Thanks for checking out the open positions with WestWay Christian Church. We have 5 criteria for leadership at WestWay: you must love Jesus (duh), you must be all-in on the culture of WestWay, you must be an equipper, you must be intergenerationally-focused, and you must be a pursuer of unity. You'll notice that "skill set" isn't on the list; we place an extraordinary value on the chemistry of our team. Does this sound intriguing to you? Keep reading!
Below is a little more information about our community, WestWay, and our open positions.
Scottsbluff is located in western Nebraska's Panhandle. Western Nebraska is filled with wide open spaces...hiking, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, it's all here.
Between 1843 and 1869, it's estimated that 250,000 people went west on the Oregon Trail through Scottsbluff. Take a moment and Google some of the of natural and historical attractions within a short drive: Scottsbluff National Monument, Fort Laramie, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, just to name a few. Additionally, residents enjoy local food and coffee that you can only get here in Scottsbluff like Flyover Brewing Company, Cappucino and Company, the Mixing Bowl, and many others.
If you want to get away for a few days, Cheyenne, Wyoming is just 90 minutes away, and Ft Collins/Loveland Colorado are within 2.5 hours. Denver is about 3 hours south and Rapid City/the Black Hills/Mount Rushmore are 3 hours to the north. Scottsbluff is also home to the Western Nebraska Regional Airport, which puts Denver less than an hour away by air.
The schools are fantastic and there are plenty of choices when it comes to homes. Whether you're into suburban manicured lawns or urban townhomes the city has plenty to choose from. There are several local golf courses, and lots of neighborhood parks, splash pads and other places to play.
Scottsbluff''s Largest Employers
- Regional West Medical Center
- Scottsbluff Public Schools
- Gering Public Schools
We'd love to talk with you about our community!
WestWay has a 70-year history of making disciples in Scottsbluff, Gering, and around the world. We have a tremendous culture of engaging our community and equipping our church body to grow in their discipleship with God and their relationship with others. We desire to see generations serve and grow together. We want unity, not uniformity. Our leadership- elders, pastors, and team leaders- are Bible-focused and are leaders of leaders who make disciples who make disciples. We've seen an influx of all ages over the past few years, and we offer ministry and discipleship environments for people of all ages and spiritual development to participate in.
Our Mission: we exist to proclaim Jesus as Lord
Our Vision: growing in unity, purpose, and love through the power of the Holy Spirit so that the people of Scotts Bluff County know Him
Our Values: being present, participation, taking risks with the permission to fail, every environment a discipling environment, appreciation, intergenerational
Our Preferred Culture: ownership, not rentership, discipling/equipping, fun, intentionality, trust
Pastor of Creative Arts
Category : Full Time
Direct Report : Lead Pastor
Reporting Staff : Volunteer Team Leaders
Volunteer Team : Creative Arts Team (Musicians, A/V, Stage Design)
Our Creative Arts ministry (audio, video, musicians and instrumentalists) has grown exponentially since March 2020 in terms of technical resources, team size, and commitment. While the ability to lead musically (vocally and instrumentally) is a huge part of this role, their primary function on Sunday may not always be leading from the stage. We need a leader of leaders who will drive the bus of creative arts at WestWay. This leader will lead the team in discipleship, relationship building and skill set development while working closely with our church leadership as we proclaim Jesus as Lord to our community- both in person and online.
First Year Expectations
- Build relationships within the body at WestWay, helping them:
- navigate the grief of losing a leader (our previous Pastor of Creative Arts passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer),
- grow in their discipleship with God and,
- grow in their relationships with one another. Creative Arts is just one way this leader will do that.
- Learn WestWay's culture, systems, and structures and lead change in a way consistent with our mission, vision, values, and preferred culture.