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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Metro Community Church - Teaching and Campus Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Edwardsville, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 07/24/2017
Categories: Campus Pastor - Teaching Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Our vision is to be a church where people want to move closer to God, each other, and the disconnected.

About the Organization:

Metro Community Church began as a dream in the heart of its founding pastor, Paul Westbrook, long before he ever came to the Edwardsville area. He had a vision of a church that would reach those who had never been to church or perhaps had given up on church, but still needed to hear the truth about how much they mattered to God. Since 1991, Metro has grown from that handful of families to over 1,600 people in attendance every weekend. Metro's ministry and influence continues to grow as it continues to pursue its vision to be a church where people want to move closer to God, each other, and the disconnected.


  • Weekly Attendance: 1619
  • Location: Edwardsville, IL
  • Denomination & Affiliations: SBC

About the Position:

As a member of the staff leadership team, the Teaching/Campus Pastor serves as the primary leader of the multisite campus strategy while assisting with approximately 25% of the teaching/preaching responsibilities alongside pioneering a new campus in the Fall of 2017. As a position that sits on the staff leadership team, this role will bear responsibility for the growth of Metro Community Church as whole, as multisite campuses are effectively interweaved into the overarching vision of the church.

The successful candidate for this role will be a highly effective communicator with a strong ability to relate to the next generation in their teaching style. They will possess the essential ability of developing people and teams for the purpose of carrying out the vision and mission of MCC within scope of the multisite strategy. As a member of the staff leadership team, the next Teaching/Campus Pastor of Metro Community Church will be a high caliber leader who passionately inspires, directs, leads, and manages all goals and expectations of the role, so as to wholeheartedly support the vision of the church.

What We Are Searching For/Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree required in a relevant field. A Masters degree is preferred.

  • Possesses the ability to lead from the second chair.
  • Experienced, engaging speaker with strong communication skills.
  • At least 5 years of experience on a church staff with proven ministry growth.
  • Comfortable with both expository and topical teaching.
  • Possesses skills, abilities, and gifting in evangelism and leadership development.
  • Self-motivated and result-oriented contributor to the vision and mission of MCC.
  • Work well within multi-faceted environments, in terms of relating to people and executing processes.
  • Is able to multiply their leadership responsibilities through developing others.
  • Proven experience raising up and developing volunteer teams.
  • Is able to cast clear vision toward a preferred future in alignment with the mission and vision of the church.

About the Location:

Historic heritage, modern elegance, and affordable style sums up the City of Edwardsville. Although there is some debate about exact dates, it is generally acknowledged as one of the oldest cities in Illinois. 

This school district has a long-standing tradition of excellence, consistently scoring well above the state average in all subject areas for all student groups. In addition, fine and performing arts and athletic programs are annually ranked among the most outstanding in the St. Louis area. The Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville is a higher education institution located 25 miles from St. Louis. Its proximity to the St. Louis area enhances SIUE's energy and vitality. Located in the second most populated area of the state, the university draws students from all 102 Illinois counties, 42 states and 50 nations. The Edwardsville region represents more than 500 businesses in the region. With a committed and involved leadership, the city promotes economic opportunities, advocates in the interests of business, provides businesses with resources, and encourages mutual support. A high quality of life and comparatively stable economy appeal to companies, as do the community’s central location, strategically planned infrastructure and strong communications links. Tax incentives and other benefits are in place to ensure that the area continues to be business-friendly.

Edwardsville is noted throughout the St. Louis region as an ideal location to live, work, play and raise a family. It was once named one of 10 Best Towns for Families, as well as one of 100 Best Places to Live in the USA. The community offers excellent transportation, enrichment opportunities in the form of museums, libraries, galleries and historical sites, fun festivals, outstanding government services, and quality schooling, health care and housing options to those who seek relocation.