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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Calvary Church - Pastor of Family Ministries

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 05/02/2017
Categories: Family Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About the Organization:

Calvary Church (Calvary) is a growing, multi-ethnic, non-denominational evangelical church of more than 4,000 attendees located in Charlotte, NC. Calvary was founded in 1939, upon the belief in and commitment to the preeminence of Jesus Christ as the Son of God and Savior from sin and spiritual death, and on the belief in the inerrancy of the Bible in its original text. With that as its foundation, Calvary has been known throughout its history for its strong biblical teaching and for proclaiming the testimony of Jesus Christ in the greater Charlotte area.


In 1989, after a prolonged season of growth, the church moved from its original location to its current location in Mecklenburg County. The current facility sits on over 100 acres with ample parking, recreation fields, a cemetery, the Calvary Life Center, which houses its student ministries, and a beautiful Chapel. The spectacular auditorium seats more than 5,100 people and features a breathtaking pipe organ along with state of the art technology.

In 2006, the congregation unanimously called Dr. John Munro as their new Senior Pastor. Dr. Munro is known for his strong biblical teaching delivered in a conversational and authentic style. Over the past nine years, Dr. Munro has led capital campaigns that completely paid off the mortgage for the new facility and built a state of the art Life Center ($9.5 Million), without incurring additional debt. The church is now debt free and is poised for growth in the coming years.


    Size - 3,200
    Denomination - Non-Denominational
    Location - Charlotte, NC

About the Position:

The Pastor of Family Ministries will shepherd families by teaching, counseling and walking alongside each family in the following areas: Marriage Preparation, Marriage Enrichment, Parenting, Blended Families, Divorce and Single Parenting. This position will seek to build, shape and model a culture of family life for the church and the Charlotte area, based on God’s scriptural revelation for family ministries at Calvary.

The successful candidate for this position will be highly relational, with complementary skills in strategic development. They will be a ‘ministry architect’ with a foundational understanding of discipleship strategy, systems development and relational management within the context of a local congregation. The ideal prospect will possess a passion for family ministries, and a pioneering spirit fueled by a strong desire to nurture, expand, and maximize the potential of family life at Calvary Church.

What We Are Searching For/Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a Masters Degree in Divinity or Theology (a degree in counseling would be beneficial). Their scope of skills and experience will include:

  • 5 years of pastoral and counseling experience, at minimum
  • Experience in a mid-large church setting with multiple pastoral staff
  • Strong background in family ministry with special emphasis on discipling, nurturing, and equipping families
  • Spiritual maturity exhibited through the love of people, service to others, an active prayer life, and a strong knowledge of the Bible
  • Daily dedication to increasing knowledge of Jesus Christ and deepening spiritual walk as evidence by continuous study and active learning
  • Evidence of a calling to ministry, specifically to children, youth, and families
  • If married, the spouse will have a vested interest in ministry
  • Evidence of aforementioned experience, skills, and giftedness, which can provide the basis for successfully achieving the purpose of the position
  • Exposure to, and experience with Christian support programs is preferred

About the Location:

When one looks at Charlotte, North Carolina, they will discover a lot. Captivating, colorful, and cosmopolitan, Charlotte is full of character, which offers its residents the perfect mix of country charm, city life, and a suburban utopia.

This metropolitan region offers the advantages and amenities of a major urban area, giving it an unprecedented position in the southeastern region of the United States. As the third fastest-growing major city in the United States, its population was estimated to be 792,862 in 2013 (U.S. Census Bureau), making it the 16th largest city in the United States based on population. With a population of more than 2.4 million people, the Charlotte region allegedly has one of the highest in-migration rates in the nation, to which a key contributor is low cost housing with construction costs at 80.8% of the national average. Its uncomplicated tax system has the 17th lowest residential property tax rates compared to the largest city in each state.

Charlotte is a leading advocate in real estate infrastructure, energy/power resources, public policy, and diversity inclusion. It is home to 270 Fortune 500 operations, and seven Fortune 500 headquarters, two of which are Bank of America and Duke Energy (or Lowes). Recognized for a highly diversified economy, Charlotte additionally offers a highly developed and sophisticated international business environment.

Charlotte’s thriving education system, arts community, science council, and professional sport affiliations complement the recreation that’s ideal for a weekend getaway or a weeklong holiday with abounding opportunities for walking on the beach, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, skiing, camping, and hiking. The fine weather of the state creates four distinct seasons with balanced summers, ideal winters, and pleasant spring/fall climate in between. Acres of parks and miles of greenways add to the beauty and relaxation of suburban living.