Senior Pastor

  • River Valley Community Church
  • Aurora, IL USA
  • Aug 12, 2019
Full time Sr Pastor/Church Positions

Job Description

We are looking for a servant leader who is highly relational, with a clear vision for local, regional and global ministry. He will need to have strong communication skills (both in the pulpit and interpersonally), a calling for developing new leaders, a passion for reaching people far from God, and the ability to motivate others to be a part of God’s redemptive cause.   He will need to understand and work with our existing partnerships with Converge MidAmerica and Converge Worldwide.

Formal Responsibilities

1. Leadership Skills

a. The creativity to envision new possibilities for the ministry of RVCC.

b. The ability to think strategically about opportunities and challenges.

c.  Identify and communicate clear goals and effective strategies to achieve them.

d. The ability to recruit, lead and manage staff and lay leaders to fulfill the mission of the church.

e. Realistically assess situations and take appropriate actions.

f.  The awareness of and ability to employ current technology for effective ministry.

g. Shepherd and develop the Elder Board and ministry leaders.

2. Communication Skills

a.  Strong exegetical preaching for life transformation.

b.  The ability to teach and communicate God’s Word in a variety of settings.

c.  Cast and communicate a compelling and clear vision for RVCC.

d.  Oversee written communications throughout the church.

e.  Oversee worship planning and preparation to inspire the church and reach the community.

3. Relationship Skills 

a.  A strong encourager and lover of people.

b.  Effective at interpersonal communication both as a listener and a speaker.

c.  Able to develop and employ the unique strengths of others.

d.  Able to be a healing presence in conflicted relationships both personal and corporate.

 

Qualifications 

1. Personal Qualities

a.  Meet the New Testament requirements for office as listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.

b.  A strong devotional and prayer life.

c.  An inherent grace orientation in their relationship to God and other people.

d.  Energy and passion in implementing ministry.

e.  Attitudes and behaviors guided by biblical principles.

 

2. Professional Qualities

a.  Embrace and hold the Affirmation of Faith of Converge MidAmerica & River Valley Community Church of Aurora.

b.  Have graduate work from an accredited seminary or Bible College. 

c.  A minimum of five years experience in a church setting or equivalent.

d.  Experience in and/or a heart for reaching the upper Midwest is strongly preferred. 

e.  Has had experience supervising staff.


Application Process

Interested applicants should apply by visiting

https://www.convergeplacementnetwork.org

No need to email a resume or cover letter.  

Please contact Kirsten at Converge MidAmerica with any questions.

kirsten@convergemidamerica.org