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Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church

Associate in Servant Community Outreach

Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church
Spring Arbor, Michigan, United States

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

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:

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