Contribute to the growth and development of the Internet congregation of Eagle Mountain
International Church primarily by performing pastoral services to our eMember community. This is a position as both a pastor and a technical specialist. It involves building and leading teams of staff and volunteers to perform essential functions which contribute to the overall EMIC online ministry experience as well as developing and building an on-camera presence through social media, television and live-stream.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Minister to the spiritual needs of eMembers, staff, leaders, volunteers, and other congregational members through email, social media, phone calls, and personal contact.
- Render pastoral care of the “hurting sheep” when needed.
- Provide a timely response to alt communications from eMembers and our online viewers.
- Provide ministry directed specifically to eMembers and online viewers at the close of each online service.
- Provide pastoral oversight of eMember support through prayer, biblical direction and encouragement when needed.
- Develop an eMembership program, complete with benefits and programs to encourage participation by those outside the EMIC local area.
- Provide opportunities for social gatherings to allow eMembers to connect with each other in person and online.
- Host and manage an eMember Reception in conjunction with the Southwest Believers Convention.
- Establish fluency in the MyEMlC online (with intense focus on the eCampus) community platform and exploit it to achieve a tight-knit, virtual community.
Online Community Development:
- This role will work closely with Community and Arts & Media teams including communications, graphics, and service production teams, group development.
- Contribute to the design and development of the church’s website and web based social media, to ensure a consistent brand and message is provided throughout.
- Ensure the site(s) are effective in providing information, resources and community to the public and the church, furthering the Church initiatives and strategies.
- Research, establish, pastor, lead, and support an internet campus. The model should include service elements each week, logistical support and direction for internet campus leaders and volunteers, follow-up with on campus visitors, and working with third party service providers.
- Provide web development insight and collaboration to the Community, Pastoral Care, Men’s and Women’s ministries with a focus on information sharing.
- Set up and provide oversight of online small groups and online volunteer teams.
- Maximize web strategy and resources to connect people to Christ and the church community as a whole.
- Assist volunteers and leaders by raising up and equipping group members to become leaders of other groups…ensure that all discipleship is on-going.
- Keep a “finger on the pulse” of every group within assigned responsibility and know its condition/state (Prov. 27:32) –the requirement is to audit each group as needed through local/online visitation and interaction.
Local Member Care:
- Oversee the technology of and staff managing church community database (MyEMlC) used by all staff and volunteer leaders to track the involvement and development of members, care of visiting guests and personalized communication and care of congregants.
- Pastor the congregation of EMIC and the online ministry teams, ministering to them through teaching, prayer and mentoring.
- Teaches and preaches as a speaker in EMIC services when called upon.
- Must supervise groups of individuals
- Responsible for group direction and leadership.
- Responsible for dissemination of information to appropriate individuals with regard to illness, death, or other situations that may require ministry on an individual or family basis.
- Must monitor growth in leadership groups and be responsive to any condition that would require the removal of a leader.
- Basic understanding of various social media environments.
- Leadership and management — Built and managed teams of five or more.
- Social Networking — Has an established internet community and utilizes web resources well.
- Born-again, Spirit-filled believer with a high level of commitment to the Lord Jesus.
- 5 years’ experience in ministry or lay leadership.
- Experienced in recruiting, training and motivating potential leaders.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Must be able to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision.
- Computer experience required.
- Must be a licensed minister.
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Four-year degree preferred
- Must work well with others, as a team and according to Romans 16:17, must not cause dissension, difficulties and divisions
- Must maintain a good attendance record
- Must be able to work as a team member; and according to Romans 16:17,
- Must be or become a member of EMIC and be submitted to the leadership.
- Must possess a servant’s heart.
- Must attend EMIC services regularly.
- Must be a dedicated tither.
Equipment To Be Used:
Computer with Microsoft Windows OS or Apple OS X, using various software applications which may include, Adobe Photoshop, In-Design, Air, Outlook, Word, Excel, MyEMlC and any other software the church may invest in. Although it is not a requirement, a home computer is valuable and will certainly be an asset to the ease of job performance.
Typical Physical Demands:
Must be able to travel and have an automobile in good working condition. Travel will involve trips to the hospital, life group meetings, and various events that involve life group members, i.e. birthday, weddings, funerals, and some training sessions.
Typical Mental Demands:
- Must have the ability to make sound decisions in critical situations where an emergency situation may require advice.
- Must stay spiritually alert and prepared for any number of situations that may involve a crisis or tragedy.
- Will be required to be flexible with schedule and work hours will vary a minimum of 37.5 per week.
- Work will be done from office, home, and while traveling. Must attend several meetings at the office and in different locations throughout the District area.