About the job
Lake Avenue Church
Church and Role Profile | Pastor of Seniors and Care Ministries
Lake Avenue Church is seeking applicants for our Pastor of Seniors and Care Ministries position. This document serves as an overview of the Pastor of Seniors and Care Ministries position and describes the unique candidate we hope to find. This is not a formal job description.
About Lake Avenue Church:
Lake Avenue Church is a 125 year-old congregational church. We have a strong history of growth, vibrancy, and community engagement. We have a biblically-rooted theology and value a diversity of thought and spiritual expression.
Our value for diversity and integration is much deeper than worship styles and programs. Our neighborhood represents a variety of cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomics, beliefs, and lifestyles, and we are passionate about reflecting this diversity as well as engaging with our diverse neighborhood. We desire to be an expression God’s Kingdom that is strongly connected with our community.
The Mission of Lake Avenue Church:
Following Jesus, we participate in God’s reconciling work
by making disciples of all peoples and generations.
(Matt. 28:18-20; Col. 1:19-20)
Visit our website to see the Mission, Vision, Essentials, and Values of Lake Avenue Church. Visit our website to review our Statement of Faith of Lake Avenue Church.
Profile of the Pastor of Seniors and Care Ministries
The Pastor of Seniors and Care Ministries is responsible for leading ministry for, with and by our senior adults (age 55+). They will design, implement and direct programming for the ministry that will encourage personal Christian discipleship, foster a sense of belonging to one another and the wider church, and encourage leadership and service throughout the church. They will also provide leadership for our care ministries for those experiencing illness, loss or death of a loved one. The Pastor of Seniors and Care Ministries will partner with the rest of the Adult Ministry team in order to provide support and leadership to all areas of Adult Ministries.
Lake Avenue Church is looking for a candidate who is spiritually passionate, is experienced with and values diversity, is relational, honest and vulnerable, leads well, and builds solid volunteer teams. We are looking for someone to lead with a commitment to our community and our ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of professional ministry experience. With our diversity, it is critical that our Pastor relates well to diverse groups socio-economically, culturally and politically. It is essential that our Pastor has a passion for ministry to adults age 55 and older. Experience in the ministry of compassion to those struggling with acute, chronic, and terminal illnesses and familiarity with hospital settings is important. Lastly, our senior adult and care ministries are ready for new energy and vision, and will be served well with a person with initiative and creativity.
Important to this position are the following:
- The Pastor is part of a team, reporting to the Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries, and will need to collaborate with several other Adult ministries, including small group ministry, men’s and women’s ministry, prayer ministry, connecting ministry and more.
- The Pastor also will collaborate with individuals from the worship, family and outreach departments.
- The Pastor functions as part of the pastoral team of the larger church.
Lake Avenue Church is in the midst of a Senior Pastor transition. We are currently looking for a new Senior leader and are excited about the possibilities of the coming season. This presents both opportunities and challenges, however the larger church has great strength in its paid and volunteer staff.
If you or someone you know might be a great candidate, please send a cover letter and resume to the search team and HR director, Rita Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org. This position is full-time and includes benefits.