Church Planting Pastor
Eastern PA District C&MA
Position Information Church plant location description: • The church plant will be located in the town of Shamokin Dam, a small town in the middle of a suburban and rural area that is within the Selinsgrove Area School District. • Approximately 30,000 people live within a five-mile radius of Shamokin Dam. • The radius area includes towns such as Sunbury, Selinsgrove, and Northumberland. • The area also includes a large shopping and restaurant area and a small university (Susquehanna University, 2,200 students). Position Description: • This is a replant. A small group of people remain from an existing congregation, some of whom may choose to be part of the new church plant. The church planter will have full freedom to develop a new lead team and new ministry for the church plant. • This is a full-time position, with salary and benefits. The salary will be determined by level of experience. Housing will be provided for the church planter and his family in a modern parsonage that is part of the property of the existing congregation. • An existing worship building in good condition will be the home of worship services for the new congregation. This facility has space to grow a congregation of 200-250 people with 100-125 people in two worship services. • Funding for the plant will come from a strong, three-year district subsidy, offerings from the people who continue from the existing congregation and offerings from the church plant launch team as it grows. The church planter will be encouraged to raise additional support for the church plant and will be equipped to do this by the Eastern PA District Director of Multiplication. • The church planter will build a lead team that will develop a ministry that is focused on reaching people who do not yet trust Christ and helping them become faithful and fruitful disciples. Church Planter Description: The church planter will have… • A clear understanding of the gospel as the foundation for all ministry and multiplication. • A faithful and fruitful walk with Christ. • A clear call and commitment to church planting with a passion to plant a church that plants churches throughout the region. • Clear communication skills in both preaching and leadership. • A commitment to equipping people for ministry and developing leaders. • A minimum of three years of full-time ministry experience that has included making disciples, beginning and developing a new ministry (youth ministry, small groups, outreach, etc.) and intentional sharing of the gospel.
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