Ryderwood Community Church RYDERWOOD, WA Posted: January 24, 2021
We're searching for a Pastor to serve a 97-year old non-denominational, evangelical community church which is still in remarkable condition and well maintained. We have a sanctuary that holds about 100 with a new digital sound system just added this past year, an annex with a full kitchen, and an office. We serve a senior community of "55+" with a diverse faith background, and we are the only church in our town of 300 people. Our membership is a very traditional, mature body of Christians, well versed in the Holy Bible, very faithful to scripture, fully invested and engaged in the power of prayer, and highly committed to find a Bible-based Pastor. Our Church Board is experienced in serving the body (no Board members are compensated) and will be found to be very flexible and supportive in the Pastor's mission. We do not currently have Deacons or Elders. We are historically financially secure and have been able to afford any new needs for the church, support local outreach opportunities, and currently support 7 field missions. We have two weekly services: a one-hour "telephone" service due to COVID to accommodate those that can't attend live service, and a traditional one-hour live service for those willing to attend under COVID mitigation standards, both on Sunday morning. We've had zero virus incidents in our church and town, thankfully. We have Thursday Men and Women Bible study groups. Except during winter, we have a 1.5 hour monthly "open mic" worship service as a local outreach which is well attended and supported by wonderful talent in our church and town. We expect our Pastor to participate in local outreach, participate in town events in which the church participates or sponsors, preside over memorial services as requested by the body and/or community, and make visits of spiritual encouragement and care for members as needed. We believe in the traditional expectations of Pastoral service to our church family as "the flock". The role will call for an estimated 4-6 hours a week which should include preparation time, and would seem to be ideal for a "retired" Pastor. Salary is commensurate to experience and what can be termed a limited hours need, but we believe generous to the expectations. The position has an annual 3-week "paid time off". We are open to meeting your expectations, and are more interested in the right fit than the financial commitment. Residence in the community is not a requirement but we would expect at least a short commute to accommodate serving the church and community needs. The role will be as a "1099 self-employed consultant" and not an "employee" of the church. You will find us to be fully committed, participative in church and community, and faithful to our evangelical mission. Please contact Ken, the President of our Board, at 919.923.2164 (cell) for an introductory discussion in advance of a 3-person panel interview process. We will look forward to meeting you, and remain confident in trusting the Holy Spirit in our search.
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