The foundation for effective ministry is given in 1 Peter 5:5-14. This text outlines four responsibilities for ministry staff:
Ministry: Shepherd those who are under your care. Your relationship and commitment to people is your primary responsibility.
Management: Serve as an overseer. Your relationship and commitment to people is your primary responsibility.
Modelling: Be an example to those under your care and your credibility. Model a commitment to the vision, values and mission of First Alliance Church. Support the church as a participating member.
Motive: Not greedy or motivated from compulsion, eager to serve with the right attitude and for the right reasons.
FIRST ALLIANCE CHURCH OBJECTIVES
The primary task of a ministry staff person is meet the goals of the church by recruiting, training, and assisting volunteers (lay leaders) to develop and implement effect church ministries. Ministry staff is committed to buildinglives that honour God. To accomplish this purpose, ministry activities are focused on our five biblically-based lifemarks aimed to build lives that:
HONOUR: We will create environments where personal and corporate expressions of devotion to Christ are natural and normal.
CONNECT: We will create environments where connection to Christ and His body are natural, intentional and authentic.
SERVE: We will create environments and provide opportunities for each person to discover and use their God-given abilities for His glory.
GROW: We will create contagious environments where growing into Christ-likeness is natural, normal and expected.
SHARE: We will create environments and provide opportunities where sharing the love of Christ is natural and normal both locally and around the world. We will willingly share our resources, experiences and giftedness to train and encourage people whose intent is sharing the love of God.
Position Purpose & Responsibilities
This position is a full-time pastoral position, therefore is responsible to the entire church, as called upon, to administer, counselling, baptisms, performing weddings and funerals, participating in the worship service, leading prayer meetings, etc. In addition, the responsibilities include:
Develop annual ministry goals, plans, strategies and event calendars for ministry area responsibilities
Guide the effective implementation of ministry plans
Ensure maintenance of accurate statistical records for ministry area activity
Evaluate effectiveness of programming in ministry areas
Ownership of staff covenant
Participate in all pastoral staff meetings, retreats, training and global events
Maintain a lifestyle consistent with biblical standards for Christian behaviour
Attend our weekend worship service
Responsible to provide leadership and development, maximizing skills and gifts of musicians at FAC
Responsible to lead, develop, and train worship team leaders
Responsible to lead out-the-box thinking regarding musical genres and instrumentation that support mission, model, and vision of FAC
Responsible to inspire, foster, and maintain an environment of creativity
Be able to lead the FAC congregation in purposeful and engaging singing/worship for weekend services
Must clearly live out their commitment to Jesus Christ and the local church
Passionate about music, worship, and the mission of the local church
Displays humility and seeks what is best for the church
Musical training necessary to support the role
Must be a team player and love working collaboratively
Must have a broad appreciation for varied musical styles and instrumentation
Leads relationally and works well with all people
Be a member of the clergy (accredited with the Christmas Missionary Alliance or seek to obtain accreditation)