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Connections Pastor

Job type: Full-time

Category: Associate/Executive Pastor

Location: Wichita, KS Post Date: October 02, 2017


The role of the Connections Pastor is one that will lead and support the Assimilation and Membership Engagement ministries at First Free. Leading teams and developing systems that highlight the value of meaningful engagement in the ministry of First Free is an important component of this role. Collaborative, Dependable, Outgoing Leadership with a Shepherd's Heart rank high among the skills required to succeed in this role.



Oversee Next Steps process for visitors.

- Ensure there are excellent and clear systems/processes in place to help new people get connected at First Free. This will involve evaluating and changing the current process as needed and oversight of the membership process. This will also involve working with the Next Steps Administrative Assistant.- Ensure that visitors clearly understand the pathway and goals of connecting with First Free and help them connect with a small group. This will involve working with our Communications Director.- Equip and mobilize others to do this ministry.

Oversee hospitality and assimilation deacons (includes deacons over ushers, greeters, meal ministry, new family check-in, coffee connection, closer look, new members and welcome center) ensuring they understand the significance of their ministries and are equipped to serve so that our visitors receive excellent hospitality.

Managing the Membership

Serve the pastors and elder board in their responsibility to keep watch over the flock, ensuring that the mission of the church is advancing in those who have been entrusted to our pastoral care.

Oversee Next Steps process for regular attenders who are not yet members (similar to Next Steps responsibilities for assimilation).

Oversee membership's faithfulness to the membership covenant- Establish systems that ensure that our pastors and elders have a clear picture of who is and isn't reasonably connected to First Free, as measured by our Membership Covenant. (This includes attendance, serving, giving, community, evangelism/missions involvement, etc.). This will involve significant involvement with our church management software.- Facilitate greater connection among our members and helping people engage in a small group, according to our Membership Covenant. This will involve collaborating with others on the team who have opportunities for people to serve and responsibilities over giving, small groups, classes, missions/evangelism, etc.- Work with other ministry staff members to help avoid conflicting volunteer opportunities across departments (e.g. 2 or 3 ministries recruiting the same person) and to maximize people's spiritual gifts, through education and placement.

Oversee retention process- Develop and implement biblical and pastoral processes for those who have low attendance. This will involve collaborating with staff and elders who will execute the retention process at the pastoral/ground level.- Help ensure that those who are moving away from First Free are transitioning to gospel-centered churches.

Pastoral Duties- Participate in general pastoral duties as needed: visitation, counseling, weddings, funerals, etc.- Work with the preaching team and preach 6-10 times per year.

Model Faithfulness to our Mission- Growing in the grace of the gospel personally and help others to do the same.- Going wide with the gospel personally and help others to do the same.

How to apply

Email your resume to Ron May at: [email protected]