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Centreville Baptist Church

Community Life Pastor

Centreville, Virginia


Size: 1,300

Denomination: SBC Affiliated

Location: Centreville, VA

The Role: The Community Life Pastor at CBC will partner with the Lead Pastor and other staff members to help foster a thriving and dynamic community life culture where the gospel is lived out in caring, meaningful relationships within the community and corporate outreach into the community. 



About Centreville Baptist Church:

CBC is a multiethnic and multigenerational Southern Baptist Church (SBC) of 1000+, just 25 miles west of Washington, D.C. CBC’s core values of Mission over Preference, Outrageous Generosity, Hospital for the Hurting, Transformation through Teams, and Many Peoples but one Body, frame the way we reach thousands of seniors, professionals, students, and young families for Christ. God has been building the body of Christ at Centreville Baptist Church (CBC) since July 13, 1958, when 21 people first gathered to worship. Almost everything in Centreville has changed in the 60 years since then. Once farmland, Centreville is now a suburban community of metro Washington, D.C. We passionately believe one thing has not changed: God is still at work through CBC. In fact, we are prayerfully and expectantly seeking a revival from God through CBC that will fundamentally transform thousands of lives for the kingdom of Christ.

CBC has 30 highly trained and experienced staff working alongside hundreds of difference makers to be salt and light, living out our driving passion to MAKE A DIFFERENCEin Northern Virginia. 

We are uniquely situated at the crossroads of Northern Virginia, with the location and influence to reach 2.5 million people, 70% of which are considered unreached. Located on the doorstep of Washington, D.C., CBC has the opportunity to influence the world for Jesus Christ.

CBC was blessed to have a Lead Pastor for 16 years; however, in July of 2018 he retired and we have a new Lead Pastor who is young, energetic, and passionate about reaching the lost in the communities surrounding CBC. Along with the new Lead Pastor, CBC has several staff members with decades of ministry experience in addition to other new ministry staff who bring fresh ideas.

We are a diverse community of faithful believers that share life together through our Campus and Home Community Groups. CBC is rich with leadership, volunteers, and multi-generational families that desire to be used of God to cultivate, plant, water, and reap a harvest for Christ.

About the Community Life Pastor:

The Community Life Pastor at CBC will partner with the Lead Pastor and other staff members to help foster a thriving and dynamic community life culture where the gospel is lived out in caring, meaningful relationships within the community and corporate outreach into the community. 

He will provide oversight to the entire community life of CBC (including Children’s and Student ministries through Adult and Senior Adult ministries) to create sustainable and reproducible leaders and systems that can effectively minister to thousands of people in Northern Virginia.


The Community Life Pastor will:

  • Recruit and equip leaders for the Community Life Ministry - this includes campus and home groups. 

  • Work with and equip Children and Student leaders  for maximum impact in their respective ministries. 

  • Develop and implement systems for effective recruiting and mentoring leaders for all Childrens, Students and Adult ministries. 

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What you bring:

Education and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for this job will have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited Christian university.

  • A Master of Divinity or comparable graduate degree from an accredited seminary is strongly preferred. 

  • The ideal candidate will have five or more years of pastoral experience in a local church and also have breadth of theological and doctrinal understanding. 

Personal Characteristics: 

  • Agrees with CBC’s doctrinal views with instincts that match CBC’s ministry philosophy and is a good fit with the overall ministry team.

  • Has a strong theological and doctrinal understanding (seminary degree preferred).

  • Has proven experience building and leading mid size groups in a church of at least 600 attendees.

  • Is energized by fast-moving and high-growth opportunities to minister in the unique Northern Virginia landscape.

  • Exhibits a spiritual maturity and balance in his personal life that is based on maintaining a private devotional time of study, self-examination, prayer; physical exercise and mentoring, and confirmed by a Spirit-filled walk, godly home life, a love of people, and humility in service to others.

  • Possesses a broad knowledge related to midsize groups, small groups, discipling, mentoring, assimilation and leadership development.

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What it's like to live in Centreville, Virginia:

Centreville is located in Fairfax County and considered part of the Northern Virginia Community and Washington, D.C. metro area.

In the nearly 60 years since CBC began, the community of Centreville has evolved into a thriving, diverse, suburban area of Washington DC.  Fairfax County has a population of well over one million people who represent a large cross-section of people groups and languages.  CBC attracts people who not only live in Fairfax County, but also Prince William, Loudoun, Fauquier and surrounding counties. 

Northern Virginia families are extremely active. The cost of living is such that many homes have two working parents and work commutes can be significantly long. The western Counties of Northern Virginia have some of the highest performing schools in the nation, with kids involved in lots of activities and striving to gain entry into the best universities.

CBC is situated in an ideal location to reach the lost and the nations. Many if not most of the people in the CBC outreach area are un-churched. It is an ideal urban mission field with incredible history, culture and opportunity to reach the world for Christ literally in one’s own neighborhood.

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