The church is perfectly located and draws from the surrounding communities of Auburn, Covington, Enumclaw, Kent, and Maple Valley. The City of Black Diamond is on the verge of growth. At 4,160 citizens, population projections may reach above 20,000 in the next 20 years. The new development of homes is less than one-half mile from the Lake Sawyer campus. The visibility of the church is going to skyrocket, and the opportunity to serve all kinds of new families moving into the area is what LSCC is preparing and staffing towards.

Position Description *
There are several unique challenges as the new Lead Pastor at Lake Sawyer Christian Church. First, following a successful 21-year ministry of Lee Giermann, the new Lead Pastor will need patience, humility, and confidence. Second, the new Lead Pastor will need to have an entrepreneurial spirit as the church seeks to leverage where God has placed them geographically and the explosive growth that is happening around the church. Third, creating or collaborating to create the processes and systems that will grow LSCC from 750 to 1,500 in weekend attendance. This is going to require shifts in the organizational chart and minds of Elders, staff, and congregation. Fourth, the church has entered the permitting process to expand/remodel the current facilities to accommodate growth in the children’s classrooms and add additional gathering space. This will require someone with visionary leadership who can lead the church through a capital campaign, as well as those temporary obstacles that come with any construction project.

This Lead Pastor opportunity at Lake Sawyer Christian Church is truly unique. It will present the right person with the opportunity to:

* Lead a great staff that is hard-working and ready to take ground for the Kingdom.
* Be part of an Elder team that is willing to explore new ideas and strategies to reach people for Jesus.
* Teach a group of people who are loving and hungry to learn and grow.
* Join a very generous church that is desiring to grow.
* Partner with experienced leaders full of wisdom and passion as well as young leaders who are making a difference.

Five or more years of experience as a Senior/Lead Pastor or Associate/Teaching Pastor is preferable, as well as experience with a multi-venue or multisite church program. A Bachelor’s degree from a Restoration-based Bible College or University and an advanced degree or seminary training in Biblical studies, theology, or Christian ministry is required.

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