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Associate Pastor of Discipleship
- Experience of 5-10 years in church and pastoral ministry giving evidence of an ability to organize, lead, encourage, motivate and work with others.
- Gives evidence of a deep pastoral calling as well as a clear conviction and passion that all of God’s people must be growing spiritually and serving others.
- Displays emotional intelligence and a willingness to perform his duties as part of the leadership team that is working together to realize the Grace Church Vision and Mission.
- Agreement with the Core Values of the Ministry of Grace Church.
- At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology or its equivalent portfolio competency.
- Between 35-45 years of age.
Mandate: The Associate Pastor of Discipleship is accountable to the Lead Pastor for developing and equipping members to grow into fully formed loyal followers of Jesus Christ. He will align and utilize established training methodologies to create a vibrant discipleship culture that develops disciples in community and releases them to mission in the world, thus fulfilling the vision and mission of Grace Church.
Oversight and Alignment of Current Training Programs at Grace Church
- Supervise the Adult Bible Fellowship program to create a Scope and Sequence of training that results in measured spiritual growth for adult learners.
- Supervise the Children’s Ministry Director and Grace Student Ministries Director in the development of nursery to graduate discipleship programming.
- Assist the Lead Pastor in the development and deployment of Deacon and Elder Training tools especially geared for the next generations.
Oversight and Connection of Discipleship Pathways and Support Ministry at Grace Church
- Partner with Lead Pastor and Connections Coordinator to join Discipleship Pathways and Volunteer Opportunities for adults at Grace Church.
- Partner with Lead Pastor and Connections Coordinator to join Discipleship Pathways and Assimilation Systems at Grace Church.
- Partner with Lead Pastor and Executive Pastor in providing direction and guidance to the Men’s and Women’s ministries of Grace Church.
- Provide visionary and strategic leadership that will: train small group leaders, equip and deploy small groups, and equip small groups for missional engagement.
- Serve as a resource person to all those involved in Discipleship Training Programs and Small Group Ministries within the body at Grace Church.
To Apply Online: www.meetgrace.org/job-opportunities/
To Apply by Mail: send resume and three references to Grace Church, 501 W. Lincoln Ave. Lititz, PA. 17543
Attn: Dr. Tim Boal, Lead Pastor
Rosemont Grace Church (Martinsburg, WV)
Rosemont Grace Brethren Church of Martinsburg, WV has entered into a partnership with Assist Church Expansion for the purpose of revitalization. After a season of stagnancy, and sudden loss of the senior pastor, this congregation of approximately 50 people has enthusiastically embraced God’s leading to engage a process of revitalization to ensure a productive future and to be more effective in reaching its community.
Rosemont Grace Brethren Church is seeking a Revitalization Pastor willing to make a minimum 3-year commitment to work with Assist Church Expansion and to lead the church through the transition.
Requirements of a Revitalization Pastor
able to develop a vision and clear strategy for revitalizing/renewing a small community church (working with Assist)
able to plan both short-term and long-term projects, identify project goals and set timelines for achieving those goals
able to motivate others to participate in achieving vision and planning goals for church renewal and growth
have a strong marriage with a spouse who shares God’s call to the church renewal ministry and who wholeheartedly supports her husband in this undertaking
has received and accepted a calling from God for this unique ministry
is committed to Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and to the authority of Scripture
is a man who believes in the power of prayer, has a strong personal prayer and devotional life
displays the Fruit of the Spirit and relies upon the Holy Spirit for every aspect of his life and ministry
pursues righteousness and a godly life
be theologically aligned with the Charis Commitment to Common Identity
Life on Mission
has a heartfelt burden for lost people and a desire to lead a church that is effectively reaching its community
models a lifestyle of evangelism through building relationships with people who are far from God
has a deep understanding of sound doctrine and its use in life and ministry
is committed to Christ-centered preaching and teaching, using God’s Word to inspire the local church for mission
ability to identify, motivate and train individuals and teams
has excellent communication skills
adaptable and resilient when confronted with barriers and setbacks
able to accomplish tasks with limited resources
is a problem solver
ability to work well with others in leadership positions
Qualifications of a Revitalization Pastor
Possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach
Prior experience a plus
Education – Bible College or Seminary Training
Willing to be ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches
About Martinsburg, WV
Martinsburg, WV is a city of approximately 18,000 located in the Shenandoah Valley. It is noted as the fastest growing city in the state as it has become a community of choice for commuters to Northern Virginia and Washington, DC with a lower cost of living and a family-friendly culture. Martinsburg offers the best of small town living with easy access to major metropolitan conveniences.
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Grace Fellowship is looking for its next Lead Pastor who can capitalize on the foundation that is in place and expand the ministry to be even more effective and to reach more un-churched individuals and families. The church desires to have a balanced ministry emphasis of reaching the un-churched, growing Christ-followers, equipping Christ-followers to actively minister; and developing leaders to own the various ministry segments. The church is currently averaging 80 in attendance and desires to further impact many others in the area. The church is very open to considering developing other campuses as the ministry grows. The Kids’ Ministry and the Youth Ministry reach many kids and students from the area and are excellent! We have begun to see those ministries as a great way to pull un-churched families into the church in the future. The Leadership Team is young, teachable and energetic.
We have taken the time to assess our strengths and weaknesses and see great potential for growth and impact. To fulfill the vision that God is giving us will require a pastor who can serve as the leader of leaders while building relationships with the current members and attenders, strategically developing and implementing the vision; and passionately leading and equipping us to reach the unchurched within our spheres of influence. We are located in Avis, Pennsylvania which is 15 miles West of Williamsport, PA (where the Little League World Series is held), 13 miles of East of Lockhaven, PA and 45 miles North East of State College, PA (where Penn State is located).
The Lead Pastor shall oversee and develop the following areas of ministry:
- Development and implementation of the vision of the church
- Development of ministry leaders
- Development of ministry systems
- Coaching ministry workers
- Oversight of the Sunday services including preaching regularly
- Oversight and development of an outreach culture
· Oversight of the discipling system
The Lead Pastor will…
Be a growing, mature Christ-follower
Be in agreement with Grace Fellowship’s philosophy of ministry, which includes its mission, vision, and doctrine.
Have a strong desire to lead and develop the church
Have a strong desire to build relationships
The Lead Pastor will have the following skills:
Able to develop and implement the ministry vision
Able to make wise decisions quickly
Able to develop and lead leaders
Able to develop, encourage, and coach ministry workers
Able to preach with a high degree of application and effectiveness
Able to manage people
Able to resolve conflict
The Lead Pastor will have the followingattitudes, abilities and desires:
Able to implement vision components
Always strive for excellence
Desire to work hard
Desire to finish what is started, bringing tasks to completion in a timely manner
Ability to hold confidences with integrity
The Lead Pastor will maintain relationships with the following people groups:
Elders, Deacons and Deaconesses
Any future Staff
Members and attenders of the church
Un-churched people within the sphere of influence of the church
If you are interested in being considered for this ministry opportunity, please send a cover letter introducing yourself and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the ill health, resignation and now passing of our beloved Lead Shepherd; we are seeking a new Senior Pastor to oversee our flock.
Echo Valley Grace Brethren Church is in a rural setting at the base of a mountain. The church is located between Pine Grove and Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The building sits on five (5) acres of land. The building is paid off, but a recent loan was taken out to pave the parking area (loan is with GBIF). The church is on one (1) floor and consists of a sanctuary, fellowship hall, kitchen, youth room, toddler room, nursery, a men’s and women’s bathroom and three offices. Weekly attendance is around 85.
Our new Lead Shepherd should have a Degree of Divinity or similar training is, however, ten (10) years ministry experience is preferred but not necessary. Our applicant will hold to the Grace Brethren directives, support our statement of faith, and firmly believe in the doctrines of scripture as vital for effective ministry. We are seeking a Pastor who will preach the Bible, the whole Bible and nothing but the Bible and who will not be apologetic for stepping on toes doing it. The applicant should be skilled in hermeneutics and be able to present the message to the body in an accurate skilled manor that will leave a lasting impression that will challenge the flock. We need help in areas of evangelism, discipleship, and bringing younger families into the church. And lastly, he must be an administrator. The new Lead Shepard will need to seriously consider cleaning out current Elder Board and starting fresh, if he wants the church to move foward.
We do have an active children’s and youth ministry. We have a weekly Awana program with about 25 children in attendance.
A salary and benefits package will be discussed during the interview process.
Interested applicants should send a resume and three references (at least one Pastoral and one church member, current or previous). Those intereshould submit a resume and references to:
Chairman Pastor Search EVGBC
46 Tremont Road
Tremont PA 17981
Marion Grace was established in 1985 and has been in its present location, 5 minutes south of downtown, since 1985. Our church has enjoyed strong Biblical teaching and preaching in a warm family fellowship environment. Our objectives are: Exaltation of God, Edification of the Believer, and Evangelism of the non-believer. We strongly support local, national and international missions and are blessed to be the sending church for John and Shari Jones, our former pastor from 1992 through 2016, who are currently serving in France. Many of our attenders serve in ministries outside the church including Child Evangelism Fellowship, Joni and Friends, Bible Study Fellowship, Royal Family Kids Club, Gideons, Marion Citizens for Life and mentoring at the juvenile justice center. We have also participated in many community outreach events with other churches and organizations over the years. Attendance is currently at 60-70 but has been as strong as 120. We have a strong core of “mature” believers and we have been praying for young families. The building sits on 4.5 acres and is well equipped and maintained and we have no debt.
The Marion city population is 36,837 and the county is 66,501. The community features a branch campus of The Ohio State University, Marion Technical College, and Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School which serves several surrounding counties. We are an easy 1 hour drive from downtown Columbus or John Glenn International Airport. For more information go www.marionareachamber.org. and click the “About Marion” tab.
We are looking for a pastor who will be able to “equip the saints for the work of service” (Eph. 4:12) and lead us in the mission of “making disciples of all nations” (Mt. 28:19). We desire to improve our ability to reach, grow and send. Our pastor should lead by example in the areas of prayer, Bible study with clear exposition and application, family life, shepherding the body and passion for the lost. We need help in areas of evangelism, discipleship, and bringing younger families into the church.
For further information please contact DeAnn Mills (740) 360-2022 – cell
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Lead Pastor – Covington, OH
FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY CHURCH, COVINGTON, OH
Friendship Community Church (Friendship) was established in 1946 and is affiliated with The Charis Fellowship of Churches. We are committed to understanding the Word of God (Biblical truth), to living as the People of God (Biblical relationships), and to fulfilling the Purposes of God (Biblical mission).
The church is located in a rural setting along a state highway and sits directly between Covington and Troy Ohio with the town of Pleasant Hill just 5 miles south, all three towns are located in Miami County, Ohio. This country setting is on 4 acres of ground surrounded on two sides by farmland and the other two sides by a small group of homes. In addition to the main house of worship there is a large yard and picnic shelter that have been used for small festivals, camping, picnics, games and other activities. Our most recent pastor who was loved by all resigned in late September of 2018 on good terms. A well respected semi-retired pastor is now serving the Lord and the congregation as an interim pastor during this period of transition.
We are seeking a Lead Pastor willing to live in the area (if necessary, we are open to a bi-vocational arrangement).
The man called to this ministry will first and foremost be a servant of Christ. Doing so in part by serving with the Leadership Team and the congregation. He will assume the responsibilities of building and providing leadership to the vision, pulpit ministries and the care and training of the Leadership Team and congregation. The Pastor will work with the Leadership Team and lead according to the Word of God, the church Constitution and By-Laws. Additionally, a written commitment will be required stating belief in and agreement to preach, teach and counsel in accordance with the Charis Identity Statement held to by this church and the Charis Fellowship.
The Lead Pastor shall have charge of the spiritual welfare of the congregation. He shall preach the Word and have in his care the stated services of public worship and with the assistance of the Deacons shall administer the Communion. He shall preside at all church services and be responsible for its content and quality. He shall be an ex-officio member of all boards and committees in all organizations of the Church and present written reports at annual business meetings & quarterly Leadership meetings. The nature and content of the reports to be determined by the Leadership Team.
A prerequisite for Commissioning to Pastoral Ministry at Friendship Community Church will be to complete a resume and application for submittal to our Leadership Team. If affirmed and hired into the position, intentions of the parties will be that over a course of time an undertaking of the Charis Ordination process will begin with the ultimate goal being to see it through to a successful completion.
Preaching, Teaching, Prayer, Bible Study, Obedience & Discipling
Gifted in preaching and teaching the Word of God with clarity and inclined to primarily do so through exegetical study with the end result of shaping a message or teaching in such a way that people can understand the biblical truth for themselves, recognize how it applies to their own lives and are inspired/challenged to so apply it.
A person dedicated to bible study and prayer who is committed to the lifelong journey of better knowing God. One who is obedient to what he scripturally knows God’s will to be even as he is open to and diligently seeking the leading of the Holy Spirit in search of God’s specific will for his own life. And through that refinement is a man who draws on the experience to mentor and intentionally disciple others to greater intimacy and service to God.
Shepherd & Leader
Has the heart of a shepherd and demonstrates the ability to walk according to the fruits of the Spirit as established in Galatians 5 verses 22-23; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. And therefore, consistently leads by Godly example.
Loves and cares for all people but has a strong passion and ability to reach today’s young families and youth helping them to develop their spiritual life rooted in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as their redeemer and savior.
Lives the gospel every day with the goal of sharing it with someone in hope of that person coming to a faith in Jesus Christ. Thus, by example inspiring the rest of the body of Christ to be a witness in their own spheres of influence. Also, an incorporator of planned training and discipling to enable lay persons to witness and do missions work.
Has exhibited strong leadership and visionary skills in past experiences or undoubtedly shows strong potential in these areas;
Capable of being the Shepherd of Vision at Friendship (acting as the primary cultivator and communicator of the ongoing vision).
Ability to work with the Leadership Team through prayerful decision making to create, implement, achieve and maintain consensus on a planned approach for how this church works together as a body.
Encouraging the body to be active, glorifying God by spreading the Good News of the Gospel, meeting the needs (spiritual and otherwise) of this congregation, even as the congregation is reaching out to support the local and worldwide communities.
Developing and championing a vison accomplishing plan that by design has built-in processes, measurable objectives and targets ensuring that it remains effective. Fluid and changing as necessary but always clear to everyone so that each person has a strong sense of mission and purpose.
- Capable of being the Shepherd of Vision at Friendship (acting as the primary cultivator and communicator of the ongoing vision).
Experience in Ministry
Experience in ministry is considered a plus but a man without past experience who vets well and shows strong potential may be considered.
Some seminary training is preferred but a man with no formal education who has other applicable qualifications and is steeped in God’s Word may be considered.
In 1946 the church was started in Covington, Ohio. In 1981 the present-day facility was built and moved into, it is located outside of Covington at 5850 State Route 41. In 1998 the Troy Grace Brethren Church congregation joined Friendship in membership, worship and service to our Lord. Friendship has had five pastors from 1983 to present.
As a church we are called to take part in the Mission of God. We want to show all people a picture of the love that Jesus has shown us and offers to the entire world. The following is a summary of our annual mission involvement –
- Monthly Community Dinner (serving 40 to 60 meals)
- March & October Food Pantry
- Food donation to the Covington Thanksgiving Celebration
- AWANA Youth Program for children 3 years through 6th grade every Monday night October through March
- Samaritans Purse Christmas Boxes
- Month of October - Donations to Urban Hope Inter-City Missions, Philadelphia
- Support for Kairos Prison Ministry
Annual Missions Support
Through Charis Encompass World Partners
- Wayne & Ellen Patton, Brazil
- Hibali, Africa
- Craig & Jackie Palmer, Chad
Akli & Melody Arab, France
Local Area Missions
- Steve Schenk, AWANA Missionary
- The Barn Outreach – Pleasant Hill
- Child Evangelism Fellowship – Miami County
Youth Missions (to help our own youth participate in mission projects)
The purpose of our ministries is to offer, extend and amplify a heart of service in our congregation and to provide opportunities to serve one another and the local communities. We strive to make all feel welcomed, informed and included in worship and all other church activities.
Some of our ministries include –
- Social Committee
- Beautification Committee
- Mission Committee
- Communion (Easter and Thanksgiving)
- Hospitality Committee
- Kitchen Committee
- Lawn, Grounds & Building Maintenance
Bereavement (provide meals to members at passing of loved one)
The Open Door - Casual weekly gathering open to all. Each Thursday evening 6:30-7:00 relationship & sharing time, 7:00-8:00 Bible Study. Periodic outreach and missions such as onsite dinner at Buckeye House Men’s Shelter, participate in meal prep & serving with Dayton Homeless program, raised funds for a room addition to an African home allowing a couple to take in a family of orphaned children.
Women of Grace – Monthly Bible study program March thru November, all ladies welcome.
- Wednesday evening Discipleship, in process April through September
Our Membership & Attendance
Friendship currently has approximately 62 active members with an average Sunday worship attendance of 50 people. Our church family is conservative with Bible-based values. Our culture is predominately made up of Caucasian, rural and towns people with livelihoods coming from a blend of clerical, blue collar, farming, professional & small business endeavors. There is a strong work ethic throughout our congregation and communities.
The demography of the church:
- 18 and under 10%
- 18 - 24 8%
25 – 40 7%
- 41 – 54 23%
55 and over 50%
As a congregation we desire growth of the Friendship church body with a simultaneous lowering of the average age of our demographic.
Description of Property
The church is located on approximately 4 acres of land. The main building all sits on one level and is approximately 7,800 square feet. It houses a sanctuary capable of comfortably seating 85 and can easily overflow into a multipurpose area. This multipurpose area is used as classroom, for meals (directly adjacent to kitchen), youth activities including AWANA game time, weekly Miami County Home School Social and more…. Additionally, there are 6 individual classrooms, a nursery, 2 bathrooms, 2 offices & various storage areas.
Outside there is one small storage building strategically located immediately at a rear exit to the main building. There is a nice roofed pavilion & picnic area with attached storage/garage conveniently located in the backyard area that is used to support numerous activities such as those mentioned in the introduction. There is paved parking for the main building and plenty of nice outside yard area to support times of fellowship and games as well as outreach project gatherings.
Our church is located on State Route 41 between Covington and Troy and also within 5 miles of Pleasant Hill, Ohio. This primary state route results in a high daily traffic count past our front door. Our membership lives in and about these same communities. Here is some demographic info for the area;
Covington, Ohio (2.8 miles from church)
- Population in 2014 - 2,616
- Median resident age - 37.2 years
- Zip code - 45318
- Estimated median household income in 2016 - $47,988
- Estimated median house or condo value in 2016 - $99,039
Race Data from 2010
- White - 97.9%
- Mixed Races - 1%
- Hispanic - 0.6%
- Black - 0.3% Source http://www.city-data.com/city/Covington-Ohio.html
Troy, Ohio (7 miles from church)
- Population in 2014 - 25,564
- Median resident age - 40.7 years
- Zip codes - 45373
- Estimated median household income in 2016 - $53,764
- Estimated median house or condo value in 2016 - $133,713
Race Data from 2016
- White - 87.7%
- Mixed Races - 3.1%
- Hispanic - 1.8%
- Black - 4.1%
- Asian - 2.8% Source http://www.city-data.com/city/Troy-Ohio.html
Each of these communities is located in Miami County, with 105,122 people it is the 25th most populated county in the state of Ohio out of 88 counties. The largest Miami County racial/ethnic groups are White (93.0%) followed by Two or More (2.1%) and Black (2.0%).
Person’s interested in discussing this position can initiate the process by emailing a request for an Application form to Russ Kimmel the Friendship Search Committee Chairman via firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt please complete and submit the application, along with a resume back to email@example.com.