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Timberlake Church - High School Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Redmond, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 12/14/2017
Categories: Young Adult Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About the Organization:

Timberlake Church (TC) is a grace-based church that is committed to fulfilling the Great Commission. It consists of a diverse community of people who are passionate about growing in faith and sharing the love of Christ, while authentically connecting with each other.

Boasting a rich heritage, Timberlake Church has successfully sustained its 26-year mission of “making more and better disciples of Jesus Christ,” which continues to resonate today. Founded upon the ministry model of the North Point Network, Timberlake values this legacy which has impacted its ministries, staffing, and programming components over the years. Their steady progress has been further evidenced through the leadership of Ben Sigman, who has led the congregation as Lead Pastor since 2008, growing the congregation from 600 to nearly 3,000 regular weekend attendees.

The past eight years have been marked by significant facility improvements, multi-site expansions, rapidly increasing attendance, a highly diversified body of attendees, as well as a growing and thriving ministry environment.

Timberlake specializes in hiring young, talented staff members and developing them into world-class leaders. The high school ministry has been strong in recent years with approximately 160 students gathering each week.


Size: 3187

Location: Redmond, WA


About the Position:

This is a key position in an influential church. While many churches in the region have declined or ceased to exist—Timberlake has experienced eight years of steady growth. The High School ministry has been one of the stronger ministries at TC, and it is the desire of the leaders to see this momentum continue.

The High School Pastor will be responsible for the coordination, recruitment, development, implementation, promotion, evaluation, and growth of High School Ministry at Timberlake Church, while successfully operating in a results-driven environment. This position will oversee all aspects of High School Ministry, including weekend services, mid-week small groups, camps, retreats, and leadership development of all High School Ministry programs.

What We're Searching For / Qualifications:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the High School Pastor:


An undergraduate degree is strongly preferred.


The ideal candidate for this position will preferably have a minimum of two years in full-time student ministry experience, in order to successfully execute the responsibilities of the role. They will be highly self-motivated and entrepreneurial spirited with organizational competencies to scale. Alongside an exceptional ability to communicate, the prospective candidate will possess a strong leadership ability with an aptitude for recruitment, development, and shepherding a team of volunteers. They will additionally acquire a thorough understanding of, and show proven experience with, Deep and Wide and Simple Church models.

Personal Characteristics

  • A personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ as demonstrated through the personal choices, behaviors, and lifestyle.
  • A strong desire see students in the region find and follow Jesus for a lifetime.
  • A humble, team player committed to the success, health, and growth of Timberlake Church above personal ambitions.
  • This person will make the discipleship commitments to weekly worship and tithe to Timberlake Church.
  • The ability to receive honest feedback, and make adjustments or corrections if necessary.
  • A willingness to be held accountable to goals and objectives.


Redmond is a city in King County, WA, located just 16-miles east of Seattle, within the Seattle metropolitan area.

Redmond boasts a thriving community that has acted to maintain sustainability while accommodating growth and change. As a result, its high quality of life, cherished natural features, distinct places, and character have been enhanced over the years. The community’s evolution has successfully woven the small town feel of older, established neighborhoods with the vitality and vibrancy of urban centers across the city’s vicinity. It epitomizes a place that is highly family-centric, with the highest concentration of intact families in the region—where people are friendly, often meet others they know, and feel comfortable and connected. It offers an environment where diversity and innovation are embraced, and action is taken to achieve community objectives. It is home to people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, which contribute to the richness of the city’s culture.

Redmond enjoys a diverse and growing economic base. White-collar in nature, the community is home to some of the major high-tech and service firms in the country, including Microsoft, Nintendo of America, Amazon, Honeywell, General Dynamics Airborne Electronic Systems, and Costco Headquarters. A strong private retail sector is heightened by Redmond Town Center, an open-air mixed-use center featuring 110 stores, 22 restaurants, one hotel, and 600,000 square feet of office space.

Originally formed in the late 1800’s and formally established in 1944, The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is a significant influencer for families migrating into the city of Redmond and its surrounding areas. LWSD is home to 6 National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence (U.S. Dept. of Education). It is also one of the best school districts in the state (Niche - K-12), with 86% of students proficient in Math and Reading. LWSD serves a total K-12 enrollment of close to 28,000 students. The district continues to thrive and grow in its community/parental partnerships and innovative development, in offering its students a world-class education.

According to the City of Redmond Washington, the city’s notable awards and recognitions include:

  • “Tree City USA” (WA State Department of Natural Resources)
  • #1 Happiest Town in Washington (2015,
  • 100 Best Communities for Young People (2015, America’s Promise Alliance)
  • Top 5 Places to Live in America (Money Magazine)
  • Home to the Nation’s “Happiest Young Professionals” (Forbes)
  • One of the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” (Businessweek)