Is this for you?
To be a good fit for this job, this pastor needs to passionately pursue Jesus and encourage the congregation to do the same; he or she needs to be a gifted preacher and communicator of God’s Word, and they need to be experienced in leading a congregation forward to best live out a shared vision. If these three characteristics are true of you, we’d love to hear from you.
Missio Dei Uptown started in 2014 and is one of five congregations of Missio Dei Chicago rallying around the singular vision of “joining God as He makes all things new in the city of Chicago.” We are a spiritually vibrant community that meets in a community-centric building in the Uptown neighborhood on the north side of Chicago. Each congregation is committed to making disciples of Jesus in its context by intentionally engaging the holistic needs of its neighbors and neighborhood. Each congregation has its own budget, as well as elder, deacon, and leadership teams that care for the spiritual direction of its people. Missio Dei holds to the essential Christian doctrines best expressed in the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed.
What We’re Looking For
We are looking for a new lead pastor who will work closely alongside Missio Dei Uptown’s neighborhood elder team to lead the congregation toward our vision, mission, and values. A promising candidate will root himself or herself in the community and ardently and wisely lead and equip the congregation into faithful ministry. He or she will have a passion for non-Christians and the de-churched to follow Jesus. A solid ability to teach contextually, grow a discipleship culture, and create a welcoming, spirit-filled Sunday gathering is needed. As the lead pastor, he or she will need to be a self-starter and a strong leader passionate about collaborating and empowering people to use their talents and gifts for the church and the world. This role is a full-time salaried position with benefits.
In addition to being capable of pastoring the Missio Dei Uptown community according to the above explanation, a candidate should:
Discipleship, Fellowship, and Continued Healing
Reports To: Uptown Neighborhood Elder Team and Missio Dei Chicago Directional Elder Team
Direct Reports: Associate Pastor and Worship Director
Goal Start Date: Spring 2023
Full-Time Salaried Position with benefits
Missio Dei Chicago Statement of Faith
To us, the experiences you've had and the gifts you have developed are more important than numbers and titles. If you think you would be a good fit, please apply at miss.io/employment
Contact the Missio Dei Chicago Executive Elder at [email protected]
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