ASSOCIATE PASTOR SEARCH
Purpose of Position:
To give spiritual leadership to Faith Church, in partnership with the pastors and elders – with a special focus on discipleship & worship ministries.
Works closely with:
Faith Church staff, elders, lay leaders, & congregational members
Community Group leaders, Equipping hour teachers, Music & A/V teams.
Significance of the position:
Help a church of approximately 700 to build a disciple-making culture and have a greater impact in the eastern suburbs of Cincinnati, and beyond.
Gifts & strengths desired:
• Teaching & Equipping
• Musical Leadership
• Organizational Leadership
• Ability to Empower others
• Compassionate & Gentle
- Qualifications for an elder as found in Scripture
- BA/BS from an accredited college or university
- MA/MDiv or higher degree from an accredited seminary is desirable
- Demonstrated pastoral & musical experience in a local church is desirable
- Experience managing and leading teams of volunteers
- Strong organizational, management, and communication skills
July 30th, 2018
First, we will be posting the job on some smaller networking sites, EFCA and 9Marks. Also, we will be counting on our congregation to encourage those you may know who would be interested, or have the talents for the job to apply. We will be asking the Pastors at our church to use their connections to reach out and spread the word about the roll needing to be filled and ask for recommendations.
By starting off with a smaller, more focused network, our hope is to get a pastor on site sooner. Having a somewhat prescreened group through the vetted organizations, pastors, and our congregation our hope is this will result in a higher concentration of quality candidates. We will move to more broad church staffing websites if the candidate that God has in mind is not found from these outlets.
Second, we are creating a pamphlet that will be available on line and at the church Information Desk soon. We will be establishing a website link of on our Faith Church website. Our email is up and running, and ready for candidates to send in their applications. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please pray for our Search Committee as we meet together — pray for God to bind us as a group and to hear from him as to who He has in store for Faith Church. Most of all pray for the candidate that God has already selected, that God is preparing his family, and our church family to welcome him with open arms.