Pastor of Discipleship and Missions Full Time

@ Christ Memorial Church
  • Holland, Michigan View on Map
  • Denomination: Christian Reformed
  • Job Category: Discipleship Ministry
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Application closes: 31 December 2022
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    Job Description

    Position focus: Implement the mission and vision of Christ Memorial Church through the advancement of discipleship and missional living in our community and around the world.

    Works cooperatively with:  Ministry Leadership Team, deacons, directors of youth and children’s ministry, staff

    Primary Strengths Required:  

    • Christ-like character and a heart for discipleship and missions
    • Enthusiasm for the mission and vision God has called Christ Memorial Church to live into
    • Highly relational
    • Strong communication and listening skills
    • Ability to inspire and lead ministry teams


    • Oversee the mission and vision for discipleship and missional living at Christ Memorial Church.
      • Oversee staff in missional living, children’s, youth, and adult ministries.
      • Work with directors of children’s and youth ministries to create a comprehensive full life discipleship strategy.
      • Outfit adult groups in such a way that they learn together, serve together, care for one another and are reproducible.
      • Synergize learning and practice through study, relationships, and missional living.
      • Lead the deacons of Christ Memorial in such a way that we live into our vision of being a Matthew 25 church.
      • Establish mentoring relationships with interns and volunteers and/or equip the formation team to do so (i.e., youth director with youth interns, discipleship volunteer leaders, oversee and develop other leaders, etc.)
    • Serve on Ministry Leadership Team (MLT) that steers the course of leadership and vision in the church.
      • Assist in the casting of vision, testing of new ideas, and development of both short term and long-term goals for the church.
    • Work collaboratively with worship, care, and other departments to ensure that the formation of Christian character in the congregation is readily accessible, regularly engaged, and often celebrated.
    • Pastor of Discipleship and Mission should have a rich spiritual life modeled by discernment, service, a healthy rest/work balance, and biblical integration into life.
    • Be a visible leadership presence on Sunday mornings and as needed at times throughout the week. Preach on occasion as the teaching schedule allows.

    Essential Skills and Training:

    • Ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America or other denomination in theological agreement
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Experience in formulating and leading discipleship ministry
    • Self-starter with the desire to also work in ministry with others
    • Ability to recruit, train, and encourage volunteers
    • Strong relational skills
    • Adept with modern technology (Microsoft Office, mobile apps, etc.)

    If interested in this position, please submit resumes by email

    Application closes: December 31, 2022

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