New Life Fellowship of Royal City is a vibrant, healthy, financially sound non-denominational church who impacts their neighborhood. This is a one year old church plant by a very stable group of church planters who live in the community and are invested
in the lives of those around them. The desire for this church is to welcome and bring in those people who have never been in church, or who have been in church but for various reasons, stopped going. New Life is a place where meaningful relationships are
experienced and God’s love is demonstrated in practical ways.
New Life Fellowship exists to nurture, strengthen and serve the people in the community as they develop spiritually and become followers of Christ and who grow deeper in their daily walk with God.
There is great potential for growth at New Life Fellowship and this senior pastor position would be a good fit for a person with a pioneering spirit and a down to earth, practical, hands-on approach to ministry. Much has been accomplished during this first
year, but there is still much more to do in the days and years to come.
The people of New Life are excited about their vision and look forward to having a permanent full time pastor – the person God is calling to lead them into a deeper relationship with Him and being loving servants to their community.
If you would like to know more about New Life Fellowship and are considering whether God may be calling us together, please email your resume and any other related information to us and we will contact you with more information.
ROLE AND FUNCTION OF SENIOR PASTOR
The Pastor is the spiritual leader of the congregation and is responsible for the implementation of vision, mission and congregational goals as established by the Leadership Counsel and ratified by the congregation. The Pastor provides leadership and accountability
to all Ministries and provides assurance that all is done in a way that glorifies God and avoids illegal, unethical or appropriate means. The Pastor answers to the Leadership Counsel.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
New Life Fellowship embraces the core values of the Serving Leader model. As such, all leadership is designed to call out and develop the spiritual gifts God has placed in those he is calling into fellowship. We are not looking for an "omni-competent" pastor.
We look for one who connects, equips and encourages; sets the bar high, then labors to remove obstacles and ensure that God's people experience the joy of co-ministering in the Lord. Specific areas of Pastor's responsibility include but are not limited to:
Praise: Meaningful worship music and drama that leads people into God's presence, provides a deepening relationship with God and transformation of the worshiper.
Preaching and Teaching: Sermons and other forms of teaching that make the Gospel accessible to new people yet invite all to a growing maturity in faith, discipleship and mission.
Discipleship People in various stages of maturity have a clear and inviting path to grow in grace, knowledge, spiritual disciplines and ministry.
Ceremonies and Rituals: Baptism, marriage, dedication, funeral and other rituals of transition bring healing and significance in the lives of individuals and families so that these occasions
become opportunities for spiritual growth.
Stewardship: A congregation that understands that blessings come from our Generous God and respond with generous lives that include supporting the mission and ministries of the church.
Shared Life (small groups): Members come to know and love one another at a heart level through loving and serving one another
Crisis Care: Congregation cares and responds to one the needs of those in emergency situations as well as to the widow, fatherless and chronically infirm.
Congregational Ministries: Models Serving Leadership for Ministry Leaders and ensuring a high standard and spiritual vitality in all ministries of the church. Works through others, bringing
out, equipping and releasing leadership throughout the congregation.
Community Ministries: Ensures that New Life Fellowship remains a part of the community, not a separate entity acting on the community. Congregation remains informed and involved and seeks to
be a Luke 2:52 church, "... and New Life Fellowship grew in favor with God and with the community". This includes an inclusive relationship with other fellowships in the area.
Peace and Justice: Congregation consistently works for justice in personal relationships as well as community through the accurate application
of the Christian gospel to contemporary situations.
Pastor maintains a vibrant relationship with Christ, maintains family priorities and relationship. In addition, we seek a pastor who lives life to the full, and is a life-long learner. To this end, New Life expects its pastor to maintain a balanced personal
and professional development program.
Pastoral Style: The ideal candidate will be a person with a deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ; well-versed in Scriptures with a clear calling from God to selflessly serve the Kingdom; of
a mind to serve those who do not believe, are unchurched, and/or are poor; mature spiritually, experientially, emotionally, and relationally; experienced in pastoring; able to preach engaging, Scripture-based sermons that use technology and visuals, yet exclude
personal agenda or platforms; able to reach listeners who are at different levels of spiritual understanding with special attention to new believers; genuinely interested in others; able to develop rapport with children and youth; willing to actively and meaningfully
participate in the life of the Royal City community. The worship style of New Life is contemporary, with charisma, but not pentecostal.