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Bristol Campus Pastor

Valley Community Baptist Church
Bristol, Connecticut, United States

Date Posted: 01/25/2018
Categories: Campus Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Valley Community Baptist Church, located in Avon, Connecticut is looking for qualified candidates for the position of Campus Pastor for its multisite campus in Bristol, CT.



Valley Community Baptist Church, (“VCBC”), a member of Converge Worldwide (Baptist General Conference), is a vibrant, evangelical congregation, averaging around 1,600 in worship attendance per week and drawing from multiple communities in central Connecticut.  In order to reach more people in the central Connecticut area, VCBC is looking to expand its ministry through a multi-site ministry strategy. VCBC is known for its: 1) biblical, relevant, multi-style worship services and strong preaching ministry, 2) strong ministry to Children, Students and Adults, and 3) constant pursuit of new and innovative ways to do ministry. VCBC relies heavily upon an integrated approach to ministry. Its key ministry staff make up a closely-knit, high functioning team whose members are both highly skilled and well-compensated, with salary and benefit packages comparable to those found in larger churches across the country.



Reporting directly to the Executive Pastor, the Campus Pastor will oversee all aspects of ministry at the multi-site location and will have the following major responsibilities:

  • Communicate and implement VCBC’s vision and “DNA” within the multi-site context,
  • Establish, develop and grow a campus leadership team to lead and support the campus ministry,
  • Ensure that campus leadership team members connect with appropriate VCBC main campus supporting ministries,
  • Preach up to 50% of the time on an annual basis,
  • Supervise paid and non-paid staff, and
  • Lead one defined major ministry area (Worship, Small Groups, etc.)


Salary is commensurate with background and experience.  Position includes full benefit package.


Required skills / experience

The successful candidate will have a history that includes:

  1. Modelling spiritual transformation.
  2. Building and encouraging a relational environment between staff and the congregation.
  3. Capable of building a welcoming culture within the Bristol community.
  4. A passion for leading strategically and an understanding of how to design and implement strategies to engage larger numbers of people.
  5. Proven leadership gifts and skills; a balance of pastoral and administrative gifts.
  6. Proven strength in team leadership, management and implementation skills.
  7. Proven ability to teach and preach.
  8. A collaborative style of leadership; a team player.
  9. Entrepreneurial, a self-starter, enthusiastic, hardworking and proven ability to motivate and build relationships with others.
  10. Flexible and decisive with the ability to organize prioritize and meet deadlines.
  11. Ability to create an environment where ministry servants on staff and lay working teams are loved, encouraged, and supported in their growth as disciples.
  12. Strong desire to honor God and inspire His people through excellence.
  13. Will have five plus years vocational minsitry experience and/or key volunteer ministry leadership experience.



Master of Divinity or equivalent degree required from accredited institution. Is ordained or ordainable.



The successful candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • Strong desire to honor God and inspire His people through excellence.
  • Engaging personality, both publically and personally
  • Models spiritual transformation
  • Healthy marriage and family life (if married)
  • Personal and emotional maturity; is authentic and genuine as a person and pastor.
  • Demonstrates personal growth, healthy relationships, and a desire for accountability.
  • Empathetic, yet objective and discerning.
  • Strong work ethic, a self-starter, demonstrates initiative and ownership of results.
  • Flexible and nimble; capable, comfortable and energized by working in many ministry areas.
  • Professional, forthright, courteous, cordial; positive outlook and “upbeat”.
  • Neat, organized, structured work approach coupled with good time management skills.



Interested individuals should forward a cover letter, resume, written testimony, and call to ministry.  Incomplete submissions will NOT be considered.


Send to:


Campus Pastor Search

Valley Community Baptist Church

590 West Avon Rd.

Avon, CT  06001