Why We Love This Opportunity
We are so excited to be working with Fairway CRC in their search for their next Senior Pastor! Fairway is a wonderfully relational church that not only has a rich history but also a passionate dream for the future. The right next level leader will be drawn to this caring team of people who are prayerfully seeking the Senior Pastor who will lead them into the future God has for this church. Fairway truly is a family and they are looking forward to seeing God grow them in this season as their Senior Pastor arrives.
Church or Org Description
Fairway CRC is located in the very livable community of Jenison, Michigan, a suburb of the greater Grand Rapids metro area. With access to Grand Rapids to the east and the amenities of Lake Michigan to the west, Jenison is an affordable, safe community and a great place to raise a family.
Fairway CRC is a part of the Christian Reformed Church of North America and is seeking a leader who is theologically aligned with that heritage while also being passionate about reaching the surrounding community for Christ.
Fairway CRC has an average weekend attendance of 300-350 people with over 500 calling Fairway home. With a strong, stable core and a dream of a bright future, Fairway is on the cusp of a new day and it’s an exciting time as they look to what God is going to do!
The Senior Pastor will lead and guide Fairway through effective preaching and teaching of the Gospel, servant modeled vision and leadership, faithful administration and leadership development, and purposeful and relationship-based congregational care. All activities will be primarily focused on reflecting our vision to Seek & Grow Disciples.
PRIMARY MINISTRY RESPONSIBILITIES:
a. Preaching & Teaching
b. Vision & Leadership
c. Administration & Leadership Development
d. Congregational Care
SPIRITUAL, PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
a. Currently ordained in the CRCNA or, if not, qualified to be and willing to seek ordination
b. Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary.
c. Exhibits a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a life submitted to the work of the Holy Spirit.
d. Exhibits a passion for ministering to both seekers and those already on a faith journey.
e. Understands and believes the tenets of the Reformed Christian faith.
f. Exhibits gifts in the areas of preaching/teaching, leadership, and discipleship.
g. Commits to working with the Council and other staff in carrying out the vision and goals of Fairway CRC.
h. Commits to continued spiritual and professional growth.