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Denomination: Christian Church (Restoration Movement)
Weekly Attendance: 10,000
Location: Corona, California
The Role: Executive Pastor of Discipleship
Meet Crossroads Christian Church:
Our Vision is to be a church that makes disciples who impact our world, like a tree planted by the water (Psalm 1) that grows deep roots, a broad trunk, and extends its reach widely to bear fruit. We want to be a community passionately living God’s extraordinary plan for our lives! The church presents Jesus without apology, creating epic moments that help people hear the Gospel–weekly inviting people to make decisions for Christ and inspiring their next step into God’s extraordinary purposes for them and their lives. CCC maximizes all they have to see the lost come home and make disciples. On any given weekend, attendees are sure to be energized by Senior Pastor Chuck Booher’s passionate commitment to teaching the Bible in a way that inspires newcomers to desire more of Jesus and challenges everyone to take their next step.
Crossroads exists to bring people to a passionate Commitment to Christ, His Cause, and His Community!
About the Executive Pastor of Discipleship:
Crossroads Christian Church is seeking their next Executive Pastor of Discipleship. This leader is an Executive Team member who directly leads the Discipleship team (Life Groups and Connections) in bringing members of our congregation into a passionate commitment to Christ, His Cause, and His Community. This person will build teams, processes and structures, and innovate and execute plans that move people from being disconnected from God into being fully formed in Christ.
The Executive Pastor of Discipleship Responsibilities Include:
Acts as the primary architect for the creation of a leadership development strategy that inspires, equips and reproduces leaders.
Champions the fulfillment of Jesus’ command to make more and better disciples.
Leads our efforts in pistons 2 (Life-Changing Relationships) and 3 (Selfless Living) of the Great Commission Engine.
Establishes and casts vision for our discipleship pathway.
Inspires spiritual growth through taking discipleship next steps.
Develops our Connections and Life Group staff and key team members.
Resources and supports all front-line ministries as they seek to make disciples.
Works collaboratively to create annual ministry plans that infuse transformational community into every ministry at Crossroads.
Works with other senior leaders to establish metrics that help us gauge progress and make better decisions.
Establishes systems and processes that facilitate and track spiritual growth.
Fulfills essential pastoral needs at Crossroads including, but not limited to, weekend pastoral duties, Pastor of the Week, holiday seasons, hospital visits, marriages, funerals, baptisms, etc.
The above summary of duties represents the major tasks and duties. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Therefore, this pastor may perform other related tasks under the direction of the Senior Executive Pastor.
What You Bring:
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in biblical studies, ministry, church leadership, or similar is required. A Masters in Christian Ministry, Theology, Divinity or Leadership is a plus.
Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience leading a staff team in building and growing a discipleship pathway that includes lay-facing Theologically-based coursework, small-groups and serving-based ministry for a large church (average weekly attendance of >2500).
Preference will be given to candidates with significant experience in developing and successfully implementing a discipleship model including its leadership development, discipleship pathways and structures.
Core Competency Requirements
Catalytic Leader | Models servant leadership, empowers and positions others for growth and wins, and actively builds a culture of Leadership Development.
Initiates and effects meaningful change.
Casts compelling vision, both interpersonally and in group settings.
Generates and accelerates organizational momentum leading to excellent performance.
Delivers results based on metrics.
Identifies, develops and empowers leaders and fosters a culture of leadership development.
Models servant leadership and appropriate collaboration in decision-making.
Community Builder | Champions the building of transformational community by living out, communicating the value of and actively developing biblical community.
Attracts and inspires others by exhibiting humility, passion, authenticity, and joy.
Demonstrates relational availability and openness.
Manages a broad spectrum of relationships (senior leadership, staff, key leaders, new people, etc.) with intentionality.
Resolves conflict biblically and gracefully, and replicates that approach in others.
Communicator | Demonstrates a passion to communicate God’s truth in a variety of ways.
Informs and inspires for kingdom growth and impact in all written and spoken media (informally, formally, personally, and publicly).
Articulates Crossroads’ mission, vision and values effectively in a variety of contexts.
Recognizes and leverages communication technology in ways that engage and inspire in relevant ways.
Standard-Bearer | Champions the Crossroads DNA, mission, vision, values and ministry approach.
Lives a lifestyle of actively pursuing Christ, His Cause and His Community.
Embodies and pursues Crossroads’ mission, vision, values, and ministry philosophy.
Guards our DNA by identifying and correcting drift.
Tells stories that exemplify our DNA.
Embodies a tireless passion for advancing God’s kingdom.
Owns a personal vision and passion for ministry in the four houses.
Drives for mission accomplishment and continuous improvement.
Leads ministry teams toward alignment to centralized strategies, processes and procedures.
Maintains ministry environments and materials to our standard of excellence.
Demonstrates full support of Crossroads leadership.
Shepherd | Provides personalized spiritual guidance towards becoming more like Jesus.
Identifies where people are spiritually and equips and leads them to take spiritual next steps.
Leads people toward increased levels of engagement in our church.
Executes pastoral duties (weddings, funerals, child dedications, baptisms, premarital counseling, grief counseling, etc.).
Strategic Thinker | Clearly defines the “end goal” and establishes short and long term strategies that will actualize that end goal.
Demonstrates big picture thinking and can clearly articulate the vision and mission of an organization/ministry.
Establishes priorities, strategies and goals in line with the vision and mission of the organization/ministry.
Clearly and accurately identifies the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in his/her organization/ministry.
Works with the end result in mind, drives for excellence and continually evaluates progress.
What it's Like to Live in Corona, California:
Corona and the Inland Empire, a large metropolitan area in Southern California, are wonderful places to live and raise a family. Equidistant to beaches and ski slopes, mountains and deserts, hiking and dirt-biking, world-class amenities and beautiful open spaces, our region is one of the fastest-growing in our state. Housing is more affordable than in neighboring Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and we enjoy great racial diversity. People come to Corona to buy a home, to be close to outdoor activity, and to enjoy warm days and cool evenings. With afternoon breezes that you can set your watch by, even the air quality is better in Corona than in many neighboring areas of California.
We feature great shopping and restaurants, and we're close to theme parks, museums, and the performing arts. Dos Lagos is a popular outdoor shopping area that offers a combination of some of those great amenities. The Corona Heritage Park and Museum is another wonderful location to get outside and enjoy the sights, and the features it offers, like glassblowing and woodworking classes, exercise programs, and gardening bring enjoyment to a great diversity of people
On top of all of this, Crossroads Christian Church is a fixture in our community with a great reputation for servanthood. We have been around for 128 years (two years longer than the city of Corona itself!) and are still going strong as we continue to grow and develop to reach the people of our city and the surrounding areas.
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