Next Steps Pastor- Springfield, VA | Cincinnati Christian University

Next Steps Pastor- Springfield, VA

Church Name: The Journey Church

Location: Springfield VA

Job Description:

The Journey is a growing, diverse church located 12 miles from downtown DC. The Journey sits in Fairfax County. Fairfax is one of the wealthiest counties in America. At the same time, it is a county full of people who are far from God. 60% of the counties population considers itself to be a part of the ‘Nones’. Another 20-25% of the county attend churches or other religious organizations where Jesus is not central to faith. We believe our work in our community and surrounding areas is to help people take their next steps towards Jesus – no matter where they are on their life journey.

The Journey Church continues to grow every year. As of the time of this writing, we have grown by 18% over this same time last year. God keeps sending more and more people through our doors. We want to be good stewards of who is being sent.

For this reason, we are looking for a Next Steps Pastor. Someone with experience in helping people take next steps from the community to being sent out into the world as missionaries. Here is a breakdown of what we are looking for in this role…


Oversee life group system
Recruit, build and coach life group lead team
Recruit & coach life group leaders
Develop a system to connect people into life groups
Develop life group material based on sermon series and other develop other resources


Create an environment which is welcoming to new guests
Develop plans and strategies for great first impressions
Recruit, coach and lead guest services team leaders
Developing a follow up process that ensures visitors get plugged into the life of the church


Create systems for recruiting and plugging new people into ministry teams Work with ministry team leaders to recruit, train and empower team members Coordinate with staff and ministry leaders to measure success
Provide centralized efforts for training leaders


Oversee all aspects of communication forms for the church
This includes social media, website, mailers, flyers, etc
Determine best methods for communicating with the church and in our community Build a team around communications


Help develop sermon series with teaching team
Preach 12-15 times per year
Work with creative team to think through creative elements for series and specific sermons Develop blog posts based on sermon series


Help with other areas as needed: pastoral care, events, etc


The candidate would work with the staff or leaders in place depending on the specific areas. This is a Full Time role.
Pay and benefits commensurate with experience and living in the DC Metro area.

If interested, send cover letter, resume, and link to a recent sermon.



See job description.


Elissa McGhee

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