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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 PASTORAL CANDIDATE APPLICATION

Echo Valley Grace Church

46 Tremont Road

Tremont PA 17981

570-695-2136

www. echovalleygracechurch.com

[email protected]

 

INTRODUCTION

Echo Valley Grace Church is looking for a full-time pastor.  For the past three years, we have been using an Interim Pastor and pulpit supply after the passing of our long-term Pastor.  As you can see from the description below of our church and community, our church is small, but eager to serve.

OUR CHURCH

Upon entering our church, you will find a close-knit congregation filled with the sense of love and family atmosphere which is extended to everyone who walks through our doors.  We are an Elder-led church, united in our love for each other, our love for God, and our love in serving and worshipping God.  Our teaching is centered on God’s truth, directly from the Bible.  We are not afraid to roll up our sleeves and get dirty in our service to the church.  We are faithful people who love sharing with each other and are committed to the work of the body.  We have Sunday School for all ages, a Prayer Service on Tuesday evenings and a Youth Group on Wednesday evenings.  In the past, prior to the pandemic, we were conducting AWANA and Vacation Bible School.  We are looking for ways to grow through new outreach ideas.  We are a small church with a big heart, but there are plenty of opportunities for growth.  We are able to work through diversity and look ahead.  You are part of that plan.  Our property and building are well maintained which shows good stewardship of all God has given us. 

 

OUR COMMUNITY

We are located in a rural, mountainous area, but within an hour of Harrisburg, Reading, Allentown and Philadelphia, a little further.  Hershey Park and Dorney Park are close by, as well as PA state game lands for hunting, plenty of fishing, camping, hiking and off-road trails.  The Appalachian Trail is within 10 miles of our church.  We are a small, working-class community with changes to our area coming through distribution and industrial centers being built nearby as we are very close to Rt. 81, heading both north and south for industries.  In addition, hospitals are within a half hour north and south of us, the VA Hospital is in Lebanon, a half-hour away and cultural activities and museums are within an hour’s drive.  We are governed by small local governments, consisting of townships and boroughs.  This is a conservative area with a lower cost of living, lower taxes and a lower crime rate! The schools are close by and Christian schools are within a half-hour’s drive.  There are airports in Allentown, Harrisburg and Philadelphia.  We have many colleges nearby including several branches of PennState, as well as community colleges.  You will be able to find what you are looking for, both for entertainment, education and growth within 60 miles of us, in every direction.  If you’re looking for “quiet” but sensational, this is us!

Please complete the Pastoral Candidate Application at your convenience and return it to [email protected] to be considered for this open position.

 

 

 

 

 

 PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Candidate: Please include a letter of interest with your application.

 

Name:_________________________________  Single____  Married____   Divorced____ Widowed____

Present Address:_____________________________________ City__________ State____ Zip_________

Date of Birth_______________________ Social Security Number________________________________

Phone Number: (Home)__________________   (Cell)________________ (Work)____________________

Email:__________________________

Name of Spouse: (If Married)_____________________________Wife’s Occupation_________________

Names and Ages of Children:_____________________________________________________________

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PERSONAL CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE:

 

Have you been baptized by trine immersion?  _____Yes    _____ No

If yes, please provide the date and church name and address.

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Please give a brief summary of your conversion experience:

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**For the following sections, please write in “NA” if not applicable.

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP HISTORY

 

Church:  ___________________________ Phone:___________________ Address__________________

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Positions Held:___________________ Dates__________________ Responsibilities_________________

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Church:  ___________________________ Phone:___________________ Address__________________

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Positions Held:___________________ Dates__________________ Responsibilities_________________

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Church:  ___________________________ Phone:___________________ Address__________________

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Positions Held:___________________ Dates__________________ Responsibilities_________________

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May we contact your previous church(s)/employers for a reference?  ______Yes   ______ No

 

ORDINATION:

 

Name of Ordaining Body:_______________________________________ Date_____________________

 

Ordained by:_________________________________________________ Telephone________________

 

PASTORAL EXPERIENCE:

 

Name of Church                              Address                # Members          Dates             Reason for Leaving

_____________________________________________________________________________________

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Name of Church                              Title              Major Responsibilities

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WORK HISTORY:   (Other than Pastoral)    Are you presently employed _____Yes   _____No

 

Employer                            Address                                             Dates                  Reason for Leaving

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

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U.S. MILITARY SERVICES:

 

Are you a veteran of the Armed Services?  _____ Yes  ______No   If yes, which branch?__________

 

If yes, what type of training or education did you receive while in the military?

_________________________________________________________________________________

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REFERENCES: (Pastoral and Professional)   Three pastoral references and two personal references.

  

       NAME AND OCCUPATION                RELATIONSHIP                       PHONE NUMBER & EMAIL

  1. ______________________________________________________________________________
  2. ______________________________________________________________________________
  3. ______________________________________________________________________________
  4. ______________________________________________________________________________
  5.  ______________________________________________________________________________

 

May we contact your references? ______Yes   ______ No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:  List in chronological order the names and addresses of undergraduate and graduate institutions that you have attended.  Please attach copies of degrees to this application.

 

Name                                  Address                               Dates of Attendance                Degree Earned

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

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MEMBERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION IN CHURCH ASSOCIATIONS  Include local, state, regional and national associations.

 

1.   ______________________________________________________________________________

2.  _______________________________________________________________________________

  1. ______________________________________________________________________________

 

MEMBERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION IN EDUCATIONAL AND CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

 

  1. ______________________________________________________________________________
  2. ______________________________________________________________________________
  3. ______________________________________________________________________________

 

What is your definition of missions and how is it accomplished?

 

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Please describe your administrative and leadership style and how this philosophy influences your administrative style.  Please include concrete examples from your experience as an administrator.

 

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PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY:  Please describe your view of how a pastor should function in regard to:

 

  1.  Church Finances_________________________________________________________________

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  1. Relationship with Church Elders/Deacons_____________________________________________

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  1.  Relationship with Church Staff (custodian, secretary, etc.)_______________________________

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  1. Hospital visitation/sick and shut-ins__________________________________________________

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:  Please share with us how you stay sharp in your vocation:

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ISSUES:  Please briefly describe your position on the following social, theological and ethical issues:

Abortion_________________________________________________________________________

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Addictions_______________________________________________________________________

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Trine Immersion___________________________________________________________________

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Homosexuality____________________________________________________________________

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Holy Spirit________________________________________________________________________

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Marriage/Divorce/Remarriage________________________________________________________

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Women in Church Leadership________________________________________________________

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FAMILY/PERSONAL/CIVIC ACTIVITIES:

 

If married, how does your wife enhance your ministry?

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How do you make family a priority?

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What are your special interests and hobbies?

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PERSONAL INFORMATION:  Is there anything in your past or present that we should be aware of and discuss before we consider you as a candidate for Pastor of this Church?

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Our constitution is available by email upon request.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTHORIZATION TO RELEASE INFORMATION

 

FROM_______________________________

 

TO__________________________________

 

I have applied for a position as Senior Pastor with Echo Valley Grace Church.

 

I have been requested to provide information for their use in reviewing my background and qualifications.  Therefore, I hereby authorize the investigation of my past and present work, character, education, military and employment qualifications.

 

The release in any manner of all information by you is hereby authorized whether such information is of record or not, and I do hereby release all persons, agencies, firms, companies, etc., from any damages resulting from providing such information.

 

This authorization is valid for ___________  days from the date below.

 

Please keep this copy of my release request for your files.  Thank you.

 

__________________________________    ______________________________

Signature                                                              Date

 

__________________________________    ______________________________

Witness                                                                Date

Listing Expires: 08-Nov-22

Discipleship Pastor

Discipleship Pastor

Job Description


Three Creeks Church is a young church in Gahanna, Ohio. Our church started in 2018 and has grown to about 200 people. We meet in a local middle school and currently have a staff of one full-time lead pastor and three part-time staff members. As our church grows, we are excited to hire a full-time Discipleship Pastor to our staff. 


The Discipleship Pastor will work 40-50 hours a week. In any given week, this person will spend half of their time focused on Community Groups and Discipleship, and the other half will be spent in a variety of ways, including leading other key volunteers, coordinating Local Impact projects, throwing post-church parties, and caring for and counseling our church family.


Our team is looking for a visionary self-starter who is deeply passionate about discipleship and spiritual growth. One of your first major projects will be building a holistic strategic plan for discipleship at Three Creeks Church, merging existing discipleship efforts and identifying needs that will take our disciple-building to new heights. This person should be excited about empowering volunteers and raising up leaders. The ideal candidate should be strong in the areas of visioneering, planning, and bringing a plan to fruition. This person should have strong people-skills and have the administration skills to work well with a team and within organized systems. 

 

Job Expectations:

  •   Model Biblical Priorities

    • Pursue a Christ-honoring and holy life, empowered by the Holy Spirit 

    • Live in a way that enables you to say, “Follow me, as I follow Christ.” (1 Cor 1:11)

  • Create and Lead Holistic Approach to Discipleship and Spiritual Growth

    • Community Groups

      • Community Groups / Leaders / Apprentices

      • Community Group & Discipleship Group Leader Trainings

      • Help get new people connected into Community Groups 

    • Initiate and Coordinate Deeper Weekends / Sunday School Classes

    • Oversee Partnership

      • Lead Partnership Meetings 

      • Oversee our Partnership Leadership Team 

  • Oversee Local Impact

    • Lead and support our Volunteer Local Impact Director

  • Work alongside Local Impact Partner Ministries (My Village Ministries, LifeWise Academy, etc.) 

  • Sunday Mornings

    • Preach 4-12 times each year, if desired.

    • Oversee Set Up and Tear Down Team 


  • Read and agree with the Three Creeks Church DNA and Staff DNA

  • Pursue Licensure in the Charis Fellowship of Churches

  • Contribute to Pastoral Tasks (counseling, leadership development, discipleship, etc.)


If you’re interested in talking with Three Creeks about this position, send your resume to Lead Pastor Joel Trainer at [email protected]


Listing Expires: 19-Oct-22

Director of Music - Grace Fellowship Pickerington, OH

POSITION: Director of Music


REPORTS TO: Pastor of Weekend Services

 

PURPOSE STATEMENT: To help people live Jesus-centered lives by providing leadership direction and oversight to the creation of music sets and music volunteer teams of Weekend Services.

 

EMPLOYMENT STATUS & HOURlY REQUIREMENTS: Full-time, 45+ hours, Sunday-Thursday

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • ●  Work with the Pastor of Weekend services on service planning and ideation, and provide visionary and creative leadership to all musical service elements

  • ●  Direct the creation, implementation, communication, and delivery of all musical elements to the executors at all campuses

  • ●  Responsible for planning music sets in coordination with Pastor of Weekend Services

  • ●  Responsible for recruiting, onboarding, coaching, developing, evaluating, and giving feedback to all

    vocalists, instrumentalists, and campus programming positions at all campuses

  • ●  Assist, encourage, and challenge other team members to maximize resources and opportunities

  • ●  Equip and schedule volunteers and staff for approved special events outside of weekend services

  • ●  Execute SME responsibilities for all Weekend Service Team instrumentalists

  • ●  Collaborate with Weekend Services Team staff on all workflow, projects, and initiatives

  • ●  Create and maintain talent development systems

  • ●  Other duties as assigned

    REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • ●  Passion for a local church focused on reaching a local community

  • ●  Honors and models the Staff Code values of Hungry, Healthy, and Humble and teaches/coaches others

    to do the same

  • ●  Loves Jesus, submits to the truth of the Bible, lives with integrity, and strives for Jesus-centered living

  • ●  Commitment to the Statement of Faith of Grace Fellowship through Partnership

  • ●  Puts the needs and desires of the congregation before their own

  • ●  Provides a pastoral presence and support for Grace Fellowship and the Weekend Services Team

  • ●  Committed to the development of and growth of Weekend Services Volunteers

  • ●  At least 2-3 years of experience with musical direction

  • ●  Experience with leading volunteers and staff

  

 

Listing Expires: 03-Oct-22

Head Pastor Position- Kittanning, PA

 The West Kittanning Grace Brethren Church (WKGBC) is prayerfully seeking our next Senior Pastor. We are located 40 miles north of Pittsburgh in Kittanning, PA which sits along the Allegheny River in Armstrong County. We have an active, three-part ministry made up of the church, a K-12 Christian school on the church grounds, and a partially developed 108-acre church camp. We are a member of the Charis Fellowship and the West Penn District. Our average weekly attendance is approximately 85 people.  Interested applicants should submit the following items to Joe Bisping and the pastor search committee of WKGBC at [email protected].

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • At least three letters of recommendation addressing spiritual health, work ethic, and character
  • Clearances

Click Here for a Video Profile of West Kittanning Grace Brethren Church

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Meets the qualifications of elder/overseer found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
  • In full agreement with WKGBC’s statement of faith
  • Seminary or Biblical Studies Degree
  • Ordained in the Charis Fellowship preferred
  • Senior pastor experience preferred

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach the Word of God each Sunday morning
  • Fulfill the responsibilities of an elder/overseer as outlined in the Scriptures
  • The candidate must prioritize prayer, scripture study, and His personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Guide ministry leaders in developing, clarifying, refining, and implementing a vision for WKGBC
  • Equip the saints to do the work of ministry and to edify the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11)
  • Administrate and meet regularly with the church staff
  • Plan and coordinate the weekly Sunday worship services
  • Serve on the school board of Grace Christian School (Church’s K-12 school)
  • Serve on the Elder Board (currently 8 members)
  • Serve on the camp board for Camp Charis (Church’s 108 acre camp)
  • Participate in community events and organizations as a representative of Christ and WKGBC
  • Be actively involved with the West Penn District and Charis Fellowship such as district ministerium, Camp Mantowagan, National Conference, etc.
  • Visitation with members

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Officiate weddings/funerals
  • Provide counseling as needed
  • Carry out the ordinances of the church (Three-fold Communion & Triune Immersion Baptism) in cooperation with church leaders and members
  • Work with the elders to handle church discipline and conflict in the church, seeking to reconcile relationships, and promote unity within the church.
Listing Expires: 31-Dec-22

Church Planter for Community Hope Church-Columbia City, IN

Community of Hope Church Job Profile

POSITION: CHURCH PLANTER

STATUS: FULL-TIME, SALARY

START DATE: FALL 2022

 

VISION AND MISSION OF COMMUNITY OF HOPE CHURCH

Community of Hope exists to help lost, broken, wounded people find hope and healing in Jesus. Our vision is to equip and empower God’s people to use their gifts and resources to fulfill the Great Commission in northern Indiana. We are looking for the right candidate to help us fulfill our calling to plant a church in the growing city of Fort Wayne, Indiana within the next 3 years.

 

THE PROCESS OF PLANTING A CHURCH IN FORT WAYNE

The candidate will complete a four-step process:

1)        SUPPORT RAISING--The candidate will raise one year of personal financial support to live in Fort Wayne and serve on staff of Community of Hope as a Church Planting Resident.

2)        RESIDENCY—The candidate will serve on staff at Community of Hope in Columbia City (about 30 minutes away) for 12 months while focusing on developing pastoral skills, receiving coaching, building a relational network in Fort Wayne, and gathering a launch team from Community of Hope.

3)        TRANSITION TO LAUNCH—Once necessary steps for leading a soft launch are completed, the candidate begins channeling time, energy, and resources toward a public church service.

4)        PASTORING A NEW CHURCH PLANT—Within months, the new local church becomes an autonomous, yet interdependent local church working within the Charis Fellowship of Churches looking to fulfill the Great Commission and embedding a church planting DNA so as to reproduce the process as a sending church within five years.

 

YOUR TEAM

·      This position reports directly to the Senior Pastor of Community of Hope for the duration of the Residency.

·      This position is part of the staff team of Community of Hope, but also assumes the flexibility needed to gather people to join the plant and grow a network of teammates.

·      This position utilizes Assist Church Expansion as the mediatory conduit moving from support raising, to Residency, to Church Planter.

 

GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS

·      This candidate is called by God and uniquely gifted to plant a church in Fort Wayne, IN with the resources supplied by Community of Hope and AssistCX.

·      This candidate is confident enough to pioneer a new church, but also relies on a team and the experience of others who speak into his life and ministry.

·      The church plant becomes part of the Charis Fellowship of Churches and reproduces itself again alongside Community of Hope within five years.

 

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

We believe that a church planter is a unique kind of calling from God, while at the same time acknowledge that God ultimately causes the growth of His Church (1 Cor. 3:6). This said, there are some tangible indicators which help assess the likelihood of success down the road. We are looking for the following indicators to see developed along the path toward planting a church:

·      A pioneer spirit and willingness to sacrifice many desirables to see this work come to completion.

·      A team disposition that receives coaching from experienced practitioners, as well as a desire to equip and empower others to see this work reach its full potential.

·      An attractive disposition that gathers people toward a vision received from God, as well as perseverance to lead through difficult seasons and frequent setbacks.

·      A shepherd’s heart that sees people as often “harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd” (Matt. 9:36) rather than as cogs in a machine.

·      A teachable spirit willing to grow daily in personal discipleship, leadership, vision casting, and shepherding people toward maturity in Christ.

·      A “holy discontent” which helps move people toward becoming healthy disciples who are vibrant contributors to the body of Christ.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

·      You love Jesus and live a life of humble surrender to him.

·      You love the Bride of Christ as imperfect as she is.

·      You always tell the truth and are the same person in public that you are in private.

·      You love lost, broken, wounded people and want to them to find hope and healing in Jesus.

·      You embody the core values and culture of the Community of Hope staff team and lead by example.

·      You crave the necessary skills needed to grow into a Church Planter.

·      You have a strong work ethic and strive for excellence in all you do.

·      You have a growth mindset and want to see Jesus glorified in and through you.

·      You gladly receive constructive feedback and pursue wisdom in all you do.

·      You are competent and secure in who you are.

·      You love seeing people around you thrive more than you need recognition.

·      You take responsibility when things go wrong, and you give away credit when things go well.

·      You are patient with change and tenacious about unity.

·      You are painfully aware that church planting is a special calling from God and derive your sense of purpose from Him.

·      You have great references.

·      You have a spouse that wants to invest in this church plant and its mission. If you have kids, you manage your household well.

This position requires a thorough assessment process and interview process, as well as ongoing coaching and skill acquisition, all intended to make sure there is a great chance for success for the Church Planter and the church plant.  

 

YOUR COMPENSATION PACKAGE

Salary:

·      First Year Salary: You raise your own salary to live in Fort Wayne.

·      Second and Third Year Salary Range: $60,000-$80,000 depending on experience and family size.

Retirement:

·      Community of Hope puts 10% of your annual gross salary into a retirement account for you.

Paid Time Away:

·      You would receive 9 holidays off a year, to be used on the holiday or as floating holidays throughout the year. You would also receive 10 paid vacation days a year (2 weeks). Ten sick days a year are provided, which can be rolled over and used as short-term disability if ever needed.

Additional benefits:

·      Professional expenses are provided, as funds are available. Funds for conferences and other work-related resources are made available upon request.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Fill out the Assist Church Expansion application at  https://assistcx.org/application

Listing Expires: 18-Sep-22

Storyteller

Do you like to discover and share good stories of what God is doing? Encompass World Partners is searching for a gifted part-time Storyteller to join our Communications Team. Our Storyteller will proactively seek inspiring stories from the field and craft them into engaging, emotive narrative to inspire action in our audiences. The Storyteller must have an expert grasp of language and communications, a passion for engaging current audiences and capturing new audiences, and the uncanny ability to call people to action. This position also functions as a relationship builder who encourages and trains field staff to tell their stories well. If this description sounds like you, explore the Ministry Assignment online through our website:https://www.encompassworldpartners.org/employment/


Listing Expires: 18-Sep-22

Lead Pastor - Colorado Springs

 Grace Brethren Church of Colorado Springs


  Application:  https://form.jotform.com/221506659691160


Grace Brethren Church of Colorado Springs has entered into a partnership with Assist Church Expansion for the purpose of revitalization and restart. This congregation of approximately 30 people has enthusiastically embraced God’s leading to engage a process of restart to ensure a productive future and to be more effective in reaching its community.


Grace Brethren Church is seeking a Revitalization/Replant Pastor willing to make a minimum 3-year commitment to work with Assist Church Expansion and to lead the church through the transition and into the future.

Qualifications of a Revitalization Pastor

 

  • Possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach.

  • Minimum 3 years prior experience in vocational ministry.

  • Education – Bible College or Seminary Training

  • Willing to be ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches


Requirements of a Revitalization/Replant Pastor


Visioning/Planning

  • 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 timelines for achieving those goals

  • able to motivate others to participate in achieving vision and planning goals for church renewal and growth

  • has 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

 

Spiritual Maturity

  • has received and accepted a calling from God for revitalization 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 Charis Commitment to Common Identity

 

Teaching/Preaching

  • 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 diverse audiences consistent with the Gospel message 


Leadership

  • 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

  • Ability to identify and develop leaders

 

 Application:  https://form.jotform.com/221506659691160


Listing Expires: 29-Aug-22

Lead Pastor Opportunity

 Senior/Lead Pastor: Brookville Grace Brethren Church

The Brookville Grace Brethren Church is prayerfully seeking a Senior Pastor whom God has chosen to lead us into the future to help fulfill our mission to

Know, Grow, and GO!

Though modest in numbers we are deeply committed to Knowing God’s Word, Growing in application of God’s Word and Going out into our expanding family-oriented community and beyond.  Our motivated, loving and giving congregation is eager to support that dynamic visionary man.  We have a 250-seat sanctuary, fellowship hall, numerous classrooms, an administration building as well as a multi-purpose activity building under renovation. We are debt-free and financially sound.

Please send resume to Bgbcsearch@gmail.com

Qualifications:

●       Called by God to be Pastor.

●       Meets the qualifications of elder/overseer found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.

●       Wholeheartedly agrees with Brookville Grace’s Constitution and By-Laws.

●       Bachelor’s degree necessary, MDiv preferred.

●       Excellent communication skills both in and out of the pulpit.


      Responsibilities:

●       Serves through servant-leadership to shepherd the flock of God among us by preaching, teaching and personally discipling according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

●       Articulates Mission, Vision, and Values to the Church in line with the Word of God.

●       Preaches and oversees all preaching and teaching.

●       Provides accountability, training, and encouragement to servant-leaders (Ministry team leaders, elders, deacons, and those in training) and their families.

●       Spends significant time with God in the study of His Word and prayer for the sake of being filled for the pouring out of ministry.

●       Visits the sick when called for by the sick, their family, or by the Holy Spirit.

●       Administrates the ordinances of triune baptism and three-fold communion.

●       Oversees the planning of the whole-church worship gatherings.

●       Oversees the administrative work of the church office as necessary.

●       Manages or oversees the management of all church staff.

●       Develop a community presence through participation in community events with the specific purpose of representing Christ and the church in community life.

●       Officiate weddings and funerals.

●       Provide or recommend counseling as appropriate to abilities, skills or experience.

●       Work with the Elder board to handle church discipline and conflict in the church, seeking to reconcile relationships and promote unity within the church.

                       BrookvilleGrace.org * BrookvilleGrace.org/Facebook * BrookvilleGrace.org/YouTube

Listing Expires: 12-Oct-22

Lead Pastor

 Uniontown Grace Brethren Church

 Application:  https://form.jotform.com/221506659691160

Uniontown Grace Brethren Church of Pennsylvania has entered into a partnership with Assist Church Expansion for the purpose of revitalization and restart. This congregation of approximately 30 people has enthusiastically embraced God’s leading to engage a process of restart to ensure a productive future and to be more effective in reaching its community.


Uniontown Grace Brethren Church is seeking a Revitalization/Replant Pastor willing to make a minimum 3-year commitment to work with Assist Church Expansion and to lead the church through the transition and into the future.


Qualifications of a Revitalization Pastor

 

  • Possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach.

  • Minimum 3 years prior experience in vocational ministry.

  • Education – Bible College or Seminary Training

  • Willing to be ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches


Requirements of a Revitalization/Replant Pastor


Visioning/Planning

  • 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 timelines 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

 

Spiritual Maturity

  • 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 Charis Commitment to Common Identity

 

Teaching/Preaching

  • 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


Leadership

  • 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

 

Application:  https://form.jotform.com/221506659691160 


Listing Expires: 29-Aug-22

Worship Leader (Part-Time)

Worship Leader (Part-Time)

Blue Ridge Grace Brethren Church (Winchester, Virginia) is looking for a man to lead us in Gospel-saturated, biblically-sound, and musically-vibrant worship. This part-time position (app. 10 hours/week) could fit any employment scenario, including treating this as a pastoral internship, in which case the pastor will give individualized instruction and discipleship to help develop the next generation of worship leaders.

Our congregation of approximately eighty people has historically used the classic hymns of the faith, as well as many of the standard gospel songs of the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Newer songs introduced in the past couple of years have been written or popularized by artists such as Sovereign Grace Music, the Gettys, City Alight, Matt Papa, Matt Boswell, and Matt Merker, and we anticipate continuing in that vein.

Given the size of our congregation, we are currently looking for someone who would work no more than ten hours a week (which include Sundays), and whose responsibilities would include:

  • Planning and leading the musical expressions of worship on Sunday mornings
  • Coordinating with the pastor on a weekly basis
  • Coordinating practices with other members of the worship and A/V teams
  • Coordinating special services throughout the year (e.g., Good Friday, Easter, Christmas Sunday, Christmas Eve, as well as evening Threefold Communion services)

With those responsibilities, we would anticipate the man would have the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the Word of God that is both solid and growing
  • Demonstration of godly maturity
  • Member of Blue Ridge Grace Brethren Church (i.e., commitment to this local body alone)
  • Possess strong vocal ability
  • Ability to lead proficiently from the piano and/or guitar

Additional skills that would be helpful and utilized:

  • Knowledge of ProPresenter and/or streaming equipment
  • Opportunities to preach can be made available to those who have the ability

Feel free to visit our website to learn more about us. Interested applicants or those with questions should contact Pastor Davey at [email protected]

Listing Expires: 31-Aug-22

Senior Pastor - Delaware, OH

 

POSITION DETAILS: APPLY NOW

Delaware Grace Church, located in Delaware, Ohio, is looking for its next Lead Pastor. This person will work in partnership with Assist Church Expansion to build a vision team for the purpose of revisioning the church for the future. During this process, this person will have the opportunity to establish core values, develop and implement a new outreach strategy, a new discipleship pathway, and a plan for future multiplication.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Serving as the spiritual leader of the Elder Board
  • Leading the Preaching Team and determine the sermon series and message structures for each week of the year
  • Implementing a culture that is focused on a) God’s truth, b) discipling believers and, c) reaching the lost.
  • Serving as the primary spiritual and administrative leader for paid staff
  • Attend fellowship conferences/retreats regularly and encourage other staff persons and members of the congregation to do likewise

What skills you need to have:

  • MDiv and >10 years of ministry experience
  • Experience leading a staff
  • Enjoy working with and through a team

Delaware is a 2021 Best Hometown in Ohio, a top 50 Best Places to Live in America, and has an award-winning downtown. We have excellent schools, good housing options, a cozy suburban feel, and the area is growing quickly.

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

Listing Expires: 16-Aug-22

Lead Pastor - Huber Heights, OH

Grace Community Church – Huber Heights, OH

Application: 
https://form.jotform.com/221506659691160


Grace Community Church of Huber Heights, OH has entered into a partnership with Assist Church Expansion for the purpose of identifying a new lead pastor and walking through a process for revitalization. After 28 years, the church’s long-time senior pastor will soon retire, leading to this opportunity. The elders and congregation have embraced God’s leading to engage a process of revitalization to ensure a fruitful future in reaching its community with the gospel.

Grace Community Church is seeking a Revitalization Pastor who will work with Assist Church Expansion through the revitalization process and into the future.

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate

 

Qualifications

·      possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach

·      prior, proven ministry experience

·      minimum of bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. MDiv or ThM is preferred

·      willing and able to be ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches

 

Spiritual Maturity

·      has received and accepted a calling from God for this unique ministry 

·      is committed to Jesus Christ 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 Charis Commitment to Common Identity

 

Life on Mission

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

·      models a lifestyle of evangelism through building relationships with people who are far from God

·      has a deep understanding of sound doctrine and its use in life and ministry

·      is committed to Christ-centered preaching and teaching, using God’s Word to inspire the local church for mission

 

Leadership

·      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

 

About Grace Community Church

Located northeast of Dayton, Huber Heights is a suburban community of approximately 40,000 residents. Grace Community Church was established in 1959. It has been meeting in its current location since the early 1960’s. At its peak in the early 2000’s, the church was approximately 250 in weekend attendance. Today, the church averages approximately 130 in Sunday worship.


Application:  https://form.jotform.com/221506659691160

Listing Expires: 29-Aug-22

Lead Pastor - Radford, VA

 Fairlawn Grace Brethren Church

Application:  https://form.jotform.com/221506659691160


Fairlawn GBC of Fairlawn, VA has entered into a partnership with Assist Church Expansion for the purpose of identifying a new senior pastor and walking through a process for revitalization. After 35 years, the church’s long-time senior pastor retired in 2020, leading to this opportunity. The elders and congregation have embraced God’s leading to engage a process of revitalization to ensure a fruitful future in reaching its community with the gospel.

Fairlawn GBC is seeking a Revitalization Pastor who will work with Assist Church Expansion through the revitalization and into the future.

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate

 

Qualifications

 

·      Possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach.

·      Prior, proven ministry experience.

·      Bible College or Seminary Training

·      Willing to be ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches

 

Spiritual Maturity

·      has received and accepted a calling from God for this unique ministry 

·      is committed to Jesus Christ 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 Charis Commitment to Common Identity

 

Life on Mission

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

·      models a lifestyle of evangelism through building relationships with people who are far from God

·      has a deep understanding of sound doctrine and its use in life and ministry

·      Has the skills and discernment to counsel and guide church members through life challenges using a biblical foundation

·      is committed to Christ-centered preaching and teaching, using God’s Word to inspire the local church for mission

 

Leadership

·      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

 

 

 

About Fairlawn

 

Fairlawn, VA is a small community of approximately 2200 residents in beautiful, historic western Virginia. It is adjacent to and serviced by Radford, VA, a community of approximately 18,000. Radford is home to Radford University, a public university with more than 7500 undergraduate students.

 

The Fairlawn GBC has a well-maintained church building located next door to the local elementary school. For the past 15 years, the church has averaged attendance between 35 – 50 people in weekend worship.

 

Application:  https://form.jotform.com/221506659691160

Listing Expires: 29-Aug-22

Senior Pastor: Calvary GBC

 INTRODUCTION: The Calvary Grace Brethren Church is prayerfully seeking its next Senior Pastor. We desire this man to have a passion for church replanting/revitalization and the preaching of God’s Word. Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to submit the following items to [email protected] by 03/31/2022:

  • Resume
  • At Least 2 Videos of Yourself Preaching (links or files)
  • Candidate Application & Questionnaire (application will be automatically sent upon completion) Click Here

THE OPPORTUNITY IN A SENTENCE:

The Senior Pastor will provide biblical leadership for Calvary Grace Brethren Church (GBC) through focusing on the preaching of God’s Word, discipleship, equipping, and empowering the church body for ministry (2 Timothy 4:1-2, I Peter 5:1-4, Ephesians 4:11-12).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Meets the qualifications of elder/overseer found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
  • Wholeheartedly agrees with Calvary’s statement of faith.
  • Ordained in the Charis Fellowship (or willing to pursue).
  • MDiv (or equivalent), or Commensurate Experience.
  • Excellent Communicator.
  • Passion for Discipleship, Equipping, & Empowering.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Fulfill the responsibilities of an elder/overseer as outlined in the Scriptures (Acts 20:28-31, Titus 1:9, 1 Peter 5:1-4, Hebrews 13:7, 17; James 5:14). The Senior Pastor is “first among equals,” and is responsible for setting the pace for the Council and other church leaders to follow.
  • Provide visionary leadership by preaching the Word of God each Sunday through a comprehensive, expositional, and applicable study of the Scriptures – 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16-4:5.
  • Lead ministry leaders in developing, clarifying, refining, and implementing a Christ-Centered vision of ministry for Calvary.
  • Equip the saints to do the work of ministry and to edify the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11).
  • Administrate and meet regularly with the church staff.
  • Plan the weekly Sunday worship service(s) in coordination with appropriate ministry leaders.
  • Coordinate and prayerfully develop/plan other ministry programming in coordination with the appropriate ministry leaders.
  • Shepherd the church to love and care for one another as well as minister to the sick and needy.
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of all Ministry Teams, Boards, and Commissions.
  • Develop a community presence through participation in community events, organizations, etc. with the specific purpose of representing Christ and the church in community life.
  • Be actively involved with the Charis Fellowship and Mid-Atlantic District Network.

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Officiate weddings/funerals as needed and as schedule allows.
  • Provide counseling as appropriate to abilities/skills/experience.
  • Carry out the ordinances of the church (Three-fold Communion & Triune Immersion) in cooperation with the Deacons.
  • Work with the Council and Deacons to handle church discipline and conflict in the church, seeking to reconcile relationships and promote unity within the church.

Additional Resources: 

  • Click Here for a PDF document that includes a brief overview of Calvary GBC and Hagerstown, MD
  • Click Here for a printable version of the above Ministry Description.
  • The Mid-Atlanct District has been working closely with Calvary over the last several months with regarding this pastoral search. Feel free to find and contact any Mid-Atlantic District leaders at Access 2021 to inquire more about Calvary and this opportunity (Dan Pritchett, Dan Thornton, Davey Ermold, Timothy Clothier).
Listing Expires: 31-Dec-22