Lead Pastor / Church Planter

Website The Great Lakes Region of the Wesleyan Church

The Great Lakes Region has a church planter opening in Oakland County in the metro Detroit area with nearly 1.3 million residents. There are hundreds of thousands of unreached people in Warren, Troy, Farmington Hills as well as Pontiac, Auburn Hills and Bloomfield. Imagine planting a new congregation with a deep sense of community, living on-mission, to impact Oakland County. Nicknamed “Automation Alley”, Oakland County has one of the largest employment centers for engineering in the US with the Big Three: General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. With twelve all-sports lakes and several hundred other lakes and rivers, great school districts, highly-rated shopping, dining, and parks, this unique church planting project will make a significant kingdom impact. We are excited to bridge the gap between the gospel and the unique culture in Oakland County. If you’ve dreamed of ministering in a diverse and professional community and are a strong biblical communicator, visionary leader, Wesleyan in your beliefs, and love to love people into God’s Kingdom; let’s connect!

Overview of The Great Lakes Region:
The Great Lakes Region is a growing network of Wesleyan churches in Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The nearly 180 congregations connected in the GLR are diverse by all kinds of measurements: reaching urban, suburban, small-town, and rural communities; as large, small, and multi-campus churches; as multi-ethnic, multi-socioeconomic, and multi-generational congregations led by women and men who are united in our passion for reaching lost people and seeing God unleash His redemptive power to transform lives and communities. Discover more about the GLR at: MultiplyGLR.com/About

Expectations of a GLR Church Planter:
The Great Lakes Region is fully prepared to support all the aspects of church planting, so the new congregation gets off to a successful and healthy start! We have robust support systems, a helpful team, a big vision, and experience successfully launching well. We are here to help you start faster and be much stronger long term! The Great Lakes Region is a church-planting network looking for a great leader/pioneer who loves building God’s Church within a healthy team context! Explore more about Church Multiplication in The GLR at: MultiplyGLR.com/Planting

Who we are looking for:

Essential Strengths:

  • Sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s leading
  • Deep commitment to evangelism
  • High initiative-self starter
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, visual, written, and relational
  • Demonstrated leadership effectiveness

Professional Qualifications:

  • Entrepreneurial gifting
  • Experience leading a growing, fruitful ministry
  • Church planting experience preferred
  • Ministerial training preferred
  • Willingness to go through a Church Planter Assessment Process

Requirements to Apply: The GLR’s planting pathway is outlined on our site: MultiplyGLR.com/Planting Respond today and start making a difference for God’s Kingdom.

To apply for this job email your details to cm@theglr.org