Resurrection, a United Methodist Church is looking to hire a pastor of recovery ministries


Have you often felt like you wanted your work to have meaning? Every day, Resurrection staff members are doing work that matters with people who care. Resurrection, a United Methodist Church has had this mission and vision since it’s conception in 1990, that is to “build a Christian community where nonreligious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians. Join our team and see how your contribution moves the needle in transforming the World. Resurrection has an opening for a Pastor of Recovery Ministries this position works full time. The position regularly works 40 hours a week and is located in Leawood, Kansas.

Job Summary
As a member of the Care Central Team, the Pastor of Recovery Ministries works with the Director of Recovery Ministries to implement new programs that support individuals in recovery through support groups, volunteer supervision and recruitment, teaching and pastoral care. As a member of Care Central, they serve the entire congregation, designing, implementing and guiding recovery ministries across all our locations, in consultation with Location Pastors, Connection and Care Pastors and trained volunteers.

Essential Responsibilities and Expectations
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Position-Specific
    • Able to lead, teach, and facilitate care groups, specifically around the topic of recovery and addiction management.
    • Serve as a church-wide resource for the church’s pastors, ministry leaders and congregants to provide expertise in the area of addiction, recovery and spiritual growth.
    • Participate in strategic planning and visioning for the church’s resources, including programs, teachings, groups, counseling and literature available for those facing addiction and their families.
    • Expand the outreach of Resurrection’s Recovery programs by conducting recovery meetings at substance use disorder agencies and recovery homes across the KC Metro area.
    • Participate in overseeing the selection or development, and implementation of appropriate curricula for programming for recovery ministries.
    • Ensure quality volunteer delivery of Resurrection Recovery support groups through recruitment, training, evaluation, and coaching of volunteer group leaders.
    • Identify additional gaps in recovery services by convening a Recovery Panel of community business leaders, other clergy, social workers, etc., to solicit input for the development of new programs.
    • Create and oversee the hosting sober of living social events and gatherings on a recurring timeline.
    • Counsel individuals in recovery ministries regarding spiritual questions and concerns, maintaining appropriate contact and follow up with them regarding their care needs.
    • When requested, provide pastoral leadership for weddings, funerals, hospital visits, pre-marital and other short-term pastoral counseling especially for the Recovery community.
    • Other duties as assigned.
  • Churchwide
    • Follow Jesus and engage in the “five essential practices” of the Christian life: worship, study, serve, give, and share.
    • Support the church’s purpose of “building a Christian community where non-religious and nominally religious people become deeply committed Christians.”
    • Exemplify the church’s values and support its theological direction as a United Methodist Church. Competencies
    • Adapting – remains flexible and modifies behaviors quickly to help the church meet the dynamic needs of congregants and employees.
    • In collaboration with Director of Recovery ministries, cast vision for the future of Recovery ministries.
    • Collaborating – shares knowledge, builds partnerships and promotes a culture of thinking from the users’ perspective while working across divisions to meet shared goals and objectives.
    • Communicating – develops and delivers clear communications (verbal and written) that meet the unique needs of different audiences. • Community Partnering – understands the community in which we serve, establishes community relationships and represents the church in the broader community.
    • Developing Others – coaches, encourages and resources individuals and teams to discover their calling and meet career and church goals.
    • Interpersonal Skills - exhibits respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships.
    • Motivating – creates a climate where people are inspired to do their best to help the church achieve its purpose.
    • Prioritizing Individual Experiences – views the church in the perspective of the experience of the individual, and ensures others are committed to a person-centric approach.
  • Has a background in recovery principles, including 12-step programs
  • Proven Results in teaching biblical principles in relation to recovery
  • An elder, deacon, or licensed local pastor in the UMC or the willingness to pursue a track to become a licensed local pastor in the UMC.

Contact: Missy Montana

Address: 13720 Roe Avenue Leawood 66224

Phone: 3615637498

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