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Mt. Pleasant Church

Pastor of Outreach and Assimilation

Mt. Pleasant Church
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 04/01/2008
Categories: Combo Positions
Denominations: United Brethren
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Pastor of Outreach and Assimilation:
The Mt. Pleasant Church (United Brethren in Christ) in Chambersburg, PA, a growing and healthy church of over 500 in weekly attendance is seeking a full time Pastor of Outreach and Assimilation. This full-time salaried position is directly accountable to the Senior Pastor and secondarily to the Governing Board. Spiritual gifts in evangelism, leadership, administration, teaching and preaching are important. Passion for helping people become committed followers of Jesus who honor God and influence others is a must. The chosen candidate must have at least significant progress towards a graduate degree in Christian Ministry such as a Master of Arts in Religion or a Master of Divinity and at least five years of relevant work experience.
This new Pastor will develop, implement, and administer an assimilation plan that will move first time visitors, as well as loosely connected attendees, into fully engaged participants in the life of the Mt. Pleasant Church. The development of electives or classes to help people in their process of maturing as a Christian and a Church member will be a significant responsibility. The new Pastor will provide leadership to the existing ministries as well as to those developed within the bounds of the Assimilation Ministry. He or she will also lead the Small Group Ministry, recognizing that one of the key ways that people connect to church life is by connecting to a small group of people with similar interests. The new Pastor will work closely with the leader of the Discipleship Ministry Team, understanding that a significant opportunity for people to make their connections with Mt. Pleasant can take place in the Sunday school classes.
The new Pastor will also provide leadership to the Outreach Ministry Team consisting of both local and global goals and objectives. Locally, the pastoral candidate will survey the community to understand its perceived needs. Then he or she will develop ministry systems to meet those needs while introducing Christ and the Mt. Pleasant Church. Local outreach events will need to be planned and coordinated. Globally, the candidate will track the work and needs of the missionaries that are supported by the Mt. Pleasant Church, make sure the promised obligations made by the church are upheld in a timely manner, and recommend extra gifting if possible at the end of the year. Short term mission trips and projects will be coordinated.
The associated budgets in these two areas of responsibility will be prepared and managed each year.
The projected start time for this position is summer 2008. For a full Position Profile, or to forward your resume, please get in touch with Sr. Pastor Chris Little at