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Associate Lead Pastor

Valley Church

West Des Moines, Iowa




Valley Church is seeking an outstanding, expository preacher to serve a large, outwardly focused congregation as Associate Lead Pastor. In this key "next generation" leadership role, they will have the opportunity both to excel on a regular weekend preaching team with the Founding Pastor as well as lead the extensive community outreach of the church (called "Community Bridges") anchored in the Valley Community Center.


The pastor will be aligned theologically, culturally, and missionally with Valley Church (and the EFCA as a broad-based evangelical church), and have powerful expository preaching gifts. The pastor will have a deep heart and strategic skills for community engagement and relational evangelism. The pastor will lead through preaching, vision, strategy, strong interpersonal skills, humility, and collaboration.



Founded in 1990, Valley has grown to a church of 5000-6000, averaging 2700 each week (and another 600 online) as a flagship congregation of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). With a $7 million budget, 50 FTEs, and more than 25 PTEs, the church sits on prime Des Moines real estate, with three venues that will hold 2580 people at one time. They have truly prioritized loving their neighbors, annually hosting 200,000 Des Moines residents in the "Love you Des Moines" days. They also participate in more than 100 local partnerships benefiting the community.

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