Lead Pastor at Bella Vista Church
Rockford, MI

Bella Vista Church (Rockford, MI) – Lead Pastor


The Big Picture

Bella Vista Church (Size 250) (https://www.bellavistachurch.org) is seeking a full-time Lead Pastor.



Bella Vista Church is an established, non-denominational church which has been in the community for 50 years.  To usher in the next 50 years, we are seeking a visionary leader to help revitalize the church.  BVC has a dedicated staff who are united with the church leadership to lead the church family in reaching into our community.  We have a strong focus and involvement in local, national, and international missions.  We have a commitment to the Authority of Scripture and expect strong Biblical preaching.  We are looking for a Lead Pastor who has experience and passion for church revitalization and growth.  Who is able to mobilize and equip people through God's Word while helping to establishing new opportunities for the church to change and grow.  Currently, 70% of the congregation is over the age of 55 years old, but church members are resilient and persevering and desire to reach into the Rockford community.  The church leadership and congregation is currently going through a revitalization process with a consulting group.  The church has a large and well maintained facility (with gym) on over 25 acres in a prime Rockford location (Northeast side of Grand Rapids, MI).




Meets the Biblical qualifications of a pastor (1 Tim. 3, Titus 1, 1 Peter 5)
Formal Education in ministry, theology, or related field
Experience with Church Planting, Church Revitalization or Church Growth
Demonstrated ability to provide Biblical and relevant preaching
Leadership skills and leadership gifting will be needed
Ability to develop and provide spiritual formation processes to help people grow in faith and spiritual maturity
In agreement with the doctrinal statement of Bella Vista Church:  https://bellavistachurch.org/who-we-are/story-beliefs
Willing to locate in the Rockford, MI area and engage with the community
If just looking for a job in ministry, this will not be it - this will be a calling and a challenge


Provide Biblical and relevant preaching and teaching at Sunday services
Plan the pulpit calendar and schedule speakers for all corporate worship gatherings
Provide vision and leadership for the ministries of the church
General oversite and support for the BVC staff
Oversee the implementation and execution of church events, programs, and activities that engage the community and create opportunities for serving and ministering to others
Serve as an Elder and attend Elder meetings
Assist the Staff, Elders, and Deacons in providing Pastoral Care
Demonstrate hospitality, generosity, and approachability to those in the BVC family and the community
Oversee the annual strategic planning processes and involve Staff, Elders, and the Administrative Council


Salary: $80,000

Medical & Dental

Retirement 403B - 3% matching

Life & Disability Insurance

Business or Education Expense Acct.


Bella Vista Church
Rockford, MI
Rockford, Michigan 49341


Jason Lancaster
[email protected]



Rockford, MI
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Church Ministry