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Vanderbloemen Search Group

RIZE Church Planting Network - Church Planter

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Irvine, California, United States

Date Posted: 08/16/2016
Categories: Church Planter
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

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The PCJC Network (Pacific Coast Japanese Conference) was founded upon the sacrificial lives of four women who reached out in faith to the first Japanese who had settled in the United States in the early 1900’s. The network was forged out of the difficult and challenging conditions of the Japanese Internment Camps of the 1940’s. Today, the PCJC is a multi-ethnic network of 21 churches and three preaching points, with an aggressive strategy and vision to plant churches through their newly founded RIZE Church Planting Network. The goal of launching RIZE is to plant “20 churches in 10 years” from San Diego to Seattle and beyond.


The initial priority for RIZE Church Planter will be to saturate themselves in the strategic planning process of developing a vision to plant a church in congruence with the vision, mission, and strategic objectives of the PCJC and RIZE. Their objective will be to acquire a firm grasp of the designated city, allowing it to serve as a learning laboratory, with the goal of developing an understanding of the church and spiritual needs of the city. 


Their role will be to formulate the strategic missional outline for the church plant, and create a roadmap, timeline, and milestones for the plant, in collaboration with the senior leadership of PCJC and RIZE. They will further offer direction and clarity of purpose to the church, through ongoing assessment, coaching, accountability, and supervision. A bachelor’s degree in a field relatable to the position is required, although an educationally comparable master’s degree or Master of Divinity degree is highly preferred. The ideal candidate for the position will seamlessly fit the following RIZE Church Planter Profile:


  • Can reach and develop millennials
  • Can reach young families (Birth-5th grade) and established families (Parents of Middle/HS Students)
  • Social media/marketing savvy
  • Exceptional recruiter/gatherer
  • Can operationalize a vision 
  • Exceptional communicator
  • Strong understanding of the God's Word
  • Student of culture
  • Social media/marketing savvy
  • Visionary
  • Can build and develop teams/leadership pipelines 
  • Self aware (knows what he/she doesn't know)
  • Connectional
  • Not a lone ranger
  • Has a heart for the Asian community
  • Problem solver
  • SoCal savvy
  • Aligns with FMC theology and polity
  • Church Planter experience and/or experience in a start up
  • Strategic thinker
  • Able to raise funds/fiscally astute 
  • Models health (spiritual, marital, relational)
  • Understands work/life balance
  • Strong sense of calling as a church planter
  • Understands the dynamics of being called to church planting
  • Perseveres
  • Possesses the gift of faith
  • Teachable


The PCJC Network is headquartered in Anaheim, CA, in Orange County. The Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine Metro Division encompasses Orange County and includes more than three million people with an economy that is the eighth biggest in the U.S. It is a division of the greater Los Angeles MSA. Tourism is a vital part of the economy with Anaheim an important hub thanks to Disneyland Resorts, which is the second most visited theme park in the world. Technology and aerospace are also significant employers. Anaheim was ranked #29 in Education and #62 Best Places for Business & Careers in Forbes Magazine.


Irvine is one of the nation's largest planned urban communities and encompasses more than 65 square miles. It is a planned postwar city of roughly 230,000 that ranks as the country’s 7th wealthiest municipality. Irvine’s strength is its people. The City is the success it is today because of the more than 250,384 hard-working and community minded citizens who have chosen Irvine as their home. Among


Irvine’s awards and accolades include:

2016 – #7 Best City to Find a Job in the U.S. (

2015 – Safest City in America (Wall Street)

2015 – One of the Most Livable Cities in America (U.S. Conference of Mayors)

2015 – #11 Best City in the Nation for Families (

2015 – Most Integrated Major City in the U.S. (


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