Why We Love This Opportunity *
Great Oaks Community Church has experienced tremendous growth which is a reflection of the church’s commitment to the Great Commission, an openness to the Spirit’s leading, and their desire to be transformational in their local community and around the world. Senior Pastor Jake Mills is passionate about helping people experience the fullness of the Gospel and reaching their community for Christ. This is evident in truth based teaching with an opportunity to respond in worship and also in their multiplication vision to start 10 campuses in the next 10 years.
Church or Org Description *
Everything done at Great Oaks is driven by the passion to help people take their next step towards God. They operate with purpose to glorify God seeing lives, families, and communities transformed by the truth of the gospel and seek to cultivate disciple-making followers.
Great Oaks is a church where they encourage people to take their next steps towards God. Each ministry and event is driven by that vision. They boldly proclaim Jesus Christ to their community and lovingly encourage people to begin a personal and growing relationship with Him. They are contemporary in style, conservative in theology, and passionate in their pursuit of multiplying God’s Church to reach as many people as possible before Christ returns.
They are committed to their God-given vision to establish 10 Great Oaks campuses in 10 years (2028). Their second campus will launch in Washington, IL in the fall of 2019.
Position Description *
The Connections Pastor will lead guests to a genuine sense of belonging, involvement, and spiritual growth at Great Oaks Community Church by meeting people where they are and leading them through next steps.
The role of the Connections Pastor at Great Oaks Community Church is multifaceted and vital to the life of the church. The Connections Pastor is to oversee the connection and spiritual growth strategy of Great Oaks Community Church under the direction and leadership of the Lead Pastor.
This role will oversee teams of volunteers to accomplish first impressions, visitor follow-up, Core Classes, Life Groups, and community engagement. Though these systems are in place, the new leader will need to create improvements and develop the multi-site strategy to accomplish the 10 in 10 vision.
The candidate will oversee –
- First Impressions
- Visitor Follow-up
- Core Classes
- Life Groups
- Community Engagement