Position Title: Adults // Director of Care
Reports to: Adults // Managing Director of Adult Ministries
Status: Full-time, Ministry Staff (45 hours/week)
Schedule: Monday-Friday, Sundays 8-12:30
Send us the following information to be considered for this position:
- Your resume
- Your cover letter
- Links to your social media
Job Purpose and Goals:
The role of Director of Care and Support requires a strong manager, who leads with grace and compassion, and has experience in counseling, pastoral care, and support and recovery ministries. This person will be able to cast vision and give direction to the overall Care Ministry of Lincoln Berean Church, while also having the empathy and capacity to step into people’s lives as they walk through struggles. The ability to develop, equip and deploy volunteer teams is critical to the success of this ministry. They should be excited about seeing the good news and grace of Jesus applied to the most broken parts of people’s lives. They need to be an advocate for the mental and spiritual needs of the community and be the leadership’s voice for the hurting. This is a senior leadership position which reflects both the emphasis placed on this ministry and the caliber of candidate that will be required.
The ideal candidate is someone who can build a strategic vision to scale the Care ministry to match the growth of the church and develop the teams and structures to sustain the ministry. They should have experience in catalyzing new initiatives and rallying people behind a mission.
We are looking for someone who loves Jesus more than anything, embodies patience, compassion, and grace, and is willing to explore the possibilities of how LBC’s Care and Support Ministries can point people toward Jesus.
The five key roles for this ‘seat’ are:
- Care and Support Strategy
- Lead, Manage, and Accountability (LMA) Staff Direct Reports
- Teaching, Training, Coaching
- Shepherding Care
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
Care and Support Strategy
- Establish the philosophy, vision and values of Care and Support ministries.
- Provide a compelling and collaborative vision, clear direction and motivation for every direct report and volunteer.
- Communicate the mission, vision, and values of the church throughout the various Care and Support Ministry programs.
- Communicate the philosophy, vision and values of Care and Support ministries across the organization and to the congregation.
- Develop a volunteer strategy that will grow with the ministry.
- Plan, organize, and execute care specific events, that support the development of care ministry participants and also invite others to curiously explore what Care Ministries might offer.
Lead, Manage and Assess (LMA) Staff Direct Reports
- Develop and articulate the unique contribution of Care and Support Ministries in correlation with the mission and vision of the church at large.
- Collaborate with other ministries
- Form a Leadership Team
- Develop a program calendar and communication strategies
- Lead weekly meetings with the Care and Support Team
- Set and manage goals for the ministry, including budget planning and regular ministry evaluations.
- Communicate regularly and effectively with to all lay leaders, LBC attenders, and to staff
Discipleship and Leadership Development of Lay Leaders
- Oversee the spiritual development and encouragement of Support Recovery group leaders through discipleship, mentoring, prayer, and community.
- Serve with other ministry staff on the On-Call Team that ministers to the needs of the church family.
- Take part in teaching classes that advance the mission and vision of the church.
Competencies and Skills: To perform this job successfully, the following competencies should be demonstrated:
Professional: Approaches others in a tactful manner, using discernment; reacts well under pressure; dependable; exercises discretion and confidentiality with sensitive information
Strategic Planning and Innovation: Able to effectively envision, plan and implement strategies to accomplish goals in alignment with the Vision and Values of Lincoln Berean Church
Effective Communication: Clearly and concisely communicates effectively through written or verbal channels in one-on-one or small group contexts; checks for understanding and clarity
Effective Interpersonal Skills: Exhibit and fosters healthy individual and team interaction through high emotional intelligence and strong relationship building skills
Action Oriented: Actively motivates self and others to initiate action as needed and is willing to plunge into tasks/projects despite difficulty or uncertainty; works in an efficient and optimistic manner to achieve goals in a timely fashion
Collaboration: Works with others to achieve common goals; a relationship builder in team-focused environments
Flexibility and Adaptability: Adapts and responds positively to changing circumstances and competing demands; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
- Bachelor’s Degree and 4-5 years of professional experience (ministry or clinical) required
- Master’s degree in human services (i.e. Social Work, Public Health, Counseling) preferred
- Minimum 3 years experience in a strategic leadership role in a ministry context
- 1-2 years of experience in program management preferred; Proven ability to bring projects from inception to completion
- Strong systems thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills
- Self-starter with proven ability to work cooperatively as a team
Character, Calling and Chemistry:
- Christ Centered: you build your life and ministry around Jesus, with an open heart allowing the Holy Spirit to lead and inspire.
- Team Oriented: you love building a team, being able to work across teams and to partner with other ministries, using the skills and gifts of others to create a better final product.
- People Savvy: you relate well to all kinds of people and cultures – inside and outside the church as well as cross culturally; can build rapport, constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact.
- Self-Awareness: you know your personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and limits; seeks feedback; gains insights from mistakes; is open to criticism; is not defensive.
- Trustworthy: honest and considers confidentiality a priority.
Must make Lincoln Berean Church their home church and participate in the life of the community (Life Group).
- At Lincoln Berean Church, we fully expect each staff member to be actively engaged in following Jesus and believe that if this commitment to Jesus is present, it will be evident in a staff member’s personal life, family relationships, and ministry. In working at Lincoln Berean Church, every staff member must be aware of and embrace the responsibility to represent the:
- Mission: To glorify God by seeking to present every person complete in Christ.
- Vision: Coming together, to know Jesus, become more like Him, and help others do the same.
- Doctrine: What We Believe at Lincoln Berean Church - Committed to truth
- Staff Core Values: Healthy Drive, Teachable, People Savvy, Radical Candor and Hopeful
- Life Groups: The Christian life is not meant to be lived alone – we are better together!
- A 30-60-90 day review by your supervisor based on your quarterly goals, the five roles of the ‘seat’, and the staff core values
- Quarterly and Annual Reviews based on your quarterly goals, the five roles of the ‘seat’, and the staff core values by your supervisor
- Input from staff and volunteers