HISTORY & CURRENT STATUS
Community Church was founded in 2003 by Dave and Bekah Crosby. In 2009, after six years of being portable, they purchased 70 acres of land and built their first permanent location. They are in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, a diverse bedroom community of New York City in the Pocono Mountains. From the beginning, Community Church has been decidedly multiethnic and multigenerational. They believe the church and its leadership should reflect the beautiful patchwork of colors and cultures surrounding them. The church is known for its love for God and its love for the people of their community.
Community Church is outreach-focused. They will do anything short of sin to reach the lost. They teach their fully surrendered followers to build intentional relationships with their friends and invite them to church on Sunday. The church hosts 4 and 6 "buzz events" during the year to help drive that focus, using those opportunities to connect with the unchurched and help them begin to pursue living a fully surrendered life for Jesus.
The staff of Community Church values excellence. They are not afraid to take risks to make things better. When they try something that doesn't work, they learn from it and move forward. They are driven and focused, but they are also a family that has fun with each other. Everything flows out of their relationship. They are supportive, flexible, and open-handed.
Community Church is a church of 1,500 (including adults, kids, and volunteers). They have one location and plan to launch their second site in 2022.
WORSHIP & MINISTRY CONTEXT
Worship at Community Church is refreshing, innovative, and moving. There is a genuine excitement and sense of expectation as the church gathers to worship. Their people describe it as an environment that draws you in. It's something that they don't want to miss!
The church is adaptable in both worship and creative expressions, welcoming fresh eyes and approaches. They desire to maintain a high standard of excellence musically and spiritually. Services are well-planned and evaluated weekly to ensure the highest possible quality. They are a mostly modern church that joyfully embraces both old and new in their worship services as they engage their multigenerational congregation. They sing songs from artists like Hillsong Worship, Elevation Worship, Bethel Music, and Maverick City Music.
There are two primary components to their philosophy of worship ministry:
The platform team is generally a full rhythm section and 3-4 vocalists. They rehearse midweek and do a full run-through on Sunday mornings before services. They also utilize in-ear monitors and click/multitrack playback support.
Recent Full Service
This was Back to Church Sunday and included a fun opener, which they do at the buzz events mentioned above.
LEADERSHIP & STRUCTURE
Dave and Bekah Crosby are the leaders of Community Church. Dave is an empowering leader and strategic thinker who believes in helping those around him succeed. He loves finding ways to bring out the best in his team and inspiring them to dream big.
Bekah, who serves as Executive Pastor, is a gifted equipper and leader who has shaped Community's healthy, team-first, staff culture. Together, Pastors Dave and Bekah are a dynamic team who cast a compelling vision and equip their teams to lead with power, humility, and grace.
Dave and Bekah have a rich spiritual heritage. Dave is a third-generation preacher kid. Bekah grew up in Manilla, Philippines as a missionary kid. Ministry is in their blood! Their heart for church planting goes well beyond their local church. Dave helped launch the largest church planting organization in the US that has planted over 4,000 churches. Dave and Bekah also coach pastors around the country in the Growth Plus Network.
Dave and Bekah enjoy spending time with their four kids. They love their family and are always up for a good time. Dave and Bekah have the gift of hospitality and enjoy cooking and entertaining. If you are looking to work with relational leaders that are results-oriented, look no further!
Community Church is Pastor-led. Elders serve as Advisors to the Lead Pastor. They also hold him accountable financially, ethically, theologically, and morally. The Worship Pastor will report to the Executive Pastor. Community Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God (USA).
CHALLENGE & OPPORTUNITY
The worship ministry at Community Church has endured a few leadership transitions in recent years that have cost the team some momentum. Though the front-facing elements of the ministry have continued to do well, the team is craving leadership. They're ready to grow and move forward.
Community Church is looking for a modern, pastoral people-leader. The right match is a life-bringing, galvanizing force on and off the platform. They lead with sensitivity to the presence of God and what He is doing in the room. They are a builder and love the local church. They are passionate about excellence in creativity and the details. They are a shepherd that loves creating worship experiences that engage the hearts and the voices of the church.
The ideal candidate is a developer. They love leading and being with people. They pursue potential, actively recruiting and finding ways to champion the gift and abilities of others. They advocate for their team and encourage growth.
On the platform, the next Worship Pastor has an energizing and inspiring leadership style. They are fervent in their expression of worship and model what they want to see in the congregation. They are a strong vocalist and preferably lead from an instrument. They have the musical knowledge and ability to attract other high-level musicians and produce musical excellence in the team.
Off the platform, the next leader champions the church's vision and mission. They welcome direct feedback and love clear expectations. They are articulate, proactive, solutions-oriented, and well-organized. They communicate clearly and frequently, bring their whole selves to conversations. They're honest about their strengths and weaknesses, and they're willing to learn.
The new Worship Pastor at Community Church will be stepping into a ministry primed for growth and full of potential. They will be led well and loved well as they link arms with a unified staff that's ready to launch into the next season.
LOCATION & DEMOGRAPHICS
Community Church is in Monroe County in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, a bedroom community of New York City. Known for its numerous resorts, the Poconos is a spectacular place to live, with an abundance of outdoor activities and the nation's second-largest indoor water park. According to PoconoMountains.com:
With 2,400 square miles encompassing northeast Pennsylvania's Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties, the Pocono Mountains region is home to rolling mountain terrain, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, thriving woodlands and 170 miles of winding rivers.
Winters offer guests the opportunity to ski, snowboard, snow tube and even snowshoe their way through snowy wonderlands encompassing over 163 ski trails, while summers also cater to the active traveler allowing exploration of 261 miles of hiking and biking trails, over 35 golf courses, whitewater rafting, boating, fishing and open access to nine state and two national parks.
Any time of year is a good time to visit the Pocono Mountains, located within driving distance of most major East Coast cities.
According to Realtor.com, in December 2020 the median list price of homes in Tobyhanna, PA was $169.9K, trending up 17.3% year-over-year. The median sale price was $192.1K. Homes in Tobyhanna, PA sold for approximately the asking price on average in December 2020.
A. Build, lead, and develop Instrumental and Vocal teams so that the campus can reach and retain more people
B. Execute the Community Church Worship Team process
The PRIMARY purpose of the campus worship team is to facilitate an excellent worship experience at a campus on the weekend. This is achieved by:
The SECOND purpose of the campus worship team is to connect with Community Church attendees and help them take their next step. This is achieved by:
The THIRD purpose of the campus worship team is to promote and enhance worship for all age groups. This is achieved by:
C. Reach Worship Pastor goals
Duties and Responsibilities
D. Create the Structure
E. Infuse the campus with the Community Church Vision, Values, and Culture
Our Church Culture
Ready to take the next step?
To find out more about Community Church, please check out their website (https://www.mycommunity.church) and learn more about their beliefs, vision and values and the many other ministries of the church.
If after a thorough look at these documents, you sense that this would be a good match for you, please contact:
Brian Taylor // 240-246-4636 // email@example.com