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Providence Church

Pastor of Discipleship
Providence Church

Holland, Michigan
So stoked for this opportunity at a GREAT church in a city with a rich history and vibrant culture. Providence Church has a seasoned team with huge hearts and the present and future of this church is bright! There is a hole on their team which the perfect Discipleship Pastor will fill and round out the gifts and strengths of the other members. Providence is all about “making more and better disciples of Jesus Christ” and this leader will step into a role and rhythm that is ready to rock on that mission!

If you love helping people find their sweet spot, helping teams unify and achieve greatness, then you will love the team and opportunity at Providence. Great days ahead!

 

Church Description *

The history of Providence Church goes back to the early 1900’s when the church was first established on 16th Street in Holland. After an expansion at that location and continued growth, Providence purchased its present location and continue to grow and thrive into the early 1990’s. In the early 1900’s a growing desire to take on a ‘seeker-style’ format without the bounds of the CRC denomination led to a church split with nearly the entire staff and most of the congregation leaving to start another church in Holland.

Keith Doornbos was called to lead the church through the transition and lead them through a journey of restoration and renewal. Under Keith’s leadership, Providence reached the community around them and saw strong and steady growth through the early 2010’s. After 20+ years at Providence, Keith retired and current Lead Pastor, Bryan Van Soelen, started in 2015.

Providence Church has continued to see numerical growth since 2015 moving from an average attendance of 450 to nearly 600 by the end of 2017. They continue to anticipate God’s faithfulness as they seek to carry out his mission for them to be “a community committed to making more and better disciples of Jesus Christ.”

Position Description *
Providence’s Pastor of Discipleship serves as the visionary leader for practical discipleship. The Pastor of Discipleship oversees the ongoing discipleship formation of all ages in the church and is specifically involved in adult discipleship formation, while also overseeing and directing the pastoral care networks of the church.

The Pastor of Discipleship oversees the staff responsible for Children’s Ministries, Student Ministries, Adult Discipleship Ministries, and Pastoral Care and is responsible for building strong leadership teams in these areas. The Pastor of Discipleship continually seeks to fulfill the current and ongoing mission and vision of Providence Church.

Primary Position Responsibilities:

• Discipleship and Faith Formation
• Staff Leadership and Administration
• Preaching and Worship
• Pastoral Care
• Other Ministry Investments as Needed

Qualifications:

• Preaching/Teaching to an 800+ congregation preferred.
• Excellent communication skills with an ability to execute and implement a plan, program or event.
• Ordained in the CRC or RCA – Committed to the Reformed theological perspective.
• Pastoral Care is a strength.
• An extrovert – outgoing and loves to connect with people.
• Heart for Discipleship and Outreach.
• Leadership – experience managing staff positions and volunteer positions.
• 10+ years experience working in a 300+ member church and 3+ years experience working in a 500+ member church preferred.

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