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The Bridge Church

Church Planter / Pastor

The Bridge Church
Portage, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 04/29/2017
Categories: Church Planter - Missions Pastor - Senior Pastor
Denominations: Reformed
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Pre-Launch Residency Responsibilities (6-9 months)
• Build relationships with people and staff inside The Bridge Church becoming fully saturated in Bridge Culture, Life Groups, and our 7 Essentials
• Begin to recruit a launch team and formulate a church plant strategy
• Attend necessary training events / begin relationship with the Reformed Church in America
• Organize and execute pre-launch outreach events and pre-view services

Church Planter Responsibilities
• Be the spiritual leader of the congregation
• Cast vision and provide staff, volunteer, and congregational direction
• Serve as the primary preacher and teacher
• Organize, recruit, and equip staff and volunteers to participate as leaders of ministry areas
• Develop and implement strategic ministry plans
• Oversee and manage operations within the financial plan
Portage / Kalamazoo, MI Member of the Reformed Church in America
Position Description: The Bridge Church is seeking a church planter to enter a 6-9 month residency program resulting in a church plant within the Kalamazoo area. The Planter/Pastor will serve on the staff within The Bridge Church while beginning to form a launch team and vision for a church plant. He/she will be the congregation's primary vision caster, who, with a team of employees and volunteers, will launch a new congregation. This is a full-time salaried position, funded initially by The Bridge. After the church plant is self-sustaining, the funding would be transferred to the new church. Similarly, The Bridge will initially provide leadership support oversight, eventually transferring that to the new Church Plant.
The Bridge Church Planter Position is an ordained or commissioned position within the Reformed Church in America. Seminary Training, Pastoral Experience, and familiarity with the Reformed Tradition are all necessary. The Planter must have: preaching gifts, strong leadership experience, and a record of training and developing staff and volunteers. As with all church staff positions, the Planter/Pastor must have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, an active prayer life, and a servant’s heart.
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