May 26, 2016

Ministry of Local and Global Missions

Desert Springs Church
Albuquerque, NM

Job Title: Minister of Local and Global Missions

Description: 
Desert Springs Church (DSC) is looking for a man to lead our congregation in gospel-spreading locally and globally.


DSC has three well established global core missions initiatives. Each of these initiatives is really a partnership and adoption of a people group. By adopting three people groups, the elders have strategically limited the breadth of our global missions initiatives for the sake of increasing its depth.


The Missions Director will lead and strengthen these core global initiatives: church planting in North Africa, pastor training and Community Health Evangelism (CHE) among the indigenous Mayan Rabinal Achi people of central Guatemala, ministry among the Native American tribes of New Mexico and Arizona.

On the local front, he will cultivate a culture of life-on-life evangelism, and help connect our membership with gospel opportunities in partnership with area partner ministries. DSC has room to grow in these areas and therefore is looking for a man to lead out by example, teaching, and equipping.


See here for an overview of our local and global missions initiatives:https://www.desertspringschurch.org/ministries/missions


Here are a few bullets to clarify the type of man we're looking for:

  • Character: He must meet the biblical qualifications for an elder outlined in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Although this is not an elder position, we would want any candidate to aspire to eldership. Read more about DSC's leadership structure here: http://www.desertspringschurch.org/about/leadership/.
  • Theology: Baptistic with reformed soteriology, and resonates with the distinctives and ethos of ministries/networks like DG, T4G, TGC, 9Marks, etc. Has a theologically robust understanding of conversion and evangelism and resonates with the writings of Mac Stiles, David Platt, John Piper, Mark Dever, Kevin DeYoung, etc. Sees church planting as central to local and global missions since churches are at the center of God’s plan: through the gospel God creates his church, and through churches God spreads his gospel.
  • Experience: A background of ministry in the church and abroad (eg. Long-term and/or short-term missions leadership) that reflects a concern for life-on-life evangelism and God’s global gospel work. Also, because of the nature of his work, this man will also need a demonstrated capacity to plan, administrate, and lead teams and projects. The ability to speak Spanish will be a great asset given our work in Guatemala, but it is not required. Most important is a background in cross-cultural gospel work.
  • Approach to ministry: Resonates with the following quotes, articles and books with relation to philosophy of missions ministry:
  • Education: Ideally seminary trained, though not required.
  • Marriage/Children: Ideally married and a father, but this is also not required.
  • Career Goal: Looking for someone who sees himself either on the mission field or mobilizing the church for global missions and local evangelism.


Information about the Church: DSC is a non-denominational, baptistic church of about 550 members and 550-650 adults in attendance on an average Sunday, happily aligned with The Gospel Coalition and functions as a hub for an area chapter of TGC.

Contact Information: 
Please contact Trent Hunter at trent@desertspringschurch.org

Pastor of Care and Community -- Albuquerque, NM

Desert Springs Church
Albuquerque, NM

Job TitlePastor of Care and Community

Description: This position is focused on biblical counseling, including actual counseling, training of lay men and women for counseling ministry, and equipping and supporting the church leadership as they counsel in the regular course of their ministries. The position also includes oversight of pastoral care (hospitalizations, births, deaths, single parent care, and prayer ministry).

The second key area of the position is community groups. This pastor will oversee community groups, and lead a monthly Sync meeting (all community group leaders). There are 24 community groups presently meeting (in homes, most meet once a week).
See here for an overview of counseling, and community groups:

https://www.desertspringschurch.org/ministries/counseling/
https://www.desertspringschurch.org/ministries/community




Information about the Church: DSC is a non-denominational church. We host the southwest annual regional meeting of The Gospel Coalition, called Clarus.

Contact Information: 
Contact Pastor Ron Giese at Ron@desertspringschurch.org

Campus Pastor -- Cedar Rapids, IA

Redeemer Church
Cedar Rapids, IA

Job TitleCampus Pastor

Description: We are seeking a man to lead our Cedar Falls campus. This campus was started 3 years ago and has grown to 90 regular attenders. Our desire is that the Campus Pastor could lead this campus through the next season of growth.
The primary focus of the Campus Pastor is to support the Lead Pastor by identifying, training and overseeing servant leaders to lead Community Groups, which serve as Redeemer's primary discipleship mechanism.


Additionally, the Campus Pastor would serve on the executive elder team and contribute to the overall leadership of the church.

Given the current size of the campus, this role is a bivocational role, requiring that the Campus Pastor either work part time elsewhere, or raise financial support until the campus is financially viable to provide full time support.



Information about the Church: We are associated with the SBC, Reformed Baptists, Christian Hedonists, with a focus on church planting and discipleship.

Contact Information: 
Please submit resume to donovan@redeemerhome.com

Lead / Senior Pastor - Bi-vocational -- Holland, MI

Spurgeon Heritage Church
Holland, MI

Job Title: Lead / Senior Pastor - Bi-vocational

Description: Some job qualifications would include: adherence to the doctrines of grace, favoring New Covenant Theology, Calvinistic, and Baptistic in nature. [NCT taught by John Reisinger, Tom Wells, Fred Zaspel, Blake White, Douglas Goodin, etc.]

Candidate must also be willing to be bi-vocational until such time as the Lord sees fit to add to the church in number.



Information about the Church: We are Spurgeon Heritage Church, a small Baptist congregation that is renting an office and meeting in one of the conference rooms of the Macatawa Resource Center, in Holland, MI. We are Sovereign Grace (non-charismatic) in character, Calvinistic in doctrine, Baptistic in nature, favoring New Covenant Theology, and fully intent on living holy lives until the Lord comes again.

One thing for certain is that we have committed ourselves to is that our pulpit is not open to just any person who might stand up and preach, but those who are in accord with our doctrinal stance and our faith practices. We are Baptists, but not the "garden-variety" Baptists. We are also Calvinistic in doctrine, which many Baptist churches today are not. Thus, our outreach to those churches is not likely to yield many qualified individuals. We understand the difficulty we are sure to experience in seeking to locate a pastor or preachers who might help us. Our identity is not the usual one for our day. But we feel it essential to continue in the "faith once delivered to the saints," and to maintain that precious faith and practice that has been a blessing now for more than a decade. We will gladly suffer the difficulty of locating those of like faith to assist us.


Contact Information: 
For an informational packet, please email us at spurgeonheritage@gmail.com.

Subject line: Pastor Search Committee

Senior Pastor -- Belleville, MI

Bethany Bible Church
Belleville, MI

Job TitleSenior Pastor

CHURCH SEEKING DYNAMIC PREACHER / HUMBLE SERVANT-LEADER
FOR SENIOR PASTOR POSITION


Bethany Bible Church of Belleville, Michigan is located 30 miles west of Detroit and 10 miles east Ann Arbor. We are a congregation of 250 – 300 attendees with a typical Sunday morning attendance of 250 – 350. Our worship style is blended with some traditional and leaning contemporary. We believe, as our purpose statement reflects that “lost people matter to God, and it is our desire to connect people with Jesus, with others, and with God’s purpose for our lives.” We maintain a particularly strong commitment to children’s ministries. The man that God calls as our Senior Pastor will be the spiritual leader for our congregation and will help move our vision and purpose forward. He must be firmly grounded in the Word, vigilant in prayer, have a heart for the lost, and a desire for the edification of the saints.


Information concerning Bethany is available on our website at www.bethanybiblechurch.com Click on the "What We Believe" button to view our Church Ministry Profile, Articles of Faith, and Articles of Practice. Interested candidates should read our Articles of Faith and be in agreement with them prior to submitting interest in the Senior Pastor position. If in agreement and still interested in the position, please submit a resume’ and cover letter to pastoralsearch@bethanybiblechurch.com. Candidates are also encouraged to email or mail two (2) sample sermons/messages to the church for review by our Pastoral Search Committee.


BETHANY BIBLE CHURCH MINISTRY PROFILE

In 2017, Bethany Bible Church will celebrate 60 years of ministry in the Belleville Michigan community. The church has been located at its present site since 1959. The church was first known as Bethany Community Church. Then as Bethany Baptist Church in the mid 1960’s, and has been known as Bethany Bible Church since 1984. Bethany (BBC) is an independent non-denominational evangelical congregational-governed body and is a member of the Independent Fundamental Churches of America.


The typical Sunday morning 11:00AMworship service is comprised of a blended, mostly contemporary style of worship with relevant life application sermons. Average Sunday morning attendance varies between 350-400 people. Sunday School starts at9:45AM with an attendance of approximately 150 adults and children. “Life Groups”, our small group ministry, meet Sunday Nights, bi-weekly in homes throughout the community. BBC has a more traditional Wednesday night “House of Prayer” service which starts at 6:30PM. AWANA Boys and Girls Club and the Youth Group also meet on Wednesday evenings. There are various men’s and ladies’ Bible study opportunities at BBC throughout the week.

The BBC adult Choir has 35-40 members and sings during each Sunday morning worship service (except for summer months) and has a long-standing ministry in both the church and community. The BBC worship team consists of 15 musicians and vocalists and ministers each Sunday.


The BBC Youth Group is led by the Assistant Pastor of Adult and Youth Ministries, along with a team of volunteers, and averages about 25-30 teens in attendance each week. They annually participate in off-site youth retreats, as well as local, regional, and international short-term mission trips.

BBC has a strong emphasis on missions with 34 family and missionary organizations receiving monthly financial support. Fifteen percent of BBC general offerings go to missions, which totals over $60,000.00 annually. BBC members and friends have also participated in short term missionary ventures.


A significant children’s outreach ministry is the Bethany Day Care Center, which began in 1974. It has an enrollment of approximately 200 children from the community. The Day Care has multiple pre-school sessions and a morning kindergarten class. Bethany Day Care has the freedom to teach God’s Word, without apology, hosts children’s 5-day clubs, Release-Time classes for the neighboring elementary school, and feeds into the AWANA and Sunday School programs. The Day Care has an excellent reputation in the community, and has served as an invaluable first contact into the lives of many of our church families.


Another significant BBC children’s outreach ministry is a basketball program called “B3” (Belleville Basketball at Bethany) for children K-6th Grade. More than 150 church and community children participate on Saturdays during the winter months. At B3, kids and parents hear a gospel presentation weekly.
Belleville is a small town with a population of 3,500 people. It is surrounded by Van Buren Township, which has a population of approximately 30,000 people. Belleville is a located 30 miles west of Detroit Michigan.

The church is located just outside of the Belleville City limits on approximately ten (10) acres of land. Our newly built sanctuary seats 605 people. BBC recently constructed an administrative office wing along with a new nursery/preschool area, library, conference room, choir room, and several adult classrooms. BBC also has a multi-purpose gymnasium with an adjoining kitchen. The Gymnasium was built in 1981 and has a seating capacity of 400 people. The Day Care operates from the Family Ministry Center; an 8,800 sq. ft. educational wing built in 1998. This has five large classrooms (dividable), Administrative and AWANA offices, Great Room, and kitchen, used for more intimate dinner settings (showers, parties, etc.). Three playgrounds surround the Family Ministry Center and a softball field is located to the rear of the property. BBC has ample paved parking for 220 vehicles. We are extremely grateful for the campus that God has blessed us with.


Thank you for reading the ministry profile of Bethany Bible Church. Please visit our website for further information. We pray that God will continue to use BBC as a light in our community and throughout the world.


Contact Information: 
Send resume and cover letter to pastoralsearch@bethanybiblechurch.com

May 9, 2016

Senior Pastor -- Atlanta, GA

First Baptist Chattahoochee
Atlanta, GA

Job TitleSenior Pastor


Description: First Baptist Chattahoochee, a neighborhood church of around 80 members in NW Atlanta, is seeking a Sr. Pastor to carry out the vision of our church, growing in our walks with Christ and making the gospel known. The pastor will shepherd our intergenerational congregation, providing care for our older members and direction for our growing number of young adults and children. He will primarily be responsible for preaching and teaching from a biblical, gospel-centered perspective. He will work alongside the deacons to continue the revitalization of the church, while leading the congregation in reaching out to the surrounding neighborhoods with the good news of Jesus Christ.


Information about the Church: The church itself has been around for over 100 years. Over the past 5 years we have seen a growing number of young families move into the surrounding neighborhoods and join the church. There is a unique blend of older members and younger members that attend the church. Many of the older members are almost seen as grandparents to the growing children's ministry that we have. If you are looking for the opportunity to shepherd the members of a "parish-like church", then this would be a great place for you.


Contact Information: 
Email your resume, along with a short paragraph about why you are interested in this position to charlie@fbccatl.com

May 4, 2016

Bi-Vocational Youth Pastor -- Lutz, FL

First Baptist Church
18116 US Highway 41 N
Lutz, FL

Job TitleBi-Vocational Youth Pastor

Description: The Minister to Youth is responsible for creating an environment in which the youth and their adult leaders are striving to become fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ (following Him, being changed by Him and joining in His mission) through teaching, leading, and equipping.


Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Pastor of Discipleship and Senior Pastor to determine Sunday morning focus/curriculum.
  • Execute Sunday morning curriculum during 10:30 hour; lead students and adult leaders in large group teaching and overseeing small group activities.
  • Plan, implement and participate inWednesday evening youth activities; including teaching, game nights, recreation, etc.
  • Organize and attend major events such as summer camp, discipleship weekends, and mission trips; and minor events such as camping trips, lock-ins, etc. This will be accomplished through a cooperative effort that includes the involvement of the leadership teams and the Pastor of Discipleship.
  • Intentionally disciple those to whom God leads.
Qualifications:

  • Preferred Baccalaureate degree earned.
  • Preferred two years of practical, educational, or ministry experience with youth.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and energize adults who lead youth.
  • Ability to plan and execute events in collaboration with adults who lead youth and Pastor of Discipleship.
Skills, abilities, and attributes:
Agile and adaptable; thinks, moves and changes quickly—People focused approach to ministry and strategy—Collaborative, team-first attitude—Ability to recruit, train and equip—Teaching and presentation skills—Faithful, intentional, teachable—Administrative skills—Creative Planner—Loves youth and has strong desire to see them follow Christ

Traits and characteristics:
Love for God and people—Disciplined in personal quiet time, loves to study the Word—Passionate about God’s power transforming lives—Believes in and models FBC Lutz’s vision, mission, values and statement of faith—Servant’s heart to lead from a place of humility and surrender—Relational and likable—Heart for prayer—Sense of humor—Thick-skinned—Shepherd


Please submit resumes to Pastor Dan Lyle: dlyle@lutzfbc.org


Information about the Church: We are a community with one singular focus, and that focus is to connect people to God. We offer an active and engaging environment that allows for people of all ages to grow in their faith.

18116 U.S. HIGHWAY 41 NORTH
LUTZ, FLORIDA 33549
813.949.7495 FAX: 813.949.5291


Contact Information: 
Kris Jensen

kris@thewellbiblestudy.org

April 29, 2016

Worship Pastor -- Humboldt, IA

Oak Hill Church
905 13th St. SW
Humboldt, IA

Job Title: Worship Pastor


Overview: 
The primary aim of the Worship Pastor is to aid the Senior Pastor in leading the church in Christ-exalting worship. He will also develop and drive the communication efforts within the church with clarity and excellence.

Primary Responsibilities:
The Worship Pastor will work closely with the Senior Pastor to develop and lead a Christ-centered, Spirit-filled worship service filled with old and new songs to help the people of Oak Hill Church sing to the Lord with undistracted excellence.  He will also help to bring clear communication to the congregation through various media outlets.

Worship Music
      Plan and select weekly worship music that promotes the gospel and passionate praise
      Lead Wednesday night practices and Sunday morning worship
      Stay current on worship and related issues in the church, both theological and practical
      To develop, train and lovingly lead the vocalists and instrumentalists to help them play and sing skillfully to the glory of God
      To oversee the sound and lighting, and other tech issues for worship and church events such as weddings and funerals
      Help to organize and lead special services like Christmas Eve and Easter
      Work with Christian Education board to provide leadership for Wednesday night music ministry and other special children’s events

Communications
      Establish and maintain healthy systems of communication between the leadership, ministry boards/teams, and the congregation
      See to it that all media outlets including bulletin, website, social media, welcome center, advertising, etc. are aesthetically pleasing and clear

General Pastoral Responsibilities
    Share in general pastoral duties with the pastoral team and elders

Qualifications

      Displays the character and calling of a pastor/elder (1 Timothy 3, Titus 1)
      Life evidence of being a servant leader who is humble and willing to learn
      The ability to be a self-starter combined with skills in delegation and supervision of others
      Strong administrative gifts and people skills
      Ability to lead and communicate effectively up front
      A desire to help people progress in their faith journey with an attitude of grace
      Strong interpersonal communication skills in large and small group settings
      The ability to meet new people and make them feel comfortable
      A theology and beliefs compatible with Oak Hill Church
      A commitment to the leadership, vision, and philosophy of Oak Hill Church
      The skills and gifts that will help him minister to people of all ages

Education & Experience

      A seminary degree and/or degree in music education would be preferred
      Experience in leading worship
      Experience in enlisting, equipping and empowering volunteers

Working Relationships

      Accountable to the Senior Pastor and will establish a good working relationship with him assisting him when necessary
      Ability to be a positive team member and committed to working cooperatively with volunteers 
      Maintains a working relationship with Associate Pastor and Elders

      Communicates with other church ministries in the congregation