Pastor of Community Life

Do you love connecting with people? Are you outgoing and unafraid to share your story? Does seeing people grow in their faith excite you? Then we should talk.

BridgeWay Community Church, a growing and active church, needs an outgoing, engaging, innovative, Christ-centered pastor to transform a crowd into a community. We believe that life is best when done together because people help people grow. This is a huge task and counter-cultural to the isolation and individualism most settle for. The Pastor of Community Life is responsible for connecting individuals into the life and ministry of BridgeWay Community Church. This involves oversight and development of the small group ministry and the assimilation of new visitors and families. This person would also lead pastoral care and follow up with the church community.

Still reading? Good. As the Pastor of Community Life you’ll wear all sorts of hats.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the small group ministry by carrying the vision, developing leaders, and facilitating an on-ramp for people to enter into community life.
  • Oversee pastoral care of the congregation by being the quarterback of care. Work with the staff and leadership to provide care through hospital visits, prayer, weddings, funerals, dedications, and counseling.
  • Lead key community events including the baptism/anniversary service and other events to help people connect.
  • Preach when needed and assist with announcements and church correspondence. 
  • Champion the assimilation process from new visitors through the development of an individual's spiritual gifts for service.

And of course, we’ve got some requirements.

  1. You have read and agree 100% with our church constitution.  Find it here
  2. You have a passion for people and helping them in their faith journey. 
  3. You have at a minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible/Ministry related studies. Seminary degree is preferred.
  4. You have at least 1-year pastoral experience. 
  5. You understand that ministry requires 45-50 irregular hours per week.

To apply, please begin by filling out our online questionnaire. Start here: https://forms.gle/FDZGSFoiKReGW3aW7​ 

Then, after you have completed the questionnaire, please send your resume, cover letter, and a picture of yourself/family to hr@bridgewaycommunity.org.

 

Denomination:

Congregation Size: 
500 - 1,000
Phone: 
6168747115

Employment Type:

Job Type:

Contact Name: 
Ron Aulbach
Street: 
7700 Childsdale Ave Ne
City: 
Rockford

State:

Zip: 
49341

Base Salary:

How to Apply: 
1. Fill out our online questionnaire (link in job description above) 2. Send us your resume, cover letter, and a picture of yourself/family to hr/@bridgewaycommunity.org