Weekly Attendance: 550
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
The Role: The Connections and Groups Pastor of Crossbridge will oversee processes that help individuals connect to the church, each other and take next steps in their walk with God.
Meet Crossbridge Church:
Crossbridge began when a group of people began to talk about a new church in the Sugar Land/SW Houston area. The longing was to establish a church focused on Jesus Christ as revealed in the scriptures, build true community, and attract the over-churched and unchurched. September 2002 saw our first public service at Sartartia Middle School. The church was composed of a young 18-35 crowd. The church quickly grew to 200 people, with a thriving Children’s Ministry, and a second service was added in 2006. The church from the beginning focused on building community, through small groups meeting throughout the week and living on mission through various service projects and outreach events.
During our history, we’ve built strong friendships and grown in our understanding and application of the Gospel. We have seen lives changed through the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; people becoming Christians who thought the Bible was a myth, marriages being healed and restored, and people growing in their compassion and generosity. The years of challenges and accomplishments have reminded us that what we truly desire is to see lives changed by the Gospel – as individuals, as a church, as a community and the world.
In the fall of 2007, we began negotiations to lease 15,000 square feet on Eldridge Rd in Sugar Land. We signed the lease and began retrofitting the facility in late 2008. The years at Eldridge have been fruitful as we have watched God grow us at a healthy pace. In 2015 we took our boldest step of faith yet and purchased 14.5 acres in the heart of Fort Bend County which will house a brand new campus within the next 2 years. God has not stopped moving at Crossbridge!
About the Connections and Groups Pastor:
The Connections and Groups Pastor of Crossbridge will lead and multiply the leaders, systems, and processes that help visitors, new members, and existing Crossbridgers connect to the church, each other and take the next step in their faith.
The Connections and Groups Pastor Will:
Self-Leadership – Grow as a healthy leader in character, competency, and chemistry in relationships.
Assimilation - Lead and multiply the leaders, systems, and processes that quickly connect first-time guests to Crossbridge and leads them to engage in the life of the church.
Group Ministry -Lead and multiply the Group ministry at Crossbridge so that new leaders are developed, and new groups are started.
Next Steps/Equipping - Oversee processes that help Crossbridgers take steps of faith and connect further. (i.e. salvation follow-up, baptism, men, women, classes, retreats and prayer events/teams)
Pastoral Care - Assist with the staff with the care of Crossbridge through counseling recommendations, and various pastoral duties (wedding, funeral, visitations, etc.).
What you Bring:
Education & Experience
The ideal candidate will have:
Preferred bachelor’s degree, although a seminary degree or further theological training is a great bonus.
2+ years in ministerial or comparable experience.
Proven track record of doing something similar to this role, with the ability to create and manage systems and overseeing volunteers and multiple areas.
The ideal candidate will model biblical priorities by:
Living out a strong and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ that is exhibited in all areas of life.
Being an example of personal integrity, character, and discipleship.
Being a life-long learner, always investing in one’s own personal growth as a leader.
Possessing high relational skills, and a love for people.
An ability to recruit, retain and equip leaders, staff, and members
A high relational ability to connect with others and make them feel welcomed, included, and excited to come back and get involved.
Supporting the ministries of Crossbridge through a heart of faithful giving.
Modeling a strong relationship with their spouse, children, and family (if applicable).
Striving to fulfill their purpose in life and ministry while demonstrating integrity in words, relationships, and actions.
What it's Like to Live in Sugarland, Texas:
Sugar Land is a culturally diverse suburb of Houston, with about 88,000 residents. It offers its residents great shopping, fine restaurants, and an excellent school system. The city has been ranked on a list for best places to find a job, in addition to one of the best places to live, by CNN and Time Magazine.
Sugar Land has many opportunities to get outside for walkers, runners, or bikers on one of the many trails and routes that cover anywhere from three to a dozen miles with great views of tree-lined neighborhoods, waterways, and the countryside of Texas. The farming roots of the community come to life with the Sugar Land Farmers Market where the people can experience some of the best local foods and products.
As a suburb of Houston, a quick drive into downtown allows for professional athletics and a flourishing arts district. The food scene in Houston will make the mouth of any foodie water with a huge diversity of top-notch cuisine. Sugar Land is a wonderful place to live and raise a family.
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