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Pataskala Grace Church
Pataskala Grace Church of Pataskala, OH has entered into a partnership with Assist Church Expansion for the purpose of revitalization. After a season of stagnancy, and sudden loss of the senior pastor, this congregation of approximately 80 people has enthusiastically embraced God’s leading to engage a process of revitalization to ensure a productive future and to be more effective in reaching its community.
Pataskala Grace Church is seeking a Revitalization Pastor willing to make a minimum 3-year commitment to work with Assist Church Expansion and to lead the church through the transition.
Requirements of a Revitalization Pastor
· able to develop a vision and clear strategy for replanting/revitalizing/renewing a small community church
· able to plan both short-term and long-term projects, identify project goals and set time lines for achieving those goals
· able to motivate others to participate in achieving vision and planning goals for church renewal and growth
· have a strong marriage with a spouse who shares God’s call to the church renewal ministry and who wholeheartedly supports her husband in this undertaking
· has received and accepted a calling from God for this unique ministry
· is committed to Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and to the authority of Scripture
· is a man who believes in the power of prayer, has a strong personal prayer and devotional life
· displays the Fruit of the Spirit and relies upon the Holy Spirit for every aspect of his life and ministry
· pursues righteousness and a godly life
· be theologically aligned with the
· has a deep understanding of sound doctrine and its use in life and ministry
· has a passion for God’s purpose for His church and its role in and for the world
· is committed to Christ-centered preaching and teaching
· has the ability to teach/preach the Bible to diversified audiences consistent with the Gospel message
· ability to identify, motivate and train individuals and teams
· has excellent communication skills
· adaptable and resilient when confronted with barriers and setbacks
· able to accomplish tasks with limited resources
· is a problem solver
· ability to work well with others in leadership positions
Qualifications of a Revitalization Pastor
· Possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach.
· Prior experience a plus.
· Education – Bible College or Seminary Training
· Willing to be ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches
About Pataskala, OH
Pataskala, population 14,962, is a city in Licking County, Ohio, United States, 17 miles east of Columbus. A predominantly Caucasian community, Pataskala is home to nearly 4,000 households with approximately 40% having children under 18 years of age. 40% of the community is Millennial or Gen Y.