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Job Opportunity: Servant’s Community Church – Director of Discipleship and Outreach

 

Job Title: Director of Discipleship Job Title: Director of Outreach
Summary:

1.       Champion the church’s mission of being disciples and making disciples.

2.       Provide support and training to equip others as leaders in the discipleship process.

3.       Serve as a resource person for and collaborator with all those involved in the leadership of spiritual education and growth ministries within the body.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

1.       Encourage and assist all persons to access an ongoing process of spiritual growth through discipleship activities that include, but are not limited to, processes for personal reflection and growth, one-on-one and family discipleship, adult education opportunities, and small group participation.

2.       Attend scheduled staff meetings and report to the lead pastor on a regular basis.

3.       Collaborate with other leaders within our church to develop a strategy for assessing and pursuing spiritual growth within the church body.

4.       Provide entry points/on ramps for new people to connect and participate in church activities, relationships, and membership.

Hours: Part time, flexible.  4-6 hours per week.

Pay: negotiable, depending on qualifications

Summary:

1.       Champion the church’s vision of becoming a community of transformation within our neighborhood, seeking Christ’s Kingdom.

2.       Provide support and training to equip others as leaders in the outreach process.

3.       Serve as a resource person for and collaborator with all those involved in the leadership of outreach and evangelism in the church.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

1.       Encourage, equip and deploy the people of our church to reach out to others with the love of Jesus.

2.       Attend scheduled staff meetings and report to the lead pastor on a regular basis.

3.       Coordinate community outreach events.

4.       Build key relationships with leaders in our community and healthy working relationships with other churches and organizations to partner in serving our neighbors.

5.       Promote our church and its outreach events to our community.

6.       Develop and lead our church in a strategy to engage, love, and serve our families, co-workers, friends, and neighbors.

Hours: Part time, flexible.  4-6 hours per week.

Pay: negotiable, depending on qualifications

These 2 jobs may be filled by the same person or 2 different people.

We are looking for applicants willing to be a part of our church community and model a personal faith as well.

 People who apply should have strong verbal skills, a sense of humor, flexibility, and empathy. 

Please send resume & letter of intent to Pastor Mark Veldt at mark@servantschurch.org, and be ready with 3 references.

Our vision statement:

We envision a community of transformation, seeking Christ’s Kingdom, loving God and loving our neighbor.

 

 

 

Servant’s Community Church: Introduction to Serving on our Staff

Who We Are: We are a small church community on the west side of Grand Rapids. Our church was brought into being in 1981 in the building at 53 Deloney SW formerly used by Ninth Reformed Church. On a typical Sunday morning about 90-100 of us gather for 10:00 worship, including about 30-35 children in their age-based worship experiences. Our worship services invite people to “come as you are,” and are very informal. We strive to reflect the neighborhood in which we live, including members who are of various ethnic, economic, vocational, and social backgrounds, although we acknowledge that we still have progress to make in this area. We seek to welcome all people with the sincere message, “You belong!” We are a part of the Reformed Church in America (www.rca.org), the oldest Protestant denomination in North America. We are truly a community church, connecting with many people in our neighborhood who may attend other churches or none at all. Every Wednesday at 5:30pm we and many of our neighbors gather at Servant’s Church for a free community dinner. This and other activities continue to build our connections with our community and are possible in part because of our strong reliance on partnerships with other churches and individuals outside of our congregation.

Our Mission: Loving God. Loving people. Making disciples.

Our Vision: Servant’s Community Church envisions a community of transformation, seeking Christ’s Kingdom, loving God and loving neighbor.

Our Values:

Compelled by the Gospel

Diversity and unity – in Christ

Sharing life together

Everyone is gifted and called to serve

Personal Qualifications for Staff Members at Servant’s Community Church:

  1. A personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ, with a passion for God’s Word and His people; a life of excellence and integrity
  2. Participation in the church and/or other organizations with an ability to organize, lead, encourage, motivate and work with others
  3. Commitment to the mission and vision of Servant’s Community Church.
  4. Personal commitment to the authority of the Word of God for all matters of faith and life and thoughtful, supportive engagement with the ministry and witness of Servant’s Church (see our doctrinal standards at https://www.rca.org/about/theology/)
  5. Appropriate written and verbal communication skills
  6. Basic technological skills and the ability to learn and work with multiple platforms while considering new digital solutions for ongoing improvement
  7. A humble and teachable spirit; one who leads and learns by serving and being served
  8. Ability to organize and plan for long-term goals and strategies
  9. Adaptability to the changing demographics and needs of the congregation and community in order to allow for the church to adapt to those needs, fully embracing the value of rich diversity
  10. Spanish speaking ability is preferred, though not required.