Do you have a clever mind and a caring heart?
Do you prefer to function as part of a team instead of running solo?
Are you a proven leader who is called to lead with love, grace and wisdom?
Eastern Hills Bible Church is looking for a Co-Lead Pastor who will serve as the mission strategist. The new Co-Lead Pastor will join the Pastoral Leadership Team (PLT) and share responsibilities for preaching and executing a strategic plan to achieve the church’s ministry outcomes. Eastern Hills Bible Church aspires to equip their members to grow in relationship with God and to reach others in Central New York.
What does this position do? I’m glad you asked! This position requires developing and executing a strategic plan for the care and discipleship of the congregation. This Co-Lead Pastor will oversee the discipleship programs and learning environments for all ages in the church. They will also create a culture of care and connection within the church body and communities.
The Co-Lead Pastor will partner in the development and delivery of sermon series and stewardship of EHBC’s theology. They will preach approximately 20-25 Sunday services per year.
The person in this position will shepherd and coach the staff which includes regular one-on-one meetings. They will also recruit, hire, and retain exceptional leaders for open pastoral, staff, and volunteer positions. Above all, they will foster a thriving and diverse staff culture in partnership with other members of the Pastoral Leadership Team and the Elder Board.
The Co-Lead Pastor will partner with other members of the PLT to provide organizational leadership to strategic planning, communication, finance, and implementation in pursuit of ministry outcomes. They will also share responsibility of congregational care, including counseling, wedding, funerals, etc.
A bachelor’s degree is required for this position with a preference for a master’s degree in the area of theology and/or ministry. Also required is a minimum of 5 years experience in a large congregation with a significant ministry leadership role. The right candidate will have a track record of growing ministries and improving effectiveness as well as a demonstrated passion and ability for biblical preaching to a broad audience. Above all, they will show a love for developing, coaching, and caring for people.
Eastern Hills is a 52-year young, non-denominational church rooted in Manlius, NY, comprising people from communities across the greater Syracuse area. The region is home to major industrial and service-related employers as well as highly sought-after primary and secondary school systems. The County Parks system provides the community with a nature center, beaches, forested areas, natural parks, historic facilities, and more. Many people living there enjoy the high value to cost of real estate, the large offering of cultural and entertainment venues, and the beauty of experiencing all four seasons.
Does this sound like somewhere you would like to serve?
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