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Lead Pastor
Northshore Community Church

Kirkland, Washington
Church Description *
Located on Seattle’s “Eastside,” Northshore Community Church has been serving its community for 48 years, beginning in 1969. Northshore has shown a longstanding commitment to evangelism, despite ministering in one of the most unchurched regions of the United States. Northshore Community Church is a dynamic church located in Kirkland, Washington. From the moment you walk on campus, you realize that these people love Jesus, each other and their community! Today over 2,200 people attend Northshore each weekend, and over 3,000 call Northshore their church home. Northshore Community Church is a strong faith community and offers excellent programs for children, students, and adults. Northshore is known for being theologically sound. It is also known for its commitment to small groups, local missions, and families. On the weekends at Northshore, there is a thriving community of performing and creative artists who serve together, providing transformational moments every weekend and at special events. People of all ages come to Northshore for the quality of music, engaging messages and culturally relevant ministries.

Today, Kirkland is a community of over 80,000 people with the region’s only downtown on the waterfront. The city’s downtown waterfront has restaurants, art galleries, a performing arts center, public parks, and beaches. Kirkland is a vibrant waterfront destination with an unparalleled blend of outdoor recreation, art, dining and boutique shopping. Located on the shores of Lake Washington just east of Seattle, no other city in the Puget Sound region has as many waterfront parks and beaches as Kirkland. Kirkland, as well as the Eastside corridor, is a hub of technology development for the world, creating a truly international and multicultural community.

Position Description *
This Lead Pastor position at Northshore Community Church is a very unique opportunity. The right person will be invited to join all that God has done and is currently doing. 
It will present the right person with:· The leadership privilege of a mega church that is ready to make Jesus more famous in the city of Kirkland, Washington.
· A committed and gifted team of full time and part time staff.
· A large congregation and staff that are committed to planting churches that plant churches.
· A church with financial dexterity and dynamic ministries.
· Seasoned lay leaders and staff who are full of wisdom, energy, and passion.
· The ability to live and lead people in the great Pacific Northwest!

The mission of the Lead Pastor is to provide vision, leadership, and accountability to the staff and the church body as we endeavor to help people find and follow Jesus. The Lead Pastor at Northshore Community Church will be responsible for staff leadership, spiritual leadership, preaching leadership, and church planting leadership. The challenge at Northshore is locating a person who is equally a strong leader and gifted communicator. The person NCC is seeking should have experience in both speaking to large groups of people and leading teams of gifted leaders. The congregation at Northshore is accustomed to well-constructed, relevant and Bible-based messages. Therefore, message preparation, prayer, and quality study time must be a continued commitment and heartbeat of the next lead pastor at NCC. The staff and overseers are all gifted, passionate, experienced, and capable leaders. And they must all be led to live and lead on the same page as they seek this great opportunity to make Jesus more famous in the great Pacific Northwest!

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