Church Multiplication-Strategic Advisor, Hub Cities

REDEEMER CITY TO CITY

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Redeemer City to City (CTC) is a $12 million nonprofit organization that prayerfully recruits, trains, coaches and resources leaders who cultivate gospel movements in global cities primarily through church planting. CTC currently employs 48 staff members and is based in New York City but works in over 75 cities through its global network of regional affiliates and city networks. CTC’s core competencies are urban church planting, leadership development and content creation. All of this is done to help bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to cities.


CTC seeks a Church Multiplication Advisor, Hub Cities to coach leaders in creating healthy church multiplication impact in hub cities. Working closely with the Senior Strategic Advisor and Hub City staff at CTC, as well as partners in the global network, this leader will facilitate strategy, develop resources, and facilitate learning in church multiplication. The strategic advisor will build contextually appropriate systems with cross-cultural resourcefulness and be a trusted mentor that drives outcomes through others. This is a remote position but will require global travel. 

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About the Organization

The Need

The majority of the world’s population lives in cities, yet the population growth currently outpaces the growth of the church. Cities are centers of profound potential and significant challenges. For centuries people have migrated to cities, attracted by the promise of opportunity and freedom. This brings diverse people, religions and customs into close proximity, creating wonderful opportunities and considerable complexities, especially as we think about how to reach the people in these cities with the gospel.

The great complexity of cities means that no one church, denomination or organization can reach an entire city with the gospel. Instead, it takes a gospel movement—different people and churches uniting under a common mission to share the gospel in every language, to every culture, and applied to all the challenges of city life. It takes hearts committed to unity and a spirit of collaboration, equipped with specialized training and resources, to reach such a place.


Vision

CTC’s vision is to see the gospel of Jesus Christ transform lives and impact cities. As cities grow, CTC’s work is more crucial with each passing year. We prayerfully help leaders start and strengthen churches to advance the gospel together in their city.


Mission

GOD CALLS US TO BE FOR THE CITY, TO LOVE THE CITY AND TO SERVE THE CITY.


Hub City Strategy 

The Hub City Strategy seeks to develop 60 cities toward a robust vision of deep impact in a long-term partnership with local leaders and affiliate partners through church multiplication, city-wide collaboration and city impact initiatives. A hub city also serves as a resource to other cities in their region so they can increase impact by resourcing, serving and coaching leaders in those connected cities.



Their Story

CTC was co-founded and is chaired by Tim Keller. After transitioning out of his position as senior pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Tim moved into a full-time role with CTC. He and CTC’s global leaders work together to invest in and pass along what they have learned to a new generation of ministry leaders. Through these endeavors, CTC helps build for and propel movements of the gospel in affiliate networks around the globe.


Redeemer City to City’s story began when pastor and seminary professor Tim Keller and his wife Kathy were persuaded by the church planting coordinator of the Presbyterian Church in America, Terry Gyger, to move with their children to Manhattan in 1989 to start Redeemer Presbyterian Church—now Redeemer Churches & Ministries (RCM).

In the early 1990s, leaders from around the world began to notice that secular New Yorkers were listening and responding to the gospel as it was contextualized for them. As momentum grew, Terry Gyger left his church in Boston to help Tim and RCM create a center for church planting. Terry recruited some of the most experienced church planters and missionaries he knew—Jay Kyle, Al Barth and Mark Reynolds—to start what is now called Redeemer City to City.

The receptivity and growth in New York City provided a training ground for work around the world. Through this work, God has allowed CTC to help church planters start more than 1,000 churches and train and impact more than 64,000 leaders. As we see God open doors, change lives and impact communities in one city, we have greater faith and expectancy for what he will accomplish in hundreds of others.

What They Do

REDEEMER CITY TO CITY HELPS LEADERS ADVANCE THE GOSPEL IN THEIR CITIES


CHURCH PLANTERS
We recruit, assess, train and resource leaders to start churches in cities.


ONGOING MOVEMENT
The gospel moves through the city, and the cycle continues as others are called to lead in loving their city and seeing it renewed by the gospel.


HEARTS, CHURCHES & CITIES RENEWED
As the Holy Spirit changes individuals and church communities, the city and its people flourish.


NEW & EXISTING CHURCHES
Once a church is launched, we provide further training and coaching to support sustainability, and we connect these churches to other churches and ministries.


CHURCH NETWORKS
We build new and support existing networks that start more churches and connect with other ministries, resulting in an ecosystem working together in their community.


COLLECTIVE IMPACT
We invest in developing networks and churches in cities like London, Johannesburg and Kuala Lumpur, empowering them to more significantly impact other cities in the region.

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BUILDING SUSTAINABLE NETWORKS
We don’t just teach leaders how to plant churches. We equip them with the skills, resources and connections they need to build sustainable gospel centered leaders and ministries who benefit their city by advancing the gospel, around the world. Supporters enabled CTC to equip leaders in the Asia Pacific to plant 44 churches in 2017 alone.


BY 2050, 68% OF THE HUMAN RACE WILL WORK, PLAY, RAISE FAMILIES AND WORSHIP IN A CITY.

Position Profile

Title: Church Multiplication - Strategic Advisor, Hub Cities

Classification: Full time/exempt

Reports to: Senior Strategic Advisor of Global Strategic Services

Direct Reports: None, but collaborates with hub city leaders: city catalysts, church planting catalysts, etc. around the globe

Position Location: Remote


POSITION SUMMARY:

The Church Multiplication - Strategic Advisor, will coach leaders in creating healthy church multiplication impact in *hub cities. Working closely with the Senior Strategic Advisor and Hub City staff at Redeemer City to City as well as partners in the global City to City network, this leader will guide strategy, develop resources, and facilitate learning in church multiplication.


*The Hub City Strategy seeks to develop 60 cities toward a robust vision of deep impact in a long-term partnership with local leaders and affiliate partners through church multiplication, city-wide collaboration and city impact initiatives. A hub city also serves as a resource to other cities in their region so they can increase impact by resourcing, serving and coaching leaders in those connected cities.


RESPONSIBILITIES:


1. Advise and coach leaders (hub city leaders: city catalysts, church planting catalysts, etc.) in the development and strategic implementation of a church multiplication strategy for their city      

  • Coach leaders & teams from assigned cities to lead & implement a church multiplication strategy that is synced with their overall hub city strategy

  • Discover & develop regional & global church multiplication strategists and specialists that can coach and train leaders to ensure healthy regionalization & increase number of cities served


2. Develop an adaptable, action-oriented, reproducible and contextually flexible church multiplication “system” and suite of resources to guide and serve hub city leaders

  • Construct all the components of a church multiplication system - dynamics of growth, healthy models, pipeline development, de-railers, reproducible churches, etc.

  • Create suite of resources and actionable tools to enable church multiplication through various stages of development

  • Design and utilize church multiplication and church network health evaluation tools with partners. Provide feedback for strategic action


3. Develop consulting & coaching resources to serve church multiplication leaders:

  • Create training, coaching and facilitation resources to develop leaders & teams

  • Provide feedback to improve other resources developed by the Hub City team and regional leaders

  • Deliver training on church multiplication to regional learning cohorts and other learning environments:

  • Design robust learning modules on church multiplication and other relevant topics

  • Facilitate assigned modules


4. Innovate and collaborate so that healthy models and ideas are discovered and shared.    Collaborate with and serve on the Global Strategic Services team.

  • Share learnings for adapting to other cities and areas

  • Seek synergies across cities, affiliates and resources

  • Replicate your learning and knowledge across the system



POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Experience of 10 years working in cross-cultural environments with various stakeholders and networks

  2. Experience of 10 years coaching and training city ministry leaders in church multiplication

  3. Experience planting a church in an urban setting is a plus but not required

  4. Transdenominational experience in coaching and training church leaders (leadership as a catalyst outside of one’s own denominational background)

  5. Development of training systems is a plus but not required

  6. Relevant professional degree (MA, M.Div. etc)

  7. Able to agree fully with the CTC Theological Core and Ethics Statement


DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS


Character


1. Active prayer life, godly discernment, servant leader and gospel shaped character

2. Seeks to embody the values of Redeemer City to City:

  • How the gospel is a dynamic that shapes our life and ministry

  • Holistic application of the gospel

  • Movement-minded


Competencies

  • The ability to engender collaboration and coach emerging leaders to greater competence

  • Proven ability to be a catalyst for church multiplication

  • Ability to travel well internationally (Up to 60 days of international travel      annually)

  • Interdisciplinary thinker, versatile learner and broadly inquisitive


Chemistry with Culture:

  • Must be familiar with urban areas and preferably have lived in a major world city; city- focused

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and complexity; can work in a self-directed environment.


Compensation Package:

Salary: A competitive annual salary will be awarded based upon experience and credentials. Further details will be discussed in a personal interview.


Other benefits:

  • 403 (B) with employer contribution

  • Disability insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision coverage

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

Opportunities and Challenges

Opportunities

  1. Continue to advance the hub cities strategy, whichseeks to develop 60 cities toward a robust vision of deep impact in a long-term partnership with local leaders and affiliate partners through church multiplication, city-wide collaboration and city impact initiatives.

  2. Coordinate with colleagues on the Global Shared Services team to work with both hub cities initiatives as well as global affiliates in a very “flat” organization in mutual collaboration towards advancing gospel movements.


Challenges

  1. This is a new position so the hired individual will have break new ground in providing coaching and mentoring to global leaders alongside the Senior Strategic Advisor of Global Strategic Services.

  2. This individual will need to win the right to be heard on a global stage… they should adopt an advisor posture and be an experienced encourager to make maximum impact with ministry practitioners.

If, after prayerfully reviewing this information, you believe this role fits you well, or if you know someone you would like to recommend, please contact:


Dr. Rich Kidd

Partner


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email :: rich@missionleadership.org

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