Pastoral Positions

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

Arbor Heights Community Church; Seattle, WA

Director of Music Ministries & Assimilation

The Director of Music Ministries & Assimilation is responsible for building a music ministry that attracts musicians, creates gospel-centered and transformative worship environments and produces passionate followers of Jesus through the medium of music and the creative arts. They will also oversee AHCC’s assimilation of first time guests into fully devoted followers of Jesus.  This position is a part time (18 hours per week) position.

Responsibilities

Music Ministry

  • Work towards the mission of the church, in concert with the vision of the Board and Lead Pastor, and under the spiritual authority of the Elders

  • Create, coordinate and lead Sunday morning worship time

  • Invest in, develop and care for music team members both musically and spiritually

  • Provide clear, consistent and effective communication with band team members

  • Recruit, train, develop and deploy new members to the music team

  • Practice once a week with music team to prepare for the Sunday gathering and build relationships

  • Prepare as an individual for Sunday morning worship through planning, prayer, Scripture, etc.

  • Collaborate and plan with sound and projection teams 

  • Incorporate a variety of worship mediums on Sunday morning (i.e. prayer, art, drama, dance, music style, Scripture, etc.)

  • Coordinate planning and logistical information with other church staff and leaders throughout the week

  • Contribute to the church’s music ministry webpage

  • Plan, organize and coordinate special seasonal worship events (i.e. Christmas, Easter, etc.)

  • Manage and administer music ministry budget

  • Update music ministry equipment or infrastructure as needed


Assimilation

  • Develop, implement and maintain an end-to-end assimilation strategy to take first-time guests into fully-committed followers of Jesus

  • Create strategies and systems to identify and develop individual’s giftings and abilities and connect to areas of ministry 

  • Work in conjunction with the Senior Pastor to advance the mission, vision and strategy of AHCC community groups

  • Recruit, train and deploy new community group leaders

  • Lead, develop and coach existing community group leaders
     

Contact info@arborheights.org for more information or to submit a resume. 

The Vietnamese Alliance Church of Lynnwood; Lynnwood, WA

Youth Pastor

The Vietnamese Alliance Church of Lynnwood (VACL), located about 20 miles north of Seattle, is seeking a pastoral leader who can oversee the disciple-making process in Youth Ministry. This is a part time position with potential of being full time. Monthly salary compensation TBD based on experience. 

Qualifications:

  • A believer in Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord.
  • Live a life of holiness unto the Lord. Set an example to all believers. (1 Timothy 3:2-7)
  • Eligible to be licensed by The Alliance
  • Agreement with The Alliance Statement of Faith 

Duties:

  • Willingness to pursue ordination with The Alliance. 
  • Bilingual in English and Vietnamese is preferred but not required. 
  • Work in collaboration with the Senior Pastor to structure and deliver a ministry model that provides pastoral care, evangelizes and disciples youth in our community. 
  • Lead and organize effective youth programs implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship, and evangelism, as well as ministry and missions opportunities. 
  • Oversee the transitions of youth from elementary to middle school, middle school to high school, and high school to young adult. 
  • Oversee worship ministry in youth groups. 
  • Develop youth leadership team and help with youth ministry budget. 
  • Attend worship services, prayer service, and special meetings 
  • Represent VACL at the Annual District Conference and other functions as assigned. 
  • Formally be evaluated and held accountable by the Board every two years in accordance to VACL Constitution and denomination practices. 
  • Be accountable to the Senior Pastor. 

If after prayerful consideration you'd like to be considered for this position, please call or forward your resume and any accompanying materials to our church, attention: 

Tung Thanh Nguyen, Senior Pastor:
(425) 219-8795; ms.tungnguyen@yahoo.com

Andrew Le, Church Treasurer:
(425) 328-9721; lehuuhoat@yahoo.com 

Vietnamese Alliance Church of Lynnwood
19425 36th Ave. W.
Lynnwood, WA 98036 

A full job description of the position will be available upon request. 

 

Smokey Point Community Church; Arlington, WA

Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

Overview:

Smokey Point Community Church is a multigenerational church, with a mission to, “Exalt God by following Jesus together as family, being transformed by His grace, engaging the broken with His love.” What we passionately envision is – A community set free! We are committed to reaching our neighborhoods and the nations with the love of Christ.

We have three worship gatherings each weekend, with attendance around 500. We are seeking a full time team member who can motivate and lead our family to worship our Great God in Spirit and Truth. We see our gatherings as a time of great celebration, including a variety of music, from upbeat and energetic to reflective and contemplative. Artists we currently use include David Crowder, Bethel Worship, Elevation Worship and Hillsong. This ministry needs a leader who is humble, teachable and is a skilled musician. Someone who can recruit, equip, and shepherd teams of volunteers.        

Responsibilities:

1. Worship Team

  • Recruit, audition, train, and schedule music team members.
  • Recruit and schedule sound and visual technicians.
  • Cultivate a Christ-centered community by providing spiritual care and encouragement to the team.
  • Communicate vision and purpose to team members.
  • Help support and develop the student ministries worship team and the next generation of worship leaders.

2. Weekend Services

  • Plan, organize and be an enthusiastic presence for leading worship in three worship services.   
  • Work closely with the preaching pastor to develop elements of the service that will flow into a cohesive message and response.
  • Exhort and encourage the church to be intentional worshippers.
  • Research and select worship and special music.
  • Schedule teams and distribute music using Planning Center.
  • Provide leadership for the band in rehearsals and services.
  • Prepare and develop visual elements of the service.
  • Plan and implement any special worship events or programs. 

3. Creative Arts

  • Give leadership and oversight to creative arts ministries.
  • Develop a ministry plan to utilize creative expressions for learning and worship. 
  • Meet regularly with team leaders.

4. Miscellaneous

  • Stay current with new music, technologies & worship expressions.
  • Develop and maintain ministry budgets.
  • Oversee maintenance and repairs of sound equipment.
  • Develop tools for and regularly evaluate the ministry’s effectiveness.
  • Faithfully attend staff meetings and functions.
  • This ministry description is a work in process and will be evaluated each year.

Please send inquiries or resume to Jim Johnson: jimspcc@gmail.com

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