Why We Love This Opportunity
God has done great things over 30+ years of ministry, and the best days of ministry fruitfulness are still ahead.
There is a great foundation of skilled team members in place representing many years of impacting ministry at Victory. This serves as a launching point for a dynamic future as people are coming back to church after COVID. There is a large vision for a great season ahead. Victory is getting ready for a major building renovation, and a sizable AVL upgrade in the auditorium which includes a large LED Wall.
The church is located between Tampa and Orlando, FL. Lakeland has been recognized as an “All American City.” It’s a friendly mid-size city of 250,000, with all the amenities.
Victory Church launched in March 1989. From day one, the church has had a heart to reach lost people. Victory is truly known as Lakeland’s community church. In 2006 Victory launched the South Campus which is thriving today as they meet in a movie theater.
In 2020 (pre-COVID), Victory averaged approximately 3,000 in weekend attendance. They occupy 170,000 square foot of permanent buildings, located on 85 acres.
Every person is encouraged to live a life of personal evangelism. Victory gives about $1.5 million each year to advance the gospel locally and globally. They support 240 missionaries around the world, and partner with 47 missional organizations. The Dream Center and inner-city Kids Club program are known city-wide for having a tremendous impact on the community.
Coming out of COVID, in-person participation continues to rise. The leadership of the church anticipates a great ministry focus heading into the Fall of 2021. Victory Church is preparing to enter a major building and AVL renovation heading into 2022.
The worship experience at Victory is of utmost importance to create the atmosphere for people to hear the Word of God, respond to the Holy Spirit and experience new life in Christ.
Ministry excellence is valued in all aspects of weekend gatherings, so that Jesus is reflected to those who don’t know Him. Victory also brings a Holy Spirit sensitivity in the worship services. Sunday mornings are not simply a musical performance, but rather a fresh encounter with God every week.
The stylistic focus will be a contemporary and modern sound, with a broad connection to multiple generations. A key dynamic of the Sunday musical approach is a solid mix of modern music which resonates with a wide base, while understanding how well-placed hymns connect with all demographics. The Worship Arts staff will also successfully create ongoing avenues to utilize a worship choir.
We are looking for an Experience Pastor who will be tasked with the development, management, and successful execution of worship, production, technical, communication and first impressions ministry teams.
The right Holy Spirit-filled leader for this position will bring creative influence which connects to move a broad, multi-generational ministry in a forward direction for many years ahead.