Eastern Hills Bible Church – Adult Ministries Pastor at Eastern Hills Bible Church
Manlius, New York

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Denomination: Non-Denominational

Weekly Attendance: 500

Location: Manlius, New York

The Role: Adult Ministries Pastor


Meet Eastern Hills Bible Church:

Eastern Hills Bible Church is a multi-generational, 50-years young, non-denominational church rooted in Manlius, NY, comprising people from communities across the greater Syracuse area. On any given Sunday, you’ll find those who have been attending for fifty years (yes, it’s true!) and those who have only been in attendance for a few weeks. We are known in the community for our generosity, partnerships with local nonprofits, and creating environments where those who are disconnected from Christ experience connection in Christ.


About the Adult Ministries Pastor:

Eastern Hills Bible Church is seeking someone who will thrive in his ability to help adults become fully engaged in Christ, at church, and on mission. He will lead our strategic initiative to transition from a church “with” small groups to a church “of” small groups. This leader of leaders will be skilled, experienced and passionate about equipping others through discipleship and spiritual formation. Finally, they will be committed to excellence and value the importance of irresistible environments.


The Adult Ministries Pastor Responsibilities Include:

Develops and oversees onramps that help people become fully engaged, including but not limited to church membership and baptism.
Responsible for recruiting, caring for, and developing high-capacity leaders to lead groups.
Provides oversight for all content in adult ministries.
Opportunity to serve on the Teaching Team ( depending on gifting).
Shares congregational care with other pastors.
Creates and manages assigned departmental budgets.
Establishes a regular rhythm of care and support for direct reports, including annual 360 performance reviews and trimester OKRs (Objective-Key-Results) to measure growth initiatives.


What You Bring:

Education & Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree is required.
A Biblical degree is preferred.
At least 3 years of experience in Adult Ministries is required.
At least 3 years of experience in leading a church of 500 or more with similar responsibilities as this role is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Meets the New Testament qualifications of an elder.
Agreement with policies outlined in the employee manual.
Theological alignment with EHBC.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proficiency Planning Center Online & Google Suite.
High EQ.
Personally lives the mission of our church.
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

A growing relationship with Christ.
A learner and open to input.
Enjoys mandatory fun.
Described by peers as relatable, passionate, and humble.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong and decisive leader.

Highly collaborative.
Team Player.
A warm, engaging, and outgoing personality; loves a crowd.
Someone who can relate to and communicate with those outside the faith, those who are new to faith, growing in their faith, or deep in their faith.

What it's Like to Live in Greater Syracuse:

Forbes Magazine rated our area as one of the top 10 places to raise a family. Our location allows living in a rural, slow-paced community while experiencing the beauty of all four seasons. In addition, there are highly sought-after primary and secondary school systems in private, public, and parochial offerings and a high-quality, comprehensive health care system that includes five hospitals, with over 1,500 practicing physicians and a full range of long-term care facilities.

CNY has every outdoor activity available for any season. During the winter, Syricusians enjoy activities like skiing, riding snowmobiles, or brushing off a lake to drill an ice-fishing hole. In Spring, Summer, and early Fall, you'll find people boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, white-water rafting, or hiking through breathtaking beauty. Syracuse’s main suburbs are 20 minutes or less from the city's center, and it's seldom more than a 20-minute drive to rivers and lakes, ski slopes and hiking trails, or rural solitude. Luckily, this means we don't have to waste time in traffic jams on the way to work in the morning – or heading home at night.

Downtown Syracuse has had a recent boom with apartments, condos, restaurants, and nightlife. This has attracted new digital companies, engineering firms, startups, and entrepreneurs, enticed by urban excitement and the culture to satisfy diverse tastes. Lastly, If you are an avid traveler, Syracuse less than a day's drive to New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Boston. Syracuse Hancock International Airport also offers a number of nonstop destinations and connections to family and friends. It annually wins the award for the nation's best snow removal. Bottom line, it's no surprise U.S. News pegs Syracuse as one of the best metro areas to call home!

>> Apply HERE! <<


Eastern Hills Bible Church
8277 Cazenovia Rd
Manlius, New York 13104


Sarah Knowles



Manlius, New York
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Church Ministry