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SunHills Church

Connections Pastor

SunHills Church
El Dorado Hills, California, United States

Date Posted: 01/09/2017
Categories: Associate Pastor - Discipleship Pastor - Other Pastor - Small Group Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Summary: The Connections Pastor is responsible for developing thriving connections for people. These relational connections are to further the mission of making and maturing disciples – people who are finding joy in Jesus, and doing so together. The Connections Pastor will develop and lead other leaders in building an increasing network of relationships within and through SunHills.


Necessary Qualities

Spiritual maturity – vibrant relationship with Jesus, character reflecting the fruit of the Spirit and life consistent with the biblical qualifications for pastors

Team player – able to connect relationally with staff, ministry leaders, and church members with an attitude of responsiveness and flexibility

Being a “connector” – while this entails being highly relational, a “people” person who gathers and inspires others, it is more – building, empowering and releasing relationships between others

Passion to reach people in our community

Solid work ethic – motivation and commitment, organization and execution skills in implementing

ideas to bring them to reality, ability to prioritize and manage time to accomplish goals (with or
without direction); while also protecting health in ministry/ personal and family life balance


Strong written and interpersonal communication skills – including speaking, writing and listening

Optimism – a positive, faith-filled, forward-thinking, helpful, flexible, thankful and ‘can do’ attitude

Proven experience building church communities, creating a culture of relational connections

Reports to: Lead Pastor
Status: Exempt

Ministry Responsibilities

GROUPS Connections

1. Recruit, equip, shepherd and lead group leaders
2. Ensure the spiritual growth and multiplication of groups
3. Cultivate connections that move people into groups
4. Oversee and administrate the infrastructure of groups ministry

CHURCH LIFE Connections
1. Communication and engagement in the community which helps new people connect to our church
2. Provide oversight of Guest Services and first impressions – including communication, reception, etc.
3. Facilitate and support events or processes to engage new people
4. Oversee and lead others in providing social events that foster connections for people at SunHills
5. Develop pathways for next steps for people – in relationships, spiritual growth and service/ mission

1. Partner with the Lead Pastor on the advancement of strategic ministry focus

2. Participate in staff meetings – for ministry progress of church-wide goals and for planning and 

coordination of ministry decisions
3. Provide care, love and encouragement to staff and ministry leaders

4. Manage and develop other ministry leaders – ex: Men’s, Women’s – for the cultivation of discipleship 

5. Support and participation with other local outreach partners for connection opportunities

1. Develop and maintain a comprehensive strategy for the administration of Connections ministries, including oversight of budget and facility considerations
2. Provide training, support, encouragement, and coordination for various ministry areas as those needs arise
3. Perform all other duties assigned by the Lead Pastor 
Please email your Resume and Cover Letter to!