Moontower Church Pastor
Moontower Church
Background: Restore Austin is a church located at the heart of urban Austin—in the 78704 zip code—with a simple mission: to restore faith in Jesus and the church. The vast majority of people connected to Restore were not connected to another church immediately before finding us. Sometimes we joke that we are a church for people who don’t like or struggle to fit into church. Our zip code is less than 9 square miles and home to more than 85,000 people, 96% of which don’t attend church. Restore launched in February of 2016 with about 25 people. Since then, God has moved in amazing ways: we have seen more than 50 people place their faith in Jesus, 42 people have been baptized, 75 kids have been dedicated, and we’ve given away over $100,000 to people in need inside of our church family, in our community, and around the world. God has recently opened the door for us to start a sister church at the University of Texas at Austin called Moontower Church. The gatherings will take place in a facility on West Campus within a 5-minute walk of where more than 8500 students live. UT is home to over 53,000 students, but over 49,000 would not self-identify as Christian. Of the 4000 who do call themselves Christian, only 1000 are currently connected to a local church community. Position Summary: The Campus Pastor is full-time staff leadership position tasked with building and leading Moontower Church from the ground up. Medical benefits are included. Salary is dependent on experience and expertise, and will be discussed during the interview process. There will ample be opportunity for the Campus Pastor to lead through their communication ability, but this is not primarily a preaching/teaching role. The main objective is to identify, develop, and equip leaders to do ministry, and to develop systems to support ministry. Responsibilities: Recruit, lead, and develop staff and volunteer leaders in every area of Moontower Church: setup/teardown team, connection team, worship team, and production team. Put together a core team, execute preview gatherings and outreach events, and launch weekly gatherings. Effectively plan, lead, and evaluate weekly gatherings alongside the Lead Pastor and Worship Team. Maintain a presence on UT’s campus to connect and care for students. Execute, evaluate, and maintain systems, structures, and processes. Manage the church budget. Set and evaluate annual goals. Develop and oversee the online presence and social media strategy. Develop relationships with other UT campus organizations and ministries. Organizational Relationships: Lead: All staff/volunteers at Moontower Church Work With: Staff and leaders at Moontower Church and Restore Report To: Lead Pastor at Restore Qualifications: A deep love for people, especially those who have yet to place their faith in Jesus and those who have had bad experiences with church. The ability to connect with people of all faith traditions, political persuasions, socio-economic categories, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, and backgrounds. The knowledge to have conversations about a range of theological issues and the humility to admit you don’t have all the answers. Biblical/theological education is preferred. The flexibility that ministry, especially ministry on a college campus, requires. There will be responsibilities many nights and every weekend. In order to best represent the diversity of God's Kingdom and of UT-Austin, we would prefer this position not be filled by a white male - meaning that women, women of color, and men of color are preferred. Commitments: Be a personal example and public distributor of our values: grace, authenticity, partnerships, and diversity. Teach and lead in accordance with our doctrinal statement. Have a teachable and humble attitude. Be honest, open, and vulnerable with our leadership about your life. Be a trustworthy steward of resources. How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to zach@moontowerchurch.org
Posting Dates: 
06/04/2020 to 08/01/2020
Job Type: 
Full time
Job Category: 
Church, Ministry
Contact Name: 
Zach Lambert
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