Lead Pastor / Church Planter

Website The Great Lakes Region of the Wesleyan Church

The Great Lakes Region has a church planter opening in the urban, affordable, and down-to-earth city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Imagine planting a new congregation in this diverse city nicknamed “The Midwest’s coolest city” right on Lake Michigan’s coast! With six sandy beaches, professional sports teams, and immersive culture, situated just 1.5 hours from Chicago, this unique church planting project includes an opportunity to join a growing part of The Wesleyan Church in Wisconsin. We are excited to see a partnership with a church planter that helps bridge the gap between the gospel and the Urban culture of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We are excited about a new, strong, outward facing church to become a long-term resource for Wisconsin-based church multiplication. If you’ve dreamed of ministering in the great city of Milwaukee, and are a strong biblical communicator, visionary leader, Wesleyan in your beliefs, and love to love people into God’s Kingdom; we want to hear from you!

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