Crossroads Community Church
November 14, 2023
Webster, New York
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Position: Lead Pastor, Crossroads Community Church
Location: Webster, NY

Accountable to Field Superintendent (TBD)

Church Description: Crossroads Community Church is a small, loving, prayerful congregation of mostly empty-nesters, seeking its next pastor to help them reach the surrounding growing community.  The church already has a strong small group system and a worship team.

Community Description: Crossroads is located on the edge of Webster and Penfield in a growing and developing suburban area, full of new housing and retail shopping. The parsonage is in the Webster Central School District.

Qualities & Experience Desired:
*A pastor who leads out of their own genuine and earnest faith, and places a strong priority on honesty, truth, and vulnerability. Someone who leads out of a personal emphasis on prayer and seeking God.
*A solidly Biblical, engaging preacher with an ability to draw relevant life application from the Bible, teaching the people how the Word of God impacts our lives.
*A person with a desire to get connected and involved in the Webster & Penfield areas, including a willingness to live in the parsonage or close to the church (the parsonage is part of the pay package).
*A pastor with a heart to reach the community with the love and good news of Jesus.
*A versatile pastor who is willing to engage in many aspects of ministry.
*A pastor who is a “people person,” with a shepherd’s caring heart, and a good sense of humor.

In addition to the above, these are the expectations of all Genesis Pastors:

General Expectations of Genesis Pastors

Dealing with the souls of people and leading the church in going and making disciples requires continuing growth in these qualities and skills; spiritual qualifications, personal characteristics, pastoral care, communication, and leadership.

  1. Spiritual Qualifications. The pastor:
    1.  is committed to Jesus Christ as Lord;
    2. shows evidence of integrity through holiness of heart and life;
    3. displays the fruit of the Holy Spirit;
    4. receives and gives forgiveness;
    5. possesses both humility and healthy self-esteem, maintaining a positive attitude;
    6. demonstrates faith, hope, and initiative;
    7. respects people regardless of race, gender, or economic status;
    8. models a teachable spirit;
  2. Personal Characteristics. The pastor:
    1. is called to ministry, with that call affirmed by others;
    2. practices spiritual disciplines including daily Bible reading and prayer;
    3. is gifted for leadership (leadership as an apostle, prophet, evangelist or shepherd-teacher - Ephesians 4:11-13);
    4. models a balanced life and healthy self-discipline;
    5. maintains freedom from addictions;
    6. engages in life-long learning;
    7. submits biblically to authority;
    8.  seeks professional and personal accountability;
    9. if married: has a healthy marriage relationship and has the support of his/her spouse;
    10. is fruitful in evangelism;
    11. is fruitful in making disciples;
  3. Pastoral Care. The pastor:
    1. loves his/her family as Christ loves the church;
    2. responds appropriately and warmly to people;
    3. embodies a passion for those who don’t yet know Jesus;
    4. embodies a passion for making disciples;
    5. ensures appropriate love and care for the people of God;
    6. builds up people and inspires hope;
    7. demonstrates interpersonal skills; and
    8. resolves conflict effectively.
  4. Communication. The pastor:
    1. handles the Word of God correctly;
    2. calls people to faith in Christ;
    3. understands the culture, community, and congregation;
    4. utilizes effective means of communication;
    5. affirms and articulates Wesleyan theology;
    6. prepares thoroughly for public presentation;
    7. persuades people to make godly, life-changing decisions;
    8. challenges the status quo in love, when necessary; and
    9. facilitates an environment of holy worship.
  5. Leadership. The pastor:
    1. leads out of personal and corporate prayer;
    2. clearly articulates a vision from God;
    3. sets strategic goals to accomplish the vision;
    4. instills congregational ownership of vision and goals;
    5. mobilizes resources to fulfill the vision;
    6. practices sound principles in accomplishing change;
    7. identifies, attracts, equips, and empowers leaders;
    8. fosters a positive atmosphere;
    9. participates in the denomination’s mission; and
    10. promotes involvement in world evangelization.
  6. Denominational Connection & Commitment. The pastor:
    1. participates monthly in a Conference Community Group (CCG)
    2. connect the local church to Genesis events and resources as appropriate
    3. respects and is guided by those in authority over you (Field Superintendent, Conference Superintendent, Bishop).
    4. seeks appropriate coaching opportunities (life-long learner).
    5. participates annually in Annual Conference and OneDay.

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