Weekly Attendance: 225
Location: Mena, Arkansas
The Role: Christ Community Fellowship's next Senior Pastor will lead and oversee worship services, teachings, and all aspects of a growing and thriving ministry.
Meet Christ Community Fellowship:
From our very first service in February 2015, our CCF experience has continually resonated with the words of Isaiah 43:18-19, “remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old…”. We have a healthy respect for “Old-Time Religion”, we also know that God is alive and moving and speaking and working in this time as in Bible times. How could it be otherwise? God does not change (Malachi 3:6), and Christ is “the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). The ancient Hebrews knew and followed the “Living God”, not merely the God of People long dead, but also the God of the living (Mark 12:27).
So, at CCF, we seek and find and discover God continually revealing new truths, as well as expanding our understanding of old truths. The present, the here and now, is where we are and where God is. Jesus, the prophets, and the apostles recognized this in their day. We recognize it in ours, for God is always working (John 5:17). God is at work in you and all around you, right now. Are you ready to join God in this work? We are learning to recognize and cooperate with the projects God is doing in us and around us. At CCF, we regularly remind ourselves that one of the most effective evangelistic things that we can do is to work on ourselves--cooperating and continually surrendering to the Spirit at work within us, as described in Romans 12:2: “Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will begin to know God’s will for you. “
An authentic, practical, and observable life transformation is one of our core values and goals. Continually transforming Christians are charged with a Win/Win energy. They are empowered by the Spirit within them. Imagine a church filled with dozens, even hundreds, of Christians like that. That is who we are! That is who we are continuing to become! May you come to CCF and “Become” with us.
About the Senior Pastor:
Christ Community Fellowship is looking for a Senior Pastor to lead and oversee the Worship Services, teachings, and all aspects of a growing and thriving ministry. The Senior Pastor will have a desire to have strong relational, spiritual, and business skills and characteristics. They will help to inspire, encourage, equip, and lead the congregation.
The Senior Pastor is responsible for leading the staff, key leaders, and congregation by championing the mission, vision, and values of the church. They will provide overarching pastoral and strategic leadership to the church’s life and work, partner with senior staff and key leaders, and will occasionally be involved at the execution-level of the church’s ministry and function.
The Senior Pastor Will:
Provide prayerful, insightful leadership for the church by casting vision for ministry and setting goals for key areas of community impact.
Preach inspiring messages that are Bible centered, thought-provoking and applicable to life.
Give guidance and oversight to the ministry leadership team and administrative staff, nurturing a healthy team environment for ministry as a whole.
Give oversight and coaching across all ministries of the staff and church body to cultivate emotionally and spiritually healthy ministry teams.
Lead the church staff in weekly meetings to plan and coordinate ministry efforts, grow spiritually and develop team building skills.
Provide pastoral and shepherding care to the staff, volunteers, and church body such as; hospital visits, funerals, counseling, etcetera, as needed.
Give direction and oversight to communication efforts including ministry promotion, social media interactions, updated website, sermon series branding and graphics, church-wide events, etcetera.
Give oversight to CCF’s budget, facility maintenance, building usage and IT components.
Administrate church policies and procedures in regard to staff hiring, reviews, accountability, compliance, salary and benefits.
What you Bring:
Education & Experience
Undergraduate degree (required); Seminary/Masters preferred.
5+ years of ministry experience and leading ministry teams.
Experience with IT, finance, HR, facilities, and communication is a plus.
CHRIST-CENTERED: Has a heart to serve the Lord and grow his Kingdom.
COMMITTED: Accepts and appreciates the mission, values and beliefs and membership process of Christ Community Fellowship.
COLLABORATIVE: Ability to work with teams and partner with other ministries, using the skills and gifts of others to create a better and effective final result.
RELATIONAL: Capacity to relate well to all people and cultures - inside and outside the church, as well as cross-culturally and internationally; builds respect and rapport through constructive and effective relationships.
SELF AWARE: Carries a high emotional IQ and a knowledge of personal strengths, weaknesses and opportunities; able to accept and appreciate feedback without getting defensive, gaining insight from successes and mistakes.
ORGANIZED: Has a keen eye for attention to detail and has an operational, administrative mindset.
What it's Like to Live in Mena, Arkansas:
Mena, Arkansas is a charming, small, rural community located in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains surrounded by natural beauty and outdoor activities. It’s fortunate to have excellent public schools and a two-year college. There’s a highly rated full-service hospital as well as family and specialty medical facilities. Mena is a safe community to live in and a great place to raise a family.
From the scenic drive on the Talimena National Scenic Byway to the Queen Wilhelmina State Park, the opportunities to gather outdoors amongst nature are plentiful. Beyond their many outdoor activities, Mena offers an vibrant art and theater community. In recent years, the food and the local business scene have blossomed and become active and thriving.
Mena, Arkansas is surrounded by towns like Fort Smith, Hot Springs, and Texarkana allowing easy access to a wide variety of places to go and fun things to do for the family to enjoy right here in the Natural State.
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