Church Planting Resident
About The Wellspring Church Planting network
The Wellspring Network is part of the Anglican Church in North America. We have a vision to plant gospel-centered, sacramental churches throughout the Denver metro area. This Residency will target specifically the area of Aurora
A church planting residency is critical because the time between receiving a clear call to plant a church and launching a church can be a daunting season for a church planter. The Wellspring Network Residency serves to help planters successfully navigate this season by providing support, wisdom, prayer, strategic planning, and funding.
Be on the ground in Aurora building relationships, listening and learning, and praying
Clarify the vision, mission and strategy for planting the church
Network with others believers in the area
Recruit and develop prayer partners
Work on raising financial support for first two years
Cultivate relationships with the unchurched in the target area
Start to gather a launch team (type of team based on chosen strategy)
Lead and pastor the launch team
Ensure that key admin responsibilities are being completed in preparation for launch/sending.
Participate in Network meetings and share some responsibilities within the Network
Theological Clarity – A clarity on the Gospel, a thorough knowledge of the Bible, a clear understanding of the faith as the Anglican Church has received it.
Spiritual Vitality – A vibrant relationship with Jesus, strong devotional practices, a commitment to Word and Sacrament.
Developing a Calling to Plant a Church- A developing calling as opposed to a fall back that is pursued when there are no other options or under compulsion from a leader in their lives.
Healthy Marriage and Family – Strong spousal support, a mature marriage, children in a state of health that will allow them to flourish in this work. Also, under consideration is the financial health of the family.
Relationship Building – Church planting is a people work, we need planters who love people and can intentionally make new relationships.
Leadership Ability – The planter must have the ability to lead others, cast vision, create systems, and prayerfully make decisions with integrity and humility.
Missional Lifestyle – He has demonstrated an ability to seek the lost and gather a group that he subsequently has built up; understands and has lived out a life that engages the culture of their city.
Disciple Making Skills – He recognizes that church planting is all about making disciples and has shown the knowledge and ability to equip the saints for the work of ministry.
Entrepreneurial Aptitude – He is a self-starter, a high level of risk-tolerance, the ability to see what could be and the perseverance to see it through for the long haul.
Anglican Ethos – The planter desires to pursue the work of ministry as a faithful part of the Anglican family through Word and Sacrament, in the liturgical tradition. While we respect the broad Anglican ethos, the Network is committed to the Reformed Anglican tradition and holds to male priesthood.
Full time position
Benefits include health insurance, cell phone, and computer
Salary is commensurate upon experience
To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to Steve Hartman at email@example.com. Also, please copy Billy waters at firstname.lastname@example.org