180 Life Church

Lead & Teaching Pastor

West Hartford,


Why I Love This Opportunity

Ernest Smith


I absolutely love this opportunity. The church is incredibly healthy, not just surviving Covid, but thriving since. They are poised for growth and to make an even greater impact in the West Hartford area and beyond.

About This Organization

180 Life Church launched as West Hartford Community Church on June 12, 2005, with Pastor Bill and Rebecca LaMorey. It began as a small family and grew to a peak of over 600 people in weekly attendance and meets at Conard High School near the heart of West Hartford. The church name was changed to 180 Life Church after the pandemic to reflect a clarified vision and hope.

Our affiliation with Converge Worldwide has provided a strong connection to local and national Converge churches, tremendous support from the Northeast District, and opportunities to learn from and help train other churches in the network.

180 Life church has a rich history as God has given great favor in an area historically difficult to minister in. The church body is incredible and very resilient after all it has been through. With 62,000 people in West Hartford and over 800,000 in the Greater Hartford area, we believe the potential remains high for the right leader to make a dramatic impact in strengthening, growing, and expanding this church in an incredible, exponential way.

Position Description

180 Life Church has been established in the community for years and has enormous potential for growth with a healthy staff and diverse congregation focused on reaching new people for Christ and growing in their discipleship.
The church took a hit during the pandemic but is rebuilding, focusing on re-engaging people in attending, serving, giving, and general participation. The core vision and Biblical foundation are strong, with a committed staff and board of directors ready for the next season God has for them and the church. 180 is uniquely positioned to reach the greater Hartford area for Christ and potentially influence the spread of the Gospel throughout Connecticut.

A new lead pastor at 180 Life Church has the incredible opportunity to step into a healthy environment, build relationships and form a renewed vision to grow and reach the community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Cast vision and lead the church
  • Be the primary preacher for 3/4 of the year
  • Disciple and care for the staff
  • Set and model discipleship culture
  • Keep the church focused on reaching new people for Christ

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • A strong candidate loves the Northeast Region and has the heart to reach an unreached US area.
  • Someone with a passion and gift to teach, the ability to lead a staff, and leading a church forward in vision and strategy.

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