Denomination: Nondenominational // Assemblies of God
Location: Mesa Campus - Mesa, AZ // Ahwatukee Campus - Phoenix, AZ
Please apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following:
1) video introduction: can be filmed on your phone. 1 minute or less.
2) Resume – can be simplified & include professional highlights which demonstrate a track-record of success and growth.
3) Links to any works or videos that may demonstrate your proficiencies are welcomed.
About the Organization:
Generation Church is a nondenominational/AG church worshipping in two campuses in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona. Everything we do is so that people far from God can experience new life in Jesus.
As God continues to increase our reach, we are aggressively pursuing opportunities to share the gospel with even more people. We are striving and praying for our reach to impact others, not only in Arizona but also throughout the entire world. Our church
is a place where the unchurched can relate and Christ-followers can grow deeper roots at the same time. Although our church feels fresh and modern, we believe in and maintain a conservative theological position. (Read more about us at the end of this post.)
About the Position:
The Campus Pastor is responsible for leading and implementing the vision of Generation Church at the Ahwatukee campus location (prnounced: "Ah-wuh-too-key"). They are tasked with leading a team of staff and volunteer ministry directors that serve the campus.
They are responsible for championing the DNA of Generation Church, with both shepherding and administrative abilities, to effectively create growth and momentum built upon the foundational vision, mission, culture, and identity of Generation Church. They will
be largely responsible for attracting new families, developing leaders from within, and creating community. This campus uses primarily video-based preaching from the lead pastor.
This position assumes responsibility at the campus level as its overseer and is the staff leader for the campus team. The campus pastor is responsible for campus growth and expected to produce results based on goals set together with the lead pastor. They
will influence the direction of the Ahwatukee Campus. The ideal candidate for this role will be a very gifted leader that functions best when offered freedom to lead in an environment of ‘hands off’ supervision, while at the same time leading and replicating
an existing collaborative culture.
What We Are Searching For / Qualifications:
The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Campus Pastor:
A bachelor’s degree is not required but would be welcomed. Any further theological training is a plus.
This individual will have a successful track record of at least 3-5 years of experience in a pastoral role. They will have a solid theological understanding that aligns with Generation Church, as well as the capacity to articulate systematic theology and
the Gospel in a practical and accessible way. They should also embrace pragmatic church growth principles and seek to implement these to ensure success and growth at the campus level.
The next campus pastor of Generation Church will be highly relational, capable, principled, discerning, and collaborative while displaying strong characteristics of a catalytic leader. A typical candidate for this position could be a former church planter,
tenured pastoral staff, a tenured campus pastor from a previous/existing campus, or a lead pastor who desires to join a collaborative team for ministry. They will possess a core skill set in leadership and communication, with a pastoral heart and love for
- Has a passion for community and a desire to see people taking their next step towards Christ
- Relates to the un-churched and shares the gospel with others on a regular basis
- A passionate worshipper & commitment to the authority of God’s Word.
- A confident leader who also carries a dose of humility and authenticity
- A high emotional EQ
- Has a strong devotional life and walk with God
- Strong relational and team building skills, particularly as it pertains to the Senior Leadership Team and high-level volunteer leaders
- Loves to laugh, learn, and work as part of a larger team
- Enjoys working within the community
- Is ready to teach, lead, and shepherd a community
- Has a proven ability to work in a self-sustained manner, requiring little or no micromanagement
- Demonstrates an ability to adapt quickly
- Works well in a culture of honor
- Highly disciplined work ethic and personal lifestyle in physical, financial, and spiritual matters.
- Self-starter and result-oriented contributor.
- Exemplifies a strong commitment to family values.
- Understands the cycles of ministry -- work hard in busy seasons, take time to rest in between.
- A commitment to continual growth in personal, spiritual, and emotional maturity.
- A life and heart congruent with the mission, vision, and values of Generation Church.
- A commitment to using wisdom and discernment before making decisions.
About the Location:
Generation Church is located in what is known locally as the East Valley. With a current population of 1.2 million, by 2020 the East Valley will be home to more than 1.4 million residents. And it’s no wonder--from thriving cultural opportunities to amazing
recreation areas with an ideal climate, the East Valley has developed into the place where individuals want to work, live and play.
The region is diverse, allowing people to choose the way they wish to live. From pedestrian-friendly downtowns with urban vibes, to small town communities bustling with personality, to the Superstition Mountains where there are wide-open spaces--the East
Valley has it all.
The weather is ideal, the location is convenient, the recreation is versatile, the golf is simply unbeatable, the lifestyle is highly desired by many and the real estate is next to none. Although Phoenix is technically located in the desert, the Sonoran
desert is the “greenest of deserts.” Although the temperature gets high in the summer, the low humidity makes the heat tolerable--and the evenings cool down nicely. It’s no wonder why Phoenix is one of the top vacation destinations in America. Clear skies,
practically endless sunshine, and a relatively low cost-of-living explain why so many people are making Phoenix their home.
About the Organization (cont):
Generation Church has been making a difference in the East Valley of Phoenix for nearly 60 years. Pastor Randy Visconti became the senior pastor in 1999, and the church began to grow. By 2010, Pastor Randy was sensing the need for new leadership to take
the church to the next level. Ryan Visconti, Randy’s son, was an Army Cavalry captain in Iraq in 2010 and sensing a potential career change coming when he felt an unexpected (and initially unwelcomed) call into ministry. The church was running about 275 in
weekly attendance. Ryan came on staff and together, Pastors Randy and Ryan began to make some small, but significant changes that ended up having major impacts.
By 2014, they were gaining momentum, but decided the church needed an entire reboot--and so the new name (Generation Church) and a new vision emerged. Later that year, they started a third service, and soon after Pastor Ryan became the sole senior pastor.
Pastor Randy continues to serve on the staff leading “The Chapel” service at the Mesa location.
By the end of 2015, the growth of the church required the addition of two more services--bring the total to three main services, and two traditional services in the chapel. By 2016, more than 1000 people were attending weekly, with another twenty percent
added the following year.
In June 2017, Generation Church officially became a multi-site church. New Life Church in Ahwatukee had around 300 gathering each weekend. Ryan’s father-in-law, Paul Lavino, had started the church 27 years earlier. They realized the two congregations were
aligned in vision and could be stronger together. Now one church in two locations, both sites continue to grow. As of early 2018, the average weekend attendance is close to 2,000.
Generation Church has been listed in the Outreach “100 Fastest Growing Churches” two years in a row and soon to be three! They’re positioned for growth and the momentum level is extremely high. Generation Church runs on a simple church model: Great worship
& preaching, excellent kid's ministry, exciting loving environment, small groups. They’re well known in their community for great bible teaching and top-tier kids ministry. They excel at making it easy for people to get plugged in and involved, while feeling
loved and accepted.
Staying focused on the essentials, and being mindful of the community's unfamiliarity with Jesus, Generation Church truly is reaching the lost (more than 600 have been baptized in the past 4 years!) Almost every week, an invitation is given so people can
make a decision for Christ. And every week, people do say “yes” to Jesus! The church is full of new believers from each generation who find a place where they can feel loved and accepted, no matter their background. When people come to Generation Church, they
become genuinely excited about what God has done for them, and they, in turn, invite family and friends.