Assistant Pastor of Care & Counseling Full Time

@ Coram Deo Church in Omaha
  • Omaha, Nebraska View on Map
  • Denomination: Non - Denominational
  • Job Category: Pastor / Senior Pastor
  • Date Posted: 13 November 2022
  • Application closes: 28 February 2023
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    Job Description

    General Description of Duties

    Coram Deo Church in Omaha, Nebraska, is seeking an experienced pastor to help facilitate gospel-driven care & counseling in our church. The ideal candidate for this role is a seminary- trained man with a decade or more of local-church ministry experience; he also has the disposition and desire to work on a team alongside our existing Pastor of Care & Counseling. The right leader will be a gifted shepherd, thinker, and counselor who is grounded in historic Reformed orthodoxy and committed to the Apostles’ and Nicene creeds and The Gospel Coalition foundation documents.

    Job Description

    Responsibilities

    • Provide counseling and pastoral care to the church body; refer to outside counselors as necessary
    • Provide additional church-wide leadership as needed (being present and leading together as a team with the rest of the Coram Deo leaders)
    • Help train & equip church members for effective person-to-person ministry
    • Hold up the Bible’s ideal for marriage and family, and instill vision for it throughout our entire church
    • Develop leaders
    • Fulfill the responsibilities of an Elder at Coram Deo Church
    • Other duties & responsibilities as assigned
    • Essential knowledge, experience, and ability (qualifications):
    • A wise, mature Christian man who meets the biblical qualifications for eldership given in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1
    • Deep personal godliness; rich communion with the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit
    • M.A. from an accredited seminary
    • Effective and experienced as a leader of leaders
    • Joyfully affirms historic Reformed evangelical theology
    • Conversant in gospel-centered biblical counseling as practiced by CCEF & others
    • Pastor and his wife lead their own family well and provide a faithful model of a Christian home
    Applicants should be familiar with:
    • Coram Deo Church’s history, ministry, and resources
    • The Gospel Coalition and its Theological Vision for Ministry
    • CCEF’s counseling model: David Powlison, Ed Welch, Paul Tripp, etc.
    • Tim Keller’s book Center Church
    • Bowen systems theory as applied to congregations (see the work of Edwin Friedman,
    • Peter Steinke, Jack Shitama, R. Robert Creech)

    Define the Win: What does success look like?

    • Coram Deo members feel loved, cared for, and personally connected to their pastors
    • Coram Deo has a thriving gospel culture – people are repenting of sin, breaking free from idols, worshiping Jesus more deeply, and glorifying God with their lives
    • Coram Deo is “in the conversation” about gospel counseling, growing and developing a body of knowledge and practice
    • We’re “extending our pastoral reach,” more effectively shepherding every soul in our congregation
    • Coram Deo is known as a church where marriage is held in high esteem and where biblical parenting is taught and modeled

    How will I be evaluated?

    • On the quality of Coram Deo’s care & counseling ministry (by the Elders)
    • On my chemistry, partnership, & collaboration with the Pastor of Care & Counseling (by the Pastor of Care & Counseling)
    • On my compatibility as a team member & my contribution to Coram Deo’s mission (by the Executive Team)

    Expectations and Compensation:

    • 40-50 hours per week
    • Salary Group C: Ministry Senior Leadership (salary commensurate with qualifications & experience; specifics available upon request)
    • Benefits include health, dental, & sabbatical leave (specifics available upon request)

    How To Apply

    • Send a resume, a letter of interest, & a summary of your counseling philosophy/approach by email.
    Application closes: February 28, 2023

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