Associate Pastor

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Redemption City Church

Grand Rapids, Michigan

*Redemption City Church is a plant of Bethlehem Baptist Church (2011), and part of the TCT Church Planting Network.*

THE OPPORTUNITY:
Redemption City Church is a biblical family committed to knowing God and making him known in Grand Rapids and around the world. So for people living in a highly transient urban context we are committed to being a biblical family. For people burned out on religion we are helping people know, experience, and enjoy God. And we are seeking to make Jesus known to seekers and skeptics alike in a deeply winsome and compelling way. Our church is made up primarily of young families, singles, and college students living in the city. We have been a faithful, gospel presence in this community for the last 7 years, and want to continue to build on that work. We are seeking an Associate Pastor who will work closely with the lead pastor to catalyze the vision of the church both internally through care and connecting our people to our ministries as well as externally focused mobilization for mission in our city.

THE COMMUNITY
Redemption City Church was planted in the fall of 2012 to reach the Eastown Neighborhood of Grand Rapids, MI. Eastown is a vibrant, walkable neighborhood on the east side of Grand Rapids that is home to an eclectic mix of local businesses, one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, and entertainment that caters to a diverse community. While the neighborhood has experienced significant gentrification over the last ten years and draws people from all over the city, it also sits at the crossroads of significant economic, racial, and cultural diversity. Spiritually speaking, Eastown is where the people who don’t like the conservative Christian culture in West Michigan come to live. It is a place where people experiment with alternative lifestyles, spiritualities, and sexualities. In short, there are rich opportunities to be a faithful, gospel presence in this community.

THE CANDIDATE
We are looking for an Associate Pastor who will work closely with the lead pastor to catalyze the vision of the church both internally through care and connecting our people to our ministries as well as externally focused mobilization for mission in our city. This will include:

Encouraging and developing the culture of Biblical Family.

Mobilizing our church to make Jesus known both compellingly & winsomely in our community.

Supporting the Lead Pastor in preaching and the operations of RCC.

The QUALIFICATIONS
Agree with Redemption City Church’s Elder Affirmation of Faith and distinctives and commit to exhibiting a lifestyle that is consistent with the same.

Bachelor’s degree required

Master’s degree preferred

Ability to make decisions, problem-solve, team build, manage conflict, work well on a team and raise up leaders.

Ability to start new things—entrepreneurial.

High “relational capacity” for gospel ministry.

Self-starter, good time management, flexible and adaptable

Love for the city is a must, and experience in city ministry will be an important consideration.

Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with Associate Pastor in the subject line.