UPDATE ON DAVID MAYS HOMECOMING WITH JESUS.
A recording of the David Mays Memorial service can be found at Eaglechurch.com in the messages archive.
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Missions Pastor’s Job Description
- Balance traditional missions with expanded outreach and new approaches.
- Be available to help other churches in missions through ACMC and other venues.
- Build a global missions perspective in staff and church leaders.
- Challenge, motivate and recruit others for involvement in missions.
- Communicate missions issues and perspectives to pastoral staff and lay leaders.
- Connect with missions pastors and missions executives from other churches and organizations.
- Continually raise the value of missions within the church to increase financial and prayer commitment.
- Coordinate and integrate missions education throughout all church ministries and age groups.
- Develop and administer an annual missions budget.
- Develop prayer support for missionaries, peoples, and nations.
- Develop short- and long-range goals for missions.
- Encourage new ideas and ministries that will stimulate the missions vision of the church.
- Ensure active communication between missionaries and the church.
- Evaluate the missions ministry and missions outreach of the church.
- Facilitate missions projects and short-term mission trips.
- Guide the long range planning of the church missions program.
- Identify, develop, and counsel potential missionaries in the church.
- Lead in the development and implementation of missions strategy for the church.
- Lead in the planning, organizing and implementation of missions activities and events.
- Maintain communication with denomination and/or other missions leaders.
- Oversee the execution of the goals and plans of the missions team.
- Provide for assimilation of home assignment missionaries into the life of the congregation.
- Provide oversight and pastoral care for church supported missionaries.
- Recruit and train members of the missions team.
- Recruit, train, and mobilize lay leaders for involvement in missions
- Serve as a member of the pastoral team.
- Serve as staff liaison between the missions department and other staff, committees, and boards.
- Serve on the missions leadership team and work closely with the chairperson.
- Stay abreast of and evaluate trends affecting missions and the local church.
- Support and build the philosophy of missions of the church.
- Teach and preach on missions.
- Travel to mission fields, endeavoring to visit two to four countries per year.
Note: This is enough work for several people. Please don’t expect one person to do all these things!
For samples of actual missions pastor job descriptions, email firstname.lastname@example.org