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La Croix Church

Spiritual Formation Pastor

La Croix Church
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

Date Posted: 04/08/2014
Categories: Counseling - Discipleship Pastor - Pastoral Care Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Position Description

La Croix United Methodist Church is seeking a full-time Spiritual Formation Pastor to lead and manage the Spiritual Formation Team; assume responsibility for the overall effectiveness of the Spiritual Formation programs, processes and resources; to help recruit, equip and deploy leaders and teams for ministry in the area of Spiritual Formation; and to oversee pastoral care and counseling for individuals and couples.


Candidate must have several years of experience in leadership and the area of spiritual formation; a B.S. or B.A. degree in a related field; a Masters in Theology or Master of Divinity required (or be in pursuit of a degree). Strong Christian faith and excellent leadership and communications skills are required.


Organization Description

La Croix Church is a young, large (average weekly attendance of 2,100+) United Methodist congregation located in Cape Girardeau, MO.


We are actively searching for a Spiritual Formation Pastor (SFP) who will supervise the Community Life Pastor, Connections & Small Group Director, and Local Missions Coordinator. The SFP will be responsible for supporting his/her team with leadership recruitment and development and overseeing and providing support for La Croix’s processes for spiritual formation. The SFP will teach and preach in various venues and provide learning experiences for the church. They will also provide appropriate levels of pastoral care and counseling and will oversee pastoral care ministries.


This person will be the first contact for individuals and couples who have theological questions or who are experiencing a crisis of faith. They will also perform a large portion of weddings and funerals.


Cape Girardeau is on the cusp of becoming a Metro Statistical Area. As the regional destination for healthcare, education, entertainment, shopping and employment, our city’s population swells to 100,000 daily. Two state-of-the-art hospitals sit within city limits. Together, they serve over one million people from five states.