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Christ Church of Oak Brook

Pastor/Director of Local Mission

Christ Church of Oak Brook
Oak Brook, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 08/31/2011
Categories: Missions Pastor - Missions/Domestic
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 4001 to 5000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


To provide passionate leadership and a defined process to move the congregation toward embracing and engaging in local mission service of the church.
Relationships: Reports to the Executive Pastor of Outreach


1. Provide primary staff leadership for the continuing development and operation of a Local Missions Leadership Team in order to:
? Develop partnering relationships with relevant community agencies
? Link CCOB individual members, small groups, and mid-size communities in servant opportunities in the region around the church, in Chicago, and across the nation
? Conduct or develop need-meeting drives of various kinds
? Birth entrepreneurial servant ministries and provide leadership training for same
? Assess practical needs that can be met through Christian service
? Help members identify their passions and gifts for service
? Track servant opportunities and involvement
? Communicate servant opportunities and news to the wider congregation
? Coordinate periodic celebrations of local servanthood
? Develop, train and supervise Domestic Mission Trip Ministry

2. Be in partnership with the Global Missions Leadership Team in their effort to:
? Mobilize members toward involvement in short-term missions (Global and Local)
? Help equip teams for mission trips
? Coordinate follow-up and next steps of service
? Develop a process and practices that support the above

3. Participate in the wider and ongoing life of the church and its staff, including attending staff meetings, participating in worship leadership, praying, teaching, and care-giving as possible.

4. Partner with the Executive Pastor of Outreach on strategic direction, external relationship-building, and key congregational communications.


The Christian disciple filling this position will need to have…
A proven capacity to build, motivate and coordinate the work of multiple teams and processes.
The entrepreneurial instincts requisite to perceiving/developing opportunities for new ministries.
Excellent communication skills.
Strong administrative follow-through.
The outgoing orientation necessary for recruiting, networking, and promoting.
A passion for building partnering relationships.
Proven experience in local mission field, either as a lay volunteer or ministry leader
Bachelor’s degree required; masters of equivalent experience desired.
5 – 10 years of experience demonstrating the skill set.
Technical expertise using contemporary tools such as social media