Search Process Explained

Phase 1

Assessment Phase

  • Congregational Assessment
  • Kingdom Assessment
  • Community Assessment
  • SJCC Historical Assessment
Phase 2

Identification Phase

  • Select Recommenders who are familiar with our needs
  • Develop a one-on-one relationship with those Recommenders
  • Characteristics of our ideal candidate & church are provided to the Recommenders
  • Receive candidate recommendations from these Recommenders
  • Results are pre-vetted, fully qualified and capable ministers in our fellowship
  • Confidentiality during this entire process is critical

Phase 3

Interview Phase

  • Initiate a one-on-one relationship with a committee member (host) and the candidate
  • Allow prayerful consideration from both parties as to the potential of this choice
  • Host decides if this “fit” should move forward (Video conferencing, sermon links, resume, etc)
  • Next step is a “triad” review followed by a full committee review
  • Concluding step is the committee selection of one candidate to recommend to the elders
Phase 4

Invitation Phase

  • Candidate is passed to the eldership for consideration, discussion and conversation
  • Elders prayerfully consider the potential of the candidate
  • If appropriate, candidate is invited to visit our church and speak to the congregation
  • Congregation is provided a “15-day Period of Prayer and Discernment” to approve the candidate
  • Failure of consensus at this level will result in a re-start of the identification/Interview process

Phase 5

On-Boarding Phase

Finalizing of salary and benefits
Finalizing job description
Relocation and transition

Visit Us

  • 6233 San Jose Blvd.
      Jacksonville, FL 32217
  • (904) 737-2333
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When We Meet

  • Sundays
    Bible Study - 9:30 am
    Worship - 10:30 am
    Evening Assembly - 6:00 pm
    Life Groups - various times and locations
  • Wednesdays
    Bible Study - 6:30 pm

Life Groups

  • Where Life Happens!
    Various Times and Locations
  • These gatherings provide a safe environment where people can share as much or as little as they want about their own lives, while growing deeper relationships with others who believe in Jesus.
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