Why We Love This Opportunity
This is the perfect opportunity for someone who desires to serve in an environment marked by authenticity and health. At Bethany Baptist Church, the desire is to care deeply for one another, be connected in community, and to maintain unity as a body of believers. Bethany is committed to seeing lives changed in the Peoria, IL area and beyond. This congregation values solid Bible teaching, emphasizing loving people, being connected in relationships with others, and maintaining unity. This is an incredible opportunity for a person who wants to build a strong communications strategy and do so in a beautiful part of the country.
Church or Org Description
For 129 years, Bethany Baptist Church has been established in the Peoria, IL, area to glorify God. This is Bethany’s passion, their purpose, and drives everything they do. They are a church family following Jesus together and believe that Jesus meets people where they are but never intends to leave them there. Bethany desires to see every person “believe in Him, belong to Him, and become like Him.” As a body of believers, they value the Word of God highly. They are known for strong expository Bible teaching, having a family environment, and caring for the needy throughout the community.
Bethany Baptist Church is located in Edwards, IL, a suburb of Peoria. Situated along the banks of the Illinois River, about 374,000 people call this area home. Its centrality to several major cities, exceptionally affordable cost of living, and its natural beauty and plentiful amenities make Peoria a unique place where nature and culture meet. Bethany is committed to making a difference in this region and throughout the world.
The overall health of the staff and leadership culture at Bethany Baptist Church is strong. Team members operate in an enjoyable work environment where they feel they can grow and thrive. The Media & Communications Director will join this incredible team, report to the Executive Pastor, and oversee and coordinate all media and communications efforts at Bethany.
While a good foundation exists, the successful Media & Communications Director will be someone who is a “builder” at heart and is excited by the idea of retooling a department from the ground up. This person should love identifying potential in others and empowering them to lead while striving for excellence. The new leader must be independently motivated and a “big picture” thinker who can see the intricacies of a large organization and connect the parts while also organizing people around projects. The ideal candidate will be a player/coach who can effectively lead and educate others regarding how best to communicate their story in digital and physical environments. Someone with an eye for design and aesthetics, which also communicates well in writing, is desired. Above all, this person will have a vision for church communications as a tool to further the Gospel.