Missions PastorSalary Range:
Competitive Salary and Benefit PackageLocation:
Prairie Village, KansasPurpose:
The Pastor of Missions shall be responsible for coordinating and implementing the global and local missions programs of Hillcrest.
• The Pastor of Missions shall work to facilitate the engagement of the congregation in fulfilling the Great Commission of Christ by proclaiming the Gospel of Christ, making disciples, and relating to the whole need of mankind, both spiritual and physical, with primary focus on ministries that cross barriers of culture, language, and/or distance.
• The Pastor of Missions will report directly to the Pastor of Worship, Connections and Missional Impact or the Senior Pastor.
• He/she will also work together with the Missions Ministry in providing care and support for Hillcrest missionaries, evaluation of the effectiveness of our missions efforts and being good stewards of the monies set aside by Hillcrest for the fulfillment of The Great Commission.Primary Responsibilities:
1.) Leading and guiding the Missions Ministry.
a. Meet on a regular basis with the Pastor of Worship, Connections and Missional Impact or Senior Pastor.
b. To review, build upon and clarify mission goals, vision and strategy of the Missions Ministry.
c. Establish annual goals/objectives for missions at Hillcrest.
d. Manage daily activity of Missions administrative assistant and complete periodic performance evaluation.
e. Communicate and coordinate efforts with Covenant World Missions to develop synergy, cost reductions and better utilize denominational programs.
f. Working with the Elder of Missions in developing agendas for meetings, providing leadership, reporting on current mission activities and upcoming plans.
g. In conjunction with the Missions committee, determine the deployment of funds set aside by the church for missions, including development of the annual budget.
h. Attend weekly staff meetings and communicates mission initiatives and solicits support for mission activities.
2.) Overseeing missionary care and development for the missionaries and organizations supported by Hillcrest.
a. Communicate on a regular basis with all supported Hillcrest missionaries and supported organizations.
b. To coordinate and participate in visits to Hillcrest missionaries and supported organizations.
c. Develop and implement an annual review process for all supported missionaries and organizations.
3.) Enlisting, training and supervising staff and volunteers in the fulfillment of the Great Commission through the missions programs of the church.
a. To implement a training program to educate and develop “World Christians” at Hillcrest.
b. To develop and train people from the congregation for short-and long-term missions service.
c. Communicates and keeps congregation informed on Mission activities including short-term trips and recruitment of mission volunteers.
d. To coordinate and participate in short-term trips.
4.) Coordinating local outreach programs with the Pastor of Outreach.
a. Communicate with other churches in the area on how to better partner and share resources.
5.) Serving as an active member of the pastoral team
a. Perform other ministerial duties assigned by the Senior Pastor to include preaching when called upon.Qualifications:
1.) A strong commitment to the Covenant Affirmations of Faith, including specifically the centrality and authority of God’s Word and the necessity of the new birth through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
2.) A passion for implementing the Great Commission.
3.) An in-depth knowledge of missions and missiology as evidenced through graduate degrees in ministry or missions or extensive (5-10 years) of experience on the missions field or missions, preferably international.
4.) A heart for unreached and least reached people groups throughout the world.
5.) A demonstrated ability to provide leadership, vision and direction for the Missions Ministry.
6.) Management and Leadership abilities with demonstrated advanced oral and written communication skills.
7.) A proven track record of success with leading, training and directing teams or groups.
8.0 A leadership style that encourages team-work and relates well to a wide spectrum of people.To Apply for this position please forward your Resume and Cover Letter to the following EMAIL link, thank you.