The Churches of Christ in Christian Union

LIFEhouse CCCU Seeks Senior Pastor

Please contact Rev. Dale Diggs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (440) 537-3277 to inquire about the position of lead pastor at LIFEhouse Church.

Very stable church looking for a Senior Pastor to step in and continue spiritual and numerical growth.

We are a suburban upper middle-class congregation. Our sanctuary seats about 300 people with other rooms and buildings setting on 30 acres of land.

Our Doctrine is Wesleyan Arminian, and we hold to the teaching that all Christians can live a sanctified holy life.

Our Philosophy of Ministry is focus on reaching the lost through a variety of ways. On Sunday morning attention is given to challenging Christians while having a message that opens spiritual truths to non-Christians. Through special outreach events we appropriately use our buildings and property to reach out to those who do not know Jesus Christ. At these events we promote our church with the purpose of encouraging those who attend these events to join us at Sunday Morning Services.

We are looking for a Pastor who preaches effectively.
- To us this means understanding where people are in everyday life and in their workplace.
- Someone who speaks well and communicates with truth and humor.
- The pastor must be able to keep the attention of the congregation through preaching that connects.
- Additionally, the pastor must have the ability to lead several staff, both paid and volunteers.
- We have a budget for additional staff which the new Pastor will help choose and direct.

This church is led by a Leadership Board which consists of local church leaders as well as qualified leaders from outside of the church. The Senior Pastor is a very active part of the board and is given ample leeway for his ideas and new approaches to ministry.

The Salary for this position will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the pastor.

Honoring Those Who Changed Our Lives

In honor of your godly example, Your faithful investment in God’s people, Your commitment to biblical truth and teaching of sound doctrine, Your wise and endearing counsel, patience, and compassion, Your leadership and fortitude, But most importantly, your love and friendship, Please accept our deepest gratitude and most sincere expression of thanks.
-The West Central District of The Churches of Christ in Christian Union

These were the words written on plaques given to Dr. David and Sally Case and Dr. Doug and Winnie Carter on the final evening of West Central District Camp Meeting 2019. In life we have those who have made a large impact on our lives. As we grow older and hopefully wiser, we recognize that impact more and more and it grows stronger and stronger! The Cases and the Carters have lived their lives with distinction, dignity, and dedication wrapped in faithfulness and longevity. Below are excerpts from the tributes offered to these wonderful couples on July 21, 2019.

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I would like to explore Camp Meeting by answering three questions.

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  • What is the future of Camp Meeting?

Simon Sinek has taught the world, through his books and wildly popular TED Talk, that “It all starts with why”. There is a danger that in starting with the what, to absolutize the means without truly understanding the end or reason. However, when we start with the reason, we become free to place the “how” in context. In doing so we can then start to ask the question “What can this look like in the future to accomplish the important goals for which it was started?”

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