Community (Campus) Pastor

Community Christian Church
Aurora, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 05/09/2018
Categories: Campus Pastor
Denominations: Christian Church
Church Size: 5001 to 7500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Community Christian Church is a multisite church with 10 locations in the Chicagoland area with the mission of helping people find their way back to God.  We are currently in search of qualified candidates for the role of Campus Pastor for our Aurora location.  Aurora, although often considered to be just one of many Chicago suburbs, is actually a diverse community with a historic and active downtown.  Located about 35 miles west of Chicago, Aurora is the 3rd largest city in the state of Illinois with a population of 150,000+.


Communtiy's Aurora location was launched in 2010 and today it occupies a newly renovated 12,000 sq ft in a historic downtown facility.  Average weekly attendance is 150+, many of whom participate in weekly small groups.  Complimenting the Campus Pastor is a talented and full-time Arts/Student Director, along with an equally talented and gifted half-time Children's Ministry Director.  In addition, Community 4:12, a local not-for-profit ministry dedicated to uniting people to restore communities, operates and partners with our Aurora location staff. 


In addition to the many responsibiitiles of a Campus Pastor at Communtiy Christian Church (see below), the Auora location is a bilingual location and requires that the Campus Pastor be fluent, both reading and writing, in English and Spanish.  


Keys to Winning

Great Campus Pastors advance the mission of helping people find their way back to God at Community Christian Church when they:


Build Organizational Alignment

Build alignment around the things that COMMUNITY is known for: mission, vision, values, campus constants and what we believe. 



See ideas from concept to completion.  Set their staff team up to succeed in the implementation of annual Key Objectives, Dashboard Metrics, Budgets, and Calendars that further the Mission and Vision.



Collaborate with the Central and Creative Catalyst, Champions and other Campuses to advance the Mission.


Maintain a Reproducing Leadership Culture

Coach and mentor their staff team and leaders to recruit and train others.  Provide leadership and oversight in team and 1:1 environments that ensures a reproducing COMMUNITY culture, Celebration Services, Small Groups, Teams, Leaders, Artists & Themselves.


Shepherd the Congregation

Put systems in place to ensure that people are connecting in small groups, contributing with their gifts and talents on a team, and overall feel cared for, loved and challenged to take the next step on their spiritual journey. 



Serve as the primary communicator at their Campus for weekend services and leadership gatherings.



Lead by example!  Recognize that generosity is a key indicator of a person’s spiritual development and take steps publically and privately to move people to become increasingly generous.


Key Metrics - Dashboard


  • Grow the Campus Attendance by +/- 15% annually.
  • Celebrate 10% of Campus Attendance saying, “yes” to Jesus and getting baptized.
  • Develop 75% of Campus Attendance (adult & student) to be 3C Christ Followers (people who celebrate, connect and contribute regularly)


  • Identify people or places within the community or neighboring community that can be restored to better reflect the way God dreamed it would.  Implement a long-term strategy and measure progress.


  • Ensure that at least 50% of all Leaders are developing an Apprentice Leader.
  • Work to build a legacy of sending others to start new things.


  • Establish both Income and Expense goals and live within them.

Character Traits & Competencies

Top 7 Clifton StrengthsFinder Talent Themes:

  • Activator – Makes things happen by turning thoughts into action. 
  • Communication – Finds it easy to put thoughts into words.  Good conversationalist and presenter.
  • Developer – Recognizes and cultivates the potential in others.
  • Futuristic – Inspired by the future and what could be.  Inspires others with their visions of the future.
  • Maximizer – Focuses on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. 
  • Strategic – Creates alternative ways to proceed.
  • Woo – Loves the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over.  

Top 5 Spiritual Gifts – gifts that build up the church

  • Apostleship – The ability to start and oversee the development of new churches or ministry structures.
  • Prophecy – The ability to reveal truth and proclaim it in a timely and relevant manner for understanding, correction, repentance, or edification.
  • Evangelism - The ability to effectively communicate the gospel to unbelievers so they respond in faith and move toward discipleship.
  • Shepherding - The ability to nurture, care for, and guide people toward on-going spiritual maturity and becoming like Christ.
  • Teaching - The ability to understand, clearly explain, and apply the word of God, causing greater Christ-likeness in the lives of listeners. 


  • A passion for helping people find their way back to God.
  • Meets COMMUNITY’S Leadership Expectations.
  • Adheres to COMMUNITY’S What We Believe statement.
  • Above reproach and humble.
  • Fiscal responsibility.

The Mission – helping people find their way back to God is accomplished by:

Reaching people who are far from God: Reaching out to the people that God has put into our lives who are far from Him.


Restoring God's dream for the world: Listening to the needs locally in our community and globally throughout the world, working to meet those needs, and coming alongside people in those areas to mutually benefit each other.


Reproducing the mission in others: Apprentice others spiritually as they grow as followers of Jesus and apprentice them in leadership as they start new small groups and teams.


On an individual level, the mission is accomplished when people:


Celebrate their relationship with God both privately through spiritual disciplines, and communally through small groups, celebration services, and more.


Connect with others in the church by investing relationally in people and helping build community through small groups.


Contribute with their spiritual gifts, time and financial resources to build up the church, our community, and the world. and
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