Are You a Leader in the Trenches?
Grace Community Church is a diverse non-denominational church with urban ministries in a rural setting. We minister to our community through our food pantry, a bi-monthly furniture and clothing giveaway, Christmas food and toy giveaway, car winterization program, ministry to the carnival workers at a local venue and our benevolence program. We minister to our church family through our thriving men and women's ministries, prayer ministry, children and youth ministries and small group Bible studies.
Our congregants range from professionals with master's degrees to the unemployed with no GED, from the wonderfully normal to the incredibly special, from strong believers to non-believers, from the spiritually sound to the emotionally broken, and by the grace of God we all fit together into a group of people who call each other family. Our vision statement at Grace is "Because we love You, we say ‘Yes, Lord' to all You ask." Our average attendance is 165, and we are looking to grow both spiritually and numerically into what God has for us.
We are looking for a spirit-led, theologically conservative Anabaptist Lead Pastor to challenge us in our spiritual growth and to help us continue in our walk with Jesus. We would prefer, but are not limited to, a pastor with a Master of Divinity degree. We are looking for a pastor who is passionate about our Lord Jesus Christ with good preaching and leadership skills. Good management skills would come in handy, and a sense of humor is a must.
If you believe that God might be calling you to a place like Grace, please send your resume and answers to the following questions:
1. What is the role of a Lead Pastor in the administration of the church? (Decision maker? Hands off?, Counselor? etc.)
2. How do you view your role in leading? (As a leader from the front? As an encourager in the middle? As a general giving orders from behind?)
3. What ministries have you helped start in your current ministry and how are you involved in ministries that were in place upon your arrival there?
4. Please explain the demographics of your current church?
Resumes and your answers can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes will be accepted until November 10, 2017.