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Grace Fellowship Church of Kent, WA is seeking the man who is called to serve as its next pastor
Grace Fellowship Church of Kent, Washington is seeking the man called by God to become its next pastor. We look forward to hearing from him.
Current worship service attendance averages 40-50. There is an opportunity to reach the many families in this suburban community to build this part of God’s kingdom. The church neighborhood is very diverse in race and ethnic origin and has a mix of single family homes and apartments.
The pastor position is a full-time position (the only paid employee of the church) and is the only pastoral position. The previous pastor retired (after 14 years) and relocated to Florida. A retired pastor is serving part-time in the pulpit. Sunday school classes and the ministries for women, men and youth are led by lay church members. Four men presently comprise the church elder board. Church member volunteers also perform most typical administrative and worship service duties (e.g., worship music, ushers/stewards, treasury and secretarial, custodial and maintenance).
The church facility is a well-maintained two-story property owned by the church, in a fully developed residential neighborhood (across the street from a public elementary school) in the city of Kent (population 120,000), which is a suburb of Seattle, WA. The church is without debt and has operated with a balanced budget for more than ten years. We expect future giving will need to grow with attendance, but existing church financial resources will provide a buffer while that occurs.
Washington ranked in the bottom 10 states for regular church attendance and religious belief in a Gallup survey, and this community needs to hear the Gospel. We seek a man who will grow this church by encouraging and retaining the current church body while inviting others to join with them.
Men who have an interest in learning more about the opportunity to shepherd this flock and reach out for Christ should
- Review the online “Profile” and “Qualities” information referenced below, and then
Contact the Pastor Search team by email: Pastor.Search@gracekent.org
- When you contact the Pastor Search team, please include your resume (educational and all employment including both clergy and secular)
- Provide copies of recorded audio files for sermons delivered by you (or publicly accessible links to web postings for them), including information also of when and where preached.
- Include a cover letter (or email) explaining why you are interested in this ministry and your future availability.
Profile of the church and position:
Qualities and qualifications for the pastor:
The church website is found at: www.gracekent.org