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Pastor Opportunity (Pella, Iowa)

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

The Second Christian Reformed Church anticipates the arrival of a new Pastor to lead her into a new chapter of ministry. This person, motivated by a love for the Lord and His Bride, will lead, nurture and maintain a structure and environment for faithful and effective ministry in the name of Christ. His primary responsibilities will be preaching, leadership, pastoral care, and outreach. The ideal candidate will have benefited from theological training and pastoral experience. He will also fulfill the biblical qualifications for elder and be...

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Associate Pastor (Youth & Worship) Opportunity

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

American Reformed Church (DeMotte, IN), a healthy congregation of nearly 300 weekly worshipers, has begun a nationwide search for an Associate Pastor willing to assume leadership responsibility for two vital ministries: youth & worship. The Associate Pastor, if so gifted and inclined, will also have the opportunity to preach occasionally. The ideal candidate for this position will be characterized by devotion to Christ and His Church, as well as be gifted in the areas of discipleship and worship. The Associate Pastor will have the...

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Pastor of Small Groups & Adult Discipleship Opportunity

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

River Valley Church, a vibrant and growing congregation serving the South Bend – Mishawaka (IN) region, looks forward to adding a new member to its ministry team: a Pastor of Small Groups & Adult Discipleship. This person will provide leadership for the development and implementation of a dynamic ministry of assimilation utilizing small groups wherein members of the church are growing as disciples of Christ as they participate in community through mission and mission through community. River Valley Church is a healthy, twenty-five...

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Associate Pastor & Preaching Opportunity

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

Elmhurst (IL) Christian Reformed Church, a congregation of approximately 1500 people, has begun a search for an Associate Pastor to help the congregation live into its vision of being God’s source of shining light and living water in the western suburbs of Chicago, by drawing people to know Jesus, becoming like Jesus, and serving as Jesus. The congregation has identified five activities by which it hopes to live into its vision: worship, fellowship, discipleship, service, and outreach. The Associate Pastor shall be responsible for...

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We Measure What We Value

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Best Practices | 1 comment

We measure what we value and value what we measure. That is one of many takeaways from Counterinsurgency (New York: Oxford Press, 2010) by David Kilcullen. While the book is intended for “civilian and military students and practitioners of counterinsurgency,” I discovered several insights that may help leaders of the local church. Here and now I highlight this simple truth: what we measure reflects what we value. David Kilcullen writes: Organizations manage what they measure, and they measure what their leaders tell them to report on....

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Forming An Effective Search Team of Volunteers in Your Church

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Best Practices | 2 comments

If God has called you to lead the local church, there will come a time when you believe it appropriate to form a committee or team to accomplish a particular objective. In preparation for that moment, here are four steps to creating an effective committee or team of volunteers. First, choose your chair person. Begin by selecting the person in your congregation who you believe would best lead the committee towards the completion of its task. Undoubtedly, this person will be a person of influence in the congregation, will be respected by the...

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Youth & Family Discipleship Pastor

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

The First Reformed Church of Friesland (WI) seeks a Youth & Family Discipleship Pastor to help them glorify God by making spiritually healthy, reproducing followers of Jesus Christ. This pastor will have the privilege of leading one of the most dynamic youth ministries in the region. These ministries, supported by an excellent facility which includes a large Family Center (gym), have been a strength of the congregation for many years and their reach extends beyond the church into the community. The new Youth and Family Discipleship Pastor...

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Director of Worship & Student Ministries

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

New Life Church (New Lenox, IL) has begun a nationwide search for a person willing and able to take up the responsibility of leading two vital ministries: Worship & Student Ministries. The ideal candidate for this position will be a humble and dedicated Christ-follower with a love for and desire to serve the local church. In addition, he or she will be a team player gifted in the areas of consensus building leadership, developing and implementing strategies, and recruiting and training volunteers.  The Director of Worship & Student...

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Lead Pastor Opportunity in Kalamazoo, MI

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

The Third Christian Reformed Church of Kalamazoo, MI anticipates the arrival of a Lead Pastor, a person of God who will lead the congregation into a new chapter of ministry in the name of Jesus Christ. First and foremost, the Lead Pastor shall be a gifted communicator and leader characterized by a deep and growing love for the Lord and His church. As a communicator, the Lead Pastor will have the privilege of preparing and delivering biblically based and relevant sermons to the gathered community, as well as planning and leading inspiring...

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Pastor of Worship & Pastoral Care Opportunity

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Featured Positions | 0 comments

River Terrace Church (East Lansing, MI) anticipates the arrival of a new Pastor of Worship and Pastoral Care. This person will primarily be charged with planning and leading worship services, as well as providing spiritual care for the congregation. He or she will partner with Ken Bieber, Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship, and a team of wonderful staff. The ideal candidate for this exciting opportunity is a passionate lover of the Triune God, one who challenges the church to be servants of Christ, possesses a deep and brazen faith, is gifted...

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