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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Sparks Christian Fellowship - Connections Director

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Sparks, Nevada, United States

Date Posted: 05/09/2016
Categories: Discipleship Pastor - Other - Other Pastor - Small Group Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

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The mission of Sparks Christian Fellowship, is to make Jesus known to a broken world by demonstrating His love and hope to all people.

Sparks Christian Fellowship (SCF) was one of three church plants that were initiated in the 1980s and early 90s. Founded upon a rich 25-year history, its first services began in September of 1990 in a Lutheran church in Sparks. At the time, the staff consisted of two full time pastors and four part-time positions. Soon, a permanent leased facility was found, and after remodeling, SCF began meeting in that space, averaging 300 in attendance on Sunday mornings. Five years later, a new facility was leased, and later expanded into a 1,075-seat auditorium where the church meets today. Sparks Christian Fellowship Church has experienced blessings in abundance over the years, and look forward to faithfully continuing its service to the body of Christ, as well as the Reno-Sparks community. 


The vision of this role is to facilitate engagement of a person into the Learn/Relate/Serve pillars of Sparks Christian Fellowship. This will be accomplished through the position’s primary purpose of facilitating engagement of all people who attend SCF, with a special emphasis on Small Groups, first-time guests, and new attendees. This is a leadership position at the highest level in the organization and therefore requires a minimum of 4 years experience in a ministry environment (6-8 years preferred). The candidate's ability to lead people, both individually and as a team, will prove to be critical in this role. Due to the church's volunteer-intensive nature, this position will require personal interaction, with a focused emphasis on spiritual growth and relational wholeness, as well as direct involvement in conflict resolution.


The ideal candidate will be marked by innovation, a passion for connecting people, a strong leadership ability, sound biblical knowledge, a shepherding skill and heart, a passion for multi-ethnicity and ability to work cross culturally, excellence in communication, and an ability to teach, build, and deploy individuals/teams.


The successful Connection Director's core competencies will include: time management, effective communication, organizational skills, exceptional team building abilities, attractive/inspirational vision casting, as well as flexibility and adaptability across all departments, staff, and volunteers.


A beautiful and family-oriented city of more than 92,000 residents, Sparks, Nevada, is located in the Truckee Meadows between the Carson and Virginia Mountain Ranges, less than an hour from Lake Tahoe. The city of Sparks shares its beautiful valley on the eastern slope of the Sierra with its neighbor to the west, Reno. The Reno/Sparks metropolitan area is nestled in the High Sierra Mountains, enjoying all four seasons in natural beauty and a wide variety of recreational activities year round. Conveniently located with an international airport and a major interstate highway, Reno/Sparks also maintains a “small town” atmosphere. The historic town of Virginia City is a mere forty minute drive away, and world class fishing at Pyramid Lake or world renown Lake Tahoe are close by. The region’s industrial area provides many opportunities for a wide range of businesses to open or expand their operations in western Nevada, with excellent commercial and cargo air, surface, and rail transportation at one's doorstep. Home to the University of Nevada and one of the most highly rated school districts in the state; the Reno/Sparks community is also honored to have several minor league sports teams, as well as a flourishing arts and culture scene.


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