The River Church

Teaching Associate Pastor

Liberty Township,

Ohio

Why I Love This Opportunity

Mark (Monte) Montemayor

Associate

This job is a fantastic opportunity to leverage a preaching gift and to support an empowering Lead Pastor while developing and deploying a comprehensive discipleship strategy. The congregation has grown in generational diversity and developed a wonderful family feel, allowing relationships to thrive. The culture has become more joyful, and the Sunday morning vibe is so credibly friendly and welcoming. The church’s financial health has improved as generosity has increased, debt has been eliminated, and responsible cash reserves have been established.

About This Organization

The River Church has transformed in several ways since Pastor Brad became the Lead Pastor. The River has a dedicated staff is leading the way in becoming more intentional and strategic about the Great Commission’s effectiveness. A strong camaraderie and a range of recreational opportunities mark the surrounding community. The blend of rural and suburban living in Liberty Township creates a unique atmosphere that strongly emphasizes family values and community involvement. Residents often come together for local events, fostering a tight-knit, friendly atmosphere.

Position Description

This role has a huge opportunity to shape The River’s spiritual maturity and direction. From overseeing the systematic spiritual development of our congregation through the 101-401 classes to training and directing our online hosts to have about 20% of the pulpit time – the person who joins us as our Teaching Associate Pastor will be influencing almost every adult at The River.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Shares the commitment to the Intentional Churches® model of ministry and strategizes messages and ministry in alignment with its purposes.
  • Collaborates with the Lead Pastor to develop and execute a strong master plan for teaching/sermon series that are practical and relevant.
  • Develops and leads a team of hosts for the online services who can shepherd and connect that “campus” of The River Church family.
  • Works closely with the creative planning team and others to ensure a quality experience.
  • Coaches, develops, and empowers other men and women with teaching gifts, helping them find ways to express their gifts for the edification of the church family.
  • Champions and coordinates the 101- 401 classes and teachers for systematic development and teaching of core theology, values, and practices.
  • Connects and collaborates with ministry leaders across the organization (staff and lay leaders), spending time building relationships and trust with key influencers and high-capacity leaders.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Strong communicator who casts vision with proven experience teaching and effectively communicating Biblical truths.
  • Collaborative leaders view ministry through a team-oriented perspective.
  • Highly relational, teachable, and a student of culture.
  • Aligns theologically with the church’s core beliefs and focuses on the Intentional Churches model.

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