Bridge Church

Communications Director

Fresno, California

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    Why We Love This Opportunity

    BridgeChurch creates a very collaborative working environment. There is plenty of room to explore new things without fear of failure. At The Bridge failure is not final, it’s part of the process. People are valued, cared for, encouraged to grow, and always bring their best.

    The current team at BridgeChurch is hungry for a new Communications Director who will lead forward in a work culture with few limitations. They need someone who has a strong track record for building effective and sustainable communication strategies and systems, as well as an ability to build and lead healthy teams. BridgeChurch also understands the need to leverage technology and the digital tools of the web, social media, podcasts, and video to proactively partner with ministry leaders to get their message and mission out to the larger community in a way that effectively engages hearts and minds.

    About This Organization

    BridgeChurch of Fresno began in 1949 as a prayer meeting in the home of Malcom and Ruth Nelson. As the prayer meeting continued to grow, the small group realized a church building was in order. The first church building was established in 1950.

    The Evangelical Free Church of Fresno was renamed BridgeChurch in 2006, as a reflection of their desire to be a useful connection point for people to find Jesus Christ and follow him fully. It is their hope that every person who connects with BridgeChurch will become a growing disciple of Christ, serving and reaching others.

    For over 70 years, God has used BridgeChurch to be a blessing to Fresno. In 2016, Pastor Andrew Smith, and his wife, Megan, and their 3 boys moved to Fresno, so Andrew could fill the role of Lead Pastor of BridgeChurch. Under his leadership, the church has been inspired with a new vision to not only reach the people of Fresno but to reach the whole region and become “a church for the valley helping people discover and follow Jesus!” Prior to the pandemic, BridgeChurch continued seeing new, young families joining the church and was reaching over 1,300 people on the weekend.

    Position Description

    The Communications Director is responsible for oversight and development of staff to support the vision, mission, values, and strategy of BridgeChurch by directing all components of communications and marketing.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop a system to organize, prioritize and communicate everything happening at BridgeChurch
    • Create communication strategies to market, inform, inspire, promote teaching series, and campaigns that engage BridgeChurch’s audience(s)
    • Lead efforts to ensure all videos, art, and promotional materials are developed with a high standard of creativity, excellence, and effectiveness
    • Manage all aspects of The Bridge website(s) ensuring that the content is timely, current, and accurate
    • Work with the Senior Pastor and Pastor of Creative Arts to develop creative ways to communicate desired messages with BridgeChurch’s audience(s)
    • Serve ministry staff and departments by acting as an “in-house ad agency” which produces quality promotional materials to support church-wide & departmental goals
    • Oversee the design and publication of all regular print and digital communications
    • Oversee the annual departmental budget for Communications
    • Oversee BridgeChurch’s brand by monitoring the look, language, and feel of all promotional materials on all channels that represent BridgeChurch
    • Leverage the power of social media and strategize ways to introduce new people BridgeChurch while inviting everyone to take their next step
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