Pastor of Community and Connection

Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church



Exempt Position Description



Pastor of Community and Connection


WCPC Background



WCPC has a rich history of community service and outreach in the Bay Area’s Contra Costa and Alameda counties, as well as strong support for local and global missions. We currently have vibrant children’s, student’s, men’s and women’s ministries, a large, versatile campus, and a mid-week pre-school.  



Overview



The Pastor of Community and Connection serves the congregation by overseeing the Community and Connection ministries of the Church: shepherding newcomers toward belief and baptized membership in the church, and overseeing the care and leadership of Community Groups. This role focuses on both evangelism and deepening discipleship. The primary vehicles are Connections and Community Groups. The successful person in this position will be good at identifying and training leaders, organizing and motivating people, and having energetic vision for the connections and community groups ministries of the church. 



Key Responsibilities   



CONNECTIONS



Responsible for our newcomer assimilation strategy/process, connecting first-time guests into our congregation through a warm and inviting follow-up process including a letter of welcome. Partner with the Pastor of Christian Formation to develop materials and teaching and work with Worship Arts to receive new members in worship. Formal components include oversight of Newcomer Welcome and Hospitality and Newcomer Connection.



COMMUNITY GROUPS



Create an environment for our Community Groups (CG) to be healthy, growing and productive places of Christian Formation by providing guidance, support, training, and encouragement to Community Group Coaches and Leaders.



WORSHIP



Participate with other pastors in worship arts weekly planning meetings and lead in worship regularly, with some preaching responsibilities from time to time. (Our Lead Pastor enjoys helping aspiring pastors learn to preach.)



Other duties as requested



Expectation of adherence to the WCPC staff values







  • Character- Exercises the fruit of the spirit







  • Culture - Recognizes that creating and cultivating healthy staff culture is crucial







  • Chemistry - Gets along with and genuinely loves being around the staff team







  • Competency - Possesses skill and passion for the work







  • Capacity - Has the integrity to work hard without under/over working







Desired Background and Skill Set







  • Growing and deepening faith in Jesus Christ







  • Maintain a life of integrity that reflects a genuine faith in Christ  







  • Team player 







  • Passion to create a warm and welcoming church environment and do whatever it takes to move every person toward their next respective step of belonging, while experiencing authentic community along the way. 







  • Ability to recruit and develop volunteers







  • Strong leadership and relational skills







  • Ability to lead teams and programs







  • Ability to inspire people to action







  • Ministry experience with small groups is strongly preferred (volunteer or staff)







  • Solid listening, coaching and communicating skills







  • Strong organizational and planning skills







  • Standard computer skills and ability to work with Google docs and 







  • Masters of Divinity required







Supervises: Adult Ministries Coordinator



Reports to: Lead Pastor



Hours: Full-time (40+ hours per week)



Schedule: To be determined