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Northside Christian Church

Community Life Pastor

New Albany, Indiana

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Denomination: Christian Church (Restoration Movement)

Weekly Attendance: 6,300+

Location: New Albany, Indiana

The Role: Community Life Pastor

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Meet Northside Christian Church:

Northside started with a group of people who desired to follow Jesus and met in the basement of a house in 1970. What happened in the next 50 years can best be described by saying, “Only God.’

As Northside grew, an agreement was made with a 7th Day Adventist church in the area for the use of their building. With their services taking place on Saturday evenings, Northside was able to hold their Sunday morning services in their unused building. Several years later, the church purchased their first permanent location on Grantline Road which they called “The White House”.

In 1974, Northside built its first of several buildings on that same Grantline Road property adjacent to the white house, met as a church for almost 30 years and expanded the space multiple times to make room for more.

In 1993, a local farmer in New Albany reached out to the church with an offer to sell 47 acres of his property off of Charlestown Road to the church for ten thousand dollars an acre. The leaders of the church weren’t looking for a new location, and not this much land, but they realized that God was calling Northside to a future that was beyond their expectations, so they purchased the land. 

The Church quickly outgrew the Grantline location and built what is the center of the current campus in 2002. A few years later they also built the 2000 seat auditorium in 2006 that we use today.

Whether it’s making an impact on the community, preaching the Gospel, or moving locations to gather, the elders at Northside have always taken risks to follow God. That’s what it means to follow Jesus as a Church. And we can’t wait to see what Christ does in the next 40+ years through His Church! To be His Church is an invitation of a lifetime and we hope you become a part of a greater story… His story.


About the Community Life Pastor:

Our Community Life Pastor will lead a team of 2-5 staff, help us to connect 80% of our adult weekend attendance in groups, join / lead a strong existing team to double the impact of groups at NCC, as well as lead and oversee the spiritual health of the staff under their care. We believe that every step is a spiritually formative step in the life of a believer, and this position will be crucial in how we meet each person at their specific step.

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The Community Life Pastor Will: 

  • Create or develop connection strategies and structures that effectively facilitate movement from guest to friend to family (Christ. Community. Calling.)

  • Develop an annual ministry budget and be able to work within that budget.

  • Partner with the Executive Pastor of Ministry to create content that expands on the weekend teaching for Life Groups.

  • Care for and oversee groups ministry.

  • Develop and maintain a group strategy that aligns with the overall vision of the church.

  • Create a strategy to involve more of the congregation in group ministries.

  • Regularly report to the Executive Pastor of Ministry on the health and growth of the group system.

  • Provide oversight for the church’s gender-specific, interest-specific, and age-specific  groups, along with the church’s men’s and women’s ministry events.

  • Participate in all staff meetings and retreats.

  • Provide leadership and equipping of existing Life  Groups.

  • Strategic thinker to develop an overall ministry strategy.

  • Evaluate ministries and make recommendations for improvement.

  • Participate in general pastoral duties as needed (weddings, funerals, counseling, Pastor on Call (POC), etc.).

  • Prioritizes and manages multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Assist in all church wide events (Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, etc.).

  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Has the capacity to see the big picture, with the capability of developing the strategy to build toward the preferred future.Able to inspire and motivate others.

  • Serves from a position of humility – confident, yet coachable.

  • Able to work with people of varying ethnicities, socio-economic levels, and generations.

  • Experienced in community-building among both staff and congregation.

  • Has outstanding interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Able to build strong and healthy relationships.

  • Demonstrates integrity at work and at home.

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What You Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree is required

  • 5+ years of experience in a pastoral capacity.

  • Experience with multiple types of Community Life strategies.

Personal Characteristics

  • A personal history of community life involvement.

  • A commitment to the vision and mission of the church.

  • A lifestyle congruent with the biblical requirements for leaders.

  • A  member of Northside Christian Church or willing to become a member.

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What it's Like to Live in New Albany, Indiana: 

Located in Floyd County is a suburb of Louisville that is New Albany. It is a quiet, friendly and close-knit community with direct access to Louisville, Kentucky that is about six miles south of New Albany. There are various community events in New Albany throughout the year and eighteen outdoor recreation areas to explore nature. 

With New Albany’s unique and quaint downtown area, residents enjoy several options of dining, shopping, gyms, entertainment and a farmers market locally. However, many take a quick trip across the river to Louisville for a wider variety of options! Louisville, Kentucky offers residents and visitors many opportunities to enjoy the bigger city amenities and the great community.

Overall, this region is a great place to visit and an even better place to call home.

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