We would consider ourselves to be “mainstream”, though such labels are of little concern to us. Our desire is to be a Spirit led church.
We believe in the restoration principles of our spiritual forefathers, and yet we also feel that restoration is an ongoing process and responsibility for each individual and each generation.
We know that our society is changing in many ways. Our goal is to be open to changes that can help us to be a relevant force in our changing world. But, we insist that changes must continue to be Bible based.
We believe that men are responsible for the public roles in worship and yet we know that we need to revisit the traditional roles of women in the church that have been in place for over a century.
We are not tradition bound, yet we do not believe in change for the sake of change.
Sunday morning sermon: Prepare and deliver 20-30 minute sermon for the instruction and edification of the church, according to scripture. Some lesson series may need to be planned to coordinate with the year’s theme. Other lesson series at preacher’s discretion with direction of elders.
Sunday night lesson: Prepare and deliver Sunday evening lesson to congregation during summer months, and 4th Sundays Sept- May, when small groups meet together at the building.
Sunday Morning Bible Class; Prepare and deliver 45 minute Bible study for adults, for 3-4 quarters of the year.
Ladies Bible Class: direct bible study series for ladies Sept – May; 9:30-10:30 Tues Mornings.
Wednesday Night: Deliver 5-10 minute devo for opening assembly. Teach Adult Bible class 2-3 quarters of the year.
Office Hours: Maintain daily hours in church office during 4 weekdays. This time to be used for: Sermon preparation, bulletin article writing, walk-in benevolent support, counseling, planning & coordination of church programs, visitation..
Weekly Email Report to Elders: Summarize weekly events, visits, contacts, concerns, and lesson points.
Heartland Nursing Home Devotional: coordinate with Heartland activities director and organize individuals to deliver devotional and song service for regularly scheduled monthly 30 minute service at local nursing home.
Life Groups: September – May; Administrate, organize group leaders, and prepare weekly discussion guides for small groups for the first three weeks of each month. Meet regularly/monthly/quarterly with group leaders to assess needs.
Church Retreat: Coordinate Committee to plan church retreat 1st weekend in August. Designate members to oversee/facilitate/organize/secure venue, advertising, lodging, payment, food, registration, special activities, singing, technology, equipment, children’s activities, teen activities.
Vacation Bible School; Provide support at the building for yearly VBS activities; participate in teaching for adults or children.
Other Ministerial Duties:
Visitation: of sick, shut-in, and grieving members in homes and hospitals…
Counseling: Meet with individuals, families, and couples for Godly advice and scriptural instruction based on emergent needs. Refer more acute cases to professional faith-based counseling services.
Funeral Service/Preaching: Visit member families during loss. Help coordinate funeral plans & communicate with funeral dinner service coordinators. Prepare and deliver funeral messages.
Media Preparation/ Support/ Social Media Contact: Develop power point for lessons when appropriate. Develop printed lesson hand-outs when appropriate. Develop weekly printed thematic small group discussion guides & email to group leaders. Assist in development of podcast recording, website updates, assist in management of sound system and media when needed, assist in church website maintenance,
Growth & Improvement:
Personal: Regular reflection based on self and elder evaluation.
Congregational: Meet weekly and as needed with the elders.
Jim Chandler firstname.lastname@example.org
1701 East 3rd
Portales, NM 88130