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Pastor of Outreach (w/Celebrate Recovery focus)
Winterville, North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 05/01/2009
Categories: Pastoral Care Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time
Opportunity Profile for Pastor of OutreachGreenville, North CarolinaChurch Profile Covenant Church is an evangelical, growing, dynamic congregation with 2,000+ adults worshipping weekly and is located in Greenville, North Carolina (connect2covenant.com). It is a community of 100,000 and the home of East Carolina University (25K), a regional hospital, medical school and has emerged as the commercial, cultural and educational hub of eastern North Carolina.Covenant has a clear vision: “Intentionally following Jesus…”. Lead Pastor Branson Sheets preaches and teaches a message of hope in Jesus while leadership teams honor Jesus’ ministry methods as guided by a handful of biblically-based, core values:Worshipful Living: A dedication to passionate devotion and intentional obedienceHumble Service: A calling to be generous towards God and othersAuthentic Relationships: A commitment to respect and integrityLoving Compassion: A command to look beyond ourselvesEmpowering People: A process for equipping and sending God’s followersMinistering Together: A strategy for accomplishing God’s plan on earthWhile the recent history of growth is exciting, the future looks even brighter as the church is pursuing clear objectives that the leadership has discerned. The Opportunity This context presents an exciting opportunity for a new staff role: Pastor of Outreach. This staffer will partner with lay and staff servants to accelerate the churches recovery and support ministries, which are closely linked to its local mission initiatives. The key, equipping-focused contributions envisioned are threefold (see posted description on website for more detail):• Champions the Needs of Broken Lives • Accelerates Recovery Outreach Ministries and Its Servants• Orchestrates Celebrate Recovery QualificationsThis member of the ministry staff must possess a proven track record of: working within multiple ministry teams; developing authentic relationships with adults; utilizing clear interpersonal communication skills; leveraging effective problem solving abilities; being attentive to essential details and serving hurting adults through the seasons of life. Essential traits include:A growing, energetic and authentic relationship with Jesus ChristA servant-leader’s heart with a passion for disciple-makingA proven gifting to influence, inspire and motivate adultsA demonstrated capacity for multi-tasking responsibilitiesA desire to grow people in ministry, not for ministry—the heart of biblical equippingA Godly character that exudes respect, authenticity, humility, patience and trustworthinessA kindred spirit for Covenant’s evangelical, Wesleyan heartEssential achievements include:The affirmation of others as one who has been called into vocational ministryEffective church leadership for 10+ years, which includes working closely with congregational servants to initiate and implement ministry plansDemonstrated competency within care / recovery ministries as well as a working knowledge of Celebrate Recovery A Bachelor’s degree plus related ongoing continuing educationAn established and working knowledge of the ScripturesSearch ProcessInterested parties should visit the church’s website for a position description and details on the application process.