CMF Ministerial Staff Job Description
God has called CMF to help fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ, who 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 28:18-20, NIV)
CMF Field Staff are first and foremost committed to being Christ's disciple and secondly, to personally seeking to fulfill the "commission" of Matthew 28:18-20 recognizing the imperative of "make disciples." This ministry will be distinguished by two primary ministries. These are EQUIPPING the believers and EVANGELIZING unbelievers. Both ministries are necessary in order to carry out the Great Commission.
Mission "Geography" – Field Staff will seek to evangelize the United States Armed Forces and to disciple Christians who are in the military society, functioning as a PEER ministry TO military people BY military people WITHIN the military society.
Key Field Staff Tasks:
- Responsible to the CMF Home Office and Board of Directors for administering the organizational mandate and exercising leadership that will motivate, train, and encourage members to live as obedient followers of Jesus Christ.
- Build spiritual maturity in individual members and assist them in their walk with God.
- Be an instrument through which individual members are helped to lead other military people to commit their lives to Jesus Christ, grow in their spiritual maturity, and work toward these same ends in the lives of others.
- Assist individual members in beginning and fostering their own local ministry.
- Not only encourage but aid individual members in establishing and maintaining personal Bible study and a healthy prayer life in obedience to God.
- Foster in each member an overriding concern for the spiritual well-being of their families.
- Encourage each member to perform military duties professionally and in accord with God's commands.
- Promote and practice "Pray and Plan" sessions seeking God's guidance in directing the local ministry.
- Motivate members to support local chaplains with prayer and encouragement, and participate actively in chapel programs.
- Encourage and assist members in forming and maintaining local fellowships of regularly scheduled Bible study, prayer, and personal sharing.
- Conduct conferences for teaching Scriptural truth, imparting training in the practical applications of spiritual principles and enjoying fellowship with one another.
- Evangelize the whole military society by every means which honors Christ.
- Encourage individual members and local fellowships in ministering to the spiritual and temporal needs of the allied military society.
- Encourage friends and relatives to participate through associate membership in CMF.
- Serve as liaisons between the CMF group, the local Officers' Christian Fellowship (OCF), area Chaplain(s), other military ministries and the CMF Home Office.
- Coordinate and organize staff visits, or other local CMF events.
- Serve as a conduit for providing CMF resources (prayer partners, literature, link-ups, staff assistance, CMF briefs, scholarships, and other resources as available) to members.
- Function as AREA COORDINATORS in areas where two or more formal CMF ministries exist.
- Recommend/recruit potential fulltime Field Staff to the CMF Home Office and Board of Directors.
- Recognizing the CMF ministry is supported by the voluntary gifts of members and friends, endeavor to raise organizational funds. Where appropriate, seek occasional designated offerings from churches and military chapels (however, CMF receives no endowments or government support).
- Believing in the Scriptural instruction of putting God first regarding finances (see Matthew 6:30-33), inform our members of our ministry opportunities and our financial status, and trust the Holy Spirit to lead members in their giving to support this ministry.
- Commit to raising sufficient preferenced support to meet or preferably exceed the CMF agreed salary and expense account fund.
Additional Tasks for Ordained Field Staff
- Perform religious worship or the administration of sacerdotal duties, where appropriate, in keeping with the CMF Mission (performance of these duties should not be seen as being in competition or in place of the military chaplaincy CMF is committed to supporting).
- Perform service pursuant to their "sending ordaining body" as agreed to by the CMF Home Office and Board of Directors.