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Family Pastor

Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Date Posted: 02/20/2012
Categories: Church Planter - Family Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 50 to 100
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
About the Church
LCF originally started out as ‘Lagos Christian Fellowship’ approximately fifteen years ago in Lagos, Nigeria. The initial LCF impetus was as a small house fellowship style church, for evangelical expatriate believers, desiring to continue in Christian fellowship and worship to God, whilst they were resident in Lagos, Nigeria on various work assignments and away from their respective churches in their diverse countries of domicile.
In recognition of the diverse nationalities that is usually found amongst expatriates, and also to serve as a spiritual oasis away from ‘home’ for all expatriates believers’, LCF maintains an interdenominational lay-laid stance, yet has a clearly articulated Statement of Faith. Please refer to the ‘Faith’ page on the website, for the LCF Statement of Faith and Mission.
Around the turn of the new century, 2000, LCF thereafter became more organized in structure with a more formalized lay-led leadership structure, an Eldership and Diaconate, a clearly articulated mode of Sunday worship and various mid-week activities (Ladies Bible Study, Men’s Bible Study, Youth Group, Yearly Retreats, etc.). LCF evolved from the house fellowship format to meeting on Sunday afternoons and now on Sunday mornings.
LCF still retains the international flavor that was part of its foundational bedrock and has had the distinct privilege of having fellow believers from diverse nations from all the five continents on earth participate in its activities over the years.
In recent time LCF has further consolidated on its over one decade long existence by seeking formal registration as Lively Christian Fellowship, a lay-led non-profit Church organization in accordance with the laws of Nigeria, but continues to be generally referred to and known as LCF.
The LCF Church attributes its corporate longevity over the years entirely to the sublime Grace of God, and looks forward to many more years of serving as a spiritual oasis to predominantly the expatriate community within Lagos, Nigeria.
LCF is now seeking a full time, passionate Family Pastor to support a growing Church interested in serving our God in an international mission setting.

Church Organization
Church is a lay-led leadership structure with Elders and Deacons. Family Pastor will report to the church leadership. He must be a leader with discernment to be led when necessary but demonstrate a strong desire to lead others with a passion to work within the teamwork and foundation of Christ’s church. Family Pastor will serve as the Preaching/Counseling/Teaching Elder.

Rolls and Responsibilities
The Family Pastor will work in unison with the Church Leadership in the overall Pastoral leadership of the Church. He will be strategically positioned to assist / lead in goal setting and strategic development of the current ministries / missions.
Work as the lead minister of the international Church body serving families, singles and youth. Facilitate the worship and deliver effective messages as both a preacher and teacher on a weekly basis.
Working with assigned volunteers, he will support and guide key family ministries inclusive of the children’s ministry, youth group, missions and family ministries.
Initiate and lead weekly Small Groups program. Develop and maintain a ministry plan developing a program to disciple and train family units foundationally in the Gospel.
Provide leadership to church leaders, ministry teams and volunteers in the further continuance of current ministries and development of new purposeful ministries / mission
Further develop the church ministries and missions in a dynamic changing environment.
Lead off-site retreats and develop / participate in church activities / missions inclusive of youth outings, mission support, ladies missions’ activities, leadership retreats, etc.

Seeking married Family Pastor with spouse’s interest in serving the church in counseling, ladies bible studies and children’s ministries.

Formal theological and/or ministry training preferred. Will accept applicants with limited experience with a strong desire to serve Christ in a challenging purposeful mission environment.

• Pastor’s family will be provided with 3 weeks paid home leave inclusive of economy airline tickets to country of origin.
• Car and driver provided by church while in country (driver paid 6 days/wk)
• Family 3 bedroom apartment paid by church
• Family health insurance
A formal offer will be made to the selected candidate detailing wages and benefits (inclusive of the above). Salary will be based on a 40 hour work week and in accordance with the experience level of the candidate.

Please send your interests to
• Introductory letter
• Resume, including personal testimony
• Spouses interests and qualifications
• Audio files or links to sermons / teachings