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McCord Road

Senior Pastor
McCord Road Christian Church

Sylvania, Ohio
Church Description *
McCord Road Christian Church is a welcoming and loving church that values authenticity while encouraging courageous steps of faith in life. The church would describe the weekend worship experience as rooted and relevant. They are rooted to the history/tradition of the church and they are relevant in both style and substance to people attending today and for those who will attend in the future. McCord Road Christian Church’s mission is to Love God, Love Each Other, and Get the Message Out. This commitment to the Great Commission and the Great Commandments anchors the church. The sweet spot of ministry at McCord Road Christian Church is with children, youth and families, but there is a good mix of all generations. There are 1,000 people who call McCord Road Christan Church “home.”

McCord Road Christian Church is a church with great facilities and plenty of room to grow and expand. It is a church with powerful ministries that reach out locally, nationally and globally. They are a congregation that is hungry to learn, grow and serve. McCord Road Christian Church is located in the beautiful Toledo / Sylvania area in Ohio. Sylvania is a well-established, upper-middle class suburb on the northwest side of Toledo, located on the Michigan border.

Position Description *
The Senior Pastor at McCord Road Christian Church will set the direction and oversee the work of the church so that its mission can be most effectively accomplished. They need to develop and nurture the vision, goals and values of the church, leading leaders so that they become owners and implementers of the church’s mission. They will lead the staff team professionally and spiritually (working collaboratively with the Executive Pastor) so that they are growing in effectiveness and working in alignment with the mission, vision, and values of the church. They will preach and teach God’s Word in worship, groups/classes and in other settings. They will design/implement leadership development plans (working with the Executive Pastor and lay leaders) that help to raise up new leaders and to train/coach existing leaders. They will need to be a visible link between the church and the larger community to help promote good will, strategic partnerships and the vision, goals and values of the church.

Key Qualifications for the Senior Pastor role at McCord Road Christian Church are that they must be humbly devoted to Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior, spiritually mature, grounded in Scripture, passionate about the church and hungry to grow in relationship with God. They must be college educated and have graduate degree in ministry/equivalent (ideally M.Div.) They should have a minimum of five years of experience as the Lead Pastor, Executive Pastor or leadership team of a congregation and a high-quality standard in preaching, teaching, vision casting, goal setting. Lastly, a collaborative and relational ability to comfortably relate with a broad range of people, desiring to work with others on staff and in the congregation, not a lone ranger, willing to be surrounded with strong leaders without feeling threatened.

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