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Bella Vista Community Church

Bella Vista, Arkansas, United States

Date Posted:
Associate Pastor - Pastoral Care Pastor
Church Size:
1001 to 1500
Job Type:
Bella Vista Community Church
Job Description:

Immediate opening for Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care and Discipleship in dynamic, interdenominational Bella Vista Community Church, located in the beautiful hills of the Ozarks. This non-charismatic church has approximately 1400 members from over 30 denominations. Church programs include pastoral care, Stephen Ministry, ChristCare Small Group Ministry, and parish nurse, youth, music, and outreach programs. This individual will serve as one of two associate pastors to the senior pastor, with the primary responsibility of pastoral care. A Masters of Divinity or its equivalent from an accredited seminary and at least two years of experience in pastoral care are required to apply. Salary commensurate with education and experience.


* Coordinate and participate in pastoral care to individuals and families.
* Minister to hospital patients, nursing home residents, home-bound, and home care-
* Supervise the parish nurses in pastoral care.
* Counsel the bereaved.
* Work with Stephen Ministry, ChristCare, and other pastoral care and discipleship
* Conduct some worship services, assist in the regular worship services, and officiate at
some weddings and funerals.
* Maintain a team spirit with the senior pastor and youth pastor.


Spectacular Bella Vista is a growing and affordable community of 26,000 (www.nwarkansas.com) in Northwest Arkansas. This flourishing city and area offer a number of amenities:
? A retirement/recreational, young family-friendly community
? Exceptional Bella Vista/Bentonville school system
? Excellent economic growth with above average labor index
? Home to University of Arkansas, John Brown University, and NWACC
? World headquarters for Walmart, Tyson and JB Hunt
? Soon-to-open Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (www.crystalbridgesmuseum.org/public/)
? Walton Arts Center and future site of Performing Arts Center

Job description and pastor profile are available at www.bvcommunitychurch.org.
Applications will be received until August 15, 2011.

If you have questions, please call the church office at 479-855-1126

Send complete resume to:
Search Committee
Bella Vista Community Church
75 E. Lancashire Blvd.
Bella Vista, AR 72714

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About the Church

Bella Vista Community Church

Bella Vista Community Church is located in Bella Vista Village, a beautiful residential area in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. While the majority of our congregation is 65 years of age or over, early retirement and an influx of young families into the community are increasing the number of younger members. It should be noted that our retirees are well-education, very active and comparatively young people who are used to fin community living and church responsibility. More...