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Impact Church

Lead Pastor


MansfieldOhio

Impact Church

Snapshot

Denomination: Wesleyan 

Weekly Attendance: 125

Location: Mansfield, Ohio

The Role: Impact Church is seeking a Lead Pastor who is a spiritually mature leader with a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and demonstrated ability in effectively communicating the Word of God through solid biblically-based preaching.

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Meet Impact Church:

Impact Church can trace its founding roots back to a one-room log house in 1858.  

While we can describe various buildings that were used for worship and various names used to identify the church to the community, what matters most is that Impact Church has been an instrument of conversion and discipleship for at least six generations of families in the north-central Ohio region.

The church opened its existing facility in a location that provided improved connection opportunities with the regional communities and villages. This change has yet to deliver or achieve the full potential for impacting families and communities with the message of hope, peace, and joy that come from a relationship with Jesus Christ.

God has equipped and entrusted Impact Church to serve as a spiritual backdrop and home for multiple generations and for families that chose to train their children to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ.

At the present time there are at least ten members of the Millennial generation that are serving in full-time ministry vocations around the country, who were spiritually raised, in-part, with help from Impact Church.

Our greatest motivation, as a church body, is to be a facilitator of spiritual growth for every generation that God raises to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ.

We believe that God has ignited a fresh fire within the hearts of the people that call Impact their church. It is our desire to serve with a leader who has a vision and passion to take a seasoned church into the next decade to be a church that will pursue and serve in the power of the Holy Spirit, making a difference in the lives of the next generation.

 

About the Lead Pastor:

Impact Church is seeking a Lead Pastor who is a spiritually mature leader and has a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. They must have demonstrated ability in effectively communicating the Word of God through a solid biblically-based preaching ministry and a passion to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  

As Lead Pastor, the ideal candidate will be a visionary leader and possess the ability to oversee the direction and mission of the Impact Church. They will be a highly relational leader and possess proven skills in shepherding people, mentoring staff and ministry leaders, and working collaboratively with church leadership. The Lead Pastor will faithfully share the gospel message of Jesus Christ both in the local church and community.  They will provide leadership for discipling, nurturing, and instructing believers in the faith. The Lead Pastor will inspire, equip, and mentor others to Know, Love, & Serve God, their families, and their community. They will be an ordained minister in the Wesleyan tradition, who is called by God to serve as the spiritual shepherd, teacher, visionary, and administrative overseer of the local church.

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The Lead Pastor Will: 

The Lead Pastor will lead in the spiritual and daily activities of the ministry in accordance with The Discipline of the Wesleyan Church and other general and district regulations and shall be responsible to (Sect. 725, The Discipline):

  • Spend time before God on behalf of the people of Impact and the local community, dig into the Word, and then stand before the people of Impact and the local community on behalf of God, feeding them by expounding, teaching, preaching, and serving the Word.

  • Seek, by all means, the conversion of sinners, the sanctification of believers, and the discipleship of God’s people in their faith.

  • To have the general guidance, under the Holy Spirit, of the religious services, and cultivating the practice of corporate worship.

  • Provide vision, understanding, encouragement, and oversight for the church in the pursuit of its three-fold mission (Know – Love – Serve).

  • Model and encourage prayer within the church body and community.

  • Administer the sacraments and biblical ceremonies of the church.

  • Serve as facilitator of local board meetings and other committees, as necessary.

  • Directly or through staffing and third-party services, provide personal, pre-marital, marital, crisis, and conflict resolution counseling; in a safe and non-intimate setting, being aware of limitations and making appropriate professional referrals, when necessary.

  • Work with individuals and teams to identify, develop, and organize ministry opportunities for service and outreach, helping to build community within the church and reflect the love of Jesus to those in the ‘community’.

  • Develop and sustain a healthy organization of ministry staff and volunteers.

  • Facilitate the provision of pastoral care for those in need within the church.

  • Participate in personal development that will enhance ministry leadership competence and catalyze continual Church multiplication by means of a healthy local church.

What you Bring: 

Education & Experience

The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in religion from a conservative and accredited college or university. A seminary degree is highly preferred. 

They will have three or more years of pastoral experience in a local church as a Lead Pastor, Associate, or Campus Pastor, with increasing responsibility.

Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrates a clear testimony of faith and a passionate devotion to Jesus Christ and His church.

  • Exemplifies biblical leadership qualities of an elder/overseer as found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7.

  • Maintains a strong devotional life of worship, prayer, and personal study of God’s Word.

  • Promotes and teaches a lifestyle of adherence to biblical standards of morality, ethics, and the pursuit of Christ-like character.

  • Exercises a spirit of humility, compassion, empathy, wisdom, integrity, and unity.

  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills, capable of relating to a diversity of ages and demographics, for the fostering of trust, organizational excellence, and missional accomplishment.

General Qualifications:

  • Love Jesus Christ with all your heart, mind, and soul. 

  • Live and lead from a servant’s heart. 

  • Capable of leading the local church to live out the Impact Mission: Know, Love, & Serve God, our families, and our community.

  • Inspired by the Holy Spirit to pursue a vision where every generation works to reach every generation. 

  • Support and promote a ministry and discipleship cycle of knowing, loving, and serving Jesus Christ.

  • Demonstrate competence in ministerial service, biblical theology, and a spirit-filled lifestyle.

  • Demonstrate competence in effectively preaching Gospel-centric biblical truth with relevant life applications.

  • Be an example of living a life that is committed to Kingdom advancement.

  • Demonstrate competence and passion in/for organizational leadership, community shepherding, and stewardship of effective Christ-centric ministry.

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What it's Like to Live in Mansfield, Ohio: 

Located midway between the major Ohio cities of Columbus and Cleveland, Mansfield, OH is the county seat for Richland County. Mansfield is known for its opportunities in the service industry, light manufacturing, engineering, healthcare and education industries. The low cost of living makes this area  a great option for both young professionals and families with kids. 

Impact Church is a regional church, not serving just a singular municipality, but many small towns, communities, and villages.  

The  region offers opportunities for urban and rural living, along with excellent public and private schools, K-12.

There are several year round activities for those living in the north-central Ohio/Mansfield area:   For the outdoor enthusiast there are multiple lakes, a state park, rivers, bike/running trails, skiing/snowboard/tubing, and the Mid-Ohio Race course.  For the artist there is the Mansfield Playhouse, Richland Academy of the Arts, and multiple museums. The Richland Academy offers various art classes for children and families as well as regular visiting exhibits from national and international artists. Other engaging activities include  the Richland Carrousel Park, where you can see the first hand-carved carousel to be built in the US since the 1930’s! During the warmer months, the Ohio Bird Sanctuary and the Gorman Nature center , both provide excellent opportunities for hiking and bird watching.

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