WHO WE ARE

Campus Pastor

Union Church

7195 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, MD 21046

Overview

The Campus Pastor is empowered to build, grow and pastor a location of Union Church. This includes embodying the vision and casting this vision to volunteers and members. They are responsible for executing excellent weekend experiences, fostering community, pointing people to take next steps in their faith and building the volunteers at their location. They will develop systems that will create growth, be available for appointments, develop a leadership team, and connect with local city and business leaders. The ideal candidate will be a devoted Jesus follower that has high energy, is comfortable on a platform, self motivated and loves people.

THE UNION CHURCH STORY

Pastor Stephen Chandler dreamed of planting a church witha simple goal – helping people connect with God so that theymight fulfill their destiny; Jeremiah 29:11 being the foundationalsource of that mission. This dream was birthed out of New LifeInternational Fellowship Church, a church founded by PastorStephen’s father, Pastor Ron Chandler. With the help of theDream Team, servant leaders committed to seeing thisdream become a reality, Destiny Harvest Church launched onSeptember 11, 2011.

From 2011 to 2014, thousands encountered Christ like neverbefore, and the church grew from one location in Woodlawn, MDto two locations, by adding the Laurel, Maryland location. Throughprayer, in September 2015, Destiny Church moved to Columbia,Maryland, merging both campuses back together and was portablefor 3 years. In February 2018, Destiny moved into its permanent locationin Columbia, Maryland, and went under a brand refresh, changing thename to Destiny Church. Over the next year, attendance increased fromaround 700 people in attendance on a Sunday with about 300 peopleparticipating in 55 Connect Groups and 300 people serving on the DreamTeam, to over 3,000 people in attendance on a Sunday. Connect Groupsgrew to over 1700 people participating in them, and over 800 people servingon the Dream Team. This all happened within 3 years, making it one of thefastest-growing churches in America according to Outreach magazine.

In February 2020, with much prayer and guidance the Baltimore County,Maryland location was launched with nearly a thousand people attending thefirst weekend. Renamed and now known as Union Church, we are one churchin two locations, with plans for future campuses being discussed and prayedthrough.At Union Church, we believe that church should be a place where everyoneis able to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make aDifference. Through most of the last decade, Union Church has been fulfillingits mission through Weekend Experiences, Growth Track, Dream Team,and Connect Groups.

UNION CHURCH MISSION & VALUES

Union Church exists to help people know God, find freedom, discover purpose, and make a difference. We are Spirit-led, enjoyable, generous, destiny driven, and excellent.

JOB SUMMARY

The Campus Pastor is empowered to build, grow and pastor a location of Union Church. This includes embodying the vision and casting this vision to volunteers and members. They are responsible for executing excellent weekend experiences, fostering community, pointing people to take next steps in their faith and building the volunteers at their location. They will develop systems that will create growth, be available for appointments, develop a leadership team, and connect with local city and business leaders. The ideal candidate will be a devoted Jesus follower that has high energy, is comfortable on a platform, self motivated and loves people.

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Loves Jesus & His Word
  • Believes in & operates in the gifts of the Spirit
  • Lives a life that represents Jesus & His church•
  • Loves Union Church, lives the mission, fam is all in
  • High priority on loving people

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Campus Pastor

  • Represent Union’s purpose and vision clearly
  • Continually build systems that will create growth at the campus level
  • Identify, recruit, and develop new leaders
  • Attend weekly meetings with the Executive Pastor
  • Attend weekly meetings to review order of service for upcoming weekend experience
  • Communicate upcoming events etc., with the campus leadership team
  • Connect regularly with Dream Team Coordinator and ensure all bases are covered for upcoming weekends
  • Ensure attenders are getting connected through connect groups
  • Be prepared, ready and available to preach each week in case of technical difficulty
  • Connect with new attenders
  • Evaluate connection cards weekly for prayer needs, info requests, etc.
  • Respond to all emails and phone calls within 24-48 hr time frame
  • Be available for ministry time with individuals
  • Lead and assist with Growth Track each Sunday
  • Help plan, staff and implement all special events for the campus
  • Build relationships with local city business leaders
  • Connect with Pastors and staff from other churches

KEY SKILLS

  •  Ability and experience pastoring people
  • Ability and experience leading in a multi-site church
  • Ability to communicate to large groups
  • Have the spiritual gifts of Shepherd, Leadership and/or Evangelism

CANDIDATE COMPETENCIES

  • 3 H’s are a MUST…hungry, humble, & hustle
  • Highly motivated initiator & self-starter
  • Think fast & act quick
  • If you have to ask what emotional intelligence is, NEXT!
  • Drama free, please!
  • If you’re going to fit with Pastor Stephen and Zai…better know how to have fun, laugh, and walk in joy
  • Flexible, driven, goal-oriented and gets it done early
  • Must think systems and scale
  • Gatherer of people
  • Bachelor’s degree in ministry preferred

COLUMBIA, MARYLAND

Columbia, Maryland is a part of the DMV, The Washington Metropolitan Area
includes the whole District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. 30 minutes
from DC and Baltimore, Columbia is uniquely positioned with rolling hills
of farms in one direction, waterfront restaurant on the Chesapeake Bay
in another direction, and bustling city streets with major sporting events
still in another direction. Within the area and its surrounding cities, there
are many exciting and interesting attractions to keep you engaged. It’s
a family-centered community amid the fastness of the East Coast life.
Known for its attractions such as several Historic Landmarks and National
museums, as well as amazing food, specifically seafood. Homes range
from high rise living to town homes and single-family dwelling. It’s the
perfect place to get a taste of city excitement. and meeting new people,
while still having the comfort of suburbs for a new growing family.