Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church
Exempt Position Description
Pastor of Community and Connection
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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