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New Venture Christian Fellowship

Small Groups & Connections Pastor

New Venture Christian Fellowship
Oceanside, California, United States

Date Posted: 11/19/2009
Categories: Other Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 2501 to 3000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
New Venture Christian Fellowship is looking for a Pastor of Small Groups and Connections who brings a heart for people, strong organizational and administrative gifts and ministry experience in building a mega-church’s Small Groups & Connections Program. Requires strong networking skills and the drive to connect people throughout the church, its Small Groups and its many ministries.

The Pastor of Small Groups & Connections is committed to building a thriving Small Groups Network, Connecting Guests & Partners to ministries where they can RELEASE their God-given gifts, and builds strong relational ties all of which serve as the central relationship-building and teaching mechanism of New Venture Christian Fellowship.

The Pastor of Small Groups & Connections will work under the direct supervision of NVCF’s General Manager and in harmony with other staff members and ministry team leaders in fulfilling the church’s vision and mission as established by the Senior Pastor, accepting the vital leadership role to initiate and offer coaching, organization, and support for a thriving ministry to NVCF.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
This Ministry Leader is tasked with several specific, related areas of relational Pastoring:

• Small Groups:
o Effectively recruit, train, deploy, monitor and nurture an ever-growing number of Small Group Leaders and Coaches who will run a small group program as established and structured by NVCF.
o Ensure and encourage the integrity of focusing on the weekly message through Sermon-based Small Group Teaching as it is disseminated among all age groups and ministries at NVCF.
• Connections:
o Engage the church family in ministry, assessing spiritual gifts and getting people connected with areas of service & participation where they can effectively RELEASE those gifts, building a Partner-based church and establishing purposeful relationships and lasting commitments that allow our church family to “live life to the fullest.”
o Congregational Care: As part of the Connections Ministry, become involved in, and supportive of, congregational needs beyond the church-walls such as hospital and shut-in visits, baby dedications, home blessings, and occasional officiating of marriages and Celebrations of Life.

Additional Responsibilities and Expectations:
• Commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
• Passionate celebration and ownership of the mission, vision, values and purposes of New Venture Christian Fellowship.
• Support for church leadership and staff.
• Ability to work flexible hours when required completing a production project.
• Ability to work well under pressure and maintain a professional demeanor, servant’s heart and can-do attitude.
• Salaried position, 50-55 office hours per week minimum.

Education and Skills required
• Bachelors or Seminary Degree (preferred).
• At least 3 years church-related Small Groups & Connections experience in a large church setting (min. 1500).
• A Pastor’s Heart and People Oriented.
• Team player with strong communication and leadership skills & proficient administrative skills.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and with attention to detail.

New Venture Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational church located in the community of Oceanside, North San Diego County. We offer competitive salary and an excellent benefit package that includes a variety of health and dental options, discounted school tuition for children attending our private Christian School, and a generous leave program that includes vacation and sick leave, plus 12 paid holidays a year.

No phone calls please. Email, mail or fax cover letter and resume with position title Small Groups & Connections Pastor clearly indicated to:
New Venture Christian Fellowship
Attn: Human Resources
4000 Mystra Dr.
Oceanside, CA 92056
FAX: 760-945-7900