Pastor of Adult Ministries - Richfield Community Church
June 26, 2019
Richfield Community Church (RCC) is seeking a Pastor of Adult Ministries who is passionate about leading and building a community of adults to find more joy in Jesus than in anything or anyone else. With a rich, 50-year history, RCC is a healthy place today for both the 750 people who call RCC home and its 10 person staff. The right individual will build on positive existing foundations and bring their own ideas, vision, and energy to RCC’s small groups and other adult ministries. This role will allow someone to dive deeply into active, life-changing ministry and experience significant opportunities for growth.
MISSION to encourage people to enjoy God together.
build joy-filled communities of faith whose very existence inspires individuals to live an abundant Christian life, made up of three key relationships: a deepening relationship with God, a life-changing relationship with other believers, an engaging relationship with those yet to believe.
Evangelical Free Church of Yorba Linda (EFCYL) grows up during the baby boom and the creation of suburban culture. As professionals and their families move to southern California, and as they migrate out of city, EFCYL benefits and grows. The area’s affluence and relaxed atmosphere, combined with the needs of growing families, creates a church body whose chief value is creating a place where believers can find a home and care for one another. That early church built the physical plant and grew to include about 250 families.
The pace of cultural and demographic change significantly affects EFCYL in the latter part of the 1980’s and early 1990’s. A church diagnostic during a pastoral transition in 1992 describes the church as “plain vanilla.” Seeking to create new vibrancy and spiritual growth, the church makes its first deliberate, albeit halting, attempts at organizational change. Spearheaded by a new senior pastor, significant experimentation is undertaken in 1993 and beyond with results that show growth and promise, but eventually leave many in the congregation empty and searching. For the three years prior to 2003, the dissonance within leadership and within the congregation grows. Ultimately, the senior pastor resigns, and an intense period of reflection and retooling is engaged at both the corporate and individual level. The church takes the experience and uses it as fuel for learning. Personal and corporate failures and successes coalesce to create significant organizational transformation. The result is Richfield Community Church.
RCC’s leaders, along with its present Senior Pastor, led the congregation through a deep look at the philosophy of ministry and direction of the church. The result: RCC has changed governance structures and brought new clarity to how successful ministry is defined and executed. With a solid vision and philosophy, RCC today continues to work to rebuild and engage its people around a shared vision of becoming the kind of people who joyfully, by their very nature, do the works of the Kingdom—for being a place where what God wants done is done.
PASTOR OF ADULT MINISTRIES
Objective: To build a community of adults who are disciples, wholly sold out to the ultimate joy that comes from fellowship with God, with the community of faith, and with those who would be followers of Christ but for someone to show them how.
The Pastor of Adult Ministries is part of the pastoral team and is accountable to the Senior Pastor. This position is designed to support the achievement of RCC’s mission and vision and serves as a peer with other pastoral staff members. This position is a key pastoral leader in the Church and may be responsible for overseeing subordinate pastoral staff and lay leaders.
Envision and promote an innovative strategy focused on Christ with joy-filled adult discipleship at its core
Oversee RCC’s small group ministry (Life Groups) and develop other interdependent adult ministries that focus on the intentional building of meaningful relationships
Seek and nurture teams of adult leaders who freely and joyfully serve
Implement change that unifies the body while refining its structures
Infused with a desire to seek God, to enjoy God, no matter where it leads him
Capable and experienced teacher, comfortable one-on-one, in small interactive groups and in large teaching contexts
Known as a leader and a learner by colleagues and co-workers
Relational – attracts, trains, equips and deploys leaders
Able to build and manage ministry systems
Observable intimacy with Christ through regular practice of spiritual disciplines
Self-motivated and receptive to accountability
Eager to be a part of a pastoral team that invests in personal and communal spiritual formation
Deep and abiding passion for Christ
Visionary and strategic thinker
Teachable, fun and appropriately transparent
Church leadership experience either lay or vocational – in an adult community with greater than 200 participating adults
Experienced with numerous approaches to discipling adults and able to present thorough analysis of what works and what does not
M.div or equivalent (completed or in progress)
YORBA LINDA, CALIFORNIA
Yorba Linda is a town of 67,000 residents located in beautiful, northeast Orange County. Known as the “land of gracious living”, Yorba Linda has beautiful parks and over 100 miles of equestrian trails throughout the city. With multiple entertainment and recreational options, Yorba Linda is a great place to live, work, and play. Listed as one of the best places to live by CNN Money Magazine, Yorba Linda continues to attract new residents making it one of Orange County’s fastest growing communities.
North Orange County has a long standing reputation for excellence in education. The public and private schools in Yorba Linda and adjacent cities are strong evidence of the community's commitment to high standards and performance in all areas of education. Several outstanding public and private colleges and universities within a short drive of Yorba Linda also reinforce the priority of education in this community.
Yorba Linda residents are able to enjoy short drives to the beach, mountains, desert or downtown Los Angeles - and the experience of the many different faces of Southern California. Yorba Linda is the birthplace of Richard Nixon and is the site of the Nixon Presidential Library. And it’s only a short 20-minute drive to Disneyland!
AGORA Search Group is a faith-based Colorado Springs search firm providing executive search and selection services to clients locally, nationally and internationally.
Founded in April 2000, AGORA offers a record of unmatched success in placing pastors, executives and senior-level leaders in churches and non-profit organizations. Recognizing that not every good leader is a good fit for every good organization, our aim is to serve as a catalyst for clarity, discernment and support in your search process. While AGORA is structured as for profit, it is driven by mission, resulting in a dynamic and agile approach to “business as ministry.” Additionally, AGORA tithes from its profits to ministries that support the Church and its mission.
Ted Miller is leading this search. For the past 25 years Ted has been involved in church leadership roles in Arkansas, California, Colorado and Oklahoma. This diversity of experience allows Ted to serve organizations and help them identify the leader that is the right fit for their needs and dreams. He is excited and honored to serve with AGORA so that God’s Kingdom will continue to grow.
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