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Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church

Spring Arbor, Michigan, United States

Date Posted:
05/21/2013
Categories:
Missions/Domestic - Outreach
Denomination:
Free Methodist
Church Size:
1001 to 1500
Job Type:
Full-Time
Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church
Job Description:

A large Free Methodist congregation in a Christian University setting seeks a full time Pastor of Global and Community Outreach (“Serve”).   The primary objective is to engage our entire congregation in mission.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Advise and equip our many smaller community groups to organize around a mission.
  • Cast vision and organize 2-3 all-church service/evangelism outreach events/projects  per year.
  • Build and lead a creative team that conceptualizes, leads or supports a growing number of community ministries under our care.  Ministries to date:   benevolent fund, food pantry, anti-trafficking team, car repair, home repair, counseling ministry, sports leagues, blood drives, and school mentoring.
  • Strengthen our partnerships with community service agencies. 
  • Serve as a staff advisor to an outstanding team of lay leaders who oversee an extensive world mission program. 

 

We seek a leader with the following characteristics: 

  • Be a creative Spirit-led visionary who can ‘see’ what is not there and bring it to fruition.
  • Be passionate about the Gospel – servant evangelism and ministry to the marginalized
  • Possess strong team-building and leadership development skills. 
  • Be able to ‘read’ the needs of our community and build effective helping networks with other agencies and churches.
  • Love the church – its upward devotion to a triune God, its inward covenant community of love and grace, and its outward apostolic mission. 
  • Have a vision for the church’s unique role as God’s redemptive agent for the whole world.
  • Possess strong pastoral gifts.
  • Wesleyan/Arminian
  • A secondary or advanced degree in the areas of either pastoral ministry, social service, or community development would be helpful.

 

Send resume and references by June 30, 2013 to:

info@springarborfm.org

or Ginny Hannen, Free Methodist Church, 120 E. Main, Spring Arbor, MI 49283

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Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church

We are a community of believers in Christ Jesus our Lord. As believers, we are to live moment by moment in view of God’s mercy. This sets us free to live courageous and sacrificial lives here and now. We are called together to live in this precarious, and yet exhilarating ‘middle’ - a place of devotion and sacrifice between the hope of heaven and a hurting world. More...