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Lead Pastor

Delaware Grace Church - Delaware, OH

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Delaware Grace Church

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Delaware Grace Church of Delaware, OH has entered into a partnership with Assist Church Expansion for the purpose of revitalization. This congregation of approximately 250 people has enthusiastically embraced God’s leading to engage a process of revitalization to ensure a productive future and to be more effective in reaching its community.

Delaware Grace Church is seeking a Revitalization Pastor to work with Assist Church Expansion and to lead the church through the transition and into a new and fruitful future.

Requirements of a Revitalization Pastor

• able to develop a vision and clear strategy for replanting/revitalizing/renewing a community church
• able to plan both short-term and long-term projects, identify project goals and set time lines for achieving those goals
• able to motivate others to participate in achieving vision and planning goals for church renewal and growth
• have a strong marriage with a spouse who shares God’s call to the church renewal ministry and who wholeheartedly supports her husband in this undertaking

Spiritual Maturity
• has received and accepted a calling from God for this unique ministry
• is committed to Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior and to the authority of Scripture
• is a man who believes in the power of prayer, has a strong personal prayer and devotional life
• displays the Fruit of the Spirit and relies upon the Holy Spirit for every aspect of his life and ministry
• pursues righteousness and a godly life
• be theologically aligned with the Charis Commitment to Common Identity

• has a deep understanding of sound doctrine and its use in life and ministry
• has a passion for God’s purpose for His church and its role in and for the world
• is committed to Christ-centered preaching and teaching
• has the ability to teach/preach the Bible to diversified audiences consistent with the Gospel message
• willing and able to share preaching responsibilities with a team under his own leadership and direction

• ability to identify, motivate and train individuals and teams
• has excellent communication skills
• adaptable and resilient when confronted with barriers and setbacks
• able to accomplish tasks with limited resources
• is a problem solver
• ability to work well with others in leadership positions
• ability to develop and drive vision for the church
• ability to motivate and mobilize consensus around a unified vision

Heart of a Pastor
• desires to and capable for ministry to both families and singles
• desire to be connected and engaged in the community
• driven to bring unchurched people to Jesus
• cultivates a personal practice of prayer with a desire to see the church body do the same

Culture Engagement
• committed to sharing God’s truth with grace and love
• committed to God’s definition of justice, race, equality, service, etc.
• willing and able to address current culture through a Biblical worldview

Qualifications of a Revitalization Pastor
• Possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach
• Prior experience a plus
• Education – Bible College or Seminary Training
• Willing to be ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches

About Delaware Grace

Delaware, OH is a growing community of approximately 40,000 residents approximately 30 miles north of Columbus.

Delaware Grace has a strong elder team and staff and serve their community from an updated, modernized worship facility located on north end of the city. The church has been without a senior pastor since mid-2020, but under the care of an interim pastor.

Poised for a hopeful new future, the new pastor of Delaware Grace will be taking leadership of a church with a great deal of potential growth and community impact.

To Apply for This Position

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Email it, along with a resume to: