Highlands Community Church
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Campus & Teaching Pastor



Jesse Campbell arrived to Highlands Community Church last summer as only the 3rd Leader Pastor in Highlands’ 70 year history. Jesse and his young family, are contagiously passionate to reach the Seattle area for Christ. Jesse possesses a rich and powerful teaching gift combined with strong leadership skills and a deeply relational style. Jesse’s teaching is expository and infused with humorous personal stories, keen intellect, and deeply engaging challenge. A fresh enthusiasm is present throughout Highlands’s leadership and congregation. People are excited about Jesus and ministry. The past few months have seen and uptick in growth with over 1600 adults engaged with Highlands ministries each week. Highlands Community Church has a heart for God’s word and quality teaching continues to be a hallmark through every experience and ministry at Highlands. With a strong sense of family and connectedness, this is a tribe who love each other and their church.

Church Description *

Highlands Community Church is a multisite church with a campus in Renton and an additional site twenty minutes away in Kent. The Kent campus embodies the DNA and ministry approach of Highlands Community Church. The style at Highlands is casual and they want people to experience God’s grace and love in every encounter. Highlands Community Church is not about putting on a show, but having people experience a growing and deepening relationship with God, and rich relationships with those around them.

The staff at Highlands is trusted and highly connected to the people and mission of the church. The pace on the weekend is concentrated with 6 services between Saturday night and Sunday across two campuses, but the pace midweek is relaxed and focused on meeting the needs of the community. The staff is highly relational and fun. The culture is healthy and Highlands Community Church is committed to an environment of trust and safety.


Position Description *

Highlands is seeking a high-level, high-capacity leader who can work both independently and collaboratively as the Campus Pastor for the Kent Campus location. The Campus Pastor will report to the Lead Pastor on preaching and vision-related areas, and to the Executive Pastor on all other aspects of ministry at Highlands Kent. The Highlands Kent Campus has a healthy core who are eager for what God is doing and the arrival of a leader. Moving toward the future, the Highlands Kent is poised to effectively reach the surrounding community with the message of Christ.

The ideal candidate will have tremendous people skills, strong teaching/equipping gifts with 7+ years of preaching, leading staff, demonstrated ability to build quality teams, and/or campus leadership.

The Campus Pastor will be a leader and developer of leaders, able to duplicate his/her own leadership. Potential candidates will be mature followers of Jesus and must demonstrate wise and comprehensive understanding of leadership in a local church context. An M.Div or equivalent is required/highly preferred.