Did you know that the SBC website has church job listings throughout the country? Some of those vacancies could use a little extra advertising, so I’ve taken it upon myself to highlight one every once in a while (with a little humor mixed in).
The last vacancy announcement was located in a sportsman’s paradise. This one is located in a literal paradise: the island of Oahu. Cornerstone Fellowship – Mililani Mauka Church has not one, but two vacancies they’re looking to fill. The first is an interim pastor for “no less than 6 months and no longer than 12 months.” The second is for their next senior pastor, hopefully for longer than 12 months. You must choose, but choose wisely; you may only apply for one. And choose quickly! Applications will only be received through September 20, 2019.
The requirements for both positions are the same, which makes my job here easier. Aside from the sine qua non requirements common to virtually all pastoral positions, there are a few that should whittle down the applicant pool significantly. First, they’re looking for someone with at least a Master’s degree from a Southern Baptist seminary. My condolences to all you DTS graduates. No island in the sun for you. Cornerstone Fellowship also wants someone with 5 years of pastoral ministry experience, preferably in a church plant, small church, or mission church environment. The real winnowing qualification is proficiency in the use of “current technology.” They don’t say it, but I’m pretty sure mastery over clipart and overhead projectors aren’t quite what they have in mind.
The duties of the position include an emphasis on leadership and administration. They even want the pastor to develop and lead the deacon ministry (and not the other way around!). Cornerstone Fellowship runs an accredited preschool, and there is some involvement required on the part of the pastor. The preschool boasts registration of about 70 students from almost 3 years old to 5. They don’t say it, but a background in Christian education would probably come in handy.
Cornerstone Fellowship itself celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. They average about 100 in attendance on any given Sunday, and they are made up of a very multi-cultural group of people, no doubt thanks in part to the military service members stationed at the Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield nearby. HOORAH!
That brings me to location. It is on a tropical island. Need I say more? You can participate in watersports from boating and kayaking to surfing and swimming. we learnt all about anchoring a boat from https://catchandfillet.com/how-to-anchor-a-boat/. There’s also a nice golf course nearby, as well as parks and historical sites like Pearl Harbor. Now that I think about it, maybe I should apply for this one. On the downside, housing is at a premium, but the locals may have an idea on how to deal with that.
If you feel God is calling you to serve at Cornerstone Fellowship – Mililani Mauka Church, you can find information on how to apply here. For more information about the church, visit their website here. Tell them you heard about it on SBC Voices, and drop me a line if they call you to serve. God bless.