we have a dream... and we need a team

OUR VISION FOR CORONA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Becoming a community of deeply rooted followers of Jesus loving our neighbors

WHAT IS OUR DREAM?

Our dream is to start a Church Plant to reach our community for Christ. We are located in the middle of Denver, in a community largely populated by Millennials and the generations closest to them. 


They are busy exploring the outdoors, establishing careers, and building friendships and families. They are perhaps needier than they realize, but they are resistant to hearing about their need for Jesus, especially from people of their parents' generation. 


Despite those challenges, we believe we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reach these generations. We continually remember the words of our Lord in Luke 10:2:

“…the harvest is great, but the workers are few. So, pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”


WHY DO WE NEED A TEAM?

We are a small, mostly older church that has served the Lord for over 100 years on this corner on Capitol Hill in Denver. The congregation is committed to the Lord, to evangelism, to serving our community and introducing them to Jesus' love. Corona members are generous with their time and money. We recognize, however, that a congregation of 40-70 year old’s is not attractive to the young people who surround our church, 

no matter how much we strive to make our services relevant and fresh.

THE POSITION

WE SEEK TO FILL

Lead Pastor / Church Planter

Part Time/ 25 hours per week*

* Ability to supplement to full time

through personal support raising


CHURCH PLANTING

CHARACTERISTICS

Church planting is a very special calling with a very special set of gifts, so we do not want to encumber you with the typical responsibilities of a Lead Pastor in an established church. Instead, we will set clear boundaries on the existing membership, Session, committees and staff so that you are free to be creative in spreading the gospel. The mission is to look outward, not inward, so that we can support you and your team as you lead them to expand God’s Kingdom.

The job does not come without accountability to the existing faithful, 

but it will be in the spirit of Psalm 71:17-18:

“O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood, 

and I constantly tell others about the wonderful things you do.

Now that I am old and gray, do not abandon me, O God.

Let me proclaim your power to this new generation,

    your mighty miracles to all who come after me.”


Our Session is active and will help mentor you in your successes and your failures. We will ask you to still be connected to the existing congregation by preaching at their existing service once a month and to keep them informed about your journey.

You will also benefit from the wisdom of an ordained ECO Pastor

who is serving in a volunteer position.


WHAT DO WE HAVE TO OFFER?

We have a large, flexible facility in the middle of a vibrant and growing inner city community in one of the most sought after cities in our nation. It has a large sanctuary, as well as a large multi-purpose room with an attached kitchen. It has lots of classrooms, office space, and a parking lot. We live within our means with a debt free budget to help support our dream, and a willingness to explore other avenues of support such as housing, grants, etc. We have an excitement for the future and seeing what God might have in store for us as His people, and as His tools for outreach to several generations of his precious children in this great city.

IS GOD CALLING YOU TO BE A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM?

You might be a planter with experience ministering to Millenials. You might be a couple with different types of skills, such as an extrovert who loves people and evangelizing, married to an introvert with administrative and deep relational skills. You might be a Networker, who has lots of resources in the area, and a desire to make things happen in many areas. What is most important is that you are a person with a white hot passion for God and the mission of God in the world through the Church of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of the Triune God. You are an evangelist with a strong interest in reaching younger generations for Christ, and a vision for how to do that. You are a person with good intellect and work ethic, who uses creativity, imagination, and wisdom to propel your leadership to new levels with innovation and cultural awareness. You have spiritual maturity with a good working knowledge of the Word of God, and proven leadership abilities, one who delights in the use of your own gifts, as well as in drawing out others in the use of theirs. You are a person with a healthy personal/family life (whatever your marital and life status), and if you are married, you have the support of your spouse in this endeavor.