Scum is an outpost on the edge of God’s Kingdom, finding redemption in Christ Jesus.
…an outpost, a base…
An implication of those structures’ functions is that people go out from them, leave them. Our community goes out into Denver looking for where God is buying back people for Himself. The ideal is that we didn’t meet each other at Scum. We first met at concerts, at work, on the street, at roller derby, at parties, at school, or at the bar. We have nine staff and an office but no “office hours” and it’s usually empty. We come together at the outpost on Sunday and tell our Dad we love Him and listen to His words. But then we leave with His words, and in groups, and go to find more of our Dad’s kids. Figuratively speaking, some of them are bleeding out when we find them, or flailing in anxiety, or rebelling against everything they find—but our Father has shown us how to bear insults and take punches and stem bleeding. So things aren’t always clear, clean, or civil but we’re not alone and together we sing songs of lament and songs of hope in the outpost where we learn to become family. And in our search for Christ’s redemption in this world, we often discover ourselves as the object of redemption.
We are specifically looking for someone who personally feels called to a similar vision, has a high view of Scripture and how it relates to us today, is a leader of leaders, and can be a trustworthy shepherd for the staff. The position that we are seeking to fill is one of the Trio of lead pastors. This person should be able to teach/preach, interact well with the greater church community around Denver, be good at pastoral care and crisis management, and display organizational management skills.