The Senior Pastor at Southwest Church will first and foremost be a highly gifted teacher. Communicating God’s Word in a compelling and relevant fashion, while maintaining integrity to the text is job number one. In doing so, he will strive to champion the mission of Southwest Church, while offering a strong foundation of leadership, strategic foresight, and a spiritual perspective to the future of the church. This individual will be skilled in leveraging the influence of the leadership, staff, and volunteer teams to further the mission so that every resident of the Valley will be a Jesus-follower.
The prospective candidate will have proven experience, either as a Senior Pastor or an executive level staff member in a large church. They will ideally have a history of leading healthy teams and growing churches. While gladly embracing the church’s connection to the Evangelical Free Church of America and lining up with the theology of the EFCA, the successful candidate for the position of Senior Pastor will carry a disposition of authenticity, which will be evidenced through their life, leadership, and teaching. A graduate degree will be required for this position.