The Seminary Intern is accountable to the Pastor of Discipleship (as supervised by the Senior Pastor*) for effectively providing ministry leadership and assistance in various assigned areas.
The Senior Pastor promotes the vision and mission of the Church to the congregation and community. The Senior Pastor ensures that all ministries of the church are being implemented consistent with the goals and objectives of the church.
The Pastor of Discipleship is accountable to the Senior Pastor for guiding and equipping members to develop and live in relationships of full-orbed discipleship. Full-orbed discipleship includes pastoral care, spiritual growth and outreach. This position will serve as a member of Shepherd Elders and ex officio member of Service Deacons.
The Director of Equipping & Congregational Life will help promote the ministry of the church by helping individuals find opportunities to use their gifts in meaningful ways and by planning for and implementing all ministries which enfold new members and provide for the nurture and fellowship of all members.
Provide oversight and visionary leadership for our Children’s Ministries and develop, enhance, and encourage a highly relational ministry by building positive long-term relationships with our youth (7th-12th grade) and parents.
The Care and Connections Coordinator is accountable to the Senior Pastor for guiding and equipping members to develop and live in relationships of mutual care and connections. This position will serve as an ex officio member of Shepherd Elders and Service Deacons.
Unfortunately we often write policies or establish practices after we are presented with a question or event and we establish a policy in a reactionary mode. We may even write a new policy geared to the specifics of a situation without much regard for what similar events might come up down the road.
Every person needs to feel appreciated. Pastors, and their spouses, are no exception. I remember getting movie tickets in the mail. No note, just tickets. It brought tears to my eyes. A small thing? Some would think so, but to us it was huge.