Why We Love This Opportunity
Church at the Gates is a church about real people, meeting the real Jesus, and experiencing real change in their lives. They are committed to following Jesus as He is revealed in the Bible and they pursue growth as they live out their faith authentically.
Church at the Gates was founded in 1989 as a Southern Baptist Church plant. Mark Pritchard, the Senior Pastor, has been there since October 2016 and has led the charge in redefining the mission, vision, and overall culture of the church. For the first time in the history of the church, there is a clear mission statement, and a vision to work it out locally in their neighborhoods. There is stability on staff, unity on the elder board, and a general sense that the best is yet to come – and it’s not far off.
Church at the Gates believes God has specifically gifted their church a strong love for the Bible, a ton of great young families, and a passion to see the faith take root in the next generation. Their greatest gift to Missoula will be a focused love for developing strong families who can reach hurting families. If you can change a family, you can change a generation. They’re in it for the long haul.
Worship at Church at the Gates is modern and biblically grounded. They want each element of the service to be woven together in an excellent way, with a strong emphasis on a pastoral and relational tone. In this new season, Church at the Gates is looking for a gifted musician and a relentless recruiter. The right fit is a leader that loves creating worship experiences that engage the hearts and the voices of the church. They are passionate about excellence in creativity and details.
The person who will fill this role is a shepherd that loves to draw leadership out of others. They are a natural cheerleader who motivates people easily. They are a galvanizing presence on the platform and behind the scenes. At the same time, they’re not afraid to have the hard conversations to help people grow as they’re building relationships.