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Northwoods Community Church

Engage Pastor

Northwoods Community Church
Peoria, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 04/24/2013
Categories: Missions Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 5001 to 7500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Description: The Engage Pastor will serve as the primary spiritual leader, vision caster, and catalyst for building, leading, and developing a Global and Local outreach ministry that embodies the vision and values of Northwoods Community Church. To develop, equip, and lead the Engage Director and Domestic Outreach.


Key Competencies: Fully endorse the vision, ministry philosophy, and strategic values of Northwoods Community Church and our Outreach ministries. Have the ability to lead, influence, and cast vision to volunteer leaders and the congregation. Be able to build and lead dynamic teams of staff and volunteers. Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills. Have the ability to maintain integrity when dealing with sensitive and confidential matters. Have proven reliability in work quality and time/energy management.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Ministry Development


A.  Leadership: Lead in the development and implementation of the strategic ministry plans.

B.  Mission Training: Serve as the primary leader and vision caster for development of short-term trips and long-term mission training strategies.

C.  Global Partners: Serve as the primary leader, vision caster and expert for each unique relationship with our Global partners in Haiti, DR, India, and Israel.

D.  Supervision: The Engage Pastor will oversee the Engage Director.


Leadership Development

A.  Local and Global Outreach Ministries: Serve as the primary leader and vision caster for the Global Outreach ministries as well as the Local Outreach ministries.

B.  Global Outreach Initiatives: Recruit, train, and develop leaders for Local and Global Outreach initiatives for short-term trip leaders.



A.  Pastoral Staff Participation: Serve as Pastor-on-call (rotational), hospital visitations, baptisms, communion, counseling, officiate funerals, and weddings.

B.  Other: Various other duties as requested.


Church Staff

A.  Participate as a team member of the Northwoods Staff.

B.  Attend staff meetings for church wide communication.

C.  Communicate with other Ministry Pastors/Directors as necessary.


Interaction with Others

The Engage Pastor will regularly meet with the Senior Executive Pastor, The Teaching Team and other ministry leaders.  The Engage Pastor will be on the Missions Leadership Team.


Desired Skills and Abilities

Outstanding relational and communication skills


Beneficial Spiritual Gifts

Leadership, Administration, Shepherding, Teaching


Educational and Experience Required

Bible College Degree and/or Theological Training preferred.

Ideally, the candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in a large church of 1,000, or more.