Woodman Valley Chapel

Campus Pastor

Colorado Springs,

Colorado

Why I Love This Opportunity

Ernest Smith

Associate

I am so excited for the next campus pastor at Woodmen Valley Chapel. Not only are they opening a new building at this campus that is already running 1000 in attendance, but it is one of the healthiest church staff I have seen. I believe this is a great opportunity for someone to pastor well, lead forward and carry out the vision of a great church that is making a huge impact in Colorado and beyond.

About This Organization

Woodmen Valley Chapel was founded in 1979 by a local real estate developer with a heart for evangelism and church planting. He had a 40+ acre tract of land at I-25 and Woodmen Rd that was undeveloped and began a Bible study in a construction trailer on the site. In a short time, the group outgrew the trailer and moved into a small existing building on the property. Over time they outgrew the small structure and built a “stone chapel” on the grounds. This was a challenging time for the new church, and often the church utility bills, as well as other payables, would be placed on a bulletin board in the back of the chapel, and the small church community would take them and pay them for the church. This buy-in of the congregation has been a foundational value of the church over the years.

In 1994 the current Worship Center was built. The church continued to grow with the Lord’s blessing and an emphasis on evangelism, discipleship, and the foundation of God’s Word. In 2005 the East campus (Woodmen Heights) was launched, and in 2015 the North Campus (Monument) was launched. Then in 2018, the South campus (Southwest) and the Ark Valley (correctional facility) campus were launched inside prison walls. Today, Woodmen is a multi-site church with 10,000 people who call Woodmen their home. There have been 5 Lead Pastor’s in the 43 yrs of the church’s existence, and most of the living former Lead Pastor’s, who still reside in Colorado Springs, attend the church.

The church is focused on loving one another, the community each campus is planted in, and the world at large. There is a strong emphasis on the teaching of God’s Word and personal responsibility to love well and change lives through Christ.

Position Description

This is a campus pastor position for Woodmen Valley’s Monument Campus. Monument is a rapidly growing community north of Colorado Springs. The campus is already at 1000 in attendance and is opening a beautiful new building in September. This person will get to lead a great staff and incredible Ministry Partners (volunteers), while carrying out the vision of the leadership team of Woodmen Valley.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the general spiritual, pastoral, and congregational needs of the campus
  • Oversees the administration of facilities, weekly ministries, and weekend services
  • Coordinates staff assigned to campus and works closely with leaders of various campus ministries to build a strong campus community and develop/implement programs to reach the unchurched in his neighborhood
  • Identifies, recruits, trains, and shepherds emerging leaders and Ministry Partners (MPs) to serve the campus
  • Models the vision, mission, and values of Woodmen integrating each into all campus ministries and programs
  • Seeks to improve existing programs to make them more effective in fulfilling the vision/mission of Woodmen
  • Understands the culture of his campus and acts as an advocate to encourage its uniqueness
  • Acts as weekend host, being a welcoming presence and providing onsite leadership
  • Oversees campus budget; promotes healthy fiscal environment ensuring appropriate fiscal support of programs

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • An ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ is demonstrated by regular prayer, Bible study, and worship attendance.
  • A regular attendee and Commissioned Leader of Woodmen who supports the church vision and values, as well as contributes time and tithes and adheres to Woodmen’s Statement of Faith and all policy and belief documents
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree or seminary is preferred
  • Minimum of three years of ministry experience, leading in a mega-church or para-church environment
  • A flexible self-starter who can multi-task and delegate
  •  A strategic thinker with the ability to manage, mobilize, motivate as well as communicate with staff and MPs
  • A relational person with the ability to speak clearly and confidently, both to large groups and one-on-one

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