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Sunrise Church of Rialto

Outreach and Connections Pastor

Sunrise Church of Rialto
Rialto, California, United States

Date Posted: 01/14/2016
Categories: Associate Pastor - Church Developer - Church Staff - Combo Positions - Communications - Evangelism Pastor - Other - Other Pastor - Outreach - Recreational/Sports Ministry
Denominations: Unknown
Church Size: 3001 to 4000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Sunrise Church is looking for an Outreach and Connections Pastor with a unique skill set and a proven track record. Please read this posting very carefully before applying. 


Sunrise Church is a unique, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-generational church with six locations spread throughout California's Inland Empire.  With nearly 60 years of faithful ministry and service, Sunrise Church has grown from a small charter group of 21 members in 1956 to a congregation of over 6,000 today. As a true measure of its love for God, people, and the city of Rialto, Sunrise Church has had only 3 Senior Pastors throughout its existence. Under the leadership of the current senior pastor, Jay Pankratz, Sunrise has grown every year for the last 26 years. And its weekly attendance and congregational make-up is ethnically diverse. 


The vision of Sunrise Church is to be a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-generational church that reaches people for the cause of Christ. By proclaiming the good news locally and in regions beyond, Sunrise Church is committed to planting new extension churches or campuses in order to reach new people who are far from God. 


The Outreach and Connections Pastor is to be a networking leader whose responsibilities include but are not limited to equipping and connecting people in at least three main areas: (1) Outreach and Evangelism Ministries; (2) Assimilation; (3) Small Groups. He should have the gifting and skill-set to coordinate and administer a ministry environment that, at its heart, helps people discover and develop a connection with God and others. 


The Outreach and Connections Pastor will discover, develop, and implement new outreaches while analyzing and enhancing existing outreach ministries. He must also be in touch with facilitating the assimilation of new believers and attenders into the church where they may grow in Christ and serve. He must be able to do good research, he must be creative, and he must be effective in implementing his ideas into action. Naturally, he must also be able to work with and through people as part of a team.  


The Outreach and Connections Pastor will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Pastor, or his designee, and in harmony with other team members and ministry leaders in fulfilling Sunrise's vision and values, most notably "Be One; Bring One; Build One." He will be accepting and open to the idea of coaching, teaching/training, and organizing to support the ministry of Sunrise Church, impacting every generation or group regardless of age or ethnicity. Naturally, he must be a saved (born again) man whose theology lines up with Sunrise Church's Statement of Faith. 


As a high capacity team member he must:


  1. Have a high degree of competence as a leader of leaders with the ability to recruit, multiply, and retain volunteers. 
  2. Possess the ability to meet deadlines with high standards of quality and excellence.
  3. Exemplify good interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and presentation skills.
  4. Possess the ability to prioritize, organize, and take on responsibilities as a leader.
  5. Possess the ability to recruit, retain, and appreciate leader-volunteers.
  6. Be a team player as well as a team builder who remains focused on the good of the ministry and the good of the organization. 
  7. Possess a strong work ethic and solid integrity. 
If this is you. If you have the demonstrated ability to build and grow a ministry, please reach out to and connect with us. Please provide a cover letter that spells out how your grew your ministry and what your results were. Send applications to Keith Crosby at Please do not call us. Wait to hear from us. We will acknowledge receipt of your resume and we will contact you as appropriate.  For more information, visit our website at