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The Bridge Evangelical Free Church

Pastor of El Puente (Spanish Church)

The Bridge Evangelical Free Church
Fresno, California, United States

Date Posted: 03/23/2011
Categories: Other Pastor - Senior Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
The Bridge Evangelical Free Church holds eight services each Sunday in three languages for approximately 1,900 people. This position is for our much smaller, but growing, Spanish "church-within-a-church" ministry.


Pastor/Shepherd a Spanish speaking flock.

General Pastoral Role:
• Serve as the primary teaching-shepherd and leader of El Puente. Provide spiritual & organizational leadership that will help The Bridge’s Spanish-speaking church grow & flourish
• Offer pastoral counseling & care to those involved in El Puente
• Together with the El Puente Leadership Team, coordinate & oversee the worship, fellowship, discipleship, leadership-training and evangelistic outreach of El Puente
• Recruit, train, motivate and nurture members of El Puente for effective ministry
• Actively teach biblical stewardship & financial self-sufficiency of El Puente

Church Vision & Alignment:
• Attend weekly Senior Staff meetings of The Bridge to assure ministry alignment between The Bridge & El Puente regarding the mission, vision & strategy.
• Work with appropriate Bridge ministry staff members to develop joint Connect, Grow, Serve & Reach projects.
• Encourage those who attend El Puente to develop healthy relationships with other attendees of The Bridge.

• Regularly participate in evangelistic campaigns & outreach opportunities in the community.
• Train the attendees of El Puente how to effectively share their faith.
• Work toward the goal of El Puente becoming a church-planting movement for the Central Valley of California, modeling the “church-within-a-church” philosophy.

Accountability: Pastor of Community Life

Note: The person who fills this position must be able to speak & write in both English and Spanish and work with an established Advisory (leadership) Team to share ministry responsibilities.