Campus Pastor at Advent Presbyterian Church
Arlington, TN

Job Summary:

The Arlington Campus Pastor will be the on-site lead and shall serve at the Advent Arlington Campus. They will model Advent Presbyterian Church's DNA with a shepherd's heart.

Campus Pastor Profile:

Fits Advent DNA

  • People over program
  • Passionate relational faith over perfect theology
  • Ascribes to the EPC Essentials
  • Active, moving and energetic approach to ministry
  • Warm, relaxed, informal and a sense of humor

Shepherd's Heart with Strong Relational Skills

  • Actively connects with people outside and inside the church
  • Does “contact work” - invites and checks-in on people
  • Handles conflict well
  • High capacity for relationships (not just a few deep friendships)
  • Chooses Starbucks with friends over reading and study
  • Ability to counsel people through life’s adversities
  • Pastoral shepherd that walks with people through life

Team Builder/Team Player

  • Understands the value of and practices ministry by team
  • Recruits, trains, and leads teams successfully
  • History of building both staff and volunteer teams
  • Ability to develop team leaders and willingness to empower them
  • Willing to listen, accept input and directions from others
  • Knows how to work with others to achieve results; plays team ball

Excellent Communicator of Vision and DNA

  • Able to transfer church culture & vision from the platform, interpersonally and digitally
  • Though they may preach some, this is not a primary preaching role


  • Takes initiative
  • Driven to execute and deliver
  • Works through adversity
  • Has consistently led active ministries - always working to grow, improve, build

Prioritizes Evangelism and Neighborhood Engagement

  • Willing to live in Arlington, TN and to invest in Arlington as a whole family
  • Has a desire to see people come to faith and demonstrates it through actions and relationships
  • Builds relationships with people not in the church

Buys in to our Church, our model and our vision

  • Willing to lead from a 2nd chair
  • Desire to effectively carry out the church’s mission wins over desire to be a primary preacher or creator of vision

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Provide leadership to staff and volunteers at the Arlington Campus including the recruiting and raising up key leaders who oversee core ministries
  • Oversee the team of campus ministry leads (core ministry pillars, e.g., Children, Students, Worship, First Impressions, etc.)
  • Provide oversight and execution of weekend experience; connect relationally with the congregation and leadership; provide up-front leadership and communication; preach occasionally
  • Provide pastoral care to campus including crises, weddings, funerals, etc.
  • Coordinate/plan/execute campus specific community initiatives
  • Oversee campus budget
  • Ensure campus specific ministries are developed and that leaders are equipped, resourced and fully aligned with Advent Presbyterian ministry philosophy; participate on a regular basis with overall staff team
  • Work closely with central ministry leaders to ensure excellence and effectiveness across ministry areas
  • Participate in staff meetings, providing up-to-date information about Advent Arlington Campus
  • Keep the Executive Director thoroughly informed of staff accomplishments, concerns and future plans

Qualifications & Education Requirements: 

  • Some seminary
  • 3-5 years’ experience in multi-staff church or equivalent
  • Ordained in the EPC, or willing to be ordained in the EPC or network that affirms EPC essentials

Other Skills, Knowledge and Special Abilities:

The successful candidate must be a fully devoted Christ-follower, called and dedicated to and fully be supportive of the ministry of Advent Presbyterian Church and its leadership team; This individual’s commitment to Christ will be evidenced in their personal life, family relationships, and ministry

We follow all protocols set fort by Shelby County, TN


Advent Presbyterian Church
1879 N Germantown Parkway
CORDOVA, Tennessee 38016


Alan Bugg


Arlington, TN
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Coaching Individuals
Team Building
Church Ministry