New City Church

is seeking to hire a

is seeking to hire a

Church Planting Resident

Church Planting Resident


Snapshot

Location: Lawrenceville, Georgia (Atlanta)

Denomination: The Presbyterian Church in America

Weekly Attendance: 325 - 450

The Role: The Church Planting Resident will be a full-time, paid employee of New City Church for two years and is responsible for expanding God's Kingdom by planting a healthy, gospel-centered, church and then pastoring its body as it carries out the mission.

Location:
Lawrenceville, Georgia (Atlanta)

Denomination:
The Presbyterian Church in America

Weekly Attendance:
325 - 450

The Role:
The Church Planting Resident will be a full-time, paid employee of New City Church for two years and is responsible for expanding God's Kingdom by planting a healthy, gospel-centered, church and then pastoring its body as it carries out the mission.

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Ryan Johnson teaches the New City Church Launch Team | 9.21.2014

GET TO KNOW NEW CITY

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Lawrenceville, GA

GET TO KNOW NEW CITY

New City Church is an eight year old church planted in the heart of Gwinnett County, just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. We have grown from a handful of folks meeting in the pastor's living room, to a vibrant church plant gathering in a middle school gymnasium, to a fully established church in our own facility for the past two years. The PCA is our denominational home and we are also a member of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network. 

The vision of NCC is to live as the family of God, together proclaiming and demonstrating the gospel of grace to one another and our city. One of our core values is that we are planted & planting. We began through a residency program - with the full support of a sending church and within two vital church planting networks (Acts 29 and Metro Atlanta Collective). It is our great desire to come alongside a church planter as he answers God's call to bring together people of God as a new body within the universal Church. 

See the vision for New City over the next three years...

See the vision for New City over the next 3 years ...

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GET TO KNOW THE POSITION

GET TO KNOW THE POSITION

We are seeking to hire a full-time Church Planting Resident to minister alongside of us as he is equipped to plant a healthy, gospel-centered church that reflects the DNA of New City Church. This is a two-year residency program, during which the Church Planting Resident will proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, conduct the ordinances and functions of worship, teach and equip the Church body, engage in pastoral care, and provide administrative leadership. He will report directly to the Worship & Residencies Pastor.

The Church Planting Resident will be in the role of Lead Pastor within the church he plants. We believe that a Lead Pastor reflects the role of the Head of the Church, Jesus Christ. As such, his mission is accomplished through a three pronged focus:

  • Kingly Focus | Leadership Responsibilities
  • Priestly Focus | Ministry Responsibilities
  • Prophetic Focus | Preaching and Teaching Responsibilities

Kingly Focus

The Church Planting Resident will:

  • be directly responsible for the development of a compelling ministry design and vision for the church plant.
  • be directly responsible for raising the required seed money for the planting of a new church (typically $200,000 to $600,000).
  • be directly responsible for the recruitment, training, and leadership of the initial launch team and core group of the church plant.
  • be responsible (through volunteer leaders and workers; and paid staff) for the proper execution of the various ministries of the church.
  • be responsible (directly or indirectly) for the development and implementation of the operations of the church plant to be able to adequately handle finances, technical support, human resources, and facilities.
  • be responsible (as a managerial leader) to ensure the ministry plan is followed and fulfilled.
  • be directly responsible for leading the congregation through the process of nominating the initial officers of the church as it is being particularized. This will include the training, vetting, and preparation of these nominated men as well as guiding the congregation through the election of those officers who are found qualified.

Areas of Ministry Responsibility:

  • Worship and Preaching
  • Ministries of Word and Deed (locally and globally)
  • Diaconal Ministries within the Congregation
  • Fellowship and Relational Formation
  • Discipleship of Adults, Youth, and Children
  • Financial Stewardship and Generosity
  • Prayer

PRIESTLY FOCUS

The Church Planting Resident will:

  • be responsible for effectively modeling the sharing of his faith and to equip others to do the same.
  • be responsible to capably disciple both new believers and leaders with a focus on training others to be disciple-makers.
  • be responsible (directly or indirectly) for the shepherding care needs within the congregation. 
  • be responsible to competently refer those in need to local, qualified, Christian counselors and to equip those in pastoral leadership roles to do the same.
  • be responsible (directly or indirectly) for weddings and funerals within the congregation.
  • be responsible (once ordained) for the proper administration of the sacraments within the Church.
  • be responsible (directly or indirectly) to bring people through a Covenant Partnership (member) process.

PROPHETIC FOCUS

The Church Planting Resident will:

  • be responsible for the preaching of God's Word accurately and effectively and to develop those qualified to preach to do the same.
  • be responsible (directly or indirectly) for the educational and teaching ministries and the development of those who are gifted teachers.
  • be responsible (directly or indirectly) for the spiritual development of those called to be elders, deacons, or ministry leaders within the Church.

COMPETENCIES / EXPERIENCE / BACKGROUND

The ideal Church Planting Resident candidate will:

  • be a committed follower of Jesus Christ. (Required)
  • be theologically aligned with the Presbyterian Church in America. (Required)
  • be theologically aligned with the distinctives of an Acts 29 church. (Required)
  • be an effective teacher and preacher. (Required)
  • be able to personally engage with people to inspire spiritual formation in their lives. (Required)
  • possess basic managerial capabilities. (Required)
  • have ministry experience with adults. (Strongly Preferred)
  • have an aptitude for initiating new endeavors and seeing them come to fruition. (Strongly Preferred)
  • have graduated from seminary. (Strongly Preferred)
  • be ordained as a Teaching Elder (or be under care of a presbytery) within the Presbyterian Church in America. (Strongly Preferred)
  • be bilingual in both English and Spanish. (Strongly Preferred)
  • have a sense of calling to plant a church within a Hispanic community (Strongly Preferred)

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