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Pastor of Organization and Spiritual Formation
Exodus Church for Bloomington
Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 08/18/2010
Categories: Executive Pastor - Small Group Pastor
Denominations: Missionary Church
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time
Exodus Church for Bloomington (www.ExodusBloomington.org) seeks to hire a PASTOR OF ORGANIZATION AND SPIRITUAL FORMATION to partner with our current Pastor in shepherding our congregation to become people who hear and respond to the voice of Jesus, and release the life of God into others.
The key passions and activities of this new pastoral position are to help us:
-- CONNECT: create an organizational culture of spiritual friends and mentors (groups & teams)
-- EMPOWER: create an organizational culture of unleashing/releasing people & money into ministry.
The non-negotiable spiritual gifting required for this position:
-- LEADERSHIP: provide initiative, direction, and motivation to influence others
-- ADMINISTRATION: strategy and team development
We are looking for someone who has a proven “track record” in creating and facilitating organizational structures that enhance the spiritual growth of the both the church body, as a whole as well as its individual members.
This candidate will lead our Life Together* and Blessed to be a Blessing* initiatives among our people.
*Life Together is our desire and initiative to develop and nurture a culture of “spiritual friends and mentors” among the people of Exodus Church. This might be achieved through a variety of mechanisms – small groups, mid-size groups; one-time events, topical groups, etc.
*Blessed to be a Blessing is our desire and initiative be the people God called us, through Abraham, to be: “I will bless you…and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." (Genesis 12:2-3) This is reflected in various practical expressions, primarily through our budget in three main “give-money-away” areas: (1) local ministry opportunities; (2) blessing other local Christ-centered churches; and (3) cross-cultural ministries.
THE CULTURE OF BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA
Exodus is located in Bloomington, Indiana, located 1 hour southwest of Indianapolis in the beautiful, hilly countryside of southern Indiana. Bloomington is also…
- home of Indiana University (Big Ten);
- proud of five NCAA Men’s Basketball and seven NCAA Men’s Soccer Championships
- home of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction;
- fifth-ranking US city for same-sex couples per capita (ranked fourth most “gay-friendly” city)
- the first Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in the US (Dali Lama has visited many times)
- located in “Bible-belt” region of southern Indiana
- home of many good Christ-centered Biblical churches.
THE CULTURE OF EXODUS CHURCH
With regard to “chemistry” and the culture of Exodus Church for Bloomington, the following pastors/authors have had significant shaping influence on the culture and practices of our church:
Jack Hayford, Dallas Willard, and Brian McLaren.
Other culturally influential authors include:
A.W. Tozer, Henri Nouwen, John Eldredge, Larry Crabb.
You don’t have to have read all the above authors, nor do you have to “understand” the fascinating culture of Bloomington, Indiana. If empowering people to follow Jesus in this cultural “mix” intrigues and excites you, and if your gifting and experience fit the description above – we’d love to hear from you!
Anticipated start date: ASAP
comparable with middle/high school Assistant Principal compensation in our local school corporation with experience and education as primary factors in determining salary.
To apply email resume and cover letter to Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org
or mail to Exodus Church for Bloomington, P.O. Box 6744, Bloomington, IN 47407