The National Mission Board is seeking men who have been called to the ministry of church planting. At present, we are targeting the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Florida, Wisconsin, and Maryland, but we are open to other areas as well so please feel free to suggest new options.
Here's what we can offer prospective pastors/planters.
4. Strategic planning
5. Partial funding (primarily for site rental and outreach)
6. Connection to a network of supportive churches
7. The ability to orchestrate in-house financing when it's time to buy property
We are looking for men who are called by God to establish churches, primarily through launching local Bible study groups or home meetings. As these groups mature, we would like to assist you in transitioning the group into a larger worship gathering, and eventually, a local church. When it's time, we can also assist you in acquiring property or worship space.
If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, it would also be necessary for you to be bi-vocational and capable of earning an outside income during the early days of this process until your newly established church can become financially self-supporting. The funding we can supply in the early stages would be primarily used toward renting meeting space or assisting with community outreach expenses.
If any of this sounds interesting to you, please review our beliefs and application process at NationalMissionBoard.com. Don't hesitate to reach out the NMB Director (Pastor John Stange) if you have any additional questions.
*A few additional notes to address common questions we've been receiving since placing this ad: We are affiliated with and funded by a smaller, Evangelical, Bible-teaching, Christ-centered denomination with Methodist roots. We are not Pentecostal, not affiliated with theologically liberal mainline denominations, and our network of churches includes pastors with both Reformed and Wesleyan backgrounds. Some of our churches utilize a traditional worship service. Others utilize a modern or contemporary approach. We aren't fussy about whether you're Calvinistic, Arminian, traditional, or contemporary, as long as you don't idolize your theological position or ecclesiastical approach and can be respectful toward those who might hold a different view. Our focus is on the need for the gospel to be preached, Jesus to be glorified, the Scriptures to be taught with passion, and believers to be discipled.