Why We Love This Opportunity *
Damascus Road Community Church just scored in the top 6% of organizations in the Best Christian Workplaces survey. They have a healthy staff culture and are in a season of congregational growth. The Associate Pastor will be a principal communicator and give leadership to all weekend worship services. This role is for an empowering leader of leaders. For more information click HERE
Church or Org Description *
Damascus Road Community Church is a Community of LIGHT by the power of the LORD Jesus Christ. It’s a place where “Everyone’s welcome, nobody’s perfect and anything’s possible.” An average of 1400 attendees (including children) come together Sunday mornings to worship the risen Christ through contemporary music and practical Bible teaching. A central piece of the DRCC vision is their desire to draw people into authentic community. They desire to be a place people run to- not from- when the struggles of life hit.
Damascus Community Church is located in the rapidly growing Frederick Maryland area, with over fifteen thousand new homes planned within a fifteen mile radius of the church. The growth is drawing many young, diverse families to the area. The DRCC congregation is generationally and socio-economically diverse. The mix ranges from government contractors, to small business owners, to school teachers, to police officers, to the recovery community. Frederick features rolling hills, farms and mountains while a vibrant urban life can be found just 10 miles from DRCC, not far from Washington DC.
Position Description *
The Associate Pastor at DRCC will oversee the entire worship service experience for the adult congregation. For the past four years, DRCC has been planning for a senior leader transition where the baton of leadership will be passed from Richard Frederick to Rajendra Pillai in November 2019. Rajendra has been on staff for fifteen years and is fully supported by the Elder Board. The Associate Pastor will report to Rajendra and will participate on the Executive Team with Sr. Pastor and Executive Director. Oversee the Worship Department & Tech Ministries. Lead monthly Worship/Communications and Pastoral planning meetings, and be liaison between Executive Team and Worship/Tech department. Be a significant part of the preaching rotation led by the Senior Pastor. Oversee the Adult Pathway team, including Adult Pathway Pastor, Small Group Director and all spiritual formation events. Oversee DRCC young adult strategy. Develop a strategy for sustainable growth built on a team approach with strong leaders. Serve on the Executive Team (with Senior Pastor and Exec. Director) and Board of Elders. Conduct pastoral responsibilities such as weddings, funerals, etc. as needed.