How to Apply
Please read through full job description. We understand it is long, but it will give you a feel for who we are.
Please do not apply through churchstaffing but send resume and cover letter to email@example.com by March 31, 2017. In a separate document, please send answers to the 3 questions at the bottom of the job description.
Also if you have audio/video of a recent message we would also like for you to link/attach it in your application email.
Opening for Senior Pastor
Mosaic Lincoln is a young, passionate, creative church that longs to make a real impact in our beautiful capital city of Lincoln, Nebraska. Our mission is to be a community committed to live by faith, to be known by love, and to be a voice of grace and hope. We
are looking for our next visionary lead pastor; someone to align with our hearts and take us to the next level of seeing God’s vision for Lincoln become a reality—not through programs at a building but through equipping our people to serve uniquely in their
own spheres of influence.
Lincoln is a growing city of 262,000. It is the capital of Nebraska and home to the University of Nebraska which makes up almost 10% of the population of the city. Lincoln has been recognized as a hub for young entrepreneurs, and is home to numerous startups
in what is known as Silicon Prairie. It has a growing art and music scene, with no shortage of amazing music on Friday and Saturday nights. The median age of Lincoln residents is 32.
Mosaic was founded in 2010 and held its first Sunday gathering in March 2011. We have moved three times in six years. Two years ago, we moved into a rented space in an office complex located in South Lincoln. Mosaic currently has a full-time senior pastor,
a full-time associate pastor, a part-time children’s ministry director and part-time administrative assistant. On a typical Sunday, 250-300 people attend one of two Sunday gatherings. We currently have programs for children from birth through middle school.
Sunday gatherings are a time of celebration and challenge. We often speak to the disenfranchised and the outcasts. We aren’t afraid of controversial subjects like racism, money, sex, power, women in leadership, or science. Our goal is to create gatherings
that are dynamic, experiential, engaging, relevant, accessible and practical.
Resisting the urge to speak exclusively to the Christians in the room, we focus on speaking to that which binds us together. Our goal is to create space in which every person regardless of background or religious affiliation can pursue the life that is found
in Jesus Christ. We don’t shy away from or water down the extraordinary, courageous, sacrificial life that God calls us to. Using the scriptures as our compass, we boldly encourage one another to live a life fully surrendered to Christ’s work in and through
Our current worship music is the sound of our city. We often write our own music and many of our musicians and worship leaders play in bars late in the evening Saturday nights.
The atmosphere is very casual. We have good coffee and amazing people. We often create space in the middle of our gatherings to pose a question to the church that they discuss amongst themselves.
We have no shortage of opportunity for those who want to get involved deeper at Mosaic. Through smaller Mosaic groups, Mosaic Community Development, and events we offer many ways to serve Lincoln outside of Sundays.
While Mosaic’s strengths include the passion, grace, creativity and generosity of its people, it is weak administratively. Continued growth and impact will require a visionary leader who knows how to call out and build a team that will compliment his/her
strengths, fill in areas where he or she is weak, and execute healthy systems.
Mosaic is associated with the Evangelical Free Church of America.
Groups meet throughout the week and provide the context for discipleship through building relationships up (with God), in (with others in the group), and out (with their neighbors). Our goal is to see Mosaic groups grow tremendously over the next five years.
We have been influenced by Alan Hirsch and Jeff Vanderstelt in the missional community model. We believe discipleship happens and the church grows in healthy ways when Christians discover their unique gifts and use as they serve together in the context of
While our hearts beat for Mosaic Groups we have not always implemented strategies very well. We recognize that to move forward in a healthy way, we must find a better strategy to cast vision and implement more Mosaic groups. Our next leader will have the
exciting challenge of piecing together this puzzle.
Mosaic Community Development
Mosaic Community Development was birthed out of the ashes of a failed church plant and is led by our associate pastor. MCD seeks to grow leaders in underserved neighborhoods in North Lincoln through partnerships with local nonprofits and public schools.
MCD currently runs after school programs for elementary age, a teen program on Sunday nights in a local home, food distribution at The Bay Skatepark, block parties, a Neighborhood resource team that helps families with practical needs (rent, beds, furniture,
moving, etc.), and engages neighbors in the community through an initiative called the Listening Project.
What type of person are we looking for?
We are looking for a visionary leader who can inspire our community—someone to unite us so we can charge forward together. We are not looking for someone to DO ministry, but to inspire and equip US for ministry.
Ideally, we will find someone with lots of past leadership experience as well as
on-the-ground experience with creating disciples within the context of groups.
We understand the complexities of modern leadership and we are open to many kinds of candidates.
ROLE: Senior Pastor
STATUS: Full-time, Salaried
BENEFITS: Paid vacation, cell phone allowance, Simple IRA match, Health insurance allowance
PURPOSE: To set the vision and lead Mosaic to radically love Lincoln through the power and grace of Christ.
- Serves as a member of the Directional Team who will confirm direction and vision
- Selects and supervises staff with input from the Directional Team
- Serves a member of the Directional Team.
- Sets vision and direction for Mosaic.
- Speaks at Sunday Gatherings up to 70 percent of the time. The associate pastor currently speaks 50% of Sundays, and will continue to speak regularly. This is an intentional, strategic decision to protect Mosaic from becoming a personality-driven church.
- Builds and empowers a team that will deploy systems for
- Mosaic Groups
- Leadership development
- Team structure, operation, and support
- Effective communication
- Effective administration
- Hires, trains, oversees, and evaluates staff with input from the Directional Team.
- Helps Mosaic meet its financial goals.
Qualification and Aptitudes
- Must embrace and live out the mission of Mosaic Lincoln
- Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to cast vision.
- Must have demonstrated ability to develop and lead teams.
- Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Must have demonstrated conflict management skills.
- Must possess a proven ability to work effectively with diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers.
How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2017. In a separate document, please send answers to these three questions:
- Describe a recent time you inspired a team to accomplish a mission. What were the results?
- How does the local church best go about making disciples? How have you seen this work, or not work?
- Describe a time when you failed.