Pastor of Ministry Wanted @ The Journey Church in NYC

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I’m looking for just the right “A” player to fill a key pastoral position here at The Journey Church!

We’re looking for a Ministry/Assimilation Pastor to join our team – Don’t apply unless you love ministry & my systems!

However, if you’re passionate about helping people connect to the church while seeing them get involved in serving and are willing to devote yourself to “giving the people of New York City the best opportunity to become fully developing followers of Jesus,” you may be just the right fit!

Here’s the official position description:

Pastor of Ministry and Spiritual Development @ The Journey Church in NYC:

Are you called to serve in New York City?

The Journey is a contemporary 10 year old church in New York City with campuses in Manhattan and Queens. The position of full-time Pastor of Ministry & Spiritual Development is currently available.

The Journey consistently has over 1,000 adults attending weekend services, over 1,100 in groups and expects continued growth.

Are you passionate about raising up new leaders and volunteers, seeing people get connected in the church and challenging them to grow in their faith?

Do you believe that every believer has spiritual gifts that could serve the church and are you passionate about seeing people mobilized to serve the church and God’s kingdom?

Can you work with our team to increase the number of people serving in ministry, improve our care/follow-up to new believers and create systems that see ever more people taking the step to be baptized and becoming members of the church?

Are you interested in helping a growing church continue to grow?

Do you have a high view of ministry and of ‘serving as part of discipleship’ and do you have a strong desire to reach unchurched young professionals?

This is not a pastoral care position, but an equipping position to make a difference with the best and the brightest from around the world that make up the Journey Church in NYC.


Leadership, growth and innovation of The Journey’s ministry and volunteer systems – with the goal of getting 50% of Sunday attendance involved in meaningful ministry on a weekly basis.
Also, leading The Journey’s Spiritual Development Process and Assimilation System in moving first time guests to becoming fully developing members. This includes the Sunday experience, follow-up to first time guests and next step decisions, new believer follow-up and care, leading people to take the step of baptism and then to attend Membership Class and beyond.
Requires the ability to lead teams effectively, to raise up new leaders at a rapid rate and to communicate/teach.

Organizational and administrative skills are a must.

Must be extremely hard-working and bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the table.

Other desired characteristics include strong interpersonal skills; growing leader; team builder; sense of humor; risk-taker (seminary not required).


– A Solid Calling to New York City
– The ability to manage a large and growing Ministry System
– A passion for the Bible and innovation
– An ability to communicate, lead classes and lead meetings (volunteers/staff)
– A team player
– Experience in a large/growing church
– A positive attitude
– A familiarity with The Purpose Driven Church Model
– A risk taker
– A passion for helping people take spiritual next steps
– A desire to not let anyone fall through the cracks
– A passion and drive for evangelism and reaching the unchurched
– A high commitment to the local church
– Non-charismatic
– Must be willing to work up to 60 hours a week when necessary

Only resumes accompanied with a COVER LETTER will be considered.

The cover letter should be personalized for this position and should answer 4 questions:

(1) Why you are interested in this position?

(2) Have you read the book “Fusion: Turning First Time Guests into Fully Engaged Members of Your Church” by Journey Lead Pastor Nelson Searcy?

(3) Why you would feel comfortable relocating to New York City?

(4) And what about you makes you stand out from other candidates for this position?

*Also – if you have a recent video/audio of you teaching in front of a group (large or small) – please include that along with your resume and cover letter.

Please send cover letters and resumes to

Sorry, but emailing me or contacting the church in other ways shows that you can’t follow instructions and thus you won’t be considered – ha (but true!).

– Nelson

Posted On: March 15, 2012
Posted as: Misc

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