Interested in partnering with The Chapel - Saturate Movement?
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Help us get to  you know and your goal and strengths a little bit. We are looking for church planters in Residency as well as partnerships with men God calls into pastoral ministry.

The Chapel is committed to equipping and empowering leaders to plant missional - incarnational, Christ-centered, reformed, churches in Northeast Ohio and beyond. We do this by planting churches that plant churches for the purpose of creating local churches that gather together regularly seeking to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ making disciples that make disciples. 

We believe in leaders-developing leaders and we believe in the call of the church to plant churches that reach, serve, and live-with their communities as modeled by the churches planted in the NT.   Note, we do not mean a "building" when we say church, we mean the gathering the people to worship, serve and learn together. Residency positions consist of a 2-3-year church planting and seminary (if needed) residency at The Chapel in Akron. 
During this time, you will assist the Director of New Campus Development (NCD) and the NCD team, receive assessment, training and ongoing coaching through The Chapel and its affiliates while recruiting, fundraising, and developing strategy for your future plant. A resident would begin the work of church-planting during the last 6 months of the residency.

Please note, this assessment process is used for residency applications and also serves as a tool for us to begin getting to know other ways The Chapel Saturate Movement might be able to partner with you in ministry in the future. 

Thanks. Now lets get started :)
Assessment process agreement to voluntary information used for assessment.

These questions will delve into some very personal parts of your past and who you are. This "Phase 1" questionnaire, will begin the process and will ask some personal
questions, but they will get more detailed regarding your past and religious beliefs and convictions if the process continues. 

By clicking that you agree, you are agreeing to submitting true information, and that you are releasing the Chapel and any of its affiliates from any wrongful claims to  discriminatory use of the information. You understand that The Chapel is a church and maintains the right to asses the proper fit for a position based on religious beliefs.
What's your first name? *

Hi {{answer_25561340}}. What's your last name?

Where do you currently Live?

Do you live in Colorado, Cincinnati, Alaska, Cambodia, Guam, or perhaps - Hershey, Pennsylvania - making chocolate?
How willing are you to move to where a church plant needs to placed? *

This helps us to understand your call to planting as it relates to geography.
Part of the process of residency is that you would need to be a resident at The Chapel in Akron, OH for 2 years. Are you ok with moving you and your family to Akron, OH before planting?

Do you have a portfolio, resume or anything that communicates about you and your ministry available online? If you are a teacher or music-leader, please use a link that shows other links to your teaching/leading.

Can we get the link to your LinkedIn profile?

You can leave this blank if you don't use LinkedIn.
Can we get the link to your Twitter page?

You can leave this blank if you don't use Twitter.
Can we get the link to your Facebook page?

You can leave this blank if you don't use Facebook.
{{answer_25561340}}, what is your wife's name if you are married?

What is the day you celebrate once a year, that we call your birthday?

{{answer_25561340}}, tell us about your family.

Are you currently employed?
If so - tell us about your position and your employer.

I am the senior engineer with Widgets Inc. and have been here for about 6 years. I have been promoted twice in my tenure here from snack-cake-wrapper to snack-cake line engineer. I enjoy talking with my boss about mono-sodium-glutenate and work on a team of 10 people. I currently manage 3 team members who all bring me an apple every day to remind me, life is more than snack cakes.
{{answer_25561340}} now for some questions regarding your walk with Jesus and coming to faith in Him.

How many years have you been a follower of Jesus?

Can you explain briefly (in 3-5 sentences) your story of coming to faith in Jesus? *

For example:
One day I was eating a twinkie and I realized the pastor in front me said, it was time for communion, not time for snack cakes and I asked "what do you mean??". From that point on Jesus began a redeeming work in me and saved me from polyunsaturated fats.
Is your wife a believer and regularly attending worship with you?

Briefly describe a few of the highs and lows of your past ministry experiences

For example, this might be listing and describing the ministries you have been a part of as a student, or maybe a small group. Maybe you served with an elder team, or served coffee every Sunday morning... There will be another question regarding your ministry-leadership experience, so hold off on that part for now.
Do you have church ministry leadership experience in your past? If so, please describe here. If you are married, can you also please describe that here.

{{answer_25561340}}, what is the name and address of your current church?

Don't worry, this is not so we can contact them yet. This is only so we can get a better understanding of where you are. We will not contact anyone without your consent.
Thanks {{answer_25561340}}. For this phase 1 portion of the assessment, that is all we needed to know regarding your church history.

Let's move on, shall we....

This next round of questions are regarding some of the basics of your doctrinal understanding and agreement to ensure consistency in philosophy and vision.

Have you read and are you in agreement with the Saturate Movement Doctrinal statement of beliefs and distinctives? *

Have you read and are you in agreement with the Saturate Movement Distinctives? *

If you haven't read them, they are available to read here: dist
The Saturate Movement / The Chapel enthusiastically embraces the sovereignty of God’s grace in saving sinners. Do you agree and uphold as a local church this theological distinctive? *

We affirm that God chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world, not on the basis of foreseen faith but unconditionally, according to his sovereign good pleasure and will.We believe that through the work of the Holy Spirit, God will draw the elect to faith in his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, graciously and effectually overcoming their stubborn resistance to the gospel so that they will most assuredly and willingly believe.

We also believe that these, the elect of God whom he gave to the Son, will persevere in belief and godly behavior and be kept secure in their salvation by grace through faith.

We believe that God’s sovereignty in this salvation neither diminishes the responsibility of people to believe in Christ nor marginalizes the necessity and power of prayer and evangelism, but rather reinforces and establishes them as the ordained means by which God accomplishes his ordained ends.

(John 1:12-13; 6:37-44; 10:25-30; Acts 13:48; 16:30-31; Romans 3:1-4:25; 8:1-17,31-39; 9:1-23; 10:8-10; Ephesians 1:4-5; 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Titus 3:3-7; 1 John 1:7,9)
The Saturate Movement / The Chapel recognizes and rests upon the necessity of the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit for all of life and ministry. Do you agree and uphold as a local church this theological distinctive? *

The Holy Spirit is fully God, equal with the Father and Son, whose primary ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ; he also convicts unbelievers of their need for Christ and imparts spiritual life through regeneration (the new birth).

The Spirit permanently indwells, graciously sanctifies, lovingly leads, and empowers all who are brought to faith in Christ so that they might live in obedience to the inerrant Scriptures.

The model for our reliance upon the Spirit and our experience of his indwelling and empowering presence is the Lord Jesus Christ himself who was filled with the Spirit and entirely dependent upon his power for the performance of miracles, the preaching of the kingdom of God, and all other dimensions of his earthly ministry.

The Holy Spirit who indwelt and empowered Christ in like manner indwells and empowers us through spiritual gifts he has bestowed for the work of ministry and the building up of the body of Christ. Although there are different understandings in our movement of the nature and function of these gifts, we all recognize that they are divine provisions central to spiritual growth and effective ministry and are to be eagerly desired, faithfully developed, and lovingly exercised according to biblical guidelines.

(Matthew 3:11; 12:28; Luke 4:1, 14; 5:17; 10:21; John 1:12-13; 3:1-15, 34; 14:12; 15:26-27; 16:7-15; Acts 2:14-21; 4:29-30; 10:38; Romans 8:9; 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:7-13; 12:28-31; 14:1-33; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Galatians 3:1-5; Ephesians 1:13-14; 5:18)
The Saturate Movement / The Chapel is deeply committed both to the fundamental spiritual and moral equality of male and female as well as the principle of male headship in the church and home. Do you agree and uphold as a local church this theological distinctive? *

Both husbands and wives are responsible to God for spiritual nurture and vitality in the home, but God has given to the man primary responsibility to lead his wife and family in accordance with the servant-leadership and sacrificial love characterised by Jesus Christ.

This principle of male headship should not be confused with, nor give any hint of, domineering control. Rather, it is to be the loving, tender and nurturing care of a godly man who is himself under the kind and gentle authority of Jesus Christ.The male Elders/Pastors of each local church have been granted authority under the headship of Jesus Christ to provide oversight and to teach/preach the Word of God in corporate assembly for the building up of the body. The office of Elder/Pastor is restricted to men.

Both men and women are together created in the divine image and are therefore equal before God as persons, possessing the same moral dignity and value, and have equal access to God through faith in Christ. Men and women are together the recipients of spiritual gifts designed to empower them for ministry in the local church and beyond. Therefore, women are to be encouraged, equipped, and empowered to utilise their gifting in ministry, in service to the body of Christ, and through teaching in ways that are consistent with the Word of God.

(Genesis 1:26-27; 2:18; Acts 18:24-26; 1 Corinthians 11:2-16; Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 5:22-33; Colossians 3:18-19; 1 Timothy 2:11-15; 3:1-7; Titus 2:3-5; 1 Peter 3:1-7)
Finally {{answer_25561340}}, we need to ask some questions that need written answers to help us better understand you and your expectations.

The Chapel characterizes itself as a Disciple-making community-reaching church. What does that mean to you? *

The Chapel believes that groups (like small groups for example) are a vital part of the health of the church and an important part of the disciple-making model. Write a little about your understanding of this ecclesial structure. *

Write briefly on your thoughts about spiritual formation. What has been most helpful for you in your growth in Christ? What have you seen that works in systematizing discipleship in the church *

What do you think are the most important characteristics & abilities a person must possess to be effective at the ministry job you are pursuing? *

What is it about being a church planter that most excites you and give a brief explanation of why? What area of that job is most intimidating and why? *

List the last 5 books that you have read. Choose the book from that list that had the most impact on your life and explain why. *

If you were to communicate how The Chapel could best support and care for the {{answer_25561341}} family (if applicable) or for you during this residency, what would that care look like? *

The Chapel is an expository-preaching, Doctrines of Grace teaching church. This also includes being a complementarian model of male-headship in the pulpit. Briefly explain what this means to you and your stance on teaching and defending the Doctrines of Grace in the presentation of The Gospel from the pulpit. *

Lastly {{answer_25561340}}, we would like to know a little about your leadership style. *

Here is a fairly simple way to view leadership styles. There are 3 general categories.    

VISIONARY” – Visional, big picture, dreamer, future-thinking, outside-the-box, see the forest more than the trees.

IMPLEMENTOR”– Missional, architectural, planning, connect the dots, solve-the-puzzle, administrative.

RELATIONAL” – A relater of people, relational people-driven person, pastoral strengths, collaborative thinker.

Each of us has amounts of all of these from strength to weakness. For example, one of our staff pastors would probably be a Visionary – Implementer - Relational leader – (VIR). He tends to lead out with vision and implementation, but might not be as strong relationally. While he is good at the “R”, it is not how he naturally leads.

With that in mind, how would you describe yourself? What do you lead with? Using this pattern, what type of leader would you say you are?

How did you hear about The Saturate Movement / The Chapel?

Are you currently a part of any Saturate Movement / The Chapel church or campus? If yes, which one and who's the Pastor?

Finally, if a position becomes available, what annual salary would be looking to need.

Numbers only please.
Based on the previous question as well, would you be interested-in/willing to be bi-vocational in the pastoral leadership? *

Would you be willing to work a part-time or full-time job in addition to your pastoral job in order to offset the costs of supporting your family and/or ministry while getting started?
Finally, {{answer_25561340}}, we need you to agree to the consent for release of information and statement of accuracy. *

I, {{answer_25561340}} {{answer_25561341}} verify that the information provided on this application is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I authorize the release of the information on this application and the release of information referenced in this application related to this request by The Chapel, The Saturate Movement, and other entities related to The Chapel and its subsidiaries. I understand that any documentation provided to The Chapel / The Saturate Movement will remain with the application and, will be permanently filed for record-keeping and reference. I understand that entities referenced within this application may be contacted for verification purposes, for purposes of checking into background references, for discussing with referenced entities issues related to my past church experience, ministry experience, vocational work experience and referenced personal information. The Chapel / The Saturate Movement agrees that this information will be kept strictly confidential and will only be discussed with the HR department and hiring/assessment team(s).
Wow {{answer_25561340}}, that was a lot of typing and information...

Thank you so much for taking the time out to complete this assessment (Phase 1). After this, your information will be sent to the Saturate Movement HR team for review. You will receive follow up communication regardless or next-steps, however, should the team decided to advance you to the next step of assessment, you will be contacted to schedule a time to connect.  The next steps will start getting further into the weeds of discerning your call to church planting, teaching and leading as well your gifting's. Thank you again, and we look forward to speaking with you further. 

If you have anything else to indicate here, feel free.

Now go eat a snack cake...
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