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Lead Pastor

Fairlawn Grace Brethren Church - Fairlawn, VA

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Fairlawn Grace Brethren Church

Fairlawn GBC of Fairlawn, VA has entered into a partnership with Assist Church Expansion for the purpose of identifying a new senior pastor and walking through a process for revitalization. After 35 years, the church’s long-time senior pastor retired in 2020, leading to this opportunity. The elders and congregation have embraced God’s leading to engage a process of revitalization to ensure a fruitful future in reaching its community with the gospel.

Fairlawn GBC is seeking a Revitalization Pastor who will work with Assist Church Expansion through the revitalization and into the future.

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate


• Possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach.
• Prior, proven ministry experience.
• Bible College or Seminary Training
• Willing to be ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches

Spiritual Maturity
• has received and accepted a calling from God for this unique ministry
• is committed to Jesus Christ and to the authority of Scripture
• is a man who believes in the power of prayer, has a strong personal prayer and devotional life
• displays the Fruit of the Spirit and relies upon the Holy Spirit for every aspect of his life and ministry
• pursues righteousness and a godly life
• be theologically aligned with the Charis Commitment to Common Identity

Life on Mission
• has a heartfelt burden for lost people and a desire to lead a church that is effectively reaching its community
• models a lifestyle of evangelism through building relationships with people who are far from God
• has a deep understanding of sound doctrine and its use in life and ministry
• Has the skills and discernment to counsel and guide church members through life challenges using a biblical foundation
• is committed to Christ-centered preaching and teaching, using God’s Word to inspire the local church for mission

• ability to identify, motivate and train individuals and teams
• has excellent communication skills
• adaptable and resilient when confronted with barriers and setbacks
• able to accomplish tasks with limited resources
• is a problem solver
• ability to work well with others in leadership positions

About Fairlawn

Fairlawn, VA is a small community of approximately 2200 residents in beautiful, historic western Virginia. It is adjacent to and serviced by Radford, VA, a community of approximately 18,000. Radford is home to Radford University, a public university with more than 7500 undergraduate students.

The Fairlawn GBC has a well-maintained church building located next door to the local elementary school. For the past 15 years, the church has averaged attendance between 35 – 50 people in weekend worship.

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