The Church at LifePark
Denomination - Southern Baptist
Weekly Attendance - 2,000
Location - Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Position - Associate Pastor of Care
About the Church:
Mission: Making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19): People are not born followers of Christ. God uses the church to develop fully mature followers of Christ from our local community to the ends of the earth.
Vision: Our vision is to Live Life to the Full (John 10:10) through knowing Christ, growing in relationships and sharing the gospel.
To remain true to the guiding principles of the early church in Acts 2 through:
1. Authentic Worship: Praising God out of gratitude for His grace
2. Loving Relationships: Valuing all people made in the image of God
3. Applying Biblical Truth: Obeying God’s Word and trusting all the results to Him
4. Dependent Prayer: Experiencing intimacy with God and asking His will to be done on earth as in heaven
5. Serving in Ministries: Discovering and developing spiritual gifts to serve in ministry
6. Personal and Community Evangelism: Effectively witnessing in our daily sphere of influence and engaging our city to bring redemption to the broken
7. Church Planting: Planting new churches that will also plant churches (with different methods, different leaders, and different locations) to reach more communities, while proclaiming the same gospel message
8. Missions To Unreached People Groups: Taking the gospel to unreached people groups around the world
About the Position:
The Associate Pastor for Care will oversee all aspects of the care ministry for The Church at LifePark. This includes seeking to identify the care needs of the congregation, as well as those in our community and developing ministries to meet those needs. The Associate Pastor of Care will provide pastoral care to members, attendees and staff while also recruiting and equipping the saints to do the work of ministry.
The care ministry will be consistent with The Church at Life Park’s mission of living life to the full through knowing Christ, growing in relationships, and sharing the gospel. The Associate Pastor of Care will develop, empower and encourage a care team to effectively minister to one another.
The Associate Pastor of Care reports to the Senior Pastor for The Church at LifePark and oversees the Associate Care Minister.
Strategic Planning: Plan, develop and implement the vision and strategic initiatives of building a holistic care ministry such as counseling, building a network of care resources, visiting the sick/hospitalized, ministering to shut-ins, overseeing divorce care, grief care, addiction care, recovery groups, etc.
Care and Counseling: Provide individual, pre-marital, marital and family counseling. Provide oversight of funeral logistics while caring for families through times of loss.
Oversee and Empower Staff: Develop staff and assign tasks consistent with the vision of the care ministry and the gifts and passions of the staff member.
Recruit Volunteers: Recruit, develop and empower dynamic volunteer leaders and helpers in the ministry. This includes teaching, training, coaching and discipling a team of men and women who can minister to those in need.
Budget Management: Develop and manage the departmental budget within approved guidelines.
Develop Network of Community Care Resources: This includes building relationships with community leaders and care professionals for the purpose of referring those who are in need of continued, ongoing care. This also includes liaisons with Christian counselors.
Senior Leadership Team: Serve on the Senior Leadership Team helping shape the vision and ministry of LifePark.
Other Duties: Perform other tasks as assigned by the Senior Pastor.
Qualifications & Essential Characteristics:
Exhibits a growing and vibrant relationship with Jesus.
Strong critical thinking skills
Ability to work collaboratively.
Displays excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Exhibits servant leadership.
Self-motivated with a strong work ethic; teachable spirit; team-player attitude.
Undergraduate or graduate degree in biblical studies.
3+ years of experience in pastoral ministry preferably in care and counseling.
Denomination: Southern Baptist preferred or conservative evangelical background.
Spiritual Gifts & Passions: Administration, discernment and shepherding.
A little bit about Mt. Pleasant, SC
The Town of Mount Pleasant is located just a few miles from beaches (Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms) and downtown Charleston with a population of just over 90,000 residents. It’s beauty and mild climate are just two of many aspects that made it the 10th fastest growing city in the nation in 2015 according to the US Census Bureau. It’s the fourth largest municipality in the state. Accessibility to shopping, dining, outdoor recreation, theater and historical sites abound.
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