The Living Room; Central Point, OR

Church Planter Resident

The Living Room, a church plant in Southern Oregon, has developed a Residency Program (R.P.) in connection with The Alliance's Greenhouse program and is seeking a part/full time Church Planter Resident interested in gaining training and hands-on ministry experience in preparation for church planting.

This three year process is designed to prepare individuals to plant Greenhouse churches (church-planting churches).  The R.P. provides recruitment, assessment, training, deployment and planting experience.   

Email resumes or inquiries to office@thelivingroom.today

Resident Expectations:

  • Fully enter into the life of The Living Room (TLR).
    Specifically:
    • Be a Living Room Core Team Member for the term of the Residency.
    • Be a Christian who exhibits and upholds the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of TLR.
    • Raise both prayer & financial support (often, this will involve individual supporters, churches and additional part-time employment).
    • Continue character development & theological training, through Bible school, online programs, Alliance Ministerial Studies program, or other approved avenue.

Projects, Responsibilities, & Goals:

The Resident will serve in a role similar to that of an executive pastor for The Living Room. By partnering directly with the Lead Planter and being part of the TLR pastoral team, the Resident will learn the components of attractional, missional, and spiritual health ministries, and the details of coordinating the leadership and activities of each area. This broad range of experience will help them to develop and prepare for their future role of being a lead pastor in a church plant. A more detailed role description will be provided upon hiring.

Requirements:

  • Be an effective and professional communicator, both in written and verbal forms.
  • Have moderate level computer skills.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Takes appropriate initiative to problem solve within proper parameters.
  • Able to pass a Criminal History check.
  • Maintain a consistent personal devotional life.
  • Model relational health and balance.
  • Additional requirements may be added as the specific responsibilities of the R.P. are defined.

Pathway:

Year One

  • Look at All Aspects of Ministry.
    Each resident will be exposed to the various ministries of The Living Room, including outreach, discipleship, preaching, board leadership, worship, pastoral care, children, youth, finances, etc. Part of this exposure is to give them a realistic view of ministry and to help them learn from both positive and negative situations.
    • Discovering personal mission.
    • What is my calling? Am I called to planting?
  • Learn Personal Ministry.
    As a Resident is exposed to all the ministries of the church, they will discover and develop their particular areas of giftedness. They will also learn service, character, conflict resolution, and more.
    • Equipping around spiritual gifts.
    • What is my role in a church plant?

Year Two

  • Lead an Established Ministry.
    Each Resident must use and develop their leadership gifts. If they cannot lead in a local church context, they will not be able to lead in a planting situation. Leadership includes casting vision, delegation, completing group objectives, resolving conflict and more.
    • Leadership development and capacity.
    • How do I develop my leadership skills?
  • Launch a New Ministry.
    Each Resident with perceived apostolic gifts will start a church ministry from scratch. They must discover a God-given vision, build a team, and launch a ministry with the goal of adding value to the church while learning launch skills in a coached environment.
    • Ministry vision, strategy, and implementation.
    • Can I start a ministry? Can I mobilize people around a vision?

Year Three

  • Sharpen your call through a four-day Assessment with your spouse answering the questions:
    • Is God calling me to plant a church?
    • What is God’s timing?
    • Am I and my family ready now?
    • What must I develop?
    • Have I completed the Alliance Northwest's LOC process? (Licensing, Ordination or Consecration)
  • Leave The Living Room with a team to plant. The Living Room will assist in thinking through structure, team, funding, location, timeline, etc. for the new church.
    • Phase One - Conception: Vision, Values, Strategy, Structure for plant. Do I have a viable planting plan that others will support?
    • Phase Two - Preparation: Team development implementation. Am I ready to launch a church plant?
    • Phase Three - LAUNCH!

The plant will ideally include Residents who are in the "Lead and Launch" phases of their residency, making the new church a Greenhouse, a church that will also plant new churches.

Email resumes or inquiries to office@thelivingroom.today