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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Eastern Hills Community Church - Family Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Aurora, Colorado, United States

Date Posted: 11/21/2017
Categories: Family Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About the Organization:

Eastern Hills Community Church (EHCC) began in the early 1980s with a group of people who had vision to create a ministry in the southeast Aurora area. After worshiping in a variety of temporary settings, the church moved into their own building in 1989, and ten years later, opened an addition to that facility. In July of 2008, they moved into their present building, a facility consisting of 70,000 square feet.

Phil EuBank, the current Lead Pastor, came to EHCC in March 2016. Since that time the church has gone through changes of vision and mission and has had a new awakening of their outward focus on their community. The call to care about people who are close to you and far from God has saturated the church’s culture. The church’s values of reaching out, growing deep, and partnering with families are found throughout the various ministries of the church.

Eastern Hills is part of the Christian Reformed Church of North America, but in many ways is “out of the box” from the standard CRC church. Although reformed in theology, the church is very innovative in methodology and driven by missions. Eastern Hills is also a North Point Strategic Partner. The music is modern, the teaching is topical and relevant, and the weekend services are outward focused—with an intentional desire to reach the 92% unchurched population surrounding the church. 


Size: 1951

Denomination: North Point Strategic Partner, Christian Reformed Church

Location: Aurora, CO



About the Position:

The Family Pastor at Eastern Hills Community Church will primarily equip and lead the entire Family Ministry, as a member of the Directional Leadership Team. This position focuses on the leadership, vision and staff development from Birth - 12th grade. The ideal candidate for this role will have experience in both the student and children’s ministry spaces and be comfortable, at times, being the outward facing person for the Student Ministry and Children’s Ministry. They will be relationally driven, as most of the Family Ministries are heavily driven by relationships and connections within large group environments, small groups, volunteer teams, and the church family as a whole.

What We Are Searching For / Qualifications:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Family Pastor:


An undergraduate degree in a related field is preferred, with some ministry education being ideal. A seminary degree or formal theological training is not required.


3-5 years of large church experience is required, with the candidate having worked in churches of 1,000 members or more. Prior experience as a kids, students, or family pastor is required 

Personal Characteristics

The ideal candidate for the Family Pastor at Eastern Hills Community Church will:

  • Be an approachable, faithful leader.
  • Be an available leader who is both present physically in the office and present relationally.
  • They will be relationally and missionally driven.
  • They will have a heart for families and students, particularly youth and younger students.
  • Have a hunger to see transformational change in children, students, and families.
  • They will be outreach-oriented.
  • They will have a chemistry and theology that fits with Eastern Hills Community Church.
  • They will be a team player that can work easily with many different staff members from different perspectives and backgrounds. They will easily connect with people, on staff or not.


About the Location:

Climb a mountain trail, explore a national park, and go sightseeing any day of the week. Many who call the Aurora/Denver area home are captivated by the outdoor life that surrounds the area. With many activities and attractions available year-round, residents have a hard time choosing what to see and do. With close to 300 days of sunshine each year, the city is a premier location for growing families, adventure-loving millennials, professionals, and mature adults in their prime years.

Aurora is the 3rd most populous city in Colorado, and the 56th most populous city in the United States (estimated at over 345,000 in the 2010 U.S. Census). Straddling the highways of I-70 and I-225, the city is composed of several neighborhoods, districts, and military installations.

Based on data gathered over 7 years, the highest average temperature in southeast Aurora is found to be in July, at 85-degrees, with the perfect combination of sun and breeze. Lovers of winter weather will find its 28-degree Christmas season to be highly appealing, with crystal white snowfalls of 52-inches each year. To say that Aurora is a haven for outdoor recreation is an understatement. The area is popularly known for its unique art museums, breathtaking landscapes, perfectly manicured golf courses, endless trails, long-standing agritourism, a rich cultural lifestyle, and the abundance of wildlife.

Eastern Hills, located in southeast Aurora, is significant in economic diversity, serving both affluent and under-privileged communities, largely through the avenue of education. Both the community of southeast Aurora and Eastern Hills are largely dedicated to the family unit and the retirement community in their city, where family-oriented activities, sports, and recreation take precedence.

The city of Aurora ranks in the Top 10 cities for healthcare, anchored by the award-winning Anschutz Medical Campus with its own children’s hospital. It is home to Buckley Air Force base and all five branches of the military that have been responsible for over 40,000 military ops to date. The 400 types of ethnic food offerings and eclectic blend of flavors speak to Aurora’s cultural diversity, which consists of 45% Caucasian, 29% Hispanic, 15% African American, and 5% Asian populations living within the city limits.

One of Colorado’s best school districts, Cherry Creek, is located in southeast Aurora, and the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, and the Air Force Academy (USAFA) lead the higher education system of the state. Forbes ‘Best States for Business’ ranks Colorado at #5, and lists it as the only state that is not a right-to-work state, as well as having the expectation to be the 6th fastest job growth state over the next 5 years.

It is popularly known around the nation as being #1 in Labor Supply, #8 in Economic Climate, and #9 in Quality of Life.