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Grace Church Oviedo - Campus Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Oviedo, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 12/13/2017
Categories: Campus Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About the Organization:

Grace Church is known for being a Bible-teaching church. Our sermons and practices seek to be culturally pragmatic. We approach theology and the Scriptures from a Reformed lens, while at the same time having a practical focus on church growth and leadership.

Grace Church is a non-denominational church worshipping in six local campuses around the neighborhoods of Central Florida, with a mission to help people take their next step towards Christ. The Grace model offers its ministry the strength and resources of a larger church, but the community and neighborhood feel of a small one. Having each campus equipped with in-person pastors/teachers and leaders allows them to connect with people and teach the Bible inways that speak to each unique community. It also allows the church to resource and train as many next generation leaders as possible for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

What began in a community center in 2003 that expanded into a multisite strategy in 2011 has further maximized into six campuses and a new building with 1,850 people in regular attendance today. Equipped with live expository teaching at each campus, the church continues to draw both believers and the unchurched to propel them into their next step towards Christ through its energetic, engaging, and excellent programming.



Size: 450

Denomination: Nondenominational

Location: Orlando, FL, Oviedo, FL


About the Position:

The Campus Pastor serves as an elder at Grace, responsible for leading and implementing vision at a specific campus. They are tasked leading a team of staff and volunteer ministrydirectors that will serve the campus where they lead. They will be responsible for championing the DNA of Grace Church, with both shepherding and administrative abilities so as to effectively create growth and momentum built upon the foundational vision, mission, culture, and identity of Grace Church. They will be largely responsible for attracting new members, developing leaders from within, preaching each weekend, and creating community.

This position assumes responsibility at the campus level as its visionary, the primary communicator at a live teaching venue and the staff leader for the campus team. They will influence the direction of the Oviedo Campus.. The ideal candidate for this role will be a very gifted leader that functions best when offered freedom to lead in an environment of ‘hands off’ supervision, while at the same time leading and replicating an existing collaborative culture.


Spring Baptism 2017

What We Are Searching For / Qualifications:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Campus Pastor-Oviedo:


A bachelor’s degree is expected although a master’s degree in a relevant field would be preferred.


This individual will have a successful track record of at least 3-5 years of experience in a pastoral role. They will have a solid theological understanding that aligns with Grace Church that can be identified as winsomely reformed, alongside the capacity to articulate systematic theology and the Gospel in a practical and accessible way. They should also embrace pragmatic church growth principles and seek to implement these to ensure success and growth at the campus level.

The next Campus Pastor of Grace Church will be highly relational, capable, courageous, principled, discerning, and collaborative, while displaying strong characteristics of a catalytic leader. A typical candidate for this position could be a previous church planter, tenured pastoral staff, a tenured Campus Pastor from a previous/existing campus, or a lead pastor who desires to join a collaborative team for ministry, with a core skill set in leadership and communication, with a pastoral heart and love for people.

The next Campus Pastor of Grace Church will likely excel at the following:

  • Strong preaching & communication skills.
  • Ability to handle accurately God’s Word - has a working theology and is able to communicate it effectively in a manner appropriate to the culture and context of the campus.
  • Embraces Grace’s vision, core values, culture, and missional strategy for personal and corporate growth.
  • Understands church planting – preferably having undergone appropriate training and assessment.
  • Experience in effectively leading people and teams - able to build group cohesiveness and create ownership of the ministry in other leaders.
  • Experience in ministry and leadership development - able to cast vision and excite others about the ministry and work of the campus and the church.
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic.
  • Multisite experience is preferred.

Personal Characteristics

  • Passion for a neighborhood with a desire to see people taking their next step towards Christ.
  • Relates to the un-churched and shares the gospel with others on a regular basis.
  • Meets Scriptural qualifications for a pastor/elder as outlined in 1 Timothy 3.
  • Maintains a strong devotional life, walk with God, marriage, and family.
  • Loves to laugh and to learn and enjoys working as part of a larger team
  • A proven track record of working in a setting committed to reaching the unreached.
  • Working within a community.
  • Ready to teach, lead, shepherd a community without managing the administration, communication, and business side of ministry.
  • Possess a strategic thought process in managing new initiatives, dealing with ambiguity, identifying effective solutions, and envisioning the future.Proven ability to work in a self-sustained manner (requiring little or no micromanagement).
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt quickly.

About the Location:

Orlando, FL

Orlando, Florida, is a city of approximately 200,000 people located in east/central Florida. It is the third largest metropolitan area in Florida that is home to nearly 1.8 million people. Native Americans originally settled the region that is now Orlando, with its first permanent pioneer settlement happening in 1842. Orlando was incorporated as a town in 1875, and eventually gained popularity as a resort city in the late 1800’s through early 1900’s.

The area is a major tourist destination and is the home of Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando. Neighboring Lake Buena Vista is home of Walt Disney World, the world-renowned amusement park. These attractions form the backbone of Orlando's tourism industry, making the city the most visited city in the U.S. Orlando is also home to the University of Central Florida, one of the U.S.’ largest campuses. Another important sector is the film, television, and electronic gaming industries, aided by the presence of Universal Studios, Disney's Hollywood Studios, UCF College of Arts and Humanities, Full Sail University, the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, and other entertainment institutions. 

As of 2006, Orlando is also home to three Fortune 1000 company headquarters. It has evolved from the hub of Florida’s citrus industry in the 19th century, to a mecca for tourism in the 20th century. The city’s regional leaders have worked diligently in recent years to diversify its economy to create a new breed of high-tech, high-wage careers for residents in cutting edge industries such as digital media, technology, life sciences, modeling, simulation, and training. Today, Orlando is a global leader in the 21st century innovation economy.

This city is ranked as the 36th "Most Fun U.S City" in a survey conducted in 2003 by Cranium, Inc. Factors taken into account in the ranking include: the number of sports teams, restaurants, dance performances, toy stores, the amount of a city's budget that is spent on recreation, and other factors. And it never fails to consistently earn a ranking as one of the top tourist destinations in the world.

Oviedo, FL

Oviedo is located in eastern Seminole County and is approximately 16 square miles in size. Currently, the population stands at approximately 37,128. Smaller than the larger surrounding cities of Orlando and others, centrally located, Oviedo is a central Florida city with a small-town feel. Historic downtown have been preserved and kept for future residents to enjoy. It is close in proximity to The University of Central Florida and Central Florida Research Park, making it an attractive area for new developments and a great place to live that is close to the city but still separate from it.

Major employers include Publix supermarkets; A. Duda and Sons, Inc., major growers of sod; the Oviedo Mall, Seminole State, which sits just outside the city’s corporate limits; and the City of Oviedo itself with over 300 full-time, part-time and seasonal staff members. The city is home to four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school.

In 2013, Oviedo was named on Bloomberg’s “The Best Places to Raise Kids,” and Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live list in 2009.

Winter Springs, FL

Nestled in a neighborhood just outside of the bustle of Orlando, Winter Springs is a quieter suburb that offers family friendly homes, tree-lined streets and plenty of amenities being so close to Orlando. It has a population of about 34,000 and is about 20 minutes from downtown Orlando. It has a large population of churches with a variety of denominations, as well as a great and extensive school system with both public and private options.