Church Plant Opportunity

Houston, Texas, United States

Church Planter

  • Address: 1 Main St., Houston, Texas 77002
  • Affiliation: LCMC
  • Contact: Bryce Formwalt, LCMC Texas District Director of Mission Growth
  • Phone: 512.942.7776
  • Email: bryce@lcmctexas.org
  • Website: Click Here
  • Category: Pastoral Ministry
  • Position Title: Church Planter
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Description:

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

     

    CHURCH PLANTER

     

    SUMMARY:

    The LCMC Texas District is committed to multiplication and discipleship movements and is looking for gifted and called servant leaders to live on mission and to plant churches to reach unreached people in the Houston metro area of Texas. Ideal candidates will have apostolic and evangelistic giftings (APEST.org), be creative, resilient, eager to learn, unafraid of failure, passionate about sharing Jesus with people, committed to discipleship and multiplication, and excited about starting something new.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Seek a Godly vision for reaching the unreached people of the city
    • Meet regularly for coaching and training with the Director of Mission Growth
    • Develop and execute a plan for funding ministry (support raising, bi-vocational ministry, or church-owned business plan)
    • Develop and execute a plan for networking, evangelizing, and gathering unreached people together
    • Establish a community of new believers gathered around Word and Sacrament ministry and evangelistic outreach

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Strong faith in Jesus Christ and desire to continue to grow in faith and relationship with Christ
    • Alignment with the Statement of Faith of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (lcmc.net)
    • Strong apostolic and evangelistic giftings (APEST.org)
    • The heart of a missionary
    • Support of spouse (if married)
    • Willingness to be assessed, trained and coached in church planting
    • Ability to help raise financial and prayer support for mission efforts
    • Master of Divinity (or equivalent) or a willingness to pursue theological education
    • Able to speak publicly with both clarity and dynamics
    • Excited to start something from scratch, meet new people, and to see people come to faith in Christ
    • A good leader and team builder
    • Creative and able to think outside the box
    • Godly character
    • Kind, cheerful, and comfortable in new social settings
    • Confident and a self starter

    WHAT WE CAN OFFER:

    The LCMC Texas District stands ready to support your church planting efforts in the following ways:

    • Assessment of readiness for church planting bringing awareness to areas of growth or needed support
    • Scholarships for church planter training
    • Weekly one-on-one coaching and ongoing training with Director of Mission Growth
    • A network for potential financial support raising
    • A network of prayer support
    • Assistance in developing a financial plan and budget
    • A no-interest loan with affordable repayment plan (10% of offerings).  Loan is subject to District Council approval and will not exceed the amount of funds raised from other sources.

     

    TO APPLY:

    Send resume and cover letter to Pastor Bryce Formwalt, Director of Mission Growth, LCMC Texas District, 821 County Road 148, Georgetown, TX 78626 or electronically to bryce@lcmctexas.org.

     

    For more information about the LCMC Texas District, go to lcmctexas.org.