Vintage “Staff Partner” Job Description
*Our Goal is to create a Staff Partnership at Vintage Church. We are looking for our
Second Staff Member to facilitate the advancement of our Vision in the following ways;
1) Vision Implementation—This person will have the responsibility to take the Vision of Vintage Church and make it a reality. They will be the Primary Leader for strategy implementation and will lead various teams at Vintage Church (Staff, Steering, and Leadership Team(s)) in pursuing these ministry objectives in collaboration with the Senior Pastor. As such, this person will share Secondary Leadership responsibilities in Vision-Casting towards church-wide Ministry initiatives and will strive to create Vision clarity and community Momentum towards the accomplishment of the Vision.
2) Leadership Development—This person will have the Primary Responsibility for Leadership Development at Vintage Church. They will lead the way in recruiting, training, and developing our “Leadership Team” towards effectively leading their ministry groups in all areas of Vintage Church. They will be responsible to plan and execute our Leadership Team meetings and retreats, and to create opportunities for members of the church body to engage in serving and leadership at Vintage Church (spiritual gifts, leadership development, etc.)
3) Outreach Champion—This person will be responsible to make sure that Vintage is always growing in our ability to reach out to the lost in Lawrence. They will spear-head Vintage’s mission to reaching Lawrence by equipping, engaging, and deploying us as a Missional body of Christ making an impact in the community of Lawrence through ministry partnerships, service opportunities, outreach events, and primarily through mobilizing the community through relational evangelism.
4) Strategic Ministry Area(s)—The Staff member will also be responsible for ONE or TWO (but not all) of the below “Strategic Ministry Areas” in accordance with their gifts, passions, and talents (A, B, C, D below).
A) Organizational Development—This Role includes providing oversight for the Organizational
Structures at Vintage. They will work with current groups (Trustees, Ops Team, and Bookkeeper/
Administrative assistant) to develop strong organizational systems to undergird the organization of
Vintage Church. Responsibilities include, but are not be limited to, and providing Vintage with strong
Financial Systems and Accountability, Organizational Policies and Structures, and Web-based
B) College/Student Ministry Development—This Role includes providing oversight for the student
ministries at Vintage, and this person would likely function as ‘Pastor’ for the youth & college students
who call Vintage Church home. They would partner with Young Life ministry in Lawrence to provide
outreach, discipleship, and service opportunities for college and youth through Vintage worship, age-
appropriate small groups, and targeted student gatherings. Also, help connect and interface with
families of students to Connect adults in our community. Finally, this person would recruit, develop,
and train young leaders through the summer Leadership Training Project and other leadership
opportunities for young people.
C) Children/Family Ministry Development—This Role includes providing oversight and support to the
Children’s Ministry Team(s) at Vintage Church. They would provide monthly check-ins with the
leader(s), work to provide cohesion between the Children’s ministry and the broader church, and would
work to develop family ministries to greater serve the families who call Vintage their church home.
D) Sunday Night Programming Coordinator—This Role includes leading our Creative Encounters Team in
putting together creative and relevant services where both believers and non-believers can encounter God and
engage in His Word in ways draw them closer to Christ. The Role also includes being the point person for
coordinating, communicating, and pulling off all aspects of Sunday nights (Programming, First Impressions,
Road Crew, etc.), and creating strategies to improve all aspects of the Sunday night experience.
5) Additional Responsibilities—In addition to the above-mentioned roles, the Second Staff Member will have some additional pastoral, teaching, and shepherding responsibilities. They will be encouraged to teach 8-12X a year on Sundays, Lead a Vintage Small Group, and participate in Pastoral Counseling from time to time. Depending upon the specific gifts, passions, and/or ministry experience of the candidate, additional responsibilities may be given to maximize their leadership potential and impact.
1. Has spiritual gifts of Leadership, Evangelism, Vision/Faith, Administration, Teaching.
2. Has a Masters Degree in Biblical/Theology Studies (MA, MDiv, or equivalent).
3. Has a theology consistent with the Essentials of Vintage Church.
4. Has demonstrated strong team-building skills and has track-record of being team-player.
5. Has demonstrated an ability to train leaders and has the capacity to work with people who have a wide range of
strengths, personalities and passions.
6. Has an ability to articulate a biblical message in such a way that it connects with the lives of young adult listeners.
7. Has the ability to partner with, work beside, and submit to the leadership of the Shepherding pastor and Steering
team of Vintage Church.
8. Advantageous Strengths include; Good Communicator, Strategic and Decisive, a Good Implementer, having
Project and Process management skills, and the ability to oversee a variety of ministries and teams.
9. An individual who possesses knowledge of the workings of Vintage Church is preferred
10. An individual who has a minimum of 5-7 years in professional ministry and has a proven track-record of
effective ministry leadership/evangelism skills preferred.
*We are aware that this is an “Ideal” job description, and that few (if any) candidates will possess all of the
traits and skills written above. If you feel you would be a good fit for a majority of this job description, we
would love to receive a resume from you! (Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
To apply for this job opening, please first post your resume.
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Vintage is a growing church in Lawrence, KS that targets college students through young families. We desire to be a Christ-centered missional community that reaches the lost, disciples the found, and makes a difference in Lawrence and the world! More...