Rosewood Reformed Church (Jenison, MI) awaits the arrival of a Lead Pastor (LP) with a heart for God, mind for truth, good communication skills, and a sense of humor. The LP will have the privilege of preparing and delivering biblical and relevant sermons to the gathered community, as well as planning and leading inspiring worship services. The LP will also have the honor of leading a group of dedicated volunteers (Consistory) and professionals (staff members) towards the realization of the vision of Rosewood Church.
The ideal candidate for this exciting opportunity as a dedicated Christ-follower and gifted communicator who enjoys a deep and growing love for Christ and the Church while also affirming a Reformed understanding of the Christian faith. The ideal candidate is also a gifted leader with experience guiding a dedicated group of volunteers towards the adoption of a renewed vision of the future, one that includes clear measurements and definitive strategies. Preference will be given to candidates ordained or willing to be ordained within the Reformed Church in America. Consideration will be given to those ordained by other Reformed bodies, such as, but not limited to, the Christian Reformed Church in Northern America and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Rosewood Church is passionate about “making disciples who make disciples” and eager to realize what God has in store for them. The congregation just celebrated its 50th anniversary, is about to complete a beautiful building addition, and, this year, will thank the Lord for the ten years of faithful service of Pastor James Goldschmeding. He will retire from full-time ministry shortly after the arrival of the new Lead Pastor. Rosewood, a congregation affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, is unique in many ways but one is especially prominent: Rosewood enjoys life together, as evidenced by the smiles and laughter that characterize their gatherings.
Nestled among subdivisions midway between the shores of Lake Michigan and the city of Grand Rapids, the second largest city in Michigan, Rosewood Reformed Church is located in Georgetown Township. This township, comprised of Jenison and parts of Hudsonville, houses more than 47,000 residences. Highly sought after schools, including Hudsonville and Jenison, encompass a multitude of extra-curricular activities including strong athletic and fine arts programs. The community is enriched by nearly twenty parks with trails for walking, running, biking, a dog park and splash pads. It is an outstanding community to meet new friends, grow in faith, raise a family, and more.
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