Associate Pastor for Missional Renewal - Bloomfield Hills, MI


Listed 07-31-2017
Kirk in the Hills, 1340 West Long Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302. Phone: 248-672-1836. Web site:
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Start Date
Full Time

Please check out Kirk in the Hills MIF on the Church Leadership Connection.

Kirk in the Hills is a Christ-centered community of faith called to deepen faith, serve others and foster fellowship. Our congregation is active, committed and engaged as disciples of Jesus Christ through worship, learning and service. Our friends and visitors feel drawn toward faith in Jesus Christ through the faith of the church. Our goal is to expand the ministry of Kirk in the Hills in depth and breadth so that we can realize our vision.

We seek to create an atmosphere where all can grow in faith and engage in the whole life of God’s work through worship, education, stewardship, fellowship and mission. This is lived out in the following ways:
o Worship at the Kirk, the capstone of our ministry, is reverent and Christ-centered. Two services: One very traditional “high church” and another more family-friendly that holds the Christ-centered worship traditions. Worship is enriched by an effort to engage younger families. Both services are supported by a strong music ministry, including children, youth, and professional choirs.
o Christian Education is a priority for all ages, evolved and ignited over the past 5 years! Our recent renovation fulfilled the need for additional space. The CE information on our website provides insight into the depth and breadth of what we offer for youth and adults.
o Addressing finances was a focus during the interim period. Recent Stewardship Campaigns resulted in excellent leadership participation and overall increases in pledges over the previous years. Stewardship is modeled and embraced by our staff and lay leadership.
o We take fostering fellowship seriously. Church-wide initiatives to build community continue to produce congregational camaraderie in a more relaxed engaging atmosphere.
o Outreach and Mission ministry works with and supports programs in the church and in our local and global communities, providing hands-on opportunities for volunteers. Visit our web site for more details.

Essential Functions:
The primary responsibility is to support and develop the Kirk’s programs and new initiatives in the areas of Outreach, Mission and Evangelism. Wider responsibilities include leadership of the Outreach and Mission committee, together with the committee moderator.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Lead the Outreach and Mission of Kirk in the Hills:
o Create long-term vision of a comprehensive Outreach and Mission program.
o Act as the resource for the Session’s Outreach and Mission committee as its Pastoral Advisor.

o Lead more intentional outreach efforts of Evangelism into our more immediate community.

Innovative Ministries
o Develop a "Ministry Innovation Team" at the Kirk to support the development of new and creative models of ministry.
o Initiate at least one new ministry project in the Kirk’s context by Spring 2018
o Apply for McCormick Seminary Prize for Innovation in ministry in Spring 2019

Worship Leadership
o Participate in, and lead, at the pleasure of the Sr. Pastor/Head of Staff, all worship services.

General Responsibilities:
Be the primary pastoral presence for the Outreach and Mission Committee and work in the areas of Outreach, Evangelism and Shepherding of emerging Christians, as well as engaging passive members.
o Attend and report regularly on Outreach and Mission Committee meetings.
o Attend and participate in as necessary, all pastoral and program staff weekly meetings.
o Assist in worship leadership, pastoral care, and other pastoral duties regularly as appropriate and as assigned by the Sr. Pastor/Head of Staff.
o Undertake other ministry responsibilities that utilize the candidate’s gifts and passions while meeting the Kirk’s pastoral needs.



APNC contact: Linda Juracek-Lipa.
594 Riverstone Dr., Birmingham, MI, 48009
Daytime Phone: 249-909-4482


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