About the Organization:
Mission Community Church desires to be a gospel people on a gospel mission. Launching with 40 individuals in the summer of 2015, Mission has since grown to an average Sunday attendance of 200 with over 350 who call Mission their church home.
Community is one of the church’s core values. Since God is triune and we are made in His image, we must reflect that in how we live with others. Community is the framework for discipleship, so we teach the value of community as we encourage one another to “do life together.”
Mission Community Church consists of a group of believers who are passionate about helping people meet, know, and follow Jesus. Comprised of individuals with various backgrounds on different journeys in life, they are ordinary people striving to do extraordinary things while centering their lives on Jesus and the power of His Gospel. The church’s view of the Triune God, the Bible, and who they are, as children of God, impacts how they live their lives individually and corporately as a local church.
Size - 200
Denomination - Non-denominational
Location - Exton, PA (Philadelphia Metro Region)
About the Position:
In partnership with the Lead Pastor, the Student Pastor will provide leadership to the student ministry of Mission Community Church (middle school through high school, grades 6 - 12) that is called MissionStudents. The MissionStudents Pastor is the primary leader of staff, volunteer team members, student-leaders, and students of the ministry. This position reports directly to the Lead Pastor, and will eventually report to the Community Pastor as the staff team grows.
The ideal candidate for MissionStudents Pastor must be passionate about the glory of God by helping people (and more specifically, students) meet, know, and follow Jesus through gospel-centered worship, community, service, and growth. This individual will possess Christ-like character and will have been spiritually blessed with competencies conducive for leading and inspiring students to reach their fullest potential in Jesus. This individual should be leadership-focused, relationally-driven, team-oriented, and highly self-motivated, as this position calls for an individual who is able to communicate and lead into a vision in such a way that it inspires others to join in that pursuit.
What We Are Searching For:
- Relationally Pastoral – Ability to connect with and lead students from a biblical perspective, creating a culture of sound theology and authentic community.
- Inspirational Communicator – Ability to teach/preach and motivate students to action by giving relevant application from the Bible.
- Visionary Self-starter – Proven ability to create something from nothing and gets easily excited about what if possibilities.
- Reproducible Leader – Ability to recognize potential in volunteers and students, and develop other student leaders into effective leaders of peers.
- Creative think tank – Ability to assess the needs of students in an ever-changing culture and develop a ministry that is creative, innovative, relevant, and desirable for today’s students.
- College graduate with a degree related to youth ministries.
- 1-3 years of student ministry leadership experience is highly preferred.
- Vocational experience outside of the church will be a plus.
About the Location:
The “City of Brotherly Love,” a direct translation of its name from the Greek language, is one of the ten largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Philadelphia served as the nation’s first capital and cultural center before being replaced in these roles by Washington, D.C., and New York City, respectively. Since the Industrial Revolution, the city has prospered as an important port and manufacturing center. Today, it’s part of an economic corridor of large cities stretching down the East Coast from Boston to Washington, D.C.
“Philly” offers a full set of big-city amenities comparable to those of most major cities. Today the modern downtown is adjacent to a large historic district, anchored by Independence Hall and the waterfront. The majority of the land between the historic district and the Schuylkill River to the west resembles a typical large U.S. city with a mix of old and new structures. Large Fairmount Park contains many of the area’s museums and historic buildings.
Across the Schuylkill is University Park, a college town within the city. In University Park are the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. With these two schools and nearby Temple University and Villanova, the area offers more than its share of quality higher education. Some of the city’s strong traditions, such as its major-league sports teams and Philly cheesesteaks, are nationally famous.
Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods. South Philadelphia has a mainly immigrant, working-class population, with spacious, shaded neighborhoods and historic homes situated around small-town cores and railroad stations. These suburbs line the tracks west into suburban towns like Paoli, Malvern, and Exton. These towns and many nearby have considerable historic interest, attractive topography and excellent housing values- especially compared to other Northeastern cities. Some towns off of the line, like West Chester and areas south towards the Delaware border are very livable with considerable local and nearby employment, excellent schools and family amenities.
Transportation services, both within the metro area and between Philly and other places, are generally excellent; the Philadelphia International Airport is less crowded than most and served well by discount carriers. The economy of this region is diverse. Although not known for steel production like many of its Pennsylvania neighbors, the area is a center for several industries, most notably the chemical industry and financial services.
The outstanding cultural amenities, cost of living, and central East Coast location make this region attractive and a good value overall.
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