ABOUT THE CHURCH
Summit Church is a dynamic nondenominational Christian church that is located in the northern part of the state of Nevada in the city of Sparks. Summit was planted in 1999, starting with only twenty five people meeting at the YMCA and has quickly grown to become one of the largest churches in Nevada. As the church grew, they eventually moved to their current 36- acre master planned campus, with an intentionally phased building plan, expanding to include a state of the art 1,500-seat auditorium in 2022.
Summit Church is listed as the 53rd fastest growing church in America by Outreach Magazine and is located in one of the least religious areas in the US which makes Summit a great place to do ministry! Summit celebrated 263 baptisms this last year, more than doubling from the previous year. With the recent spike in attendance of new believers and transplants to the area, Summit Church weekend services are averaging almost 2500+ people! Summit Church places a high value on living the adventure that God has for all us and desires to connect with people in Sparks and the surrounding area.
Summit is planning to launch a new campus in early 2024. The new campus will be located in Fernley, NV only a short 45 minute drive from the Sparks campus. To prepare to launch this campus, Summit Church is looking for a unique leader that will begin as the Adult Ministries Pastor, receive intentional coaching and mentorship, and then transition into the new Campus Pastor for Summit Church Fernley. The immersion of all things Summit will include working with the Spiritual Formation Team. During that time, part of the Adult Ministries Pastor’s responsibilities will be leading the group leaders and their groups from the Fernley area and will be actively recruiting a Campus Launch Team.
The Adult Ministries Pastor will have the opportunity to speak at the new Campus, with the potential opportunity to be a part of the Broadcast Teaching Team. This is a great opportunity to join a super fun and committed team working together to reach and disciple people.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
Sparks is known as one of the best special events venue for northern Nevada, with attractions in downtown Victorian Square that bring hundreds of thousands of visitors to such annual events as the Sparks Farmer’s Market, Hot August Nights, Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off, Street Vibrations, 4th of July fireworks display, and Sparks Hometowne Christmas. Sparks newest development includes the Legends at Sparks Marina, a premiere shopping and dining experience, and Wild Island Family Adventure and Water Park.
One of the best parts about living in Sparks, Nevada, is the proximity to major shops, restaurants, and entertainment places while still enjoying the beauty of nature in the many lakes, rivers, and mountains surrounding the city. Sparks is one of the best locations to live and is less than an hour’s drive to world class skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and fishing in nearby Lake Tahoe. Residents can enjoy the best of urban and rural living and pay an affordable price to do so.
Sparks is not only a great place to live, it has become a great place to work! Recently the community has experienced growth through an influx of new industry such as the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center and Tesla Gigafactory. The area is truly a great place to raise a family!
Fernley is a city located in Lyon County Nevada. The area provides plenty of opportunities for fun & relaxation whether it’s taking advantage of its close proximity to nearby destinations such as Reno or Carson City which offer lots of exciting attractions or simply enjoying some bass fishing at one of its many lakes that line up against its picturesque landscape.
ABOUT THE CANDIDATE
Join the Summit Church staff in having a lot of fun serving Jesus. This position is unique, and will involve on the job training to transition from Adult Ministries Pastor to Campus Pastor. This role will include intentional onboarding time at Summit Church, Sparks Campus to absorb the Summit Church DNA prior to being launched as a campus in Fernley, NV (45 min away from Sparks).
During the time at Summit Church, Sparks Campus, the Adult Ministries/Campus Pastor will prepare for launch through mentorship under the Spiritual Formation Pastor by spending time as the Adult Ministries Pastor. This will include overseeing Rooted, Group Life, Men’s & Women’s Ministries, and their coordinators to assist in creating a robust discipleship culture. The Summit Church Adult Ministries/Campus Pastor will help our church develop, raise, and equip new and existing leaders by providing leadership direction and guidance for our network of ministry coaches and leaders.
This role will best suit someone looking for a hybrid role that is equal parts Communicator, Facilitator, and Manager. There will be a time for facilitating and managing with a need for a strong communicator with some preaching responsibilities. Ideally, this role is best suited for someone that is highly skilled in vision execution and task accomplishment, someone that sweats the details and gets them done effectively. This position is unique because it requires both strong communication abilities as well as administrative capabilities. This specific candidate needs an entrepreneurial bend, with a passion for duplicating and implementing a vision, and will require very little oversight while doing it.
Minimum of 3 years vocational ministry leadership experience, with a desire and wiring to launch and lead a future campus. Ministry gifts of Leadership, Pastor/Shepherd, Teaching.
Undergraduate Degree from a Christian college or university. Masters in appropriate purview preferred.
Effective Communicator | Inspiring & life-giving communicator in large and small environments.
Multi-tasker | Have the ability to juggle many things at the same time and do them all well.
Activator | Motivated, self-starter who not only gets things done but makes things happen.
Influencer | Relationally focused with a strong character and spiritual passion to attract people and lead them to Jesus.
Developer | Equipper by nature. It will be important to not just attract people; but to help them grow. Walk the journey with people through Summit’s Leadership Development Pathway, from spectator to contributor to leader, continuously equipping the saints to do ministry.
Shepherd | Support and pursue Summit’s Spiritual Pathway (Experience God, Build Community, and Impact Lives). Walk alongside our church family in various forms of pastoral counsel, including one-on-ones, weddings, funerals, etc.
Culture Carrier | Carry the heart of the senior pastors and spreads the DNA / culture of the church. Connect people to the vision of Summit Church.
*The above summary represents the major tasks and duties. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.
Have a relationship with Jesus Christ and desire to grow in that relationship.
Demonstrate commitment to spiritual growth by spending regular time with the Lord.
Set appropriate boundaries to protect character and integrity.
Love and concern for children and their families.
Willingness and desire to grow professionally.
Ability to work cooperatively and respectfully with other staff, children, and parents.
Conduct yourself on and off the job in such a way as to honor Jesus, demonstrative of spiritual leadership and a positive representative of Summit Church.
Strive for Summit’s Team Values of Health, Focus, Generosity, and Achievable Excellence.
Agree to the Summit Employee Handbook and Policies, without stipulation or contingency because of behavior.
Demonstrates commitment to spiritual growth by spending regular time with the Lord.
Support Summit’s vision to live generously by giving at least 10% to Summit Church.
It would be great if any (or all) of the following are true!
You enjoy a Del Taco run.
You are competitive by nature.
You love being outdoors.