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Lead Pastor

Website Cambria Vineyard Church

Cambria Vineyard Church, Lead Pastor Search
Announcement and Application
September 8, 2023

Where we are: Cambria is a seaside village, nestled in the pines on the central coast of California. We
are midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco with the Pacific Ocean to the west, and ranches and farms
in the coastal foothills to the east. Our community is multi-cultural and multi-generational. Our population is 5000 plus and changes little. We are a combination of younger working families, professionals, and retirees. We have become a vacation destination.

Who we are: Cambria Vineyard Church (CVC) is a 43-year-old fellowship of about 100 active, dedicated
members. Our church family is a loving, generous, spirit-filled, and spirit-led congregation, committed to loving God, loving each other, and to outreach in our community. The legacy of past leaders has been to instill biblical truths and God’s greatest commandment, love. We commit ourselves to prayer, personal participation, and financial support of ministry in our neighborhoods and the nations. We are blessed with a beautiful, debt-free campus in the middle of town.

We operate our own thrift store on Main Street and actively support our community youth collective ministry, local compassion outreach, and disciple-making Missions worldwide.
We are seeking a spirit-led Pastor to shepherd us as we advance the Kingdom of God; help reconcile
people to God and impact Cambria with Christ’s love.

Our vision is to bear witness to the Kingdom of
God through spiritual, physical, emotional, and relational healing, and the deliverance of those held captive by evil.

Key Characteristics we are looking for:
(Please respond to the following comments and questions, and include them in your application)

1. Demonstrated integrity, humility, and visionary leadership in church ministry.
(Give examples of how you have demonstrated these in your ministry).
2. Is transparent and asks for accountability.
(How have you shown transparency and how are you walking out accountability currently)?
3. Husband and wife share a strong, healthy marriage, and family life.
(Can you be transparent with the health and struggles of your marriage and give some
4. Feels God’s call to our community and Cambria Vineyard Church.
(In what ways has God spoken to you and confirmed your calling to CVC)?

5. Believes in and values Holy Spirit-filled ministry and fruitfulness.
( Share ways the Holy Spirit has manifested and moved in your life and in specific ministries).
6. Believes in the empowering and full participation of women in your church’s leadership.
( In what ways have you seen, agreed with, and worked with women in leadership)?
To Know (education, experience, …)
7. Ability to lead like a Good Shepherd who emulates Jesus Christ.
( What do you feel are the characteristics of a biblical shepherd)?
8. Passion to preach and teach in balance with the Word and Holy Spirit direction.
( What does teaching the Word with the Holy Spirit’s direction mean to you? Give examples).
9. Ability to relate biblical truth clearly, engagingly, and practically.
(Give examples of knowing your audience and reaching them where they are, and where they live).
10. Speak the truth in love, not shying away from tough issues.
(Give examples of tough biblical truths you’ve shared in a loving way).
11. Has excellent theological and ministry training with at least 10 years of pastoral experience.
(Be sure to include this in your timeline resume).
12. Embraces Vineyard Values and understands Vineyard DNA.
( Give your understanding of Vineyard values and how you would describe Vineyard DNA).
13. Is willing to embrace our church’s prophetic history in planning and vision casting.
(Over the years there have been prophetic words spoken over CVC. How would you
utilize these in planning and casting vision?
To-Do (vision, community, service, …)
14. Is a team player and consensus builder, who loves working together toward common goals.
( Give examples of the above from your current ministry).
15. Has a heart to reach young families in our community including our Hispanic families.
(What experience do you have in outreach to youth and young families in specific
cultural demographics)?
16. Wants to be involved in our community outside of regular church activities.
( In what ways would you connect, interact, and engage with the community of Cambria)?

Our experienced Interim Lead Pastor, Denise Brill, our Worship Pastor, Jesse Walker, our members, and
leadership are devoted to the continued success and ministry growth of our church as we seek our
New Lead Pastor. If you are interested in applying for our Lead Pastor position, send your letter of
introduction, a one-page spiritual autobiography, a brief timeline resume, responses to key characteristics,
references with contact information, and a link to preaching/teaching videos to ">

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