About the job
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Weekly Attendance: 500
Location: Manlius, New York
The Role: Next Gen and Teaching 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 Next Gen and Teaching Pastor:
Eastern Hills Bible Church is seeking someone who will thrive in their ability to implement a small group-driven approach to student ministry. They must have a passion for reaching college students and are skilled in equipping leaders to come alongside high school and middle students. They are energized by delivering helpful and hopeful messages. This leader will be committed to helping the next generation become fully engaged in Christ, at church, and on mission.
The Next Gen and Teaching Pastor Responsibilities Include:
Scope & Relationships
Oversees Middle School Ministry Coordinator.
Responsible for scheduling programming and content of all Middle High School and College student environments six months in advance.
Collaborates with Family Ministries Pastor to equip parents for helping their children discover, deepen and duplicate their faith in Christ.
Partners with on-campus ministries such as FCA and CRU while regularly spending time on high school, college, and university campuses.
Develops and implements a system for recruiting, developing, and caring for volunteers in their ministry.
Lead annual missions/outreach trips for students.
Organize opportunities for students to serve within our community.
Manages assigned departmental budgets.
Serves on the Teaching Team, delivering approximately ten messages per year in adult services. (dependent upon gifting)
Maintains emotional, spiritual, and physical wellness.
Demonstrates an increasing devotion and delight in Christ.
Cultivates healthy relationships with their spouse (if married) and their children. (if a parent)
Does life with those in and outside of the church.
Initiates and implements regular rhythms for personal and professional growth.
Attends staff meetings.
Leads department-specific meetings at their discretion.
Maintains office hours on the campus of about 16 hours per week, Monday through Thursday.
Available no less than 46 Sundays per year.
Engagement | Students are engaged in the following next steps, Sunday attendance, participation in teams, joining small groups, baptism, and spiritual rhythms such as prayer, generosity, understanding/applying scripture, hospitality, serving the community of CNY, and giving financially to the local church.
Healthy Team | Growing number of volunteers recruiting volunteers because they feel cared for and equipped to thrive.
Leadership Development | Growing number of college students leading within EHBC.
What You Bring:
Education & Experience
Bachelor's Degree. (preference will be given to those with a biblical degree)
Three years of experience in roles related to this position.
Experience at a church of 500 or more in attendance.
Prior experience in recruiting and developing small group leaders for next-gen ministry.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong leadership skills.
Developed administrative skills.
Working Genius Assessment Preferences: Discernment/Galvanizing.
Confident, articulate, and professional writing and speaking abilities.
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications
A collaborative leader with High EQ who is relatable, teachable, humble, and enjoys mandatory fun.
Prior success in a growing college ministry.
Committed to a deep and wide ministry model.
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!
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