Campus Pastor

Full time with benefits

Anchor Point Community Church - Fredenberg Campus

Duluth, MN
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Job Description

General Description:

The campus pastor will work in partnership with other campus pastors, elders and staff to innovate and create discipleship ministries that are scalable and sustainable to our growing church. Carrying a deep passion for and commitment to Christ and with the Scriptures as his guide, a Campus Pastor is responsible for building ministry teams and inspiring people to be as active as possible in the work of reaching the lost, growing in faith and multiplying healthy disciples.

Governing Assumptions:

• Jesus’s command to “Go make disciples” implies an ongoing process whereby followers of Christ are formed by the Word and the Spirit amid the community of faith, the church.
• Disciples are formed in relationship with other disciples. Discipleship cannot succeed as an isolated, self-directed project.
• Growth in discipleship must be both intentional and organic. It cannot be left to chance or imposed externally.
• The people and resources of Anchor Point has everything it needs to finish the great commission within our body. They only need to be invested in, inspired, empowered, coached and sent.

Governing Qualifications:

• A clear testimony of salvation by grace though faith in Jesus Christ.
• Fulfills the character qualifications of an elder described in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
• Biblical and theological education, M.Div. preferred, comparable experience considered.
• Affirms without hesitation Anchor Point’s doctrinal statement, bylaws and vision frame.
• Excellent verbal and written communicator: one-on-one and to the entire church.
• Ability to recruit and build ministry teams, while leading others to lead and equipping others to equip.
• Able to care for/counsel the whole person from the whole counsel of Scripture.
• Focuses on the tasks at hand and produces efficient follow-through and results.
• Proficient in organizing and designing systems (a series of known, repeatable steps that consistently result in a predetermined desired outcome).

Profile of a “Good Fit”

• He and his wife have a clear and unified sense of calling from God to local church pastoral ministry. He and his wife have a clear and unified calling to Anchor Point Church. This calling is affirmed by the elders of Anchor Point. 100% agreement with Anchor Point’s Vision Frame.
• He must have a pastoral heart. A passion for the people of the church and their discipleship. He must desire to shepherd, which means he has a heart of service, foresight and understanding that helps him lead the church where they need to go/where the Lord is leading that community.

He must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive. He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. He must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil (1 Timothy 3:1-7).

Every pastoral position (part or full time) on our team demands an entrepreneurial spirit and building mentality. You must have the capacity to create and innovate without handholding. You must be self-motived and directed in developing a ministry rhythm that advances discipleship initiatives in a highly relational manner. You must be a self-starter and anticipates needs without the need of step-by-step management.

• Theological Commitments – we teach, lead and counsel from the Scriptures, uphold Complementarian convictions and are prayer driven and spirit-empowered in our approach to ministry.
• Theological Competency – familiar with major biblical and theological categories and can teach others with humble confidence.
• Organizational Competency – ability to identify, build, train, send and multiply teams of paid and volunteer leaders in an organic context.
• Relational Competency – understands the dynamics of the heart and relates with ease to others in their joys, pains, sins, struggles and development.
• Team Leadership – we function as a unified and interdependent leadership team with clear lanes of responsibility but a lot of freedom to serve one another as needed. Humble, teachable and team oriented.
• A Team Player- Maintain a humble spirit and commitment to teamwork with other pastors, staff and church members.
• Servant-Hearted Leadership– celebrates the advancement of others in leadership.
• A Missionary Heart- loves to engage lost people with the gospel. Must have the ability to train others to share their faith.
• Trust & Confidentiality-. Maintains appropriate discretion and confidentiality regarding personal information of the people of the church.
Specific preaching and pastoral duties.
• Attend every preaching practice.
• Prepare clear sermon outlines when you do preach.
• At a minimum, preach three times a month as assigned.
• Routinely set time aside for shepherding the flock.
• Calling and connecting with new and existing congregants across at their campus, as needed.
• Assist with weekend services, announcements and/or where needed.
• Attend all elder meetings.
• Start new ministries and help build existing ones, as needed.
• Be willing to work across APCC’s four campuses to preach and to provide pastor care.