Restoration Community Church first opened its doors in September 2010. We are a non-denominational church located in the heart of Naperville, IL. We currently have approximately 140 congregation members, primarily comprised of young families, and we are continuing to grow. The vision of our church is to be a “Gospel Community on Mission.” Our church aspires to be a transformative presence in the Naperville area, driven and motivated by a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ. As God restores the hearts, minds, and souls of the people in our church, we are aiming to recognize and live out our call to help bring restoration to the lives of those around us.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF ROLE
The Spiritual Formation Pastor will work together with the lead pastor and elder board to create and implement a philosophy of ministry and strategy for spiritual formation at RCC with particular emphasis on existing or aspirational ministries of discipleship.
The heart of the job will focus on Discipleship, to: (1) Create and implement a long-term strategy for discipleship at that will raise mature and equipped believers who can become disciple-makers themselves; (2) Provide a living model of discipleship at RCC by being involved in personal discipleship of a handful of people on a continuous basis.
College and Young Adult Ministries: Lead the college ministry (existing) and young adult ministry (non-existing, as of now) by (1) creating a regular meeting schedule for Bible study and fellowship for students (at local campuses), and young adults; (2) maintain contact (visit and be in touch) with young adults, students (some who are away from Naperville during the school year); (3) plan Bible studies, fellowship meetings and special activities throughout the year (young adults), during the vacation schedule for the students (summer, winter, spring); (4) meet with young adults, students, to disciple them on an individual basis as opportunities allow.
Community Groups: (1) Oversee the selection and development of leaders by meeting with them regularly and providing support and guidance as necessary; (2) Select study material; (3) Organize the yearly schedule of regular meetings and special activities for the community group ministry; (4) Ensure that the c-group ministry is operating in accordance to RCC’s vision by providing an entry point for newcomers, fostering Christ-centered community, and encouraging participants to live on mission in the personal contexts.
Men’s and Women’s Ministries: (1) Lead the men’s ministry by overseeing and developing group leaders, selecting study material, and planning regular meetings, quarterly fellowship events, and annual men’s retreat; (2) Provide support for women’s ministry leader by serving as a resource for selecting study material and offering suggestions for regular meetings and special events.
Preaching and Teaching: Preach at Sunday worship services at a frequency of approximately once every six weeks (or 8-10 times each year).
Family Ministry: (1) Assist Lead Pastor in providing teaching to families with special emphasis on issues related to marriage and parenting; (2) Recommend resources and conferences for individuals and families to become better equipped in areas related to family ministry; (3) Refer individuals and families to trusted professional Christian counseling as the situation warrants.
Other Responsibilities: (1) Attend monthly staff meetings to provide ministry updates and be informed of important events, opportunities and concerns within the church; (2) Attend the annual leaders’ planning retreat in November.
Educational/Experiential: Master’s of Divinity or equivalent required. Exceptional Biblical proficiency and teaching/preaching ability. Church ministry experience, specifically in working with new believers, discipleship, leadership development, and experience working with and leading teams. Previous experience in a multisite campus preferred.
Assimilation: Vision and proven leadership experience for developing teams to welcome and assimilate spiritually curious non-Christians and new believers into the life of the church.
Spiritual Formation: Broad knowledge of and value for differing forms of spiritual formation and discipleship needed for a diverse spiritual community of new and maturing Christians, including small groups, mentoring, and varied forms of Christian discipleship. Specialized emphasis on reaching to and connecting with new believers is preferred.
Administrative: Professional and capable management, administrative, and leadership skills. Excellent problem-solving skills. Word processing, email, and internet proficiency is essential. Ability to quickly learn and apply knowledge of current church software.
Communication/Teaching: Theologically sound but highly relevant and relational preaching style. Ability to communicate spiritual truth in compelling and transformative ways to non-Christian guests, new believers, and maturing Christians. Cooperative and collaborative personality enabling effective teamwork in a preaching rotation.
Strategic Thinking: Creativity in implementing our church’s vision, mission, and values. Proven ability to organize theoretical ideas into actionable and measurable processes. Wise decision making regarding human and financial resources in a constantly growing church.
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