Associate Pastor Job at Union Church in Charlotte, North Carolina
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Overview:

The Associate Pastor of Next Steps serves by playing an instrumental role alongside the Lead Pastor in building, growing, and maintaining the campus and all pastoral care needs. This pastoral role will be best suited for a mature individual with experience supervising and leading large teams, platform communicating, leading huddles, transitions, and overseeing complex processes from a managerial standpoint. The individual will also be responsible for overseeing all efforts that ensure people from first-time visitors to leaders are engaged in taking their next steps here at Union Church. They will have direct oversight and responsibility over all the assimilation, baptism, and communication aspects of the church. They will also supervise all aspects of Next Steps and Communication team development, including recruiting, training, and leadership growth, in addition to overseeing the health and growth of the teams and individuals involved.

THE UNION CHURCH STORY

Pastor Stephen Chandler dreamed of planting a church witha simple goal – helping people connect with God so that theymight fulfill their destiny; Jeremiah 29:11 being the foundationalsource of that mission. This dream was birthed out of New LifeInternational Fellowship Church, a church founded by PastorStephen’s father, Pastor Ron Chandler. With the help of theDream Team, servant leaders committed to seeing thisdream become a reality, Destiny Harvest Church launched onSeptember 11, 2011.

From 2011 to 2014, thousands encountered Christ like neverbefore, and the church grew from one location in Woodlawn, MDto two locations, by adding the Laurel, Maryland location. Throughprayer, in September 2015, Destiny Church moved to Columbia,Maryland, merging both campuses back together and was portablefor 3 years. In February 2018, Destiny moved into its permanent locationin Columbia, Maryland, and went under a brand refresh, changing thename to Destiny Church. Over the next year, attendance increased fromaround 700 people in attendance on a Sunday with about 300 peopleparticipating in 55 Connect Groups and 300 people serving on the DreamTeam, to over 3,000 people in attendance on a Sunday. Connect Groupsgrew to over 1700 people participating in them, and over 800 people servingon the Dream Team. This all happened within 3 years, making it one of thefastest-growing churches in America according to Outreach magazine.

In February 2020, with much prayer and guidance the Baltimore County,Maryland location was launched with nearly a thousand people attending thefirst weekend. Renamed and now known as Union Church, we are one churchin two locations, with plans for future campuses being discussed and prayedthrough.At Union Church, we believe that church should be a place where everyoneis able to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make aDifference. Through most of the last decade, Union Church has been fulfillingits mission through Weekend Experiences, Growth Track, Dream Team,and Connect Groups.

UNION CHURCH MISSION & VALUES

Union Church exists to help people know God, find freedom, discover purpose, and make a difference. We are Spirit-led, enjoyable, generous, destiny driven, and excellent.

JOB SUMMARY

The Associate Pastor of Next Steps serves by playing an instrumental role alongside the Lead Pastor in building, growing, and maintaining the
campus and all pastoral care needs. This pastoral role will be best suited for a mature individual with experience supervising and leading large
teams, platform communicating, leading huddles, transitions, and overseeing complex processes from a managerial standpoint. The individual will
also be responsible for overseeing all efforts that ensure people from first-time visitors to leaders are engaged in taking their next steps here at
Union Church. They will have direct oversight and responsibility over all the assimilation, baptism, and communication aspects of the
church. They will also supervise all aspects of Next Steps and Communication team development, including recruiting, training, and
leadership growth, in addition to overseeing the health and growth of the teams and individuals involved.

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Tenacious
  • Developer
  • Communicator
  • Strategist
  • Leader

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee Sunday morning experience at the assigned campus
  • Empower and develop leaders while building meaningful relationships
  • Connect with the congregation at Experiences (connect with new people, love, encourage, and pastor people, and connect people with resources at Union Church)
  • Disperse, protect, and saturate the campus culture
  • Identify, recruit, and train leaders on the Leadership Pipeline
  • Oversee all Pastoral appointments (counseling, pre-marital counseling, weddings, hospital visits, funerals, etc.) and other Pastoral needs within Union Charlotte
  • Keep weekly lunch/coffee/on-campus appointments with campus leadership (group leaders, Dream Team members, and potential leaders)
  • Continually build teams and develop people
  • Lead planning, implementation, and facilitation of all services
  • Assist with opening, closing, and prepping facility for all services/events
  • Create a high-touch environment (love, encourage, and welcome people) 
  • Seek out guests and facilitate an exceptional experience for them
  • Ensure all Growth Track (GT) events are equipped, resourced, and led with excellence and see that participants receive their clear next steps
  • Train all GT speakers at all campuses for successful leadership
  • Conduct quarterly GT training, build relationships with the Growth Track Team, and ensure adequate collection and maintenance of data to ensure that Growth Track participants are engaging in their next step
  • Facilitate regular meetings with the Guest Experience Director and Groups Director to ensure that new visitors and members are taking the next steps
  • Ensure the process for baptism is clear, excellent, and consistently improving
  • Oversee all communication aspects in the church to ensure clarity and vision for attendees
  • Have full knowledge of the Groups database
  • Resource all teams with necessary scheduling, communication, and leadership tools to include Planning Center, and any other datacollecting database needed
  • Ensure that baptisms are executed monthly in an excellent, life-giving, and efficient manner

KEY SKILLS

  •  Ability and experience pastoring people
  • Ability and experience leading in a multi-site church
  • Ability to communicate to large groups
  • Have the spiritual gifts of Shepherd, Leadership and/or Evangelism

CANDIDATE COMPETENCIES

  • 3 H’s are a MUST…hungry, humble, & hustle
  • Highly motivated initiator & self-starter
  • Think fast & act quick
  • If you have to ask what emotional intelligence is, NEXT!
  • Drama free, please!
  • If you’re going to fit with Pastor Stephen and Zai…better know how to have fun, laugh, and walk in joy
  • Flexible, driven, goal-oriented and gets it done early
  • Must think systems and scale
  • Gatherer of people
  • Bachelor’s degree in ministry preferred

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte, North Carolina is a city with several personalities. It’s famous as the epicenter of thrilling NASCAR auto racing, but it is also a refined, cosmopolitan metropolis with
numerous stately neighborhoods, notable museums, and memorable restaurants. In addition to its warm Southern hospitality, Charlotte features great spots for outdoor recreation and specialty shopping that draw visitors from all over the country. “Uptown” Charlotte (which is actually downtown Charlotte) is where you’ll find the museums: the Levine Museum of the New South, the Mint Museum Uptown, and the youthful ImaginOn are some of the local standouts. For a young, hip vibe, head to the live music venues of the NoDa arts district, or browse the funky boutiques and eateries in Plaza-Midwood. At the multi-functional EpiCentre in the heart of the city, visitors can find cafes, shops, and a rooftop terrace. For great finds at budget prices, shoppers will love the Concord Mills shopping mall and the Charlotte Premium Outlets. Cap off your day with a meal at one of the many fun restaurants around town, a gourmet food truck, a local farmers’ market, or a classic Southern eatery like Midwood Smokehouse. Within the city limits, grab a picnic lunch and stroll through Freedom Park. Further afield are many opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, river rafting, and tubing at places like the U.S. National Whitewater Center and Lake Norman. There truly is something for everyone in Charlotte!