Community Connections Director/Pastor – Pittsford Community Church
We’re looking for an engaging person to lead our church’s efforts to carry out the mission of God, connect with our community, and reach new people. The successful candidate needs to have an ability to adapt to rapidly changing environments and an effective style of managing volunteers. This role requires a person who feels equally comfortable ministering to people outside the church building as they do inside the church.
- With the collaboration of other church leaders, oversee all the local missional ministries of the church.
- Recruit, manage, develop, and deploy volunteers in mission-related ministries.
- Maintain the church’s relationship with its missional partnerships.
- Create and execute a long-term mission strategy that takes into consideration biblical teaching, the mission and vision of the church, the unique talents and calling of our local body, and the needs of the church’s mission partners.
- In consultation with other ministry leaders and senior church leadership, develop an annual budget for the connection ministry of the church and operate within the constraints of that budget.
- Work with other church leaders to make sure the guest experience is welcoming. Regularly train the staff and congregation in personal missional/hospitality efforts.
- Work with other church leaders to define a strategy for assimilating guests into the life of the church.
- Work with the Youth and Children’s leaders to develop strategies for reaching new families.
- Participate in general pastoral duties as needed (weddings, funerals, counseling, etc.).
- Be available to preach and teach the Bible when asked.
- Participate in all staff meetings and retreats.
Requirements and Qualifications
- Ability to manage people in a Christ-honoring way.
- Ability to relate to a variety of people, regardless of age, ethnicity, or socio-economic background.
- Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred.
- Experience in leading people and successful ministry initiatives.
- Demonstrated experience sharing faith and inviting other people to church.
- A growing Christian faith and character.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- A commitment to the mission of the church.
- Understanding of and willingness to serve within the doctrinal commitments of the church.
- A lifestyle congruent with the biblical requirements for leaders (1 Tim. 3:1–13; 2 Tim. 2; Titus 1:5–9).