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Rolling Hills Community Church

College and Young Adults Pastor


Franklin, Tennessee

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Snapshot

Denomination: Baptist - SBC

Weekly Attendance: 2,500 

Location: Franklin, Tennessee

The Role: The objective of the College and Young Adult Pastor is to cast vision and develop both a comprehensive College Ministry for students in neighboring universities of all Rolling Hills Community Church campuses and a strategy for reaching and ministering with emerging adults in their twenties. 

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Meet Rolling Hills Community Church:

In the fall of 2002 when our God called out a few to plant what is now “Rolling Hills Community Church.” With a core team of 15 people, we began to gather in the Alara Farms apartment clubhouse on Thursday nights to study God’s Word and to talk about what church should be in our day and in our generation. During those first three months, God began to bring people to join in His calling and mission. In January of 2003, Rolling Hills Community Church was officially launched and met on Sunday mornings at the Marriott Hotel in Cool Springs.  We then moved to Thoroughbred Theater for 5 years in which they set up every week as a mobile church. During this time God blessed and grew the church.   

In October of 2007, God called us to take a one-time offering for a place He would show us. We did not know where He was calling us, we just knew we were out-growing the theater and God was calling us to a new chapter in the journey. On that one Sunday, this young church, the average age of 28, gave over one million dollars. After we stepped out in faith, God revealed this amazing place, “The WareHouse” – a place beyond our Wildest Dreams – over 146,000 sq. feet, complete with three tenants to help offset our payments, sitting on 12.5 acres of prime real estate in the middle of our community. While the building is not the vision, it truly is an incredible tool to share the love and the grace of Christ with our community and our world!  On October 11, 2009, we celebrated our first worship time in our new church home here at the WareHouse. 

Since that time we have added our Nashville,  Nolensville, and Cambodia Campuses. We have also created an engaging online environment streamed from our Franklin Campus.  Today, God is more at work than ever before. He is calling us to “reach out, grow up, and give all” for His Name and His glory in our community. Our mission at Rolling Hills has always been to bring glory to God by reaching people for Christ and nurturing them in the faith through inspired worship, genuine community, and passionate ministry that transforms lives in our neighborhoods and throughout the world..

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21

 

About the College and Young Adults Pastor:

The objective of the College and Young Adult Pastor is to cast vision and develop both a comprehensive College Ministry for students in neighboring universities of all Rolling Hills Community Church campuses and a strategy for reaching and ministering with emerging adults in their twenties. 

This role will also recruit, develop, train, and manage our Leadership Pipeline that develops short-term and long-term interns and residents from the Nashville area and around the country. This role will implement this plan as a member of the RHCC staff team as one who leads, nurtures, and serves the overall church body as we endeavor to fulfill the mission and vision statements of the church. 

In addition to responsibilities specific to ministry leadership, the College and Young Adult Pastor will serve on the larger Rolling Hills Discipleship Team which includes small groups and family ministry areas at all campuses. As we seek to shepherd the whole person throughout the entire life-cycle, it will be of the utmost importance that each person on the team supports one another and connects the dots from high school to college to emerging adulthood and beyond.

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The College and Young Adults Pastor Will: 

Responsibilities

  • Cast College Ministry Vision with a continuation of the Family Ministry Vision in Mind. Cast Emerging Adult Vision with a connection to the RH Discipleship Strategy.

  • Represent the College Ministry vision and values within the RH staff team.

  • Communicate College Ministry vision within the team and volunteer leadership structure, and out to campuses and the communities surrounding Rolling Hills.

  • Continue to lead and further develop the current ministry strategy and rhythm including Thrive weekly worship gathering at Franklin and Nashville campuses including worship, teaching, and community groups.

  • Reach new people for Jesus Christ in the college and young adult demographic.

  • Understand and represent the unique benefits of and challenges to reaching millennials in today’s world and in middle Tennessee.

  • Communicate Christ-centered church vision to millennials in their emerging adult context.

  • Communicate a strategic vision to reach and mobilize millennials to your staff team, volunteer leadership structure, Rolling Hills body at large, and the communities surrounding RH.

  • Develop opportunities to expand team learning and equip volunteers. Create and nurture “community” for staff and volunteers. Look for ways to encourage volunteers.

  • Provide and promote ways for Rolling Hills partners and attenders to serve and reach college students.

  • Develop a team of leaders to teach, nurture, and disciple college students and emerging adults.

  • Utilize various books, conferences, and other leaders to maximize growth opportunities.

  • Partner with campuses as well as other local ministries and mission agencies, working alongside the Rolling Hills Mission Pastor and within the current Mission strategy.

  • Create pathways to connect Rolling Hills with campus ministries.

  • Be a present part of campus ministry life, creating ways for Rolling Hills to support on-campus efforts to reach and disciple students.

  • Create and assist a well functioning ministry system.

  • Lead your team in developing a follow-up system that will engage college students and emerging adults at RHCC.

  • Develop programs that could include, but are not limited to, worship gatherings, small groups, mentoring, leadership development, and local ministry to engage, reach, and train college students and emerging adults.

  • Plan the budget and manage the ministry spending and budget allocations to ensure ministry stewardship, growth, and goal achievements.

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What you Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • Undergraduate degree required; Seminary and/or master’s degree is a plus

  • 3+ years of ministry experience

  • Multi-site experience is a plus

Gift/Skill Set

  • Leadership

  • Evangelism

  • Shepherding

  • Communication

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Planning

  • Execution

  • Organization

  • Team Development

  • Volunteer Recruitment

  • Volunteer Training

  • Interpersonal Skills

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What it's Like to Live in Franklin, Tennessee: 

Franklin, Tennessee, is known for its rich history and continuous growth. The town was founded in 1799 and is named after Benjamin Franklin. Located just south of Nashville, Franklin is a beautiful area of trees and rolling hills. There are various places to shop, a variety of dining options, and places where many can enjoy live country music. The schools in Franklin, Tennessee are considered to be some of the greatest in the nation which is one of the many reasons Franklin TN is a wonderful place to raise a family. 

A short 20-30 minute drive will bring you in the heart of Nashville, TN. Nashville is known for some of its music venues and attractions like the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Grand Ole Opry. These venues draw plenty of tourists but the locals know you never want to skip an opportunity to spend some time listening to live music at the honky-tonks on Broadway.

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