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Lincoln Berean Church

Communication Director


Lincoln, Nebraska

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Snapshot

Denomination: Nondenominational

Weekly Attendance: 3,000

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Vanderbloemen is honored to present this role.  www.Vanderbloemen.com/jobs

The role: The primary role of the Communications Director at Lincoln Berean Church will be to lead a creative team focused on branding the ministries of the church through story and creative outlets, like social media, video, photography, and print. 

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Meet Lincoln Berean Church

In 1961, a small group of believers meeting for Bible study and prayer “became hungry for more depth, more sincerity, evidence of some fruit, and a vision for a ministry with real purpose.” In November of that year, this group of believers stepped out in faith and chartered the Berean Church of Lincoln, Nebraska. In May 1962, Pastor Curt Lehman accepted the call from this body of believers to become the first pastor of Lincoln Berean Church. The first official service of Lincoln Berean Church was held on June 3, 1962 in the original YMCA building at 13th and P Streets with 32 people attending. In November 1964, the church moved to a newly remodeled building at 11th & M Streets.  In March 1981, the new church building was complete and ready for services with an average attendance of 450. In September 1981, the new 750-seat sanctuary was complete and ready for services. In 1994, after 32 years of leading Lincoln Berean Church, Pastor Lehman announced his desire to retire as Senior Pastor. In January 1995, Bryan Clark became the Senior Pastor. In 2003, we were facing five weekend services, no space for growth debt ($2.8 million), and stagnant giving.

On Easter Sunday, we moved into the current auditorium with 2,500 seats (with an unfinished balcony for additional growth). This additional space allowed us to go from six weekend services to three services. The last time Lincoln Berean was 100% debt free was in 1963. Today, we sit here on 50 acres with these magnificent facilities, and our gift for the next generation is all of this, completely debt free. The purpose of being debt free is not so we can relax, but rather so we can move forward with new steps of faith.

About the Communication Director

The effective Communications Director will achieve the following goals during the first 12 months of work:

  • Put clear systems and processes in place.
  • Work towards being a unified brand as a church.
  • Align ministries with the Communication Team and be excited about ministry and the ways both departments can work together collaboratively. 

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What you bring: 

Education 

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a communications or a related field, such as mass communication, marketing, or graphic design. 

A master’s degree is not required, but is a great bonus. Seminary experience is also a great bonus, but not a requirement. 

Experience

The ideal candidate will have three to five years of experience in an industry marketplace such as marketing, graphic design, or communications, or in a similar role in a church setting. The ideal candidate will be creative, collaborative, and social media savvy. 

Personal Characteristics

  • Is a problem solver

  • Can develop systems and processes from request submission all the way to the finished products

  • Can lead a team

  • Is a people person

  • Is able to collaborate well with other ministries

  • Is humble, hungry, and smart

  • Is mission minded for the church

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What it's like to live in Lincoln Nebraska: 

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County, with a population of 287,401. It is the second most populous city in Nebraska and the 70th largest in the United States. Designated as a "refugee-friendly" city by the U.S. Department of State in the 1970s, the city was the 12th largest resettlement site per capita in the United States by 2000. Lincoln is home to the University of Nebraska, and the city ranks among the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. The midwestern community appeals to young professionals, thanks to city leaders paying attention to details such as trendy shopping, nightlife, downtown housing options, multiple trails, and recreational opportunities. Lincoln has the most parkland per capita in the United States, and festivals and attractions give residents plenty to do. Residents also have access to good public schools, top healthcare, and highly rated restaurants. Lincoln's economic activity is derived from the service and manufacturing industries. Government and the University of Nebraska are both large contributors to the local economy. Other prominent industries in Lincoln include finance, insurance, publishing, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, railroads, high technology, information technology, medical, education, and truck transport. 

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