The Los Angeles Church of Christ is searching for a couple capable of inspiring and leading the ministry called The Westside Church, of roughly 300 members.
There are about 160 marrieds and singles in the family ministry, 55 campus, 28 teens (13 baptized), and a singles ministry of 70. The area comprises cities like Culver City (major film studios, great downtown and schools), Santa Monica (famous pier, promenade, ocean view, schools), as well as the communities nearer to LAX: Playa Del Rey, Westchester, and Inglewood.
This opportunity is very unique. When most ministers are stepping into a new church, they are vulnerable to unknown dynamics. However, the Westside’s process of hiring a new minister follows an extensive journey with an organizational health specialist and team of consultants. Nearly one year ago the ministry experienced a leadership crisis. After months of struggles and perseverance with an advisory group, the members and LA leadership pursued third-party appraisal in the hopes of reconciling damaged relationships and reassembling a team. We are well on our way in this process.
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Rest assured, we desire to protect a candidate’s confidentiality and respect the congregation where a candidate might be currently serving.
We will send you more information on the kinds of features that the Westside ministry aspires for in its next minister. And equally important, we wish to learn what candidates aspire for in their next ministry assignment.
—The Coastal Elders, Westside Ministry Transition Team, and the Consulting Team