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Parma Heights Baptist Church

Pastor of Young Adults and Outreach

Parma Heights Baptist Church
Parma Heights, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 08/19/2016
Categories: Associate Pastor - Church Staff - College Pastor - Combo Positions - Evangelism Pastor - Other - Other Pastor - Single Adult Pastor - Young Adult Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Parma Heights Baptist Church seeks an energetic, high capacity leader who is passionate about ministry with young adults and possess’ a fervor to build teams to connect the many guests drawn to PHBC through outreach ministries and Sunday services to Christ and this church. 


Located in a greater Cleveland area which is growing in diversity, PHBC is situated close to one of the nation’s largest community colleges and is within a short drive to several highly acclaimed private and public universities.  This leader will focus on putting into place a ministry strategy to and with young, single and married adults, ages 18-35 that implements the mission of the church:  “Helping people find and follow Jesus Christ.  This mission is accomplished primarily using our discipleship strategy: “Connect with God in worship, Grow in Christ through growth groups and Serve the world with love”.   We are looking more for the right person first, and the right skill sets next. Our belief is the candidate God chooses will be multifaceted in their gifting and is all about building relationships with many diverse people inside the church and amongst the community.   


As an integral part of the Pastoral Team, this Pastor will also be involved with over-all church leadership, ministry direction, Pastoral care and will report directly to the Senior Pastor.  PHBC, with an average Sunday attendance of 800 people, is beginning a journey of change to prepare this ministry for the next generation.  PHBC is looking for that one individual God is calling who finds joy in the challenge of the journey of change!


YOUNG ADULTS MINISTRY responsibilities include:

  • Recruit, train, and mobilize individuals to grow and enhance the Young Adult Ministry Leadership Team
  • Identify, contact and draw in Young Adults in the congregation
  • Promote the Young Adult Ministry within PHBC and throughout the community
  • Identify needs of and design effective ministry for Young Adults at various stages of life:  transition from High School to College / Career; College or Early Career; College to Career; Career-Age and Single to Married
  • Develop a strategy to reach young adults at local colleges, universities and in the business community
  • Work with the many church ministries to help Young Adults find a place to serve Christ and deepen their connection to PHBC (Youth, Discipleship, Outreach etc.)
  • Connect in a meaningful way with both the churched and non-churched networks/organizations throughout the Cleveland area; this might include post-secondary, professional and other groups who involve young adults


OUTREACH MINISTRY responsibilities include:

  • Provide follow-up and leadership to the key weekly, monthly, and special ministries to help people connect with Christ and PHBC
  • Enhance current connection ministries to recruit, train and mobilize team members
  • Team-up with ongoing PHBC ministries to enhance the effectiveness of their outreach/connection strategies
  • Strategize with Sonshine Preschool, ways to help families not affiliated with a church to connect with Christ and PHBC
  • Use Sunday mornings specifically to connect with guests and to lead our connection teams
  • Invest time each week outside of church helping guests connect with Christ and this church




          Bachelor’s degree required                                                           Social media guru

          Bible/Seminary/Masters experience preferred                              Generally tech savvy

          3-5 years of experience in a related ministry area                        Established team builder

          Preaching and/or worship experience a plus                                Strong planning abilities

          Excellent communication skills                                                      Proven change agent