The Outreach Pastor is responsible for all aspects of connecting the church to the community and helping new people to become part of the congregation from first time visit through baptism and initial involvement. This includes advertising, marketing, outreach focused special events, newcomer assimilation, and weekend service guest services (“front of the house”).
Essential Job Functions
- Lead a team of paid staff and volunteers in the accomplishment of all aspects of ensuring the church maintains and improves its outreach focus.
- Establish strategic relationships with local advertising outlets and ensure continuous awareness of the church in the community.
- Function as owner and champion of all external marketing activities maximizing attendance of special outreach focused events, key evangelistic sermon series, and any other activity requiring external marketing support.
- Work with church staff to continuously create new events and other venues for inviting new people to eventually become regular attendees of church services.
- Lead the Guest Services ministry as part of the church’s weekend services.
- Facilitate a Starting Point class as the first step in an attendee’s connection and involvement in the church. Initiate new/additional classes as needed.
- Direct and equip staff and lay leaders in the facilitation of regular Membership Classes as the vehicle for becoming a member of the church and learning the foundational behaviors and principles for becoming a fully devoted follower of Christ.
- Lead the scheduling, programming, and overall facilitation of routine baptism services.
- Lead the creative use and proactive upkeep of adult guest services facilities.
- Function as a member of the church’s pastoral staff performing baptism services, weddings, funerals, etc. as part of a rotation schedule.
- Develop an annual departmental budget and manage spending to budget.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
This position requires a minimum of 5 to 7 years experience as a staff member in a ministry leadership capacity. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical studies or related field is required. (Extensive ministry experience, in some cases, can be substituted.) The successful individual will be a strong leader with a solid work ethic and ability to administrate as a department head. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office, church management software, web configuration/maintenance, and other related applications is preferred.