Harvest Church, Billings, MT
Heights Campus Pastor
Harvest Church (Harvest) is a member of the Western Conference of the Evangelical Church, with a strong vision and track record for reaching the unchurched. The church began meeting in Skyview High School in October of 2000. In its fourteen-year history, Harvest has become renowned for impact within the community and is a church known for living out its faith in tangible ways.
In 2007 Harvest Church began multi-site ministry at regional campuses. The main campus is housed in a unique and useful facility built on 28 acres in The Heights area of Billings, Montana. The current worship venue seats 625 in four weekend services (two on Saturday and two on Sunday) for a maximum capacity of 2,500 adults at the Heights Campus. The average attendance across all campuses reaches over 2,500, with the majority of the church having been previously unchurched. All the campus venues carry a simple, inviting, and unique theme achieved through the clear vision casting of the staff. Harvest Church staff is managed by a Directional Leadership Team who reports to the Executive Pastor then to the Lead Pastor, ultimately governed by an eight-person Church Council of which the Lead Pastor and Executive Pastor are a part.
The trademark of Harvest is to be a church that matters. A regular saying in the halls of Harvest is to be the kind of church that if Harvest ceased to exist the most ardent critic of Christianity would be “bummed”. Harvest Church is very externally focused, and want to be relevant to the community. The mission of Harvest Church: Living life as though Jesus were living through you.
The Heights Campus Pastor (CP) will oversee all campus staff and operations, including, but not limited to, Small Groups, NextGen (Kids and Student Ministries), Worship, Guest Services, Administration, Outreach, etc. In partnership with all Central Staff, and influenced by the Lead Pastor, the CP will ensure the implementation of Harvest Vision and Strategy at the Heights Campus.
The successful candidate will embrace the simple, yet profound mission and vision of Harvest Chruch, and seek to structure an Adult Groups model within the parameters of that vision and mission. This person will have a proven track record of working in a setting committed to reaching the unreached, working within a community, and promoting innovation through collaboration. They will show a high degree of effectiveness in leadership, communication, public speaking, and worship planning. Work experience in a multistaff, multi-site setting is strongly preferred. In addition, the individual should show an ability to connect across all generations, as well as all socio-economic lines.
Billings boasts a high quality of life at a low cost of living. A town serving approximately 150,000 in the county, it is undoubtedly a great place to live and raise a family, voted #3 on the 100 best places to raise a family by Best Life Magazine and featured on The Today Show.
Family life and outdoor activity are optimal in Billings. Good schools, summer sports with its 14 hours of sunlight in the summer and winter sports with three snow ski resorts within 3 hours drive, options for eating out, and cultural opportunities abound for families wishing to live in the area. The major industries driving the economy of Billings are agriculture, energy, transportation, medical, and education. Shopping and cultural activities draw visitors from a large area as well.