LEAD & FOUNDING PASTOR FOR REACH CHURCH
January 2015 to December 2018
Secured license with Christian and Missionary Alliance of Canada
Raised funding and support for salary and Reach Church ministry budget
Developed a core launch team
Arranged locations for Sunday services
Created and promoted Reach Church brand
Led services including preaching for growing gatherings
EXECUTIVE PASTOR & ELDER FOR VILLAGE CHURCH
May 2012 to December 2014
Executed the vision of the Lead Pastor that led to over 3500 people gathering at 4 Sunday services at 2 locations
Oversaw finding and developing staff from 2 full time staff members to 25 staff members
Participated in hundreds of baptisms and professions of faiths
Strategized with executive team on the day to day operations of Village Church to accomplish the mission
Led staff in planning events that introduced people to Jesus
Led in equipping others to carry out the ministry of Village Church
Engaged the entrepreneurs and innovators within the church and community
Oversaw quality control of weekend services
Provided pastoral care at weddings, funerals and day to day counselling needs within the church
Provided oversight of the annual budget and planning for future budgets
Assisted the Lead Pastor in equipping new leaders for pastoral ministry
COOKE INSURANCE - BROKER
August 2001 to April 2012
Operational manager, roles included leading staff meetings, hiring new staff, marketing manager, and managing digital presence.
Broker responsibilities included meeting with existing and potential new clients as well as establishing new networking relationships.
AIPC (Associate of Insurance Production Canada) by completing the Elite Force Producer Academy in 2009.
CAIB (Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker) in 2004.
"I have worked alongside Rob Clark in my denominational role for the last few years. He has a deep passion to impact the world through exploring new ways of being the church that will reach those who have not yet responded to the gospel. Rob and His wife Rachelle very intentionally share their lives with others and practice their gift of hospitality. He is high energy, a gifted communicator, a creative thinker, and a connector. Rob will elevate the creativity and energize the communication in any ministry with which he is involved."
RON GOERZEN, Director of Church Initiatives for Canadian Midwest District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance
"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangle Christmas tree lights. Rob Clark has the carefully hone ability to embrace all manner of "rainy days," relentlessly pursue "lost luggage" and strategically build teams to untangle all manner of tangled Christmas tree lights."
DAN SERDAHL, Lead Elder and Cultural Architect for Newlife Church in Silverdale, Washington
"I worked with Rob for three years in a local church context. He is hard working, cares for people well, is generous and works to see everyone around him succeed. He is smart, but not proud, a servant but not a martyr, and is continuously looking for ways to see the vision of an organization succeed. He is also a good communicator and seeks to make concepts live in the hearts and lives of his listeners."
MARK CLARK, Lead Pastor of Village Church in Surrey, British Columbia
"Rob Clark is my friend and a fellow servant in Christ whom I greatly value. What impresses me most about Rob is that he makes me think deeply and he makes me feel like anything is possible in the Lord. And while that is good to say of any individual, when you walk alongside Rob Clark he pushes you to move beyond who you are and what you’ve experienced so far, to expect more from God and life in the kingdom."
MIKE NEWSON, Lead Pastor for Lawson Heights Alliance Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
"Rob's keen insight into the workings of church has stimulated deep thought and discussion among a group of us who have been struggling with the challenge of how to reengage the church in being a people who are disciple makers who make disciples who make disciples. Rob is a very creative realistic thinker who desires to see an increase in God's kingdom; he is good at inviting others into his journey."
FRANK JESKE, Lead Pastor for Westgate Alliance Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
"It has been my joy and privilege to be Pastor Rob Clark's coach for a year or so. I experienced him as a man of tremendous curiosity and hunger in helping the church be a church that honors Jesus Christ. Rob is a Christ-centered, life-long learner that I deeply admire and respect. He is a gifted leader and communicator who would serve any church well."
DAVE KRAFT, author of Leaders Who Last and Mistakes Leaders Make
"Rob Clark is one of the more creative thinkers I know. He is well read, but more importantly, he considers deeply and applies effectively. Rob listens to those around him; I've never strained to be understood by him. Rob inspires trust, and this has the effect of making things around him speed up. Most importantly, Rob actively seeks the will of God for himself and his family. I'm made better by our friendship."
PAUL MCCABE, Vice President of Global Marketing, Roland Corporation and Former Elder at Village Church
Created, promoted, and developed a group of entrepreneurs and strategic thinkers for monthly meet-ups. Each meet-up consisted of 20 like-minded leaders personally invited to a two hour guided discussion on how to grow personally and professionally. Since the inception of the meet-ups, there have hundreds of leaders participate, many requesting an invite to future events. The Innovator's Meet-Ups have been supported by business leaders and authors Rich Roll, Gary Vaynerchuk, Steven Pressfield, Austin Kleon, Ryan Holiday, and Seth Godin.
STRENGTHS FINDER 2.0
When can we start. Driven by action. Need to make own decisions and act upon them. Look for start ups. Find people with original ideas and move to make them happen. Partner with strategic people. Look for the right time and place to influence people.
Value ethics and responsibility. Success is more than money and status. Seek roles that reflect shared values.
Seek excellence instead of average. Focus on strengths in all people. Seek roles that help people succeed such as coaching, teaching and mentoring. Stay in your strengths and study success.
Like to collect words, facts and quotes that you find interesting. Read to add more information to the archives, but need to find ways to apply that information. Journalism and teaching. Identify areas of expertise. Schedule time to read. Partner with people that can help you stay focused.
You want to take the lead and push people to take risk. Seek roles where you can persuade others. Ask people for opinions. Practice to turn confrontations into persuasiveness.
Enneagram Type Three: THE ACHIEVER
Threes are self-assured, attractive, and charming. Ambitious, competent, and energetic, they can also be status-conscious and highly driven for advancement. They are diplomatic and poised, but can also be overly concerned with their image and what others think of them. They typically have problems with workaholism and competitiveness. At their Best: self-accepting, authentic, everything they seem to be—role models who inspire others.
Basic Fear: Of being worthless
Basic Desire: To feel valuable and worthwhile
Enneagram Three with a Two-Wing: "The Charmer"
Enneagram Three with a Four-Wing: "The Professional"
Key Motivations: Want to be affirmed, to distinguish themselves from others, to have attention, to be admired, and to impress others.
Type Three Overview
We have named personality type Three The Achiever because when they are healthy, Threes really can and do achieve great things in the world. They are the "stars" of human nature, and people often look up to them because of their graciousness and personal accomplishments. Healthy Threes know how good it feels to develop themselves and contribute their abilities to the world, and also enjoy motivating others to greater personal achievements than others thought they were capable of. They are usually well regarded and popular among their peers, the type of person who is frequently voted “class president" or “home coming queen” because people feel they want to be associated with this kind of person who acts as a stand-in for them. Healthy Threes embody the best in a culture, and others are able to see their hopes and dreams mirrored in them.
Threes are often successful and well liked because, of all the types, they most believe in themselves and in developing their talents and capacities. Threes act as living “role models” and paragons because of their extraordinary embodiment of socially valued qualities. Healthy Threes know that they are worth the effort it takes to be “the best that they can be.” Their success at doing so inspires others to invest in their own self-development.
Threes want to make sure their lives are a success, however that is defined by their family, their culture, and their social sphere. In some families, success means having a lot of money, a grand house, a new, expensive car, and other status symbols. Others value ideas, and success to them means distinguishing oneself in academic or scientific worlds. Success in other circles might mean becoming famous as an actor, or model, or writer, or as a public figure of some kind, perhaps as a politician. A religious family might encourage a child to become a minister, priest, or rabbi since these professions have status in their community and in the eyes of the family. No matter how success is defined, Threes will try to become somebody noteworthy in their family and their community. They will not be a “nobody.”
To this end, Threes learn to perform in ways that will garner them praise and positive attention. As children, they learned to recognize the activities that were valued by their parents or peers, and put their energies into excelling in those activities. Threes also learned how to cultivate and develop whatever about them is attractive or potentially impressive.
Rob is often considered daring, bold and gutsy. He is a risk taker who likes to be seen as an individualist. He is deadline conscious and becomes irritated if deadlines are delayed or missed. He prefers an environment with variety and change. He is at his best when many projects are underway at once. He is goal-oriented and driven by results. He is the team member who will try to keep the others on task. Rob displays a high energy factor and is optimistic about the results he can achieve. The word "can't" is not in his vocabulary. He is often frustrated when working with others who do not share the same sense of urgency. He wants to be seen as a winner and has an inherent dislike for losing or failing. He tends to work hard and long to be successful. He has high ego strengths and may be viewed by some as egotistical. Rob is a self-starter who likes new projects and is most comfortable when involved with a wide scope of activities. He needs to learn to relax and pace himself. He may expend too much energy trying to control himself and others.
Rob likes to make decisions quickly. Sometimes he may be so opinionated about a particular problem that he has difficulty letting others participate in the process. When faced with a tough decision, he will try to sell you on his ideas. Sometimes he becomes emotionally involved in the decision-making process. Rob finds it easy to share his opinions on solving work-related problems. He has the unique ability of tackling tough problems and following them through to a satisfactory conclusion. He is a good problem solver and troubleshooter, always seeking new ways to solve old problems. He prefers authority equal to his responsibility.
Rob challenges people who volunteer their opinions. His creative and active mind may hinder his ability to communicate to others effectively. He may present the information in a form that cannot be easily understood by some people. He may lose interest in what others are saying if they ramble or don't speak to the point. His active mind is already moving ahead. He should exhibit more patience and ask questions to make sure that others have understood what he has said. Rob likes people who give him options as compared to their opinions. The options may help him make decisions, and he values his own opinion over that of others! He tends to influence people by being direct, friendly and results-oriented. He may lack the patience to listen and communicate with slower acting people. He likes people who present their case effectively. When they do, he can then make a quicker assessment or decision.
GOLDEN PERSONALITY MODEL
ENTAs are highly dynamic individuals who are typically happiest living on the edge of the future. For an ENTA, life is one glorious game. You function continually in the realm of the possible and when absorbed in your latest project, you can think of little else. With an energy level sometimes exhausting to behold, you are virtually tireless in the pursuit of you latest goal – as long as your interest in the project holds. ENTAs tackle an amazing variety of problems with ease and the breadth of your interests is your strong point. This diversity in work and relationships is the universal key to happiness in your life.
As an ENTA, you value logic over sentiment and it is sometimes impossible for you to appreciate how others value emotion. You do, however, have the interpersonal skills necessary to connect with people when you want to. In tasks requiring quick decisions and fast action, you reign supreme. However, you must constantly be on guard no to act too quickly, particularly without thinking things through completely before you dive into action.
ENTAs use intuition to scan the horizon searching out the possibilities in a situation. This characteristic arms you well to be a discoverer and visionary. You are a Thinker, and when you walk into the workplace, everyone around you may hear a computer switch on. You are in love with learning, and are fascinated by the very concept of intelligence. You seem to have an inner drive toward performance and highly self-critical nature that continually drives you toward self-improvement.
ENTAs are also supremely self-confident and your intellectual ability provides the substance needed to accomplish virtually anything you wish for in life. Due to your outgoing personality, you prefer working with others; however, you do so in an independent manner.
Most likely, in whatever work you choose, there will be a bit of the inventor/promoter. You will do better to target yourself toward work that involves the big picture and bold concepts, rather than details and precise facts. As an ENTA you tend to purse your interests by thinking less about the rules, procedures, and chains of command and more about the end goal. When you find that perfect relationship, job, employer, or co-workers, you will be valued for the vision you provide as a catalyst to innovation and creative solutions.