Online Campus Connections Pastor


Job Summary

The Online Connections Pastor has the opportunity to make a global influence through meaningful connections with the James River Church Online Family through our weekly

services, events, Life Groups, and GrowTrack.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties


Weekly Services

  • Act as the service leader for all Online Campus services.
  • Provide pastoral leadership for the Online Campus.
  • Gives leadership and direction to the various team members who support Online Campus services – Digital Marketing, Live Production, and Dream Team.
  • Stay up to date on the latest trends (such as but not limited to) live streaming, Apple IOS updates, Facebook updates, YouTube updates, misc. software updates.
  • Responsible for ensuring marketing is implemented properly and stays within the approved budget.
  • Responsible for accurate and well documented data reporting.
  • Responsible for all hosting segments (such as but not limited to) pre-hosting, post-hosting, and Virtual Foyer.
  • Responsible for systematically implementing fresh and creative graphics, music, segments, and concepts with the Director of the Online Campus.



  • Oversee each event that is happening in person and implement an online option (Such as but not limited to) – New People Party, DSN, SMC, DFL, MBS, and Saturday Serve, Christmas, Easter.
  • Gives leadership and direction to the various team members who support Online Campus events – Digital Marketing, Live Production, and Dream Team.
  • Provide insight and direction to event marketing and promotion for the Online Campus content (emails, texts, ad campaigns, etc.…)
  • Oversee the Online Campus budget for each event.
  • Oversee and develop the On-Demand Content for each event as needed.
  • Responsible for building and streaming onto Brushfire Platforms as needed.



  • Oversee the connections systems within the Online Campus.
  • Responsible for all form submissions and interactions to be completed in a timely manner. 
  • Act as the main connection point for people in their next steps at JRC and pastorally help them on their discipleship journey.
  • Responsible for leading, registrations, and event planning of each Online New People Party.



  • Responsible for pastoral needs within the Online Campus family.
  • Attend Pastoral Prayer Days.
  • Attend Multi-Site Meetings.
  • Attend Leadership Lunches.


Life Groups

  • Oversees and leads the Online Campus Life Groups in partnership with the Life Groups Office.
  • Stays in communication with Life Groups Department on numbers, new members, and new attendees.
  • Responsible to maintain the required standard for leading Life Groups.
  • Responsible to recruit, train, disciple, and retain new Life Group Leaders.
  • Lead and oversee Online Life Group Leaders Connect.
  • Report weekly updates to leadership on Life Groups to the director of the Online Campus.



  • Oversees and leads GrowTrack online in partnership with the Connections Team.
  • Create high-quality video experiences for those joining and develop an exciting environment.

Job Requirements

  • 2 or more years of pastoral ministry experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of modern office methods and procedures, filing, telephone techniques, and office equipment; as well as English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Ability to get along well with others and handle confidential matters.
  • Ability to manage time and multiple priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally orally and in writing.
  • PC skills including spreadsheet, database query, and word processing.
  • Must be punctual, pleasant, and tactful with professional appearance and conduct.
  • Exhibit professionalism and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Capacity to interact positively with and provide service to others at all levels within JRC.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervising personnel, co-workers, civic organizations, business professionals, and the general public.
  • Exhibit good judgment, honesty, integrity, responsibility, and punctuality through the utilization of professional work standards.
  • Knowledge of the Brushfire Platform.
  • Must have strong analytical skills.

Code of Conduct & Character


James River Church is Pastor-led and staff driven with board oversight. JRC staff are considered leaders and ministers of the gospel and therefore agree to the following:

  1. Develop and maintain a close personal walk with the Lord including:
    • Daily devotional time with Lord.
    • Daily dependence on the empowerment of the Spirit.
  2. Develop a strong marriage and family life. This includes:
    • Communicating and sharing with your spouse.
    • Spending time together on days off and when extra time is available.
  3. Keep personal finances in order with no delinquencies.
  4. Attend all regularly scheduled services in the church. Special services and functions will be required as deemed necessary by the Lead Pastor.
  5. Maintain a high level of personal integrity, honesty and confidentiality in dealing both with the staff and congregation.
  6. Maintain a Christian outlook and attitude at all times.
  7. Maintain loyalty to the staff and church, actively promoting unity within the church.

Commitment to Ministry


By submitting my application for this position, I confirm I have read and accept the above Job Description/Code of Conduct and believe God has called me to serve in this capacity.

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