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Senior Pastor

Traverse City,


Why We Love This Opportunity *
Slingshot is so excited to be serving West Side Community Church in their search for their next Senior Pastor!! West Side is a special church in a special part of the country and God has been doing great things through them. The last season has been a trying and deepening one for this beautiful church and it’s with hopeful expectation that they prayerfully seek their next leader to help chart the course of vision for decades to come. With a great leadership team, passionate pastoral and ministry staff and a faithful congregation, West Side is poised for great days ahead. If you love the outdoors, the midwest, great teams and high-level impact, this a role to consider!
Church Description *
West Side Community Church is home-based in Traverse City, MI, one of the most popular destinations in the entire midwest. The surrounding community is home to some of the most spectacular scenery and outdoors opportunities in the entire region. Traverse City is a mix of generational locals and recent additions and it continues to grow as word gets out about this special place to live.

West Side Community Church is a church of @ 1,500 in weekly attendance across two services, and they are blessed with a team and congregation whom any leader would be honored to shepherd. Their staff are a tenured, committed team who love their church and their region.

West Side Community Church has a beautiful facility location in the western rural suburbs of the Traverse City area, with lots of room for both people and vision. The opportunity for even more relevant ministry presence in their community is palpable and the potential of the team and church is almost boundless heading into this next critical season.

Position Description *
The Senior Pastor position is to operate as the visionary leader of West Side Community Church. The Senior Pastor serves as the spiritual shepherd, primary communicator, and with the elders, the primary overseer of the church. The Senior Pastor ensures that healthy systems for evangelism, discipleship, leadership development, compassionate care and stewardship are in place. He aspires to live as a disciple-making, leader-raising, Christ follower, who helps grow up our people to be like Jesus. The Senior Pastor maintains a vital and growing walk with the Lord through committed personal Bible study, prayer and stewardship along with spiritual accountability to the Board or Elders.


Vision Caster
Elder Developer
Emerging Leader Developer
Relationship Builder


● Full-time salary, based on 40 hours/week
● Medical insurance plan for both employee and family members
● Paid vacation
● Professional Development Allowance
● Paid holidays
● Paid sick days

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