- Full Time
- Part Time
The church planter will: embed in the Englewood community, listening for the cultural heartbeat of the area; initiate Gospel-sowing worship and service; practice living out a faithful life with a core team while inviting others to co-journey; mature as a local and unique expression of the Body of Christ; hub to produce multiplying missional initiatives and churches; and extend to help fuel trans-local movements for church planting beyond Englewood. If the challenge of planting and reproducing such a missional community of faith is of interest to you, we would love to hear from you!
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Principal Duties & Responsibilities
Ministry Partner Development
- Raise funds for the start-up phase of the church-plant and to sustain the ministry vision of the community until it becomes self-sustaining.
- Receive training in fundraising and setting and managing a budget.
- Develop partnerships with local, regional, and national networks.
- Meet regularly with directors, practitioners, and other church planters.
- Exposure to proven ministry methods from around the Communitas world-wide network. Opportunities to visit other churches to gain insight and perspective of the body of Christ in other cities.
- Study the church planting process from developing vision to planting daughter churches.
- Develop the strategic missional outline for the church plant.
- Work with church plant coaching to develop a roadmap and a timeline for the church plant.
- Employ the Communitas “dynamic” approach to missional church-planting as presented in the Dynamic Adventure.
Assessment and Coaching
- Receive ongoing assessment and coaching. Meet regularly with the Area Director for accountability, training / coaching, and supervision.
- Explore and understand core strengths and weaknesses through formal and informal assessment. Build upon the MBTI, IES, and Strengths Finder gleanings resulting from the Communitas Engage process. (Couples will have one further assessment)
- Receive mentoring and coaching from Communitas staff. Establish mentoring and coaching relationships that become a regular rhythm of your ministry life.
- With the Area Director, prepare a list of performance goals annually, stated in measurable terms, to be used for planning, program development, personal improvement and positional efficiency. These goals will be used for reference during the annual performance review process.
- Develop core leadership team and through the embedding process, discover the distinctive values and missional identity of the church.
- Provide ministerial functions, including serving in administrative capacities, visitation, and providing pastoral care (e.g. weddings, counseling, and hospital calling as needed).
- Be reasonably accessible to community participants for pastoral care and spiritual consultation. Facilitate regular leadership team meetings and retreats.
- Will become involved in a Spiritual Direction, TriAd or accountability relationship.
- Meet regularly with people for the purpose of practicing spiritual disciplines together in community.
- Embrace and embody the vision and values of Communitas International; placing a high priority on your personal gospel life and mission. (practicing the values of the Kingdom) For more information visit http://gocommunitas.org/
- Passion to share life with others; an incarnational, missional approach to ministry, an understanding of group based ecclesiology, and the ability to identify with, understand and have an affinity for the next generation of “church.”
- An understanding of the issues, needs, and worldview of current postmodern culture, including the ability to relate to and communicate well within that culture.
- Capable of identifying, recruiting, training, equipping, encouraging and motivating future Church leaders in ministry development. This must include a passion for helping people emerge in ministry, both at the local level and beyond.
- Candidate will complete the Communitas Engage and Assessment process.
- Have a solid grasp of the Communitas Dynamic Adventure workbook and apply the embed, initiate, practice, mature, hub, and extend ideals to facilitate the initial and on-going life of the church.
- Demonstrated successful experience working as a member of a highly functioning team. A self-starter with a vision of what is needed to staff and direct life-changing ministry.
- An intense heart for discipleship along with the belief that small group ministry is one of the keys to a thriving community of believers.
- Experience in pastoral counseling/spiritual direction and mentoring/ coaching along with exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Competency in preaching/teaching.
- BA/BS preferred, advanced theological training or education a plus.
All of our Church Planter roles are support funded. Communitas will help with coaching and support as the Church Planter develops a support base. Once selected as a Church Planter, a Support Plan will be developed and the new staff member will be required to raise 80% of the support before launching into the above ministry related responsibilities of the church plant.
Belief and Commitment
Communitas North America is seeking to plant a missional community of faith in Englewood, Colorado. The project will be a part of a vibrant and growing collection of churches in the Western US. Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains near Denver, Englewood offers both a beautiful physical environment and ripe conditions for a creative team to bring a fresh voice to mission and worship.