Director of Connections

Schweitzer Church

Springfield, MO 65757

Denomination: Other

Category: Associate Pastor

Posted on: February 02, 2022

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

The successful person will lead Schweitzer in making great first impressions with guests, and will launch new small group experiences so that guests become friends who grow and serve in the faith.

Three major outcomes of the Position:
1. To make a great first impression with guests, so that they sense we anticipated their arrival, they were welcomed personally and kindly, they were able to participate with ease in way finding and directions, and they could quickly and easily discern a next step in connecting with Schweitzer.
2. To craft the next step of connection by the creating and launching new small group experiences so that guests become friends who grow in the faith.
3. To facilitate integration into serving with Schweitzer by sharing opportunities and connecting interested persons with leaders of their preferred ministries.

Helpful Strengths-finder categories: Woo, Connector, Organizer

Specific responsibilities and on-going tasks include (but are not limited to):
First Impressions
- recruitment, empowering, and care for First Impressions team of Volunteers
- organizing and inviting new guests to the "All In" new guests experience
- oversight of Hospitality coordinator
- Coordinate with Communications Director regarding signage, internal building communication and aesthetics for a great first impression

Small Groups
- Create, Invite, and Gather newly identified guests into a small group experience
- At the end, participants will have the beginnings of a small group, with a growing sense of belonging
- Collaborate with lay small groups team to support existing small groups

Connecting to ministries
- have a general awareness of the breadth of ministries so that interests can be matched with opportunities
- create two or three general on-ramps/service opportunities that are broad in engagement and bless either the local community and/or the church body

This position may be suited for person pursuing a pastoral role, or it may be a director level position.

About Schweitzer Church:

Schweitzer Church, is Christ-centered and Community-focused. It resides theologically within the Methodist tradition. Our mission is "Transforming lives by making Disciples of Jesus Christ"
Schweitzer has high community engagement. We have two worship styles, Traditional and Modern. Schweitzer was planted in 1951, it has been growing disciples and innovating ministry since. 

Job Qualifications:

- Living the life of a Disciple of Jesus
- 3-5 years previous serving/leading in church ministries (volunteer exp is ok)
- A bachelor's degree is good, a Master's degree in ministry (MA or M.Div) is preferred
- willing to relocate to Springfield, MO (Queen City of the Ozarks)
- a basic understanding and agreement of Methodist doctrine and faith expression

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Director of Connections
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Full Time
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Not specified
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1000 - 1500

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Jason Leininger
2747 E. Sunshine Street
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