The Great Commission
“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’” (Matthew 28:16-20).
POSITION PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
The vision of Man in the Mirror is to see Jesus’ Great Commission become a reality by helping every church disciple every man. This position is part of a national movement to equip 30,000 churches to collectively disciple 10,000,000 new men in the next decade. Specifically, each Area Director is responsible for helping churches reach and disciple men. Each Area Director will strive to help 100 churches in their community implement The Journey or other intentional men’s discipleship strategies within the first three years by forging meaningful relationships with area leaders.
ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS
- Assess the current situation: Prayerfully conduct a thorough study of the local church community and its various ministries in your area. Identify the churches that are ready to engage immediately with our ministry and others worth pursuing right away for near-term engagement. Begin to serve additional church leaders in the community to build meaningful relationships with the intention of engaging them as partners over time.
- Build a start-up and advisory team: With prayerful consideration, identify and select key community influencers and role models who have a passion for discipling men and are committed to our vision. A start-up team will encourage, pray and help you in your funding initiatives. Once trained, an Area Council will serve as both spiritual and strategic advisors.
- Connect with key leaders in churches: Prayerfully identify and recruit leaders within individual churches whom you can equip and support in discipling men in their church and/or community.
- Recruit churches: Proactively connect with and engage church leaders and pastors regarding the benefits and opportunities related to discipling men in the local church. Maintain an ongoing relationship with church leaders to impact their men’s discipleship efforts.
- Communicate/Consult/Design/Implement: Effectively coach leaders in how to implement the principles of No Man Left Behind. Coach church leaders in the use of The Journey to Biblical Manhood and other tools/resources (based on their needs) and provide ongoing consultative services including resource identification, training, encouragement and feedback as needed.
- Build and maintain a meaningful network: Continue to build meaningful relationships with churches, and provide ongoing information, assistance and support. Serve as an engaging role model and reliable, capable resource. Be active in discipling men and leaders in the community.
- Spiritual Life: Continue a vital and consistent daily dependence on Jesus Christ. Be a member in good-standing of your local church. If married, maintain a solid and consistent relationship with your spouse. Be engaged with men on a regular basis to help them grow and also so they can help you maintain your own faith relationship with Christ.
- Measure/ROI/Results: Be accountable for solid execution against your goals/targets and implementation plans, and demonstrate these results through pre- and post-church assessments and ongoing status/progress reports.
- Sustain: Secure adequate and accountable self-funding status through an effective donor relations strategy. Manage the budget with wise stewardship.
- Organization: Build and maintain transparent, collaborative, and effective working relationships with the leadership and field staff at Man in the Mirror. Attend all training, webinars and national conferences. Be responsive in areas of reporting and communication, and accountable to assigned supervisors (e.g., assigned coach, Regional Director, National Field Director, executive staff).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- A passion for and experience with ministry to men within the local church; preferably in a leadership role.
- High biblical standards of leadership, integrity, morality and faithfulness.
- Willing to focus on essentials and not emphasize or champion points of theology outside our statement of faith; sensitive to denominational differences.
- Results-oriented and a self-starter with a strong work ethic.
- Has a professional presence and poise; conveys credibility and commands attention.
- Able to build and maintain financial self-support.
- Experience in developing and delivering successful presentations to small and large groups; training experience is desirable.
- An independent thinker who also values collective IQ and collaboration.
- Able to create systems and processes for implementation, documentation and measurement.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and an engaging communication style.
- Relates well to and effectively demonstrates genuine care for people.
- Proficient in or access to people who can help with Microsoft® Office and current business technologies.
- A degree in business or marketing is preferred.
The Area Director is to work out of a home office or other space that it is the responsibility of the Area Director to secure. The Area Director is expected to be equipped with a computer, printer, phone, fax/scanner and other tools. The Area Director will work full-time, including some weeknights and weekends, based on the availability of the pastors and leaders served. The Area Director must be willing to travel one or two times per week within the director’s assigned area and nationally at least a few times each year.
- Successfully commissioned as a Field Representative.
- Possess 3 – 5 years in a leadership position with a ministry, business or other organization.
- Satisfy background and reference checks.
- Demonstrate the unconditional support of a local pastor and at least 2 other Christians.
- Demonstrate the ability to manage a personal and office budget so that income is commensurate with expenses and debt.
- Review and sign the MIM Statement of Faith, Guiding Principles, Intellectual Property Agreement and the Non-Disclosure Agreement.
- Possess a reliable car insured to the minimum extent required by Man in the Mirror and a current driver’s license
Near-Term Goal: Within the first three years, help 100 churches each begin to disciple 10 new men per year (within denominational or geographical boundaries) by implementing the Journey to Biblical Manhood or other intentional men’s discipleship strategies.