Thursday, July 06, 2006

Larry N Clark

308 S 8th Street 
Louisburg, KS 66053
(913) 636-1862
(866) 395-6168
Author of REAL Men RoCK

My desire is to use my proven abilities in planning, leadership, and team development to:

*grow current ministries and help develop new ministry opportunities
*grow the church physically and spiritually by building small groups 
*work as a team player to improve ministry opportunities
I want to do what God wants me to do and go where God wants me to go. I want to use my life experiences and the gifts God has given me in service to others.

I have over 10 years in leadership positions and over 8 years of experience as a sales representative.  I believe my education, training, and life experience provide me expertise in the following areas:

* Communications * Leadership * Organizational Skills
* Detailed-oriented * Customer Focused * Team Building

United States Navy Rank E-4
1968-1972 Vietnam Veteran

Associate of Arts - Hotel / Restaurant Management
Penn Valley Community College

Vineyard Leadership Institute 2004-2006

Gregg Motley 913-522-4199
Vineyard Men's Ministry Leader

Mark Warner Senior Pastor 913-381-5577
Vineyard Christian Fellowship

Tom Smith Pastor 913-381-5577
Rick Shannon 913-207-1739
Tim Truesdale 816-358-1817

Personal Information
I have been married for 23 years to my wife Kathryn (Kat). I have two sons and one daughter and I four grandchildren.
My favorite Bible verses:
2 Timothy 1: 7 "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline."
Philippians 4: 13 "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."
Ephesians 2: 8-10 "God saved you by His special favor when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things He planned for us long ago."

Developed a marketing strategy to capture market share of construction lasers and global positioning systems at Laser Specialists, Inc. Result: Increased market share of construction lasers in the Kansas City Region. Increased our sales of Global Positioning Systems in the Geographical Information Systems area. Our biggest competitor approached me several times trying to recruit me.

Lay Ministry
Deacon - Worldwide Church of God 1991-1999
Men's Small Group Leader -Vineyard Church 2002-2004
Men's Ministry - Vineyard Church, Overland Park, KS 2003-2006, 2008-2009
Moving Ministry - Vineyard Church, Overland Park, KS 2003-2006
Celebrate Recovery (Christian 12-Step Program) - Vineyard Church 2005-2006
Plant Team - Vineyard Church of Gardner, KS Church 2006-2007
Men's Accountability Small Group 2007
REAL Men RoCK Men's Small Group 2008
Small Group - Louisburg, KS  2009
Life Groups/Care Ministries Pastor - New Life Church, Louisburg, KS 2009
Men's Ministry - Vineyard Church, Overland Park, KS
I Coordinated the men's ministry at Vineyard Church of Overland Park, KS under the leadership of Mark Warner from 2002 until 2006. I stepped down to help with a new church plant in the Gardner, KS area under Pastors Mark & Jane Flora-Swick. In November of 2007 I returned to Vineyard Church in Overland Park to help rebuild the Men's Ministry.

We built the men's ministry by gathering a group of men together and forming a core group of men who had a heart to see men grow. We divided the leadership up with each of us taking on an area we had a heart for.

Moving Ministry - Vineyard Church - 2003 to 2009
I led the Moving Ministry which was a ministry focused on helping people move. Over the course of last five years we helped more than 35 families move.

Men's Small Group Leader - Vineyard Church of Overland Park, KS
I led a men's small group from 2002 until 2004. The group began with three members and grew to 10 and when it disbanded there were 6 men who consistently came together to study and pray. I thought I would lead a normal men's group but this group was made up of men who were facing life controlling issues. We covered tough issues with love and truth.  

Celebrate Recovery Christian 12 Step Recovery Group - 2005 to 2006
I helped lead the Celebrate Recovery at Vineyard Church.
The Dream Giver Small Group - 2006

Ordained as a Pastor in the Association of Vineyard Churches, USA in 2006
REAL Men RoCK Men's Small Group 2008 - Present
REAL Men RoCK Blog October 2008 - Present
Passions & Gifts
God has gifted me for service, hospitality, leadership, and the ability to work with men in difficult situations. I believe God will provide situational gifts as the need arises.

I have a passion to work with the rejected, the addicted, and the discontented.  

*I believe that ministry is done by the body of Christ.
*I Believe that equipping, empowering and creating opportunities for the church to serve is the main job of a pastor.
*I believe that leading includes four steps, 1) teaching, 2) demonstrating, 3) releasing & 4) personal involvement.
*I believe the best ministry is done by those who have a heart for ministry.
*I believe all ministry belongs to Jesus and we are care-takers of the ministry.
*I believe that my first job as a pastor is to build relationships with and shepherd the body and the community.

Naturally Supernatural - Ft. Collins, CO
Learning to Minister Like Jesus - Lawrence, KS

Books that have influenced my thinking
"Natural Church Development" by Christian A. Schwarz
Asset Protection Associate
Walmart Corporation 913 685 9959 November 2008-Present 

Lawn/Grounds Keeper  
Quivira Falls Home Assoc. 913 207 1128 March 2007–August 2008

Temporary Employment Temporary Positions
Manpower 913 649 6960 January 2006–November 2007
PBC Staffing 913 383 2700 April 2005–January 2006
Sales Representative June 2003–April 2005
GPSTrax Self-Employed Louisburg, KS

Sales Representative April 1997–June 2003
Laser Specialists, Inc. 913 780 9990 Olathe, KS

Other Work Experience: Collections - Kemper Insurance Company 
Accounting Clerk - Folgers Coffee Company
Child Care Worker – Gillis Center 

United States Navy Rank E-4
Vietnam Veteran 1968-1972

Penn Valley Community College AA Hospitality Management
Vineyard Leadership Institute Pastoral Studies
Association of Vineyard Churches, USA Certificate of Ordination
MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, MSPublisher & Adobe

revised 10/31/2010