We are so excited to work with a church that is moving in such a great direction. Grace Fellowship is a forward-thinking church gaining great momentum with young families and looks forward to an Associate Pastor who will primarily pour into the Student Ministries while overseeing those pouring into Children’s Ministry and other pastoral duties.
Founded in 1992, Grace Fellowship began with a small group of families meeting in rented facilities. DeMotte, IN is a rural community of 4000 with a surrounding population of several thousand. Over twenty-seven years Grace has grown to an average attendance of 650 in three services. Pastor Tim Hester was the founding pastor and continues to lead the ministry.
Grace Fellowship is currently experiencing a renewal of purpose and vision. For the first twenty years Grace experienced consistent numerical growth. Over the last five years that growth has leveled off for several reasons. Presently they feel a renewed energy for the mission and vision of Grace Fellowship. The church is currently in a three year vision campaign entitled, “For the Community.” Several initiatives have been developed to be a catalyst for ministry within DeMotte and the surrounding communities.
The leadership at Grace Fellowship believes genuine Jesus followers will make the gospel compelling first by example and second by creating conversations where spiritual questions can be answered. The weekend service and various community outreach events are the major tools to share the gospel with others beside encouraging everyone to share their story and love their neighbor.
The Associate Pastor of Grace Fellowship understands, embraces and is committed to the vision/mission of Grace Fellowship and serves to implement the strategies developed to fulfill that vision/mission. The Associate Pastor reflects in their own personality and ministry philosophy the culture and DNA of Grace Fellowship.
Grace Fellowship is a Staff Led, Elder Protected Organization. The Associate Pastor works alongside and assists the Lead Pastor in implementing the vision, mission and ministry strategy of Grace Fellowship. He reports directly to the Lead Pastor.
– Calling: A personal sense of calling to ministry
– Character: Personal integrity in all areas of life and ministry
– Competence: Skilled in vision casting, organizational leadership, communication
– Chemistry: Cooperation with the staff and elders in living out the vision, mission and values of Grace Fellowship and strengthening its unique culture and DNA.
– Task oriented
– Relationally driven
– Well organized
– Servant leader
– Technologically efficient
– Passion for students
– Track record with 5+ years experience
– Implement Vision
– Coordinate Student Ministries (60%)
– Oversee Assigned Daily Operations (20%)
– Share Pastoral Duties and Responsibilities (20%)