Ministry Opportunities

These ministry opportunities have been submitted by churches and ministries that are associated with the Charis Fellowship. Any ministry engagement (paid or volunteer) that comes as a result of this announcement should be entered into with due diligence and legal review. The Charis Fellowship does not guarantee the accuracy of this information. Persons contacting these ministries are not recommended by the Charis Fellowship.

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Lead Pastor

 Lead Pastor - Grace Church Aiken   [DOWNLOAD APPLICATION]

 

Grace Church Aiken (Aiken, SC) is seeking a full-time lead pastor.

The church, a member of the Charis Fellowship, was founded in 1975 and currently meets in a location built in 1983.

 

The church currently has two full time staff members; an Associate Pastor who has been at Aiken Grace since 1992 and a Youth Pastor who has been on staff since 2012.

 

Aiken, South Carolina has a population of approximately 30,000 people. The median age in Aiken is 46 years and the median household income is $53,000 annually.



Job Summary


The Lead Pastor of Grace Church Aiken will be a man who is deeply committed and passionate about serving the Lord, utilizing his gifts and calling to lead, shepherd and equip the local assembly to live out its mission and vision.  GCA has a vision to be a relevant and credible example of Christ in the community, with a mission to make disciples who are growing in their love for God and impacting their families, communities and the world for Jesus. In community with church Elders, the Lead Pastor will align the body to this mission and vision, putting a plan into action that helps the church grow in its upward devotion to Jesus, inward commitment to one another and outward compassion for the lost.

 



Support Structure

 

GCA has entered into a partnership with Assist Church Expansion (ACE) to help identify a new Lead Pastor, facilitate acclimation to the church and community culture, and engage the Lead Pastor and church in a strategic planning process that unifies them around their common vision and mission within 3 years.  Notwithstanding the characteristics and spiritual gifts required of a local church pastor, the mutual desire of GCA and ACE is to identify an individual who can satisfy the leadership gifts required for this vision refresh process and also shepherd and disciple the congregation for the long haul.

 


 

Requirements

·      Must have a passion for God, a strong desire to bring Him glory, and a demonstrated anointing for ministry

 

·      Must have an established history of pastoral leadership having demonstrated the ability to influence others toward the fulfillment of defined objectives

 

·      Must be an accomplished professional with excellent references

 

·      Must have completed advance biblical studies, preferably earning a degree in theology from a Christian college or seminary

 

·      Must be theologically aligned with the Charis Commitment to Common Identity

 

·      If married, wife must totally support her husband in the ministry

 

·      Candidates who are ordained in the Charis Fellowship, or who have completed a qualification and examination process of similar rigor are preferred.  If not already ordained in the Fellowship, candidate must agree to pursue such ordination within a mutually agreed upon timeline

 


 

Essential Roles

 

 

Team Builder & Team Player

 

·      As a leader, he will successfully design and navigate practical ways to guide the local body in achieving its vision to be a living example of Christ within community

 

·       He will help the church grow in love for one another by fostering an environment that encourages the orderly exercise of natural, spiritual and administrative gifts

 

·      He will support others in ministry including elders, staff and lay leaders, valuing their gifts and their passion for service and empowering them to do greater works together

 

·      He will pursue peace, mutual up building, and unity of faith over personal preferences in form, style, expression or other matters not defined by scriptures

 

 

Preacher/Teacher

 

·      He will be committed to daily personal prayer and the study of God’s Word so as to be ready in season and out to disciple, counsel and encourage the saints in truth, love and patience. 

 

·      He will continuously pursue a deep understanding of Scripture and use sound doctrine to guard and guide the church body in life and ministry

 

·      He will commit to Christ-centered preaching and teaching, using God’s Word to strengthen and inspire the local church for mission

 

·      He will be committed to the continuous development of his preaching skills, maximizing his gifts for the edification of the church and evangelism to the lost.

 

 

Shepherd

 

·      Together with the pastoral team, elders, and other leaders and professionals, he will serve God’s people as a loving compassionate brother ministering to the needs of the local church body, including the sick, those in crisis and those in need of counselling

 

·      He will be relationally oriented, intent on building community and adept at strategically ministering to individuals and families in the church, encouraging them that they have a living hope in the power of Christ's resurrection.

 

·      He will maintain strict confidentiality in all matters that warrant a reasonable expectation of privacy

 

·       He will be a shepherd who seeks the lost, brings back the strayed, binds up the injured, and strengthens the weak. 

 

 

Kingdom Seeker

 

·      He will have a heartfelt burden for lost people and a desire to lead a church that is effectively reaching its community

 

·      He will model a lifestyle of evangelism through building relationships with people who are far from God

 

·      He will be active, engaged and committed to the purposeful work of godly servants of the Lord who diligently labor and give of their time, talent and treasure to spread the gospel to those outside the church both locally and abroad

 

·      He will not see God's kingdom as bound by the walls of buildings or denominations, but will seek to collaborate with other pastors and para-church leaders to demonstrate Christ's love and glorify the Father by facilitating service alongside one another

 

 

Servant

 

·      He will be approachable, faithful and trustworthy, patiently loving and mentoring those closest to him including pastoral staff, elders and ministry leaders

 

·      He will be humble, knowing his own weakness and guarding against temptation.  He will not walk alone but will be accountable to companions of like faith and maturity, so that he is able to remain strong in adversity, and if he stumbles or falls others will be close enough to encourage him and lift him up in love.

 

·      He will be a lover of good who perseveres in faith and whose character is above reproach. He will be sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, and hospitable.

 

·      He will guide and direct staff and their daily administration of church activities with sound-judgement, purpose, order and efficiency.

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Listing Expires: 17-Sep-20

Children's Pastor

Children’s Pastor for Grace Community Church

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team at Grace to help reach the next generation with the gospel!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to develop and implement a comprehensive program of care, evangelism, spiritual growth, and service opportunities for elementary grades (Kindergarten-Grade 6)  
  • Responsible to support the families of the children to help them succeed as the spiritual champions in their children’s lives.
  • Responsible for a Sunday morning program and a mid-week program.
  • Responsible for recruiting, training, equipping and development of leaders and volunteers working in the ministry.
  • Responsible to reach children outside our church in our community.
  • Responsible to help cover the pastoral load of the entire church including counseling, shepherding care, weddings, funerals, giving input to other ministries, etc.
  • Responsible for other tasks that may come up in the course of leading our church—our pastors serve as a team
  • Responsible to be a growing and active believer at GCC including:
    • participating in an adult small group, community group, or accountability group for fellowship and growth
    • regularly attend worship service
    • become a member of GCC

Gifts Needed:

  • heart for children and ability to model the type of volunteer you want
  • administrative abilities to organize each area and all the adult volunteers, including a diversely gifted leadership team
  • ability to handle a variety of roles: curriculum choices, process of growth, balance of outreach and discipleship ministries, volunteer issues, etc.
  • vision-casting ability to recruit all the volunteers necessary and to sell the vision to the congregation/pastoral team
  • being responsible for all the items listed above doesn’t mean “doing” all the items listed above—this person should be able to build a team and allows others to use their gifts
Listing Expires: 14-Oct-20

Pastor (Kent, a suburb of Seattle,WA)

 

Grace Fellowship of Kent, WA is seeking the man called to serve as its pastor

Grace Fellowship Church of Kent, Washington is seeking the man called by God to become its next pastor.  We look forward to hearing from him.

The pastor position is a full-time position (the only paid employee of the church) and is the only pastoral position.  The previous pastor retired and relocated.  A retired pastor is serving part-time in the pulpit.  Sunday school classes and the ministries for women, men and children are led by lay church members.  Four men comprise the church elder board.  Church member volunteers also perform most typical administrative and worship service duties (e.g., worship music, ushers/stewards, accounting and secretarial, custodial and maintenance).

The church facility is a well-maintained two-story property owned by the church, in a fully developed residential neighborhood (across the street from a public elementary school) in the city of Kent (population 120,000), a suburb of Seattle.  The church neighborhood is very diverse in race and ethnic origin and has a mix of single-family homes and apartments.

Our ministry serves a blended community of people speaking English and/or Mandarin.  Some church activities and small groups involve everyone while others focus on a particular language group.  Church worship services are conducted in English with a live audio translation available in Mandarin; attendance averages about 60.  We seek a man who will build on our growing church by encouraging and retaining the current church body while inviting others to join with them from Kent and nearby communities.

The church is without debt and has operated with a balanced budget for more than ten years.  We expect future giving will need to grow with attendance, but existing church financial resources will provide a buffer while that occurs.

Men who have an interest in learning more about the opportunity to shepherd this flock and reach out for Christ should:

  1. Review the online  “Profile” and “Qualities” information referenced below, and then
  2. Contact the Pastor Search team by email:  Pastor.Search@gracekent.org
    1. When you contact the Pastor Search team, please include your complete resume (educational, credentials and all employment including both pastoral and secular).
    2. Provide copies of recorded audio files for sermons delivered by you (or provide publicly accessible web links), including information as to when and where the messages were preached.
    3. Include a cover letter (or email) explaining why you are interested in this ministry and your future availability.

Profile of the church and position: GFK Pastorship opportunity

Qualities and qualifications for the pastor:  Qualities desired in a pastor

 

The church website is:  www.gracekent.org    

Listing Expires: 30-Sep-20