Why We Love This Opportunity
The church is called to make disciples who make disciples, and this is what’s at the core of Calvary Church. This remarkable church in Chicago’s southwest suburbs is looking for a Pastor of Discipleship who will influence people to take Jesus seriously and increasingly be more like him in every area of life.
Calvary Church is a 130-year-old church, rooted in the Reformed faith, that identifies its visionary mission as joining with Jesus to transform lives. They firmly believe transformation happens when they help each person live the life Jesus lived. Without question, Calvary Church is 100% committed to making disciples who make disciples that embody intimacy with God, the character of Christ, and the mission of Jesus. They have a dynamic history of building bridges with their neighbors and helping people from all backgrounds experience restoration in biblical community.
In 2014, Pastor Ron Citlau answered the call as Lead Pastor. This launched Calvary Church’s five-year journey through a season of rediscovered identity and preparation for its next chapter. Today Calvary has become – and is becoming – a church that helps people live the life Jesus lived. This focal point led them to start two new campuses, implement changes in Sunday morning worship and, most importantly, it is the lens for making decisions.
Calvary Church is searching for a Pastor of Discipleship who will play a vital role in instilling and cultivating four values:
- Hospitality – Calvary desires to transform visitors, acquaintances and strangers into honored guests and friends.
- Life with God – Calvary is committed to teaching the reality of and create spaces for living the John 17:3 eternal-kind-of-life.
- On mission with God – Calvary is dedicated to making disciples who make disciples.
- Growing in love with one another – Calvary is devoted to making emotionally intelligent disciples.
While there are existing ministries to oversee, it’s more important that the Pastor of Discipleship align what exists and develop what’s needed in a strategic, sustainable, and scalable way. Calvary Church needs someone who is a seasoned disciple maker–someone who will multiply teams and leaders to do the same as they love God and people with their whole lives. The Pastor of Discipleship is responsible for classes, groups, and development pathways to this end in and through Calvary Church.