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The General Board of Discipleship

New Church System Strategist: Best Practices

The General Board of Discipleship
Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Date Posted: 09/26/2008
Categories: Church Planter
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Collaborates, coaches and partners with Annual Conference leaders so that they might design and implement indigenous, faithful and fruitful new church start systems. In addition to consultation, this position is also responsible for collecting data and stories that illustrate best practices in all aspects of church planting.

The successful candidate will be passionate about reaching people for Christ through new church starts. We seek someone who has produced and has a strong track record of bearing fruit starting a new church, other start-up ventures, or other ministry settings; must thrive in fast paced, high-volume, strategic, team-based environments; must naturally take risks, must challenge status quo and innovate; must be comfortable cross-culturally, cross-ethnically, and have diverse experience with diverse people; must cast vision and enroll people in a wide variety of contexts; must be accustomed to organizing and decision making at the national organizational level; must be able to clarify concepts and move concepts to appropriate implantation or action; must have knowledge of the United Methodist Church structure and theology; must be an outstanding communicator (deep listener and articulate); must be able to express faith and have a personal commitment to growing in faith. Must have demonstrated professional and academic knowledge and recognized experience in benchmarking, consulting, coaching and/or facilitation; knowledge of research, design, development, and interpretation; must have demonstrated proficiency in strategic planning, consulting and doing best-practice based qualitative research; possesses computer and electronic media skills. Involvement in the United Methodist Church preferred. Must have Master’s degree in relevant field; knowledge of New Church development and church growth; six to seven years of experience in the work of new church starts; track record of fruitfulness in previous assignment and writing for a national audience.