Ada Bible Church

Campus Pastor

Ada Bible Church
Ada, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 07/18/2017
Categories: Associate Pastor - Campus Pastor - Pastoral Care Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 7501 to 10000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Ada Bible Church is seeking a Campus Pastor for one of its local campuses. As one pastor of a multi-site church, the Campus Pastor is a uniting link between the campus and Ada Bible Church as a whole. This person is the primary pastoral presence at their campus and is responsible to facilitate connection, care, and community for campus attendees and staff. Being a Campus Pastor is about investing in people in order to move them toward Christ-likeness.


What you will do:

We’ve summarized the Campus Pastor responsibilities by breaking them down into four main ministry areas. You can read more about these “four C’s” in the Campus Pastor FAQ.


The Campus Pastor hosts weekend worship experiences, both on and off the platform, to make campus attendees feel welcome and connected. Specific tasks may include greeting attendees and inviting them to engage with God through their worship and giving. Publicly, the Campus Pastor might offer an opening prayer, deliver announcements about connecting to church life, or close the service with a benediction. Before and after the service, the Campus Pastor interacts individually with campus attendees to develop relationships and enhance the possibility of connecting them to small groups or other Ada Bible Church ministries.


Campus Pastors provide a consistent pastoral presence at the local campus. They work to move attendees towards the next steps in their spiritual growth by connecting them with small groups, volunteer opportunities, care support, and other discipleship opportunities.


Campus Pastors facilitate and direct pastoral care for campus attendees and campus staff. They work closely with elders and deacons to ensure that those experiencing spiritual, emotional, physical, or other crises receive appropriate pastoral care. They may also oversee an assigned number of small groups as well as recruit, develop, and mentor small group leaders.

On a regular basis, Campus Pastors perform pastoral functions such as weddings, funerals, baptisms, child dedications, & communion.

Campus Influence

The Campus Pastor influences the campus to ensure unity, collaboration, and common vision.

Campus Pastors do not directly supervise campus staff. However, they do lead staff meetings and meet regularly with campus staff to collaborate on implementing campus programming.


Who we’re looking for:

  • You have the ability to connect quickly with all kinds of people in a variety of circumstances and demonstrate that you genuinely care about them.
  • You are a communicator extraordinaire. While a Campus Pastor does not regularly teach or preach, weekend responsibilities to host the worship experience require that you be articulate and capable of speaking in front of groups of all sizes, both on and off stage.
  • You embrace the DNA of Ada Bible Church and you champion its mission, values, vision, and culture to your assigned campus.
  • You desire to invest in and develop other people. You have a proven track record of building and leading successful teams.
  • You are able to manage conflict and tense or sensitive situations.
  • You embody character qualities as set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. You are a committed Christian living a life of obedience and you have beliefs that are consistent with Ada Bible Church’s statement of faith and constitution.
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree and formal Biblical education. A Master’s degree or seminary pursuit is preferred.
  • This is a full-time position with both weekday and weekend responsibilities. You should be available to work when the job requires it, including evening hours and occasional holidays.


Ready to apply?

If this all sounds good to you and you would like to join us, we want to learn more about you.

To apply, click here: Fill out our employment application in full, including your cover letter and resume. As part of your cover letter, please answer the following questions:

  1. What about Ada Bible Church specifically makes you desire to apply here?
  2. What about the Campus Pastor role is specifically attractive to you?
  3. Which of the four primary responsibilities (Communicate, Connect, Care, & Campus Influence) is most invigorating for you? Which is the least compelling?  Why?
  4. Although not required, a strong preference will be given to candidates who submit a video of their on-platform communication. This can be hosting a worship service or preaching a sermon. This is simply an opportunity for you to demonstrate to us your exceptional on-platform communication skills. Please include a link to the video sample (preferably youtube, vimeo, or livestream) in your cover letter.


We will review applications after the posting expires on August 18, 2017.


About Ada Bible Church

Ada Bible Church is a thriving and growing multi-site church serving greater Grand Rapids, Michigan. Each weekend, more than 8,000 people worship with us at our four campus locations throughout the community. To learn more about us or to view a weekend service, visit our website at:


About Grand Rapids

There’s no question about it, Grand Rapids is an amazing place to live, work, raise a family, and enjoy a night out on the town.  Our city has a buzz and momentum like very few places in the country.  Here are just a few of the countless awards & recognition Grand Rapids has won over the past few years:

  • #1 US Place to Raise a Family (Forbes)
  • #1 US Fastest Growing Economy (Headlight Data, 2016)
  • #1 Best River Town (Outside Magazine)
  • #1 in LEED Certified Buildings (2010)
  • Top 5 Best City to Find Jobs (Forbes)
  • Top 10 Happiest Cities to Work In (Forbes)
  • Top 10 US Travel Destination (Lonely Planet)
  • Top 10 College Town (Matador)
  • Top 20 Greenest US Cities


Grand Rapids has all of the benefits of a major US City combined with the hominess of a small town. There is literally something here for everyone. At only 30 minutes away from spectacular Lake Michigan, there’s almost never a reason to leave West Michigan. We at Ada Bible Church are just thrilled with the opportunity we have to live in and serve this community.

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