Campus Pastor at Southside Church, A Church of the Nazarene of Chesterfield, Virginia
The Campus Pastor shall be the on-site Lead and shall serve at Southside Church of the Nazarene and shall fulfill the responsibilities of leader in the spirit of 1 Timothy 3:2-7. This Minister is expected to be living in harmony with the general and special rules of the Church of the Nazarene as stated in the Manual: Church of the Nazarene. Employment shall be reviewed at the end of each fiscal year and potential renewal of employment shall be considered at that time.
Purpose of this Position
Ensure the holistic spiritual growth, process and logistical execution of body life at a church campus.
Description of Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
- If the Campus only has one venue, CP assumes all responsibilities of Venue Pastor.
- Oversees and works with the Venue pastors on a regular basis to ensure smooth service flow.
- Works with the Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor and other Campus pastors to discuss vision, needs, service opportunities and worship focuses for church at large. Reports to Executive Pastor.
- Has responsibility of holistic (spiritual, emotional, physical) health of people at their campus.
- Care is given through one-on-one care, as well as high touch work in getting people to small groups where they can be cared for.
- Works with Adult Pastor, Children’s Pastor and Teen Connection Pastor to ensure success in Adult, Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry and are in alignment with campus objectives.
- Keeps campus focused on all key church initiatives.
- Develops and teaches spiritual development classes to help grow the body of Christ.
- Works with small groups in area to reach out to neighborhood community. The objective is to lead, equip, and oversee the development of small groups within the campus geographical area. The specific duties associated with this include:
a. Pray for and with the leaders under care.
b. Facilitate relationships within and with small group’s leaders and coaches. Understand the importance of relationships and the overall purpose of small groups to be both relational and missional.*
c. Build a community of small groups in the campus community. Oversee the spiritual health of all small group communities in the assigned geographic area.
d. Develop and facilitate the development of coaches that will assist small group leaders.
e. Understand and communicate discipleship and the process of spiritual formation and how small groups support this process.
f. Measure success by clearly defining, communicating and assessing the effectiveness of small groups according to five guiding small group questions (see below).
g. Accountable to small group functional leader for overall development processes and the strategic direction on small group ministry.
h. Ensure small group leaders are: 1) on training track and accountable for it; 2) understanding and living a personal spiritual formation plan.
i. Deal with conflict as it arises in a manner fitting the Gospel.
j. Cast vision for groups in area of responsibility.
k. Assist leaders in multiplying new groups.
l. Contribute to the development and implementation of new training tools.
m. Develop relationships with other area pastors (of other denominations) as needed to see Kingdom of God advance.
Unique Qualities to Perform this Position
- High leadership skills, experience leading a small group or current participation in a small group.
- Ability to mentor others and guide through supportive relationships.
- Flexible, process-oriented, supportive team player.
- High level manager.
- Pastoral heart.
- Effective communicator and motivator with the ability to step in and deliver God’s messages in an effective way.
- Ability to manage a team.
- Flexible, process-oriented, supportive team player. A self-starter who possesses personal networking skills.
- Should have the ability to manage teams and individuals.
- Typically has one or more of the following spiritual gifts: Leadership, Encouragement, Administration, Intercession and/or Shepherding.
- Campus has clarity of vision of where the church is going, campus is unified, campus has sense of purpose, campus is growing.
- Programs and Reach-Connect-Grow-Serve initiatives are running smoothly.
- People are connected and feel cared for.
- Small groups are growing and impacting neighborhoods. Small groups are healthy and vibrant with a sense of community ownership.
- New groups are regularly established.
- People continue to grow and become Christ-like disciples.
- Champions the embodiment of “One Church, Many Locations” and fulfilling the mission “to love all people into a community of Christ-like disciples.”
- Understand assimilation and discipleship process and executes it effectively.
*Note: Small Group Purposes and Metrics
Relational – All about building relationships with God and each other at ever deepening levels.
Missional – All about go into the community and serving it in Jesus’ name and growing as disciples in the process.
- Are people connecting to our small group?
- Are the relationships in our small group deepening?
- Are our lives being transformed—are we becoming Christ-like disciples?
- Is the neighborhood around us changing for the better?
- Are we having fun?