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Harvest Bible Chapel – Ministry Resident

800 S Rohlwing Rd
Rolling Meadows,

Position Type

Ministry Resident



Ministry Area


Avg. Weekly Attendance


Job Description

Summary of Primary Purpose:

Harvest desires to prepare pastors and ministry leaders for the work of ministry in the church. The purpose of the Ministry Resident (including Pastoral Ministry Resident) is to receive proper ministry preparation and practice with the support of the academy (Grace Seminary) through an intentional 2-to-4-year program (depending on one’s degree). This training takes the Resident through (1) significant ministry responsibilities connected to their Ministry areas of responsibility at Harvest Bible Chapel; (2) rigorous academic study and projects in order to develop and demonstrate the outcomes for Grace Seminary’s Deploy Program. Scope of role: (# of staff overseeing, financial responsibility, etc.)
 May oversee volunteers.

Essential Roles & Responsibilities, included but not limited to:

 Maintain consistent academic progress through Grace’s Deploy program, in both the number of academic Modules per semester as well as Competency Grades per Modules (B or better).
 Supply strong support for the Ministry area(s) specific to your Harvest connections. This will vary from Resident to Resident. It may include a Campus Focus (like Rolling Meadows or the Cathedral) or a Ministry Focus (like Harvest Young Adults).

Ministry Duties/Expectations:
 Personal and growing relationship with Jesus and a humility to testify to it.
 Ability to explain “What Harvest Bible Chapel Believes”.
 Ability to pray with other employee’s, guest and attenders of the church.
 Be an active, engaged and accountable in the congregational life at Harvest Bible Chapel.
 Meeting regularly with Deploy Mentors/Pastors (Academic, Ministry, and Formation Mentors) for assessment in academic, ministry and Spiritual progress.

Skills/Knowledge Required:
 A strong penchant for discipleship, serving, equipping, learning, and leading.
 A strong ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
 A strong doctrinal agreement with church leadership on primary and secondary level beliefs.
 Is known to have a lifestyle that honors and uplifts the name of Christ.
 A teachable self-starter with adequate ministry experience to serve HBC well.
 Ability to lead and follow direction.
Decision making capability based upon Church doctrine and policy/procedure.
 A love for God, His Church, and His world with a passion to grow in knowledge, character, and skill.

Education and Experience: (Minimum level of experience and education required to do the job)
 A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent to be admitted to Grace Theological Seminary.
 Prerequisite to acceptance: Successful admission into Grace Theological Seminary Deploy Program.
Housing Allowance Eligible: ☐ Yes ☒ No
If Yes, indicate which area(s) as provided by the IRS (Publication 517):
☐ Administer sacerdotal functions (weddings, baptisms, etc.)
☐ Conduct religious worship.
☐ Management responsibility in control, conduct, or maintenance of a church or denomination.
☐ Considered a religious leader by a church or denomination.
*If no boxes are checked above, individuals in this title will NOT be allowed this Tax benefit
Job Description Approval (Immediate Manager, Manager Once Removed (MOR) and Sr. Director HR)
1st Level – Pastor Leadership Development: Kyle Meeker


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