Academy Christian Church

Evangelism & Outreach Pastor

Colorado Springs,


Why I Love This Opportunity

Chesed Berry


The mission of Academy Christian Church is “To create Christ-followers who create Christ-followers.” They are living on-mission serving the beautiful Pikes Peak community and investing their time and talents to make an impact for Jesus. The team has taken huge strides to shift their focus from internal to reaching people outside the walls of the building. The leadership and staff team are fully bought into this new effort, collaborating on strategies, and considering how this looks for each ministry area. It’s an exciting time to join this team and this vision!

About This Organization

Academy Christian Church is an independent, non-denominational church with ties to the Restoration Movement. Academy is known for its friendly, welcoming culture, excellent children’s ministries, inter-generational programming, vibrant adult Bible Study Fellowship, and community service efforts.

Academy Christian Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary this coming January, having grown from an attendance of 300 to 1200 in the last 16 years. They’ve had two notable Senior Pastors through the years: Richard Crabtree, who still attends the church, and Bryan Myers, who is now in his 17th year of leadership at Academy. He is a humble, humorous, extroverted guy who loves his team and loves the church.

Academy Christian Church is in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado Springs. Over 80% of the people who live in and around this area are not connected with a Christian community and are missing out on the benefits of a growing relationship with Christ and His people. Between now and 2028, ACC’s vision is to provide the opportunity for at least 100,000 people living in proximity to the church to experience the message of Christ and His love. Because they want as many people as possible to go to heaven, they will become everyday missionaries, joining Jesus on His mission where they live, learn, work and play.

Position Description

The Evangelism & Outreach Pastor is responsible for all aspects of connecting Academy Christian Church to the surrounding community. This leader will develop an outreach and evangelism emphasis which is in accordance with the Great Commission and leads the church family to become everyday missionaries resulting in thriving engagement in the life and heart of the church.

Key Responsibilities:

• Champion the ACC evangelistic efforts that attract people to Christ and to Academy Christian Church
• Develop and implement vibrant, creative evangelism and church growth ministry culture
• Lead a team of staff and volunteers in outreach focus through training and mobilizing those in the church in relational evangelism practices and opportunities
• Welcome new guests and families in a way that clearly conveys the Academy’s culture of hospitality and evangelism
• Facilitate and lead events that create a bridge from the community to the church
• Collaborate with the Missions Director to develop involvement in global outreach opportunities
• Work with other ACC ministry leaders to implement evangelism and invite culture throughout every facet of the church
• Function as a member of ACC’s pastoral staff performing baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

• Passionate and engaging leader with a clear calling for reaching people for Christ and initiating conversations about Jesus
• Has a history of success leading a thriving and growing Outreach Ministry, with 5+ years of ministry leadership experience
• All-in with Academy Christian Church’s mission to create Christ-followers who create Christ-followers
• Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical studies or related fields is required
• A strategic leader who values clear communication, organization, and proactive planning
• Relational and caring, with a calling to reach people for Jesus and connect them to the body of Christ

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