Grace Bible Church

Communications Director

La Vernia,

Texas

Why I Love This Opportunity

Phil Bowdle

Vice President of Marketing

God is up to something special at Grace Bible Church. The church has grown 39% over the last few years, and more growth is coming as the area of La Vernia continues to grow. This is an amazing opportunity for a communications leader to step into a great church and build a thriving communications ministry.

About This Organization

Grace Bible Church of La Vernia was launched in the Fall of 1997. For eight years, the church met in various locations as it grew. In the Fall of 2005, the congregation moved into its new building at the time at our current location. In April of 2006, Pastor Erin and his wife joined the pastoral staff as Associate Pastor. After the Senior Pastor stepped down in January of 2008, the Elders asked Pastor Erin to lead the church as the Senior Pastor. Pastor Erin accepted and has served as Senior Pastor ever since.

When Pastor Erin accepted the position in 2008, the average worship service was 250 people. Since 2008, the church has grown to a current average worship service of 900 people, 300 in Kids Ministry (birth – 5th grade), and 120 Students (6th-12th grade). To accommodate the growth over the years, the church added a classroom, foyer, and office space in the Fall of 2017.

​From August 2019 (before COVID) to August 2022, the church has grown 39%. To accommodate for the growth, Grace Bible Church launched a Saturday evening service and has already identified a second campus location with plans to launch that campus in August of 2023.

God has been moving in powerful ways through Grace Bible Church, and the best is yet to come!

Position Description

The Communications Director is responsible for implementing marketing and communications strategies that lead to meaningful in-person, next step, experiences at Grace Bible Church.

By developing high-quality and high-impact communications for internal and external audiences, this person will serve as the catalyst for helping the disconnected get connected to the life-changing pursuit of Jesus Christ at Grace.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the flow of communication from Grace Bible Church to people within the church and outside of the church. This includes: branding, marketing, weekly communications (written, visual, and digital), newsletters, social media, campus signage, and seasonal promotional materials (Easter, Christmas, etc.)
  • Build strong partnerships with teams and ministries across the organization to support effective collaboration. Oversee the planning of communications & marketing schedules for the church at large with ministry leaders & creative team (from Kids Ministry, Student Ministry, Adult Ministry, Worship Ministry, Outreach, etc.).
  • Develop and provide leadership to a communication/creative team (of other staff from individual ministries & volunteers) through coaching, discipleship, and mentoring.
  • Oversee all print and digital materials related to promotions, ensuring they are executed with excellence
  • Lead all efforts related to the creation, strategy, and execution of Grace Bible Church’s digital communication channels.
  • Lead efforts to design all design and promotional materials related to church-wide activities with a high standard of creativity, excellence, and effectiveness.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Loves Jesus: Continually growing in your relationship with Jesus and a passion for caring for and helping people grow closer to Jesus.
  • Loves People: Has a heart for people and a passion for using communications to help people take the next steps toward Jesus.
  • Leader: Energized by an opportunity to shape and build a thriving communications ministry.
  • Team Player: Thrives in a collaborative environment and has a “we” not “me” ministry approach.
  • Organized: Gifted at providing systems, structure, and administration to help power the communications ministry in a healthy and sustainable way.

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