We would like to share an opportunity for our retired military Chaplain to come along side of a growing congregation as an Associate Pastor. The following is the Job description:
Our Mission: We Desire to Know God, Grow Together in Faith, and Proclaim Christ.
Our Values: At Grace Community Church, our community loves Jesus and wants others to worship him with us. We gather regularly to glorify God through the following:
We believe there is salvation in no one else other than Jesus. Therefore, we desire to consistently proclaim the good news about a relationship with Jesus Christ and the life in his kingdom, both now and in eternity. We consider Jesus to be not only our savior but also our king. And as such, we submit ourselves to his rule and authority.
We believe the Bible to be the Word of God that provides knowledge for salvation and righteous living. Through the written Word of God, we know the revealed Word of God, Jesus. We value the work of the Holy Spirit in each believer to correctly handle the Word of truth.
Salvation includes bringing individuals into a gospel-driven community. We grow when sharing our lives with others in our church family and by taking Jesus’ call to love our neighbors seriously and to bring blessings to our town so that God will be known and glorified.
We believe that a growing relationship with God means that we will grow to look more like Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit, individually and communally. We value spiritual growth and desire to reproduce our lives by helping new believers become devoted followers of Jesus.
We Are An Elder–Led Church
Grace is an elder-led and elder-ruled church. Practically, this means the leadership of the elder board decides upon decisions that affect the entire body, and these decisions are based on the members’ feedback within the congregation. Members entrust the church’s spiritual leadership to the elders.
The elders are the lead pastors and shepherds of the body of believers at Grace. This means that the elders are to be involved in prayer, teaching the Word, member care, guidance, feeding the flock, and being present for members. We desire our elders to “smell like the sheep” they minister to. That means our elders are highly involved in the lives of the members at Grace.
We Are A Small Town Community
Greenville is a town of about 30,000 people 45 miles east of Dallas, TX. Our community is rapidly growing, and as a church, we desire to train future leaders within our family who can be a blessing and revitalize local churches. We want to grow, not by becoming more extensive, but by building the church of Christ within our community. We are in the early stages of implementing this area and looking for the right leader to help us reach these goals.
Primary Responsibilities: Discipleship Coordination of Church Leaders/Life Group Leaders/Deacons, Member Care and Biblical Counsel, Teaching, Coordination of Outreach Ministries, Safety/Security Protocols, and Occasional Preaching.
Specifically, this position will help care for the church by:
The senior pastor desires a co-pastor who can work with him to develop lay members into disciple-makers. We want Grace to be a church that trains leaders to send them out to other churches for revitalization and growth.
The associate pastor will help to develop and train life group leaders and establish new life groups within the church as the congregation grows.
Ideally, the associate would be involved in developing and teaching our in-house curriculum.
Sharing the pastoral load of counseling, member care, hospital visitations, etc. We desire our pastoral staff to meet with members and visitors regularly to know them well and to be known by them. This role would include both performing these duties, but also training others to do them as well.
This role will grow to include working with deacons to participate in ongoing Christian education for counseling. In time, Grace’s counseling ministry will fall under the Deacon’s supervision, and the associate will be involved in this educational process.
Service & Outreach Ministry Oversight:
Discipleship, creating, and implementing safety protocols and guidelines for mercy ministries, other outreach ministries, etc. This position aims to help our deacons be discipled and trained to be more effective ministry leaders.
Working with the deacons to establish new evangelism and outreach ministries. Grace desires our deacons to be the primary hands and feet of the church. The associate will provide spiritual oversight to make these ministries more effective.
Help manage fire safety protocol, shooter/intruder, background checks, CPR training, abuse training for the care of minors, coordinating with the city when needed for inspections, etc.
Additionally, this position will assist the broader ministries of the church by:
Occasional preaching during the year. This would include a willingness to fill the pulpit on an emergency basis. This position is NOT a primary preaching role.
Community and City Involvement in Greenville: Greenville Minister’s Association, For the City, Fish (local benevolence ministry).
Attending regular corporate gatherings of GCC and addressing congregational needs as required.
Attending elder, deacon, and staff meetings. As well as other necessary gatherings of the staff.
Participating in a GCC Life Group.
Education/Experience: Theological Masters Level degree preferred. Previous pastoral and/or counseling experience with a lower theological degree may be substituted for a master’s.
Additional Job Details
Salary/Benefits: $60,000 + Benefits Package (Negotiable based upon experience and education)
Elder: This position would become an elder position after a waiting period.
Location: Greenville, TX
Website: Grace Community Church
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