Palmcroft Church

Lead Pastor



Why I Love This Opportunity

Todd Clark

Senior Associate

This is an opportunity for a gifted teacher and experienced leader to join the Lead Pastor team at an established church that creatively reaches people for Jesus.

About This Organization

When you come to Palmcroft, you will experience real people living real life. We have no interest in pretending that everything’s perfect. People need help, and the Bible has the answers!

At Palmcroft, there are two unique expressions of worship on a Sunday morning—a traditional service at 9 am and a modern service at 10:30 am.

Palmcroft is a multi-site church with campuses in Phoenix and Anthem, Arizona. You’ll find on-site live preaching, worship, and programs for kids and families at both locations.

The Palmcroft Phoenix congregation is seeking a new Lead Pastor to join their staff and congregation in loving and leading people to Jesus.

Position Description

The Lead Pastor is responsible for leading the Palmcroft Phoenix staff and congregation in fulfilling the vision of Palmcroft Church and to proclaim the eternal and transforming truth of God’s Word.

The Lead Pastor is a member of the Campus Elder Board and the Central Elder Board. He is accountable to the Central Elder Board.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To prioritize the pursuit of God in prayer and to ensure that the ministry of the church is being led and empowered by the Spirit of God and in alignment with Scripture.
  • To be a leading voice in discovering God’s unique vision for the church and to communicate that vision through all available mediums.
  • To be the lead theologian and primary teacher of biblical truth and its application in our cultural context and to approve all other speakers who fill that role in his absence.
  • To inspire, develop and lead a staff that can execute the church’s ministry strategy.
  • To serve as a member of the Elder Boards and foster a healthy relationship between the Staff and Boards.
  • To help create the annual church budget and teach faithful and generous stewardship.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry or biblical studies from an accredited Christian College or Seminary.
  • A regularly ordained minister of exemplary Christian character who conforms to the qualifications for the office as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1.
  • Experience building and leading teams in a church or para-church context.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • A theology and faith practice consistent with the Doctrinal Statement and the Covenant of Palmcroft Church.
  • Able to work cooperatively with leaders at all levels and engage in healthy, biblical conflict resolution.
  • Christ-centered marriage and family that understands the unique challenges of ministry leadership.
  • A genuine shepherd’s heart that values people of all ages and stages of life, as Palmcroft is a multi-generational community.
  • Leads by example in the habits of discipleship, including worship, prayer, serving, and giving.
  • A perpetual student of Scripture.
  • A self-starter with a bias for action and results.
  • Creative and wise in stewarding resources for maximum ministry impact.
  • Forward-thinking in outlook and skillful at casting vision for the ministry of the church.

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