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Grace Church

Pastor of Care and Counseling


Orlando, Florida

Snapshot

Theology: Non-denominational

Weekly attendance: 1,850

Neighborhood: Orlando, Florida

The role: The Pastor of Care and Counseling will be a leader in the church, heading all care and counseling ministries to Grace attenders. 

grace church connection 1 Meet Grace Church:

People are invited. Not just to attend, to belong. Grace is a family, and they hope others feel like you’re a part of it right away. Anyone is welcome to attend, on any Sunday, at a campus near them.

Grace is one non-denominational church worshipping in local campuses around the greater Orlando area, with a mission to help people take their next step toward Christ. Their model gives them the strength and resources of a larger church but the community and neighborhood feel of a small one. They have in-person pastors and leaders at all of their campuses, allowing them to connect with people and teach the Bible in ways that speak to each unique community. It also allows them to resource and train as many next-generation leaders as possible for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

What makes Grace Church so unique is the combination of expositional preaching, live preaching at each campus, modern worship music, and liturgical worship elements. 

About the Pastor of Care and Counseling:  

The Pastor of Care and Counseling will be a leader in the church, heading all care and counseling ministries to Grace attenders. These ministries include but are not limited to hands-on pastoral care, organizing and equipping members to care for other members, conducting formal biblical counseling of all kinds, and nurturing the heart of the church. 

The  Pastor of Care and Counseling will:

  • Taking leadership and ownership of pastoral care, and initiative in growing and nurturing this ministry as a part of their leadership. 

  • Building strong relationships and trust with the members, visitors, and community of Grace Church. 

  • Leading premarital counseling, marriage counseling, Financial Peace University, and any other pastoral counseling areas that may arise.

  • Overseeing volunteer counselors in our onsite counseling ministry.

  • Helping Grace Communities (small groups) care for their own members within the groups, assisting in guidance and leadership where needed in organizing meal trains, hospital visits, and care duties

  • Growing in connection with the teaching pastors and the church in order to assume an occasional weekend teaching role in services when appropriate

 

grace church connection 3 What you bring:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Pastor of Care and Counseling: 

Education 

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position. A master’s is strongly preferred. A candidate with a master’s degree in divinity or counseling or biblical studies would be a great fit for this role. 

Experience

The ideal candidate for this position likely has eight to ten years of ministry experience. They have a high level of emotional intelligence. They are capable of teaching in weekend services, bringing their heart for care for the church to the platform. They have experience and a proven record of equipping high-capacity leaders. They have a track record of handing off ministries, creating systems for care, and are highly skilled at equipping others for care through dedicated and committed service. They have probably been serving in pastoral care or perhaps even as a chaplain at a hospital. 


Personal Characteristics

The ideal candidate:
  • has an active walk with Christ and is consistently exhibiting a Christ-like character

  • has a very strong work ethic

  • Is a great communicator who desires to one day teach occasionally in weekend services

  • possesses an authentic, genuine spirit in their faith, work, and relationships 

  • Is highly organized, with the ability to troubleshoot and create processes and systems with a strong eye for detail 

  • Is strongly gifted in the area of leading/shepherding

  • Is highly emotionally intelligent, with a skill and gift for remembering people, listening, understanding, and connecting people with each other and in ministries at the church

  • loves people and has a heart for talking with, connecting with, caring for, and helping others

  • Is a team player who enjoys having fun with a staff team


grace church connection 4 What it's like to live in Orlando, Florida:

Orlando, Florida, is a city of approximately 200,000 people located in east/central Florida. It is the core of the third largest metropolitan area in Florida and is home to nearly 1.8 million people. The area is a major tourist destination and is the home of Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando. Neighboring Lake Buena Vista is home of Walt Disney World, the world-renowned amusement park. These attractions form the backbone of Orlando's tourism industry, making the city the most visited city in the U.S. Orlando is also home to the University of Central Florida, one of the U.S.’s largest campuses. Another important sector is the film, television, and electronic gaming industries, aided by the presence of Universal Studios, Disney's Hollywood Studios, UCF College of Arts and Humanities, Full Sail University, the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, and other entertainment companies and schools.

As of 2006, Orlando is also home to three Fortune 1000 company headquarters. It has evolved from the hub of Florida’s citrus industry in the 19th century, to a mecca for tourism in the 20th century. The city’s regional leaders have worked diligently in recent years to diversify its economy to create a new breed of high-tech, high-wage careers for residents in cutting edge industries such as digital media, technology, life sciences, modeling, simulation, and training. Today, Orlando is a global leader in the 21st century innovation economy.

This city is ranked as the 36th "Most Fun U.S City" in a survey conducted in 2003 by Cranium Inc. Factors taken into account in the ranking include: the number of sports teams, restaurants, dance performances, toy stores, the amount of a city's budget that is spent on recreation, and other factors. And it never fails to consistently earn a ranking as one of the top tourist destinations in the world. All in all, Orlando is the ideal place for any couple or family to live.

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