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Associate Pastor

Redeemer Lutheran Church

Damascus, MD

Category: Associate Pastor

Posted on: December 12, 2018

Job Description:

Preferred skills, abilities, and characteristics
- A personal and passionate love for and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and a_noemailmitment to the truth of the Bible as the inspired Word of God.
- Willingness to be a servant leader
- Passionate about missions and loving the poor - Both domestically and internationally
- Commitment to preaching God's Word
- Ability to share in leadership responsibilities
- Communicates effectively with all age groups
- Friendly and approachable pastor
- A person who is_noemailmitted to a fundamental Lutheran identity and open to learning from the Larger Body of Christ.
- Prayerfully engaging the Scriptures, both in personal devotions and study and in Bible study groups
- Good_noemailanizational and time management skills
- Team player

The following specific responsibilities or areas of emphasis pertain to this position:

Pastoral Support and assisting the Senior Pastor
- Assisting in leading of worship, preaching, and administering the sacraments.
- Sharing in the pastoral care of Redeemer members.
- Assisting the Senior Pastor in whatever ways are needed.

Provide leadership for ministries to Millennials'
- Lead and support our youth and young adult ministries
- Support our college students
- Enhance our support system for young Seminarians

Coordinate Redeemer's Serving Ministries Mission Teams.
- Be a Pastoral Presence for these Mission Teams of Redeemer
- Locally (Beacon House, RRR Mission work)
- Nationally (Work Camp, Alabama, West Virginia)
- Internationally (Nicaragua, Mexico, Africa)

Actively engage Redeemer by modeling Missional Community Engagement
- Coordinate/Lead in the Launch Pad aspect of Redeemer's Going mission.
- Help Redeemer b_noemaile a sending congregation of Everyday Ordinary Missionaries
- Help create sustainable Missionary Teams such as Missional Communities or Missional Life Groups.

- Invest in and encourage the growth of the multicultural richness of the Kingdom of God at Redeemer.
- Coordinate/Assist in the formation of a Hispanic Ministry Team

About Redeemer Lutheran Church:

27015 Ridge Road, Damascus, Maryland 20872 Average Attendance: 325 +/- 8:00 & 11:00 am:A blended family service with contemporary Christian music - Family Life Center
8:00 & 11:00 am:A quieter, traditional worship environment Chapel Our Vision: The Big Idea - Redeemer's Baseball Diamond The baseball diamond serves as a modern day illustration of the life of a Disciple of Christ. To become a mature, fruit-bearing Christian is an ongoing process. Jesus designed His Church as the environment that facilitates an individual's growth. Here at Redeemer, we take serious our duty to provide four distinct environments that will allow an individual to mature and be nourished, or as Paul says in Ephesians, "attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." Redeemer functions as a Hospital (Healing), a Greenhouse (Growing), a Training Center (Serving), and finally, as a commissioning center that sends Christ's developed Disciples (Going) into the Mission Field.  


Background/Experience Desired: - 5 Years of Experience in Ministry (Preferred) - Alignment with Redeemer's Statement of Faith (https://www.redeemer.us/about-us/what-we-believe.html) and Lutheran Theology and doctrine: LCMC (Lutheran Congregations on Mission for Christ (https://www.lcmc.net/statement-of-faith/231) - Willingness to relocate to Damascus, MD Area - Proven communication skills both written and verbal with groups, one-on-one, personal meetings and phone calls in various circumstances - Proven ability to affect change/interpersonal skills - Ability to work in multi-cultural environment: Bi-lingual desired (Spanish preferred) 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Associate Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Associate Pastor
Organization Type:
Worship Style:
Church Size:
250 - 500

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Contact Name:
Gina Gerber
27015 Ridge Road
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ZIP Code:
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