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Ministry Resume/Credentials

MISSION STATEMENT

To Make a Significant Difference in the Advancement of God’s Kingdom Through Effective, Christ-Centered, Leadership.

MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

PRECIOUS CLAY MINISTRIES
Founder and President (Part time till November 2010- Presently Full time)

NEW YORK SCHOOL OF THE BIBLE
Faculty Member (Present)

GREEN POND BIBLE CHAPEL
Executive Pastor (February 2008-November 2010)

  • Primary responsibility included focusing on issues relating to vision and mission, leadership development, general strategy and oversight. This included facilitating, developing and implementing the vision and Long range planning
  • Met regularly with Sr. Pastor and Elder chairman for reporting, problem solving and establishing direction
  • Provided support, guidance, mentoring, leadership and direction to the church ministries and leaders
  • Speak at or lead meetings in various capacities as needed
  • Provided counsel, oversight and direction as required for church operations, administration, finances as well as site master planning, construction and maintenance of church facilities
  • Preached and/or taught during the year as desired and mutually agreed
  • General pastoral responsibilities secondarily include visitation as well as conducting weddings, funerals and church ordinances as required
  • This position offered flexibility and freedom outside GPBC to speak, minister, consult, work, representing ‘Precious Clay Ministries’.

GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, NJ

Member-Pastor-Elder (until January 2008)
Licensed and Ordained Minister of the Gospel
Interim Lead Pastor (2006) / Educational Sabbatical (2007)

  • Attending Member since 1987; Served as Deacon beginning 1992
  • Serving formally as an Elder Board Member – 1994-2009
  • Shortly after the loss of first wife to 17 years of debilitating Multiple Sclerosis, became interim board spokesperson through challenging period of crisis prior to a “new beginning” which was launched in June of 1998. Instrumental role in integrating our church into a Conservative Baptist affiliation.
  • Worked very closely with Dr/Pastor Gary Becker as Interim Pastor through this process
  • In March of 1999, Pastor Andrew Brown was affirmed as Senior Pastor. Subsequent to that had a very close leadership relationship with Pastor Brown in the further development and oversight of ministries
  • Prior to serving as Interim Lead Pastor, served as one of three Elders within our Elder led church. Worked closely with fellow Elders: Senior Pastor and Pastor of Outreach; Significant influence and involvement with leadership, conflict resolution and administrative issues.
  • Presided over and participated in various services including: Baptism, Anointing of Sick, Funeral, Communion and Baby Dedication
  • Sunday morning announcements/coming events/offerings
  • Led Purpose Driven Life “40 Days of Purpose” initiative
  • Preaching at various Sunday and Holiday Services

Small Group Oversight

  • Personally led home fellowship groups for approximately 15 years
  • Shepherding and overseeing all home fellowship groups

Missions Chairman

  • General oversight missions program
  • Led Wheels for the World Project, Ghana, Africa
  • Personally active in sending out, encouraging, hosting and supporting missionaries

Facilities Director

  • Served since 1987 as an active participant in various building projects
  • Facilities development responsibility

Adult Sunday School

  • General oversight
  • Teaching classes

Miscellaneous – Pastoral Care & Leadership

  • Ministry to Wanaque Health Center AIDS patients (approximately 2 years)
  • Director of Disability Ministry at Jacksonville Chapel (approximately 6 years)

MISCELLANEOUS ADDITIONAL MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Author: Christian Living/ Spiritual Maturity : Such Precious Clay
  • Ordained May 2008
  • Christian Businessmen’s Committee (DBMC): Speaking circuit
  • Pulpit Supply for different Churches through the years
  • Joni and Friends Ministry: Camp workshop leader, Led concert of prayer and men’s groups/Radio show interview, Upcoming Camp Pastor
  • Christian Ministries Conference: Workshop Leader/Speaker 2005-2008
  • Trimech Corp.: Miscellaneous speaking and various life impact opportunities

BOARD LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH – West Milford, NJ
Pastor – Elder (1994 to 2008)

SHILOH BIBLE CAMP – NJ
Vice President/Advisory Board (1989 to 2007)

BIBLICALLY BALANCED MINISTRIES – Harrisburg, PA
Vice President (2001 to present)

PERSONAL REFERENCES

Dr. James Leary, Director: Mid-Atlantic Conservative Baptist Association
Dr. /Pastor Gary Becker, President: Biblically Balanced Ministries – Harrisburg, PA
Pastor Phil Hotsenpiller, Teaching Pastor, Yorba Linda Friends Church, CA
Dr. Daniel Young, Sr. Pastor, Salem Baptist Church, New Brighton, MN
Rev. Chuck Wilson, Sr. Pastor– New Hope Community Church – New Hope, PA

MINISTRY TRAINING AND ONGOING DEVELOPMENT

MASTERS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF DIVINITY
Doctor of Biblical Studies (4.0 GPA)

ALLIANCE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Masters of Professional Studies 2008 (3.84 GPA)

ISRAEL: ONSITE BIBLICAL BACKGROUNDS STUDY TRIP
Dr Bryan Widbin: Summer 2007

HAWTHORNE EVENING BIBLE SCHOOL
Three-year Certificate, Four-year Diploma and Foundation ETA Certificate

GILGAL LAY TRAINING CENTER
Sunday Adult Lay Training Curriculum (SALT) – Full Doctrine curriculum taken through the 1990’s with testing (some of which I have taught)
New Testament Survey I and II – Professor James Bjornstadt – (Northeastern Bible College), 1994-1995
Discipleship/Evangelism/Counseling courses – Christian Counseling & Education Foundation (CCEF): Westminster’s curriculum, 1990-1992
Various Old Testament courses – Professor Melvin R. Dahl – (Northeastern Bible College), 1993

MISCELLANEOUS
Saddleback Church (California) – One week Purpose-Driven Church Seminar
Many Extensive Executive Level Leadership Conferences nationwide, 2000 – 2005
Avid Reader / Bill Gothard Seminars
New York Executive Coaching: July 2004 till Present

PERSONAL PROFILE

STRENGTHS FINDER:
The Gallup Organization Signature Themes:
Input:
Have a craving to know more.
Achiever:
A great deal of stamina and work hard. Great satisfaction from being busy and productive.
Discipline:
Best described by the order they create.
Deliberative:
Serious, careful, and vigilant; anticipate obstacles.
Responsibility:
Take psychological ownership and do what they say they will do. Committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.

CALIPER PROFILE:

“Mr. Grawehr as apt to be a highly structured, proactive, conscientious individual who strives to ensure thoroughness, accuracy and timely completion of tasks and assignments. Given his strong abstract reasoning skills and balanced decision making style, he is likely to be an adept strategist who makes well considered decision on strategic matters.”

MEYERS-BRIGGS: “ISTJ”

A CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP PROFILE

Barna Organization – “God has called you to serve as a leader. As such you are meant to identify His vision for the ministries or organizations in which you serve, and promote that vision in ways that facilitate fulfillment.

Profile indicates you are a directing leader, most likely proficient at identifying, understanding, communicating and getting people involved in the pursuit of a big idea from God. You are probably a very effective communicator and have the courage and self confidence to make important decisions based on instinct. You are excited by innovation, high energy and working with highly competent partners. Probably juggle multiple activities well.”

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