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Lead Pastor (Discipleship)

Company: Dayspring Fellowship
Location: Albany
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

Thank you for your interest in the Lead Pastor (Discipleship) position at Dayspring Fellowship! Dayspring is a 26-year-old congregation in Keizer, Oregon, a beautiful suburb of Salem. We are located about 45 minutes south of Portland. Dayspring is a church that takes Jesus seriously, but not ourselves. We want to be the most fully-devoted followers of Christ we can, but we like to laugh and have fun along the way. Each Sunday we have two morning services with about 400 adults in attendance. The following pages contain the information you need to submit your application before the December 1, 2018 deadline. Some of the information you can also find on our website, which we encourage you to explore in order to help you get to know us. Included in this document is: Position announcement Position description Doctrinal statement Vision and values To apply for this position, send a cover letter, current resume, a short description of your faith journey, an audio or video file of a recent sermon youve preached, and anything else you think we might need to make a decision in your favor (philosophy of ministry, etc.) You can send your material to the email address listed with this posting. Praying with you, Chris Voigt Lead Pastor (Executive) Position Announcement: When you ask us what we do at Dayspring Fellowship, you wont just hear a list of tasks or job responsibilities; youll hear our story. We are passionate about using our talents, time and resources for Gods purposes; thats why we are whole-heartedly dedicated to a life of ministry, not just doing a job. We have the privilege of leading people to become fully devoted Christ-followers. And along the way, we choose to be risk-takers, grace-givers, and truth-speakers who have fun, laugh hard, and honor God with integrity. Would you like to be part of our team? Were looking for someone who is radically sold out to and passionately in love with Jesus; someone who loves to teach the Word of God, who loves people and has a deep desire to help them connect with God in life-transforming ways. Our ideal candidate would be authentic and personable, humble and kind, committed to both spiritual formation within the church and compassionate outreach to our community. Were also looking for someone who is excited about being part of and helping to lead within a team-style leadership model. The Pastoral Team at Dayspring includes six pastors who work collaboratively to lead the day-to-day operations of the church. The Pastoral Team collaborates on all significant matters affecting the vision and direction of the church, and is subject to the authority of the Board of Elders, of which the Lead Pastors are members. If loving, teaching and shepherding Christ-followers is your passion; if you are committed to leading, serving and discipling the body of Christ; if you are passionate about helping people to grow, live out and share their faith; if you get excited about creatively and compassionately making a difference for Christ, and encouraging others to do the same, then we would love for you to explore what we are looking for in a Lead Pastor. You will make us smile if you are: - A teaching pastor with at least two years of experience in pastoral ministry. - Experienced in leading, discipling, and developing adults to become fully devoted Christ-followers. - Willing to take risks, embrace challenge, try new ideas and strategies. - Great at communicating, equipping, empowering and relating to others. Youll be happy if you enjoy: - Communicating the Word of God with creativity, passion, and practicality. - Overseeing the alignment, planning and strategic coordination of all aspects of a discipleship strategy across all adult ministries. - Working in a collaborative team environment and building a relational ministry team. - Being a team player who partners with all church ministries. Well high-five if you: - Are highly competitive (and hate to lose). - Can identify and influence the influencers. - Are a student of Gods Word, leadership and our ever-changing culture. - Make us laugh. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at the email address included with this posting This position closes on December 1, 2018. Position Description: Position Title: Lead Pastor (Discipleship) Department: Pastoral Team Reports To: Elders General Information: The Lead Pastor (Discipleship) is part of the Executive Management Team of Dayspring Fellowship, which includes the Elder Board and the Lead Pastor (Executive). This team is responsible for executing the mission of Dayspring Fellowship, and sets the direction, priorities and overall vision of the church. To ensure unity across all ministries, Lead Pastor (Discipleship) shall act as an advocate for the ministries under the direct leadership of Lead Pastor (Executive). Qualifications: The Lead Pastor position at Dayspring Fellowship requires: An individual who meets the scriptural requirements for an elder. (i.e.: 1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9; 1 Peter 5:1-5) A person who demonstrates mature Christ-centered character and wisdom. Preferred seminary degree, college degree or equivalent proven experience. A minimum of 2 years of experience as a pastor. Alignment with the Executive Management Team on the philosophy of ministry at Dayspring Fellowship and essential doctrines. A demonstrated ability to function on their own (initiative) and as a member of a team (collaboration). A demonstrated ability to teach and preach the Word of God. The ability to effectively direct and develop staff and volunteers in implementing the ministry goals of Dayspring Fellowship. A wide range of ministry skills including, but not limited to: recruitment, goal setting, financial administration, and the leading, motivating and development of others. Current Responsibilities: Preaching & Teaching: The Lead Pastor (Discipleship) will be the primary teacher for weekly services. The Lead Pastor (Discipleship) will work cooperatively with the Lead Pastor (Executive) to strategically connect weekend teaching with vision and direction set by the Executive team, determine teaching calendar, and to ensure creative and cohesive planning through every aspect of each service. Leadership: Work collaboratively with the Executive Management Team and the pastoral team in a cohesive and open team environment. Build and maintain quality relationships with team members. Help define strategic goals and vision as a key leader among staff. Help develop and implement strategies for accomplishing defined goals. Discipleship: Provide overall leadership in planning, executing and aligning the Dayspring Fellowship discipleship strategy across all ministries, including Mens Ministries, Womens Ministries, Growth Groups and affinity groups. Works collaboratively to plan and provide leadership development opportunities for all lay leaders. Pastoral Care: Provide and coordinate pastoral care with other staff and volunteers through visitation, counseling, and prayer. Assimilation: Provide overall leadership in planning, executing and aligning the Dayspring Fellowship assimilation strategy across all ministries. Elder: Provide significant input in vision casting and goal setting. Other Duties: Perform other ministry responsibilities as required, including leading communion, conducting baptisms, performing marriages and funerals and providing pastoral care. Adhere to the bylaws, policies and procedures adopted by the church. Accountability: The Lead Pastor (Discipleship) is accountable to the Elder Board to implement strategies for achieving the mission of Dayspring Fellowship as set by the Executive Team, in each area of his responsibility. The Lead Pastor (Discipleship) will work collaboratively with the Lead Pastor (Executive) to build and protect the unity of the body of believers at Dayspring Fellowship, and to create a ministry environment where each can thrive in their callings, as they serve in their unique areas of giftedness. Doctrinal Statement: The Bible The sole basis of our belief is the Bible, composed of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament. We believe that Scripture in its entirety was inspired by the Holy Spirit, through the instrumentality of chosen men. Scripture thus at one and the same time speaks with the authority of God and reflects the backgrounds, styles, and vocabularies of the human authors. We hold that the Scriptures are infallible and inerrant in the original manuscripts. They are the unique, full, and final authority on all matters of faith and practice, and there are no other writings similarly inspired by God. God We believe that there is one true, holy God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - each of Whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality. In the beginning God created out of nothing the universe and all the things therein, thus manifesting the glory of His power, wisdom and goodness. By His sovereign power He continues to sustain His creation. By His providence He is operating throughout history to fulfill His redemptive purposes. Salvation The central purpose of God's revelation in Scripture is to call all people into fellowship with Himself. Originally created to have fellowship with God, man defied God, choosing to go his independent way, and was thus alienated from God and suffered the corruption of his nature, rendering him unable to please God. The fall into sin took place at the beginning of human history, and all individuals since have suffered these consequences and are thus in need of the saving grace of God. The salvation of mankind is, then, wholly a work of God's free grace, not the result, in whole or in part of human works or goodness, and must be personally appropriated by repentance and faith. When God has begun a saving work in the heart of any person, He gives assurance in His Word that He will continue performing it until the day of its full consummation. Jesus Christ Jesus Christ is the eternal second Person of the Trinity who was united forever with a true human nature by a miraculous conception and virgin birth. He lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father and voluntarily atoned for the sins of all by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. He ascended into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of the Father, where He, the only Mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own. He shall come again to earth, personally and visibly, to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. The Christian Life (The Holy Spirit) The essential accompaniment of a genuine saving relationship with Jesus Christ is a life of holiness and obedience, attained by believers as they submit to the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity. He was sent into the world by the Father and the Son to apply to mankind the saving work of Christ. He enlightens the minds of sinners, awakens in them a recognition of their need of a Savior and, regenerates them. At the point of salvation He permanently indwells every believer to become the source of assurance, strength, and wisdom, and uniquely endows each believer with gifts for the upbuilding of the body. The Holy Spirit guides believers in understanding and applying the Scripture. His power and control are appropriated by faith, making it possible for the believer to lead a life of Christlike character, to resist Satan, and to bear fruit to the glory of the Father. Human Destiny Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. For all mankind, there will be a resurrection of the body into the spiritual world, and a judgment that will determine the fate of each individual. Unbelievers will be separated from God into condemnation. God's judgment will reveal His justice in consigning them to perpetuate in eternal retribution because of their own rejection of God. Believers will be received into eternal communion with God and will be rewarded for works done in this life. The Church The corollary of union with Jesus Christ is that all believers become members of His body, the church. There is one true Church universal, comprised of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The Scripture commands believers to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of baptism and communion as the Biblical ordinances established by Jesus Christ, fellowship, service to the body through the development and use of talents and gifts, and outreach to the world. Wherever God's people meet regularly in obedience to this command, there is the local expression of the church. Under the watchcare of supportive leadership, its members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the one ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ, while awaiting His return to be with the Lord forever. Faith and Practice Scripture is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. Dayspring Fellowship recognizes that it cannot bind the conscience of individual members in areas where Scripture is silent. Rather, each believer is to be led in those areas by the Lord, to whom he or she alone is ultimately responsible. We believe the Statement of Faith to be an accurate summary of what Scripture teaches. All members shall refrain from advocating doctrines that are not included in the Statement of Faith in such a way as to cause dissension. Our Vision: Loving God. Loving People. Changing Lives. Our vision is rooted in the Great Command [Matthew 22:37-40] and the Great Commission [Matthew 28:19-20]. For us, loving God motivates us to love people, which in turn changes lives. Our Values: Biblical Truth. Gods Word is the foundation of our beliefs, the standard for our actions, and the content of our teaching. All we are and do is rooted in reality as God defines it. [2 Timothy 3:16-17, John 17:17, 2 Peter 1:20-21] Grace. We want every person to experience being loved and cared for in such a way that they feel accepted, valued and have a sense of belonging. [Colossians 3:12-15] Spiritual Growth. We believe Christ followers should intentionally seek continuous spiritual growth. [2 Peter 3:18, 1 Peter 2:1-3, Ephesians 4:15-16] Excellence. We believe excellence honors God and inspires people. We continually look for ways to improve. We endeavor to bring our personal best, as often as we can, in the power of the Spirit, with a heart to please God and bless others. [Colossians 3:23-24, Titus 2:7, 2 Corinthians 8:7, Colossians 3:17] Reaching the Lost. We believe lost people matter to God, and therefore, they matter to the church.We want every member to be confidently sharing Christ with those within their circle of influence, who do not yet know Him. [Matthew 28:19-20] Serving others. We want to see every member developing and contributing their God-given abilities and using them to serve others. [1 Peter 4:10, Acts 20:35, Mark 10:45] Worship. We believe worship should be expressed in the way we live every day; we value creativity and artistic expressions of worship in our church services. [Romans 12:1-2]

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