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Waters Edge
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The dream of Waters Edge Church began in late 1997. Lead Pastor, Stuart Hodges, and his wife walked away from one of their first seminary chapel services and knew that God had ignited in their hearts a passion for starting a new church. For them, it was a passion for a new kind of church…and a desire to do church differently.

Launching six years later it is now a multi-site church of thousands offering residency opportunities in all aspects of ministry (worship, students, kids, leadership, etc.)

APPLY HEREHere is some Q & A with Executive Pastor Mike Hancock:

What are your greatest hopes and dreams for the next couple of years for your church?
With God’s blessing we’re planning for more growth.We anticipate opening more campuses in the future and changing the way 10,000 people think about church.

Does your church’s website state the mission, vision, values and key distinctives of your church?
Yes.They are not described in great detail, but they are present on our website. We are driven by the mission to change the way people think about church and are guided by six values that make us unique.

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How many full-time pastors do you currently have?
10

Please describe the current staff structure.

We are led by a central Executive Team, including the Lead Pastor. Each Campus has a local staff that report directly to the Campus Pastor with responsibilities to central ministry staff.

What qualities does it take to “win” on staff at your church?
We’re looking for fun and energetic people that are passionate about ministry and are addicted to life change! We work hard and do whatever it takes to reach those distant from God. 


Who will the resident report to? Will there be a different person acting as coach?
The resident will report to the Executive Director over that specific area of ministry with some training and with other downline staff.

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Are there particular assessment tools that you prefer when exploring potential staff people?
We have a prospective staff screening questionnaire.We also prefer a DISC profile.

How long has senior leadership been serving in your church?
Pastor Stu started the church 16 years ago. Members of our Executive Director Team range in tenure from six years to two months.

Are you affiliated with a particular denomination or association of churches? If so, what websites could one investigate to gain further understanding?
We are a part of SBCV. We also participate with a few other organizations including Growing Churches Network and ARC.

What are the key doctrinal and theological issues where alignment is essential?
We believe there is one God and that His son Jesus is the only way to get to Him.We believe that every word of the Bible is His word and that it is true.And that if you ask God to forgive you, you go to Heaven-not because you can do anything to deserve it, but because Jesus died on the cross to make you right with God.

What is your average weekend attendance?
2908

In general, what is your church demographic?
It depends a little on which campus, but we program toward men and young middle class families.You will see people of all ages and backgrounds represented on our campuses.

Is there more than one site or venue? If so, please describe.
We currently have three campuses.Two permanent locations and one portable campus.

How many conversions has your church had in the past 12 months? (however you define this and whatever you count)
In 2018 we experienced 1,194 salvations and baptized 282 people.

What percentage of people are involved in a small group?
I guess that depends on how you define group.We believe everybody needs a group! This month we’ve had 1015 adults attend group, 352 students attend group, and 509 kids attend group.That’s 65% of our church connected, cared for, and growing through groups.

What is your church known for in the community?
We’re known as being very fun and welcoming to all people. We’re known for very prac2cal but challenging teaching. We’re known for our excellence in worship and produc2on. We’re known for our great partnerships with schools and organiza2ons in our community that we support throughout the year.

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How much are you planning on financially compensating your resident? Is it set or is it flexible?
It is set at $150/week.

What are the expected work hours and what does a typical workweek look like for this resident?
We are looking for close to full time. Sun-Thur hours with additional holiday and event time.

What are three single-word-adjectives that describe what it’s like to work on your church staff?
Fun, Fast-Paced, & Rewarding

What are your greatest hopes & goals for a future resident?
We are excited to develop future leaders.We believe we can provide them with opportunities that will help them grow into an effective church leader both on platform and off. They will learn about the best practices of leading in a growing church today.

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Community Church
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Community Church in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania is a diverse church of 2,000 with a great opportunity in kids ministry. Come learn how to build teams, create exciting environments, and do all of this only 90 minutes from Manhattan! Community Church is located in the Pocono Mountains.

 

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 QUESTIONS

What is your church’s philosophy regarding reaching people who are de-churched, unchurched, or anti-church?

Will do anything short of sin to reach the lost

           

Does your church’s website state the mission, vision, values and key distinctives of your church?

Yes.     

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 How do weekend services play a role in reaching the lost?

We use weekend services to engage the non-believer and have systems in place to connect them to the  community of our church. 

                       

How many full-time pastors do you currently have? five

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Please describe the current staff structure.

All staff members report to our Executive Pastor, Executive Pastor reports to the lead pastor    

 

Who will the resident report to?  Will there be a different person acting as coach?

 They will report to their department heads. The Executive Pastor will act as a coach. 

Are there particular assessment tools that you prefer when exploring potential staff people?

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DISC & Myers Briggs, Strengthfinders        

 

How long has senior leadership been serving in your church?

15 years. (founding leadership)

 

Are you affiliated with a particular denomination or association of churches? If so, what websites could one investigate to gain further understanding?

Assemblies of God, CMN and ARC

 

 

What are the key doctrinal and theological issues where alignment is essential?

Jesus is the only way to heaven

 

What is your average weekend attendance? 2000

 

In general, what is your church demographic? A broad mixture of ages, race and economic diversity.

 

Is there more than one site or venue? If so, please describe.

No.

How many conversions has your church had in the past 12 months? (however you define this and whatever you count)253

 

What percentage of people are involved in a small group? 65%

 

How many current staff members have been there 3 years or more?

4

 What three ministries of your church will receive the most resources next year?

Outreach, Groups, Kids and Students

What is your church known for in the community?

Outreach

 

Does your church lean toward being an intrinsic (internally focused) or extrinsic (outreach focused) church?

Extrinsic

 How much are you planning on financially compensating your resident?  Is it set or is it flexible?

It is flexible.  We will meet the required expectation. 

 

What are the expected work hours and what does a typical work week look like for this resident?   40 hours typical and during special events could be more. 

Office hours are Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm and Sundays 7am to 3pm

 

What are three adjectives that describe what it’s like to work on your church staff?

Inspiring, focused, intentional

 What are your greatest hopes & goals for a future resident?

To see them grow into an exceptional leader that can go from here to lead in any area of ministry with

   the tools and resources we will share and also see them stretch and use all the God given talents that

   they already have to their full capacity.  That they will go out and make a difference in the lives of

   others.

 

 

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CenterPointe | Kids Ministry
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CenterPointe church is a dynamic, growing, church in Lexington, KY. CenterPointe is seeking an energetic young leader to serve as their Leadership Resident of Kids Ministry.

Located on the North side of Lexington, CenterPointe opened its doors in November of 2004. The church culture is casual and relaxed with current music and relevant preaching. You can experience recent messages from the church leadership here.


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CenterPointe Question & Answers

Church Name:  CenterPointe Christian Church

City / State:   Lexington, KY

Your name: Brian Bolton

Your position:  Pastor

Proposed Residency Job Title:  Leadership - Kids focused

 

1.    What are your greatest hopes and dreams for the next couple of years for your church?

    • We want to help multitudes find and follow God

    • We are working towards setting up the body of CP for health and vitality for the next 20 years.

    • Leadership development and equipping of leaders/servants is of high priority

2.     Does your church’s website state the mission, vision, values and key distinctives of your church?

    • Yes.

    • However, we are in a season right now where we are reevaluating everything so some of this might adjust soon.    

3.    How many full-time pastors do you currently have?

    • 2 – Lead Pastor & Family Pastor

 

4.    Please describe the current staff structure.

    • Lead Pastor (Full Time)

    • Family Pastor (Full Time)

    • Worship Pastor (Part-Time 15hrs week)

    • Administrative Assistant (Full Time)

5.    What qualities does it take to “win” on staff at your church?  

    • Christ like character, growing with Jesus

    • Hard work, be willing to go above and beyond

    • Servant leadership, how can I serve the greater mission

    • Teachable, be a learner

6.    Who will the resident report to?  Will there be a different person acting as coach?

    • Since our staff team is not large, they will work closely with the entire staff team. Once the resident is selected, they will work under the leadership of the person where they are serving be it children or worship or both. As the lead Pastor I will oversee the process. 

7.    Are there particular assessment tools that you prefer when exploring potential staff people?

·      We like using a spiritual gifts & personality tool. We have one on our website for the spiritual gifts which for a small fee we would like them to take the personality one as well. We are open to other tools you work with, but we do like to use an assessment tool. Also, we have a questionnaire we’ve used when hiring staff or bringing on Elders. This might be helpful as well.

8.    How long has senior leadership been serving in your church?

    • Brian’s been the lead Pastor for 15yrs

    • Lane’s been the family Pastor for 4yrs.

9.    Are you affiliated with a particular denomination or tribes/association of churches? If so, what websites could one investigate to gain further understanding?

    • We are independent Christian church/church of Christ

    • I’m not aware of the best website to send someone to, but I do have a few documents I could share with a potential resident.

10.What are the key doctrinal and theological issues where alignment is essential?

·      They can see our core beliefs at http://mycpointe.com/what-we-believe

·      We would want the resident to be unified within these core beliefs

11.What is your average weekend attendance?
About 300

12. In general, what is your church demographic?

    • Married, young families with racial diversity. About 25% other than white.

    • Middle class, most families both parents work. 

13.Is there more than one site or venue? If so, please describe.

·      No

14. How many conversions has your church had in the past 12 months? (however you define this and whatever you count)

    • 2016 – 10

    • 2017 – 15

    • 2018 – 14

    • 2019 – 5

15.What percentage of people are involved in a small group?

    • 70%

16.What is your church known for in the community?

    • Bible teaching church

    • Supporting our community through outreach projects – backpacks, generosity feeds, local school support

    • Drive thru prayer

    • Kids camp

    • Community fun events – fall festival, Easter Eggstravaganza

17. How much are you planning on financially compensating your resident?  Is it set or is it flexible?

    • We will work with the resident and can have some flexibility. We are thinking $100-$150 a week and provide a place to stay, assuming we can make that happen.

18.What are the expected work hours and what does a typical workweek look   like for this resident?

    • Office hours are Monday – Thursday (8:30-4:00pm)

    • Evening and weekends as needed

19.What are three single-word-adjectives that describe what it’s like to work on your church staff?

·      Collaborative

·      Flexible

·      Positive

  

20. What are your greatest hopes & goals for a future resident?

·         They grasp what it means to walk with Jesus at the Center of life. That they would learn all ministry and life flows from your personal walk with Christ. To many people in ministry serving the Lord with a bankrupt walk with Christ.

·         They would love their ministry experience and grow a desire to serve the Lord full time for their life calling.

·         They would gain skills and abilities to lead people in ministry

·         We could hire them on our staff after the resident program, and if we are not able to, we want them to walk into a healthy ministry elsewhere.

·         I hope to develop a personal relationship that will continue for years no matter where we serve the Lord they will find help and encouragement from me.

 

 

 

Dominion City | Kids Ministry
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This charismatic, multi-site church in Atlanta, GA with an international culture, is looking for a kids ministry resident.

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1.     What are your greatest hopes and dreams for the next couple of years for your church? Our church wants to expand our reach to 1,000 ,  run thriving satellite branches & impact the community on a grand scale

     

 

2.     Does your church’s website state the mission, vision, values and key distinctives of your church? Yes

     

 

3.     How many full-time pastors do you currently have? 2

     

 

4.     Please describe the current staff structure. There are two full time pastors, a church administrator and several high capacity volunteers

5.     What qualities does it take to “win” on staff at your church?   1. Being self-motivated 2. Manifesting the leadership ability to work through people 3. Striving for continuous growth and excellence 4. The discipline to execute assignments given 5.Taking initiative



6.    Who will the resident report to?  Will there be a different person acting as coach? The resident will report to Pastor Steve, the Senior Pastor and the resident’s coach will be Pastor Nneka, the pastor of the Norcross campus.

 

 

7.    Are there particular assessment tools that you prefer when exploring potential staff people? DISC assessment

 

 

8.     How long has senior leadership been serving in your church? 10 years

 

 

 

9.     Are you affiliated with a particular denomination or tribes/association of churches? If so, what websites could one investigate to gain further understanding? Dominion City Church Worldwide – www.dominioncity.cc

 

 

10.What are the key doctrinal and theological issues where alignment is essential? Salvation by Jesus alone, the Holy Spirit- His manifestations and the  validity of praying in tongues, Tithing, giving and financial integrity, Material and reverential honor of God’s servants, Giving God excellence, Being Compliant with spiritual, state and local authorities, Weekly church attendance, Confidentiality

 

 

11.What is your average weekend attendance? Norcross location: 350

 

 

12.In general, what is your church demographic? African, African American, and Caribbean 20-some-things and young families

 

 

13.Is there more than one site or venue? If so, please describe. Norcross is the parent campus with 2 satellites in Marietta and Decatur. There are also branches in Dallas, TX,  Houston, TX and Queens, NY

 

 

14.   How many conversions has your church had in the past 12 months? (however you define this and whatever you count) 180

 

 

 

15.What percentage of people are involved in a small group? 15%

 

 

 

16.What is your church known for in the community? Impactful teaching of God’s word, Radical evangelism and compassionate outreach



 

17. How much are you planning on financially compensating your resident?  Is it set or is it flexible? $600-800/ month

 

 

21.  What are the expected work hours and what does a typical workweek look like for this resident?  Saturdays and Sundays are major work days. Mondays are for follow-up and planning. The rest of the week is flexible and includes a Sabbath day

 

 

22. What are three single-word-adjectives that describe what it’s like to work on your church staff? Adaptable, Fast, Motivated, Creative, Energized, Leader, Influential

     

 

23. What are your greatest hopes & goals for a future resident? To work with a group of volunteers to:

 

·      Set a calm, engaging, safe and exciting atmosphere for children, pre-teens and possibly youth

·      Build relationships and partnerships with parents as well as provide the tools they need for spiritual leadership

·      Create systems that will make all children and youth ministries compliant and secure

·      Create exciting, age-appropriate activities for Friday Night Ministries, Children’s Church, Special Events, Vacation Bible School.

·      Recruit, train, pray for, and involve new children’s ministry volunteers.

·      Create and effectively manage the ministry’s budget.

·      Find or provide curriculum that encourages spiritual growth, using gifts and soul-wining at the children’s levels

·      Exhibit professionalism, demonstrated by: a well-groomed appearance,

 


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