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LOOKING FOR A POSITION:
I’ve had the privilege of serving my Savior for 39 years. I have spent nine of those years in youth ministry; fourteen as a church planter & senior pastor; and sixteen specializing in small groups/discipleship/leadership development/assimilation/outreach/evangelism. I have overseen small group systems in churches of 200, 400, 1000, and 4,000. I have a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries from a Bible College and I’ve been a life-long learner. My primary ministry objective is to bring God pleasure by modeling a life of obedience to Christ (Jn.14:15) as I identify & equip the next generation of leaders to make disciples in the context of authentic biblical community. I’m a proven multiplier who wants to use his God-given gifts & passion to help a young staff succeed in growing a church for the glory of God. I’m interested in serving east of the Mississippi. My resume, post grad studies list, ministry profile, and references are available upon request. Rick Leineweber firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle area – Senior Pastor
Fox Island Alliance Church is seeking a friendly, caring, Holy Spirit directed senior pastor to assume the responsibilities of our former senior pastor who, after founding our church 27 years ago, recently responded to God’s call and moved on, with our blessing and support, to minister to a congregation in North Seattle. We desire a head pastor who is administratively astute, who will equip, teach and lead our congregation towards a closer walk with the Lord; a man who is totally committed to reaching our community and the world with the good news of Jesus Christ. We are looking for a skilled and inspiring communicator, a senior pastor with a proven record in preaching and teaching and in developing leaders from within the church.
If you are interested in applying for this position please view our Church Profile and download the application on our web site, http://foxisland.org. Once the application is completed it can be emailed to email@example.com.
Or contact D. Mullen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Pastor – Muncie, Indiana
We have been blessed to have an executive pastor for the past 20 years, but he has been promoted within our denomination to an administrative position, so we are looking for an executive pastor. We are interested in a person who has experience with a $2+million budget, good relational skills and leadership skills. The position is full-time with a salary package of $100k which includes benefits, etc. If you know of good candidates for this position in Muncie, IN, please forward names or emails to Corine Carr at email@example.com
Texas: Director of Discipleship Experience : International Christian Center
Purpose: To fulfill vision of ICC in making every person a believer,
every believer a disciple, every disciple a minister
Reports to: Senior Pastor
Scheduling of retreats and Leadership Retreats
To recruit and train new small group leaders
To produce and develop new curriculum for all small groups
Market discipleship process to members inside ICC and to the community
As Leader/Coach of Small Groups:
To recruit small group, ministry and connection leaders
Facilitate new leader orientations each semester
To hold three leadership training meetings per semester
Produce a Small Group Catalogue
Design and promote a Connection Sunday
Review all Small group materials
Track and report on small group attendance
Schedule the semester requirements of meetings, teachings
Coach and mentor all small group leaders to:
Identify new potential leaders
Encourage individuals on growth track
Perform other duties assigned by Senior Pastor
All events are to be scheduled and staffed adequately
Reach annual goals
Measure effectiveness by participant evaluations
Work Schedule: 40 + hours weekly
Contact Isis D.Rangel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Pastor – Massachusetts
Crossroads Community Church is located in Framingham, Massachusetts, the hub of the MetroWest Boston area. We are an evangelical, non-denominational church. CCC has been blessed with a visible location, a family-friendly atmosphere, and a diverse congregation. We are excited and expectant about God’s work in our body as we continue to grow. CCC now serves about 200 people on Sundays in two blended worship services. We also offer a thriving mid-week spiritual growth environment for adults and kids of all ages. Our goal at Crossroads is to show God’s love by inviting seekers to salvation and by guiding believers toward spiritual maturity. To learn more, please visit: www.crosscommchurch.org.
The Senior Pastor at CCC will serve as the lead visionary for the congregation. He will have an attitude of humility, being accountable to and transparent with the elders and the body. He will be a prayerful and discerning servant leader, wisely equipping members of the church for service. He will have a heart that beats for worship and ministry. He should be passionate about outreach, inspiring others to walk more closely with Jesus Christ. He will edify the body by boldly preaching and teaching from God’s Word.
1. Vision, Leadership, and Administration
ü Prayerfully seek God’s Word and his leading for Crossroads Community Church, and effectively articulate that vision to the body.
ü Steer our church family toward becoming more fervent in prayer.
ü Disciple key leaders, equipping them in turn to serve the body.
ü Set agendas for elder meetings.
2. Preach and Teach
ü Preach with passion, conviction and love that which is Gospel-centered, and which promotes repentance and obedience.
ü Teach the Scriptures in a practical manner, drawing applications that encourage spiritual growth.
3. Set an Example
ü Model a life passionate for Jesus Christ and his kingdom, both personally & within his own family.
ü Demonstrate love for others by a commitment to share the Good News and make disciples.
ü Exemplify for the congregation the importance of continual transformation toward greater Christ- likeness.
The Senior Pastor will honor our doctrinal beliefs and Statement of Faith. He will preferably hold a theological masters degree and have a minimum of five years of pastoral experience. Greater consideration will be given to any candidate who has successfully led a church through a period of growth.
Total Compensation & Benefits : $65,000 – $75,000, depending upon experience
To Apply: We thank all candidates for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Please submit a resume and cover letter to the address below or email them to: email@example.com.
Crossroads Community Church 1341 Edgell Road Framingham, MA 01701
New Opportunity! Small Groups Pastor, Midwest US
A growing church in the Midwest is searching for a Small Groups Pastor to provide the ongoing vision, direction and implementation strategy for embracing people as they continue to transition from an “attractional” Sunday model with multitudes of diverse growth, fellowship and service opportunities to a strategic “Simple Church” model.
If that got your attention, read on. Here is the job description in summary:
1. Greatly expand the number, style, diversity, location and nature of small groups to every conceivable reason for a group to exist. Create a sustainable structure and leadership training that emphasizes a core component of “doing life together through prayer and sharing” as the single common ingredient of any group.
2. Elevate the critical nature of being in community as the center point of the disciple journey encouraging people to find daily “God Encounter” moments while moving them to “Engaging Culture”, both personally and as a group.
3. Help lead the transition of existing ministries that function primarily as large event-driven programs into a workable “smaller community” format.
More detailed information is available to qualified candidates after discussion with The Shepherd’s Staff.
Who is a qualified candidate?
Experience: A minimum of 5 years proven experience in this field in a church of similar size (1,000+). Individuals without this will not be considered. Your experience and its success will be demonstrated by glowing reference reports and may include a site visit to your current ministry.
A thorough understanding of the “Simple Church” model is essential. Actual experience with this model will be a major advantage.
Education: A Bachelor Degree in a field directly related to this area of ministry is essential. A seminary education is preferred but will not be required for the right person who has demonstrated, provable, successful experience.
If your desire, experience and education match, please let us know of your interest confidentially by clicking on “inquire.” You will have an opportunity to upload your resume, so that we can consider your experience in light of the requirements for the position. If you have any difficulties with the inquiry or uploading process, please email GregAllen@TheShepherdsStaff.com.
SMALL GROUPS PASTOR – CHICAGO AREA
The Shepherd’s Staf (www.theshepherdsstaf.com) is pleased to partner with a large church in the Chicago area to launch a nationwide search for its next Small Groups Pastor.
This Christ-focused church – which supports a membership of 5,000 people over two campuses – believes the church exists to serve the world. They are passionate about serving both local and global communities. Their vision is clear; reach the lost, lift up devoted Christians and release them into the community for God’s work. Weekend worship services are a celebration.
Small Groups are essential to the health and growth of the church. These groups connect members weekly and provide caring communities to promote spiritual growth. It is vital that the church finds the right leader to fill this very important role of Small Groups Pastor.
This church is looking for someone with a passion to “make a church smaller.” This leader must possess the skills to supervise staff and volunteers. The qualified candidate possesses administrative, leadership and communication skills. They will be a passionate leader and a self-starter with experience creating a small group culture.
- Create a small group system to represent the church as a place of community and care
- Coordinate and integrate the Small Groups program planning with other church ministries
- Ensure that all small group leaders receive training, support, and encouragement
- Develop and maintain a system for recruiting new leaders
- Create an evangelistic focus for groups so that people are brought to Christ through groups
- Ensure that groups are places of care and disciple making, not just Bible studies
- Create reporting systems to address small group’s needs
- Oversee the development of study materials for small groups
- Five or more years experience in staff leadership preferably in a large church
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
- Experience in recruitment and training of volunteers
- Spiritual gifts of administration and shepherding
Want to know more? (A more detailed Opportunity Profile can be provided after an initial discussion with The Shepherd’s Staf)
So, is this opportunity for you? Contact DarrellWhipple@TheShepherdsstaf.com
CORNERSTONE CHURCH OF OHIO SEEKING TO FILL TWO POSITIONS:
Student Ministries Director Position We are seeking a student ministries director who loves Jesus, is passionate about bringing students into the Kingdom and has experience in leading relational ministry. The position is full-time. This person will need to be able to communicate effectively and build relationships with unchurched students. This person will need to be able to disciple and lead adult volunteers and student leaders for this growing ministry. A fantastic set of adult volunteers, an administrative assistant, and youth bands partner with the Director of Student Ministries to build a network of leaders to support teenagers. We are looking for someone with experience in a youth pastor/student ministries director role.
Children’s Ministries Director Position We are seeking a 1/2 time children’s ministries director who loves Jesus, loves children, and has experience leading children’s programming. This person will need to be able to disciple and lead adult volunteers for this growing ministry. A great set of adult volunteers, a 20 hr elementary director, and a 20 hr early childhood director partner with the director to creatively teach children about Jesus.
Basic Information about Cornerstone Church: Cornerstone is a 16 year old congregation focused on reaching unchurched to marginally churched families with children in the home. We are located on 747 in West Chester. Cornerstone is a high energy congregation committed to taking risks to reach the hearts of those who need Christ. We serve the 7th largest school district in Ohio, Lakota, and also relate to two other public school districts and at least one private Christian school. We have a passion for missions – Locally, Nationally and Globally. Currently, we are building a new facility that will be used greatly by Student Ministries.
Resumes may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513-874-0910 x312
SMALL GROUP PASTOR – OKLAHOMA CITY
1. Must be able to effectively communicate to large and small groups of people
2. Must be able to organize, structure, and oversee the implementation of small group gatherings
3. Must be able to oversee and coordinate mission efforts on behalf of Peoples Church
4. Must be able to assist in performing basic counseling duties when called upon
5. Must be able to interface with a central organization effectively
1. Effective oral and written organization
2. Effective administrative and organizational skills
3. Recruit and inspire volunteers
4. Be able to develop leaders
5. Be a team player
People’s Church – Oklahoma City. The grand opening of People’s Church was May 12, 2002, with 65 people in attendance. By 2008, People’s Church was ministering to 2000 people in three identical Sunday experiences. They have seen over 3000 people give their lives to Jesus Christ. In 2009, People’s Church added an additional 44,000 square foot facility that includes an 1800 seat auditorium. They then remodeled the existing facility into kids and youth space. People’s Church is currently running around 2700 and still growing.
Contact Justin Lathrop email@example.com
PART TIME FELLOWSHIP PASTOR The Servant House in Lewisville, TX, is seeking to immediately hire a Fellowship Pastor. We are a multicultural church heavily focused on church planting in four nations with ongoing local evangelism. The Fellowship Pastor is responsible for assisting the Senior Pastor in developing and organizing a comprehensive program that ministers to the social, educational, spiritual and moral development of the membership. The Fellowship Pastor is specially responsible for Married Couples Ministry, Host Home Ministry (small groups), Singles Ministry, Men Ministry (Men Moved by Mission), Women Ministry (Women of Praise) and Connection Ministry. The starting salary is $600.00 per month. The person hired for this position will be evaluated every 90 days for performance and a raise will be granted for outstanding performance and team building. The plan is for this to be a full time position in 24 months. A larger salary is available, if the person has a track record of being an outstanding Christian Education Pastor. To obtain more info, please visit our web site at http://www.theservanthouse.org. Contact Pastor Will Langstaff Jr. at 214-289-8810 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send a resume.
SMALL GROUP PASTOR – VIRGINIA: Highlands Fellowship is a multi-site, multi-venue church pursuing the local and global glory of God. The church averages 3000 in worship in four locations. We currently are equipping international pastors from around the world at our global peace house/village and then sending groups out to partner with those pastors and churches to reach the world for Jesus. The church also ministers locally in multiple ways to plant peace and purpose in the lives of the people. We are looking for a small groups pastor to manage our purpose driven process in making disciples. Experience in managing large groups of people is a must with a heart for the purposes of God and His people. Please contact Deborah Whitt Executive Assistant to the Pastor at 276-492-6425
AREA LEADER – FLORIDA Christ Fellowship’s Gardens Campus. This is a FT, salaried position + full benefits; a M-Th position and includes weekend hours and evening commitments on occasion. A very exciting opportunity at one of the largest churches in the country that is a rapidly-growing multi-site giga-church, including an online campus with a global reach. Be a part of shaping community-building strategies for the next generation!
Leadership experience and passion for small group ministry are musts. This person will work closely with the Community Life Pastor (Reid Smith) from core (impacting all campuses) and be responsible for owning and optimizing the healthy development of groups at our Gardens Campus of 5,500+ people. Will provide leadership and support for a team of approximately 15 Community Leaders and have some responsibility for a second campus and their CL team.
Employment applications can be downloaded from http://gochristfellowship.com/about-us/employment/how-to-apply/ – complete, scan, and return to email@example.com
SADDLEBACK SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP
Residents will learn in context, with opportunities to shadow pastors at Saddleback Church. Living in community at the new Rancho Capistrano conference center, residents will participate in classroom instruction, learning socially with other small group ministry residents. Residents will have frequent opportunities to share ideas, empathize with common concerns, and communicate with friends and social networks.
Sharing a workplace, a living space, and a virtual space, residents will collaborate and learn at a much higher level. They will receive hands-on learning with the Saddleback team during the day and then return to their campus in the evening to share and collaborate with each other. They will also receive class room training one day per week. Residents will be encouraged to share not only with their fellow residents, but with their virtual networks as well, enabling each learner to become a teacher and the campus to become a community of learning.
Rob Jacobs, Director of Enlistment is currently recruiting candidates and processing admissions to the program. Rob is seeking students who are college or seminary graduates. “It’s all about people,” Rob said. “We want to help people who enroll in the program to accomplish their vision and God’s calling on their lives. Individuals who want to be involved in full time ministry will greatly benefit from this program because they will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, and explore their gifts and talents.” Contact Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-609-8289
SMALL GROUPS – PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – Want to jump into the front lines of global impact?! As you experience the rapidly expanding mega-church, multi-site environment of Christ Fellowship’s Life Group Ministry, you will learn how to mobilize God’s people into missional-living through biblical relationships.
We invite you to join us for a year of intensive and exhilerating growth, as you gain the understanding and expertise necessary to build a dynamic small group ministry, balanced with a spiritual growth plan customized to you. Come partner with our energetic and innovative community-building team, and reap wisdom from their years of experience through enriching mentorship (both professional and personal).
The time is now to be an agent of influence in your generation by discovering how to develop and deploy a community which fulfills The Great Commandment and The Great Commission.
- One Year in Length (September ‘09-August ‘10)
- Self-Supported through sponsership
- Limited Intern Housing Provided (first come, first serve)
- Initial professional network developed
- Mega-church, multi-site dynamic & exposure
- Personal & Professional intentional mentorship
- Customized track for development of personal strengths
- Exposure to & interaction with all facets of Adult Ministries
- At completion of program, HR will assist placement into full-time vocational ministry position
- Balanced strategic development in the following areas :
- Assimilation & Connection
- Discipleship & Leadership Development
- Service & Volunteerism
- Missional Outreach
- Worship & Weekend Experience
We also have a PART TIME INTERNSHIP available.
For more information, please contact Shila Schweigert at ShilaS@cftoday.org or 561-799-7603 x1523