Hiring Growth Groups & Teaching Pastor at The Journey Church NYC

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The Journey is a contemporary 12 year old church in New York City.  The position of full-time Growth Groups Pastor is currently available at our Manhattan campus (we also have campuses in Queens and Staten Island).

The Journey consistently has over 1,000 adults attending weekend services, currently has over 1,100 in groups and expects continued growth.

Are you passionate about raising up new leaders and volunteers, seeing people get connected in the church and challenging them to grow in their faith?

Are you interested in expanding an already healthy Growth Group ministry that sees over 1,100 people signed up for a group every semester?

Can you work with our team to increase the number of groups every semester (approximately 80) as well as the number of leaders that serve each semester (approximately 125)?

Are you interested in helping a growing church continue to grow?

This is not a pastoral care position, but an equipping position to make a difference with the best and the brightest from around the world that make up the Journey Church in NYC.


– Leadership, growth and innovation of The Journey’s semester-based small groups ministry of over 1,100 people each semester.

– Requires the ability to lead teams effectively and to raise up new leaders at a rapid rate.  Also, organizational and administrative skills are a must.

– The ability to teach on Sundays and contribute to The Journey’s teaching team as well as the ability to work well with and lead staff.

– Must be extremely hard-working and have had leadership experience on a large or growing church staff.

– Other desired characteristics include strong interpersonal skills; growing leader; team builder; sense of humor; risk-taker (seminary not required).

To learn more about this position and how to apply, please click here.

Thanks for your interest!

Your partner in ministry,


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Nelson Searcy is an experienced church growth strategist, pastor, church planter and coach, consulting with churches around the world. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has personally trained more than 3,500 church leaders in over 45 denominations through live events, seminars and monthly coaching. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. Nelson and his church routinely appear on lists such as “The 50 Most Influential Churches” and “The 25 Most Innovative Leaders.” He is the author of over 100 church growth resources and 18+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life, Ministry and The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and At the Cross with the People Who Were There. He and his wife, Kelley, have one son, Alexander.

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