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The Church on Rush Creek

Communications Director

Arlington, Texas



Weekly Attendance: 4,000

Denomination: Baptist

Location: Arlington, TX


About the Organization: Worship3

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…oh…perhaps that might be a bit too much history, but we acknowledge The Church on Rush Creek would not exist today had it not been part of God’s perfect plan.

Let me jump ahead a few millennia…

In the fall of 1983, Tate Springs Baptist Church had a dream to start a new church in the fast-growing area of Southwest Arlington. Several families caught that vision, took a risk and began meeting in Key Elementary School. On March 4, 1984 about 80 people attended the first worship service.

Over the next ten years the church flourished under the leadership of several great men. Land was purchased, a building was built, more land was purchased, and more space was added to the existing facility. During that time, several hundred people decided to follow Christ and make Him the leader of their life. The risk taken by the first few families was beginning to make a huge difference.

In 1994, Russ Barksdale became the pastor of the church. During the interview process he remarked, “If you don’t like change, don’t ask me to lead this church.” And so Russ came, and with God’s direction, changes began. In a few short years the building was filled to capacity three times on Sunday morning and more space was needed. In 2001 the current worship facility was opened and lives continued to be impacted. Today over 3,500 people attend a Rush Creek campus each Sunday.

But Russ sensed God leading us to expand our influence and make a difference in our community. So, in September of 2004 we launched our first satellite campus in the Southeast Mansfield/Grand Prairie area. The Mira Lagos campus has grown from about 70 people to over 1000 and we continue to reach out to that fast-growing community with the story of Jesus Christ.

Win1As our church continued to grow, tragedy struck. In May 2005, fire ravaged our Children’s building and administrative offices on the Green Oaks Campus. While this was initially perceived as a setback we saw God do incredible things that year. While it was inconvenient at times, we are excited about new our state-of-the-art Family Building that opened on September 16th, 2007. Lives continue to be changed as this campus is a place where well over 2000 people worship each Sunday.

In the Spring of 2012, Rush Creek merged with what was formerly known as 'Fellowship of the Metroplex.' This campus, now called Mansfield West, gave Rush Creek its third vibrant presence in the community.  The Handley Campus followed in a similar manner in 2006 as The Church on Rush Creek’s second merger. 

The newest campus addition to the Church at Rush Creek will be Arlington Park which will officially launch this coming Fall.  The Church at Rush Creek’s goal is to double their impact by 2021 and have 10 campuses. 

Today, no matter which of The Church on Rush Creek Campuses you attend on a Sunday, you will find a contemporary Worship Experience and a relevant Bible based teaching in an environment that builds both community and spiritual growth.  We are not sure of how the story will end, but we vow to keep dreaming, to keep risking, and to keep reaching people who are far from God so that they might become contagious followers of Christ. 


About the Position:

The primary role of the Communications Director at The Church on Rush Creek 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.


What We Are Searching For / Qualifications:


A bachelor’s degree in communications or a similar field of study is required for this position.


The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience in communications, in either a church setting or corporate setting. Experience working with a multisite church is a plus for this role.

Personal CharacteristicsWin3

  • A follower of Jesus Christ.
  • Have a demonstrated and growing faith.
  • Have surrendered to full-time ministry.
  • Spiritually gifted in Leadership, Administration, and Shepherding.
  • Tangible Leadership / Management experience in Marketing, Journalism, Communications or other related fields.
  • Coachable spirit, works well within team environments.
  • Team player and highly relational.
  • An idea generator.
  • A cutting-edge storyteller.
  • Thrives with a simple church model.
  • Committed to getting connected in the church.


Commons CrowdsAbout the Location:

Arlington is a principal city in the U.S. state of Texas, located in Tarrant County. It is part of the Mid-Cities region of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, approximately 12 miles east of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles west of downtown Dallas.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's estimate, the city had a population of almost 379,577 at the end of 2013 making it the third-largest municipality in the metropolitan area. Arlington is the forty-eighth-most populous city in the United States, the seventh-most populous city in the state of Texas, and the largest city in the state that is not a county seat.

Arlington is home to the University of Texas at Arlington, the Arlington Assembly plant used by General Motors, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region IV, Texas Health Resources, American Mensa, and D. R. Horton. Additionally, Arlington hosts the Texas Rangers' Globe Life Park in Arlington, the Dallas Cowboys at the AT&T Stadium, the Dallas Wings at the College Park Center, the International Bowling Campus (which houses the United States Bowling Congress, International Bowling Museum and the International Bowling Hall of Fame), and the theme parks Six Flags Over Texas (the original Six Flags) and Hurricane Harbor.

Arlington’s has a strong education system with a total of five independent school districts as well as dozens of public and private charter schools not affiliated with any independent school district. On a night or weekend off, explore the city of Arlington by visiting Six Flags, the Arlington Museum of Art, attending a show at Theater Arlington or Mainstage Theatre, or catching a Rangers or Cowboys game. All in all, Arlington is a welcoming and entertaining place to live for any couple or family.


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