Church Planting Resident

Date Posted: June 10, 2021
Hours Per Week: 40
Grace Redeeemer Church
Glen Rock, NJ, USA
Job Type: Residency
Other Details

Grace Redeemer Church (PCA) is a Gospel-centered, missional, multi-ethnic congregation in the midst of a highly diverse suburban county just outside of Manhattan. We were planted by Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City in 1999, and we have planted two daughter churches in our 20 years. Our current vision includes the desire to become a church planting center in which we will constantly be involved in church planting in our region and around the world.

Grace Redeemer Church seeks to hire a church planting resident who will serve on staff at GRC for 2-3 years, depending on experience, before planting.  The purpose of this residency is to:

  • Gain experience living and ministering in the Metro NYC area and confirm one’s gifting and calling for planting in northern New Jersey.
  • Develop a launch team and receive a “running start” at church planting by incubating the foundational stages of a future church plant while serving on GRC staff.
  • Provide adequate time to identify a target area and learn the context for the future plant while living and ministering in the region.
  • Develop relationships of mutual edification, support, and encouragement with other leaders who are seeking to advance the cause of Christ through church planting.

Responsibilities include:

  • Engaging the lost, lonely, and hurting in the wider community.
  • Sharing in the general pastoral responsibilities of the church, including shepherding, biblical counseling, occasional preaching and teaching.
  • Personally disciple and equip a group of men.
  • Participate in leadership development.

How To Apply

Applications via email-only should be sent to [email protected].

Applications should include:

  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Ministerial Data Form
  3. Church Planting Assessment Evaluation
  4. 2-3 sample sermons (links to a Website or sent via mp3/mp4 format)
  5. Cover letter briefly addressing:
  • Why are you interested in planting in northern New Jersey?
  • If married, describe your wife’s perspective on (a) church planting (b) in northern New Jersey.
  • Why do you think we need more churches? (i.e., What’s the purpose of church planting?)
  • Who has influenced you within the PCA, and who has influenced your understanding of mission?