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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Bayside Church - Adventure Campus Senior Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Roseville, California, United States

Date Posted: 06/13/2017
Categories: Campus Pastor - Senior Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About the Organization:

Pastor Ray Johnston planted Bayside in 1995 and has led the church to become one of the largest, fastest growing, and healthiest churches in the country. Bayside is the largest church in the Sacramento metropolitan area and is affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church. The church has grown to over 18,000 with much of the growth happening in the past few years. Every weekend there are 19 services to choose from at five campuses. The original campus is located in Roseville, California, which is also host to a video café. The additional campuses are in Folsom, Roseville (Blue Oaks) and Sacramento (Midtown). The fifth campus, and newest, is the result of a pending merger with Adventure Christian Church (the merger will be completed this summer).


There are scores of ministries and programs for all ages in all phases of life, but it all comes back to their focus on just three priorities: Reach Wide, Grow Deep, and Unleash Compassion. Everything they do can be connected to one of these three values. Although Ray Johnston is the founding pastor, there are four senior pastors at Bayside who work as a team in leading the Bayside movement. Ray is joined by senior pastors Lincoln Brewster who oversees worship & teaching, along with teaching pastors Curt Harlow, and Andrew McCourt.

The Bayside culture is engaging, fast-paced, and yet full of oxymoron’s: there is a strong vision and leader, and yet a culture of humility and mutual submission. It is one of the fastest growing churches in the country, and yet they are the first to admit they haven’t figured it all out. They are organized and systematic in some ways, yet, very organic in others. There is a real sense of strategy and intentionality, and also an entrepreneurial vibe of ‘building the plane while flying.’

Size - 8,000 at Granite Bay Campus (main) & 2,441 at Adventure Campus
Denomination - Evangelical Covenant/Christian Church
Location - Roseville, CA (Sacramento metro area)


About the Position:

With solid growth, a tremendous team, and healthy culture, Bayside Church is as strong as it has ever been. For more than a year, they have been working with Adventure Christian Church to bring their strength and stability and evangelistic focus to this once thriving church. Just in the past year, Adventure has grown by more than 1,000 in weekly attendance. This summer, the final legal matters will be in place for Adventure to become a Bayside campus. This position is a fantastic opportunity for a ‘top dog’ leader with a towering communication gift to be the first Senior Campus Pastor for Bayside at Adventure. Unlike most senior pastors, this individual will have the strength of other high capacity leaders in the Bayside movement.

What We Are Searching For/Qualifications:

Candidates will need a biblical foundation and ability to rightly divide the word of truth. Where this education came from might vary from candidate to candidate. This individual's scope of experience and abilities will include:

  • Prior experience in a lead ministry role and upfront communicating.
  • The natural ability to collaborate and work within a team setting.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • An ability to live a faith based life out in a way that connects with church leaders, and is contagious to both believers and non-believers.
  • The ability to build teams of people stronger and smarter than themselves.
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a high functioning, high capacity team.
  • An ability to lead conversations and drive results.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity, guided by a sound set of ethical principles.
  • An entrepreneurial self-starter who naturally seeks out new ways to grow an organization.
  • A chemistry that fits with the Bayside Church culture.
  • Capability to create, foster and maintain strong teams.
  • A proven track record of building and expanding a ministry or organization.
  • An effective team leader who can inspire others to work together to achieve organizational excellence.
  • A keen ability to create new ideas and bring new ideas to fruition.
  • An ability to integrate into an existing system and offer creative improvements without disrupting an already flourishing system.
  • Proven skills that foster trust, fairness and teamwork among staff, members, and volunteers, and a common focus on excellence in all area

About the Location:

Beautiful Roseville, CA is nestled in the picturesque mountain foothills of the Sierras and is part of the greater Sacramento metropolitan area. With elevations ranging from 200 feet to over 10,800 feet, there is tremendous diversity in the landscape and much to discover. Rich in history and with a wide variety of recreational choices, there is something for everyone.

Recreational activities in the Sacramento area include biking country roads, walking trails along small streams, boating and jet skiing at Folsom Lake, as well as hiking trails around the lake. Folsom Lake, with seventy-seven miles of shoreline, is one of the most heavily used recreational areas in the state. Not only are there an abundance of lakes, the area boasts over 575 miles of rivers and streams that provide habitat for over twenty known species of fish. The Sierra Nevada’s provide you a choice of many ski areas; all within a one and a half hour drive from Roseville.

The welcoming community of Roseville is situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, between the San Francisco Bay area and the scenic Lake Tahoe basin. It is a short drive to Lake Tahoe and the High Sierras, offering fantastic skiing, while the summer offers hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing. Roseville is also approximately a 2 hour drive from San Francisco.