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Neighborhood Church

Connections Pastor

Neighborhood Church
Visalia, California, United States

Date Posted: 11/06/2015
Categories: Associate Pastor - Discipleship Pastor - Other Pastor - Small Group Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

People, Process, Systems, Connecting—if these words get you out of bed in the morning then you may be just the person we are looking for. As the Connections Pastor you will lead, champion, and oversee the teams, systems, and processes to connect people into the life of Neighborhood Church.


What we are looking for in a Connections Pastor:

  • An imperfect but growing follower of Christ.
  • Experience leading a large and thriving Connections/Groups ministry.
  • High capacity, high energy, people oriented person.
  • Possesses strategic leadership abilities.
  • Administrative/organizational abilities.
  • Ability to develop effective systems and structures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to recruit, train, develop and place volunteer leaders.
  • Exceptional speaking/teaching abilities a PLUS.
  • A self-starter with a commitment to excellence in ministry.
  • Is flexible, adaptable, teachable and has strong problem-solving skills.
  • Someone who is committed to learning.
  • Someone who is fanatical about embracing the vision of NC.
  • Someone who can be open and transparent with the other staff team members; admit struggles and fears; encourage; deal with conflict in an authentic, healthy and direct manner.


What you will be doing:

  • Helping create Next Step opportunities for those that are newer to NC (Baptism, Discover NC, Groups, Membership, Serving, etc.).
  • Developing and maintaining a process of assimilation into the life and ministry of NC which tracks guest from their first visit to full integration into the life of NC.
  • Overseeing the church data base (CCB) for assimilation purposes.
  • Recruit, train, and lead volunteers for our Guest Service team (Welcome Center, Parking, Hosts, Greeters, etc.).
  • Develop an effective small group system.
  • Partner with our Missional Strategist in the development of small group environments where people experience God and each other in a way that is making a difference in the world.  
  • Occasionally share teaching responsibilities on Sunday morning.
  • Coordinate our Discover NC class.


More about Neighborhood:


Neighborhood is a church of about 1600 in weekly attendance. Our mission is to inspire people wherever they are to live like Jesus wherever they go. Neighborhood is located in Visalia (population 130K), in the heart of central California only a couple of hours from LA, the Bay Area, the mountains, and the beach. Check us out at for more info.


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