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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Calvary Church - Next Steps Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 07/01/2016
Categories: Associate Pastor - Other - Other Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Calvary Church is on mission to make followers who make followers of Jesus.
Calvary has a desire for all who come to connect with God and with each other, seeking God together and growing in their faith. A wide variety of people call Calvary their church home and the unified element that connects the body of believers at Calvary is the pursuit of Jesus. Calvary is a very down-to-earth, loving group of people who are trying to seek after God.


The Next Steps Pastor will be a visionary leader of leaders, highly relational, and have a passion for discipleship. This person will possess a love for helping those who come into the Calvary community find their next steps in their own unique discipleship journey. The Next Steps Pastor will meet with senior leadership in developing and implementing the future strategy for small groups and for the leadership development surrounding each of those small groups.


The Next Steps Pastor will also help facilitate and cast vision for how Calvary will show the love of Jesus to those visiting the church and will help them understand the vision of Calvary while helping them to find a sense of belonging. The successful candidate will develop the necessary volunteers to support vital roles related to Next Steps programming, such as Discovering Calvary (membership class) and First Impressions.


A seminary degree or an undergraduate degree in Christian Studies, alongside three years of minimum experience, is preferred. The ideal candidate is highly motivated and relational, with the ability to cast vision and connect with diverse groups of people, meeting each in their spiritual journey. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record communicating and working effectively in a multi-staff setting, as well as a history of developing leaders.


Calvary Church is located in northwestern West Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. It is a vibrant community of safe neighborhoods and excellent public facilities and amenities, including over 40 parks and extensive trail systems. The school systems are consistently ranked among the top in the state. The area is economically diverse and includes farming (primarily corn and soy beans), and heavy industry (Subaru, Caterpillar, Wabash National Trailer, and others). Purdue University, with an enrollment of around 40,000 students, is also located in West Lafayette, and known to have one of the highest percentage enrollments of international students of public universities in the U.S. The area crime rate is low and housing prices are reasonable. Tippecanoe Mall and other shopping venues alongside a plethora of recreational activities are available for both residents and visitors alike.


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