Adult Ministries Pastor

Eastern Hills Bible Church
Job Type
Senior/Lead Pastor
Manlius, New York
Salary Details
Compensation + Generous Benefits
Contract Type
Closing Date
Serves on the Adult Ministry team alongside Care Pastor, Engagement Director and Adult Ministries Administrator.

Job Description

MinistryHub is honored to partner with Eastern Hills Bible Church in their search for an Adult Ministries Pastor. Please direct all applications through MinistryHub and any inquiries to


Candidate Profile: What You Bring


The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Adult Ministries Pastor:


Education & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • A Biblical degree is required. 
  • At least 3 years of experience in Adult Ministries is required.
  • At least 2 years of experience in leading a church of 500 or more with similar responsibilities as this role is preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Leader of leaders.
  • High EQ. 
  • Casting vision and implementing strategy.
  • Engaging classroom teacher and group facilitator.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Proficiency Planning Center Online & Google Suite.


Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Following Christ through regular rhythms of spiritual formation.
  • Meets New Testament qualifications of an Elder and EHBC membership.
  • Maintaining emotional and physical health. 
  • Championing our mission, vision, and values.
  • Agrees to the EHBC guidelines and practices outlined in our employee handbook.
  • Excels in High Feedback culture.
  • Pro-Fun!
  • Described by peers as relatable, passionate, and humble.
  • A warm, engaging, and outgoing personality; loves a crowd.
  • Someone who can relate to and communicate with those outside the faith, those who are new to faith, growing in their faith, or deep in their faith.
  • Available on-site Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sundays from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., one to two evenings per week, and occasional weekends for ministry events.


Job Description


Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Executive Pastor of Ministries

Supervises: Adult Ministries Administrator

Relates to: Serves on the Adult Ministry team alongside Care Pastor, Engagement Director and Adult Ministries Administrator.



  • Recruits, trains and supports leaders to facilitate groups, and teach classes.
  • Serves on the teaching team to assist the Lead Pastor with developing teaching content in adult worship services, and teach holiday weekends or other scheduled Sundays (approximately 10 times per year).
  • Develop core (fundamental) and elective classes that equip followers of Jesus and teach at least one class per semester.
  • Develop, launch and lead groups .
  • Share congregational care by assisting with connections, membership, baptism, weddings, funerals, visits and calls.
  • Regularly attends meetings as assigned by the Executive Pastor.



  • An increasing number of adults are becoming fully engaged in Christ, at church and on mission, evidenced by growth in the following Key Performance Indidcators (KPI's) identified by leadership including but not limited to the following:
  • KPI: Increased participation of spiritual disciplines such as praying, serving, sabbath, sacrifice, study, rest and solitude
  • KPI: Participation in classes and groups
  • KPI: New group leaders
  • KPI: New class teachers
  • KPI: Baptisms
  • KPI: New members
  • KPI: Volunteerism


Operating & Financial Data:


Budget: $1,670,000


Average Weekly Onsite Attendance: 672


Average Weekly Onlline Attendance: 362 (Measured through unique households)


Staff Breakdown:

  • 6 Full Time Positions
  • 5 Part Time Positions
  • 3 Open Full Time Positions


Compensation Review

The starting base salary for the Adult Ministries Pastor will likely be between $80,000 and $100,000, the specifics of which will be negotiated with the finalist.

A comprehensive benefits package is provided along with relocation assistance. 


Summary of benefits:

  • 80% of Health, Dental and Vision covered for employee and spouse, children covered through New York’s Child Health Plus
  •  HSA Deposit of $2800
  •  3% of salary matched into a 403B account 
  •  Cell Phone Stipend of $75 per month 
  •  $2,000 per year ministry expense account 
  •  Social Security offset (.0765 of salary) 
  •  Disability and Life Insurance 
  • 15 days of vacation 
  • 10 days of sick time
  • Up to $15K will be reimbursed to minimize the candidate’s miscellaneous expenses related to the relocation as well as the tax burden assumed by the assistance mentioned above.
  • Housing allowance will be established by the pastor and affirmed by the Board of Elders.


What it’s like to live in Manlius, NY (Greater Syracuse Area): 

Forbes Magazine rated our area as one of the top 10 places to raise a family. Our location allows living in a rural, slow-paced community while experiencing the beauty of all four seasons. In addition, there are highly sought-after primary and secondary school systems in private, public, and parochial offerings and a high-quality, comprehensive health care system that includes five hospitals, with over 1,500 practicing physicians and a full range of long-term care facilities. 

CNY has every outdoor activity available for any season. During the winter, Syricusians enjoy activities like skiing, riding snowmobiles, or brushing off a lake to drill an ice-fishing hole. In Spring, Summer, and early Fall, you'll find people boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, white-water rafting, or hiking through breathtaking beauty. Syracuse’s main suburbs are 20 minutes or less from the city's center, and it's seldom more than a 20-minute drive to rivers and lakes, ski slopes and hiking trails, or rural solitude. Luckily, this means we don't have to waste time in traffic jams on the way to work in the morning – or heading home at night. 

Downtown Syracuse has had a recent boom with apartments, condos, restaurants, and nightlife. This has attracted new digital companies, engineering firms, startups, and entrepreneurs, enticed by urban excitement and the culture to satisfy diverse tastes. Lastly, If you are an avid traveler, Syracuse less than a day's drive to New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Boston. Syracuse Hancock International Airport also offers a number of nonstop destinations and connections to family and friends. It annually wins the award for the nation's best snow removal. Bottom line, it's no surprise U.S. News pegs Syracuse as one of the best metro areas to call home! 


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Organization Description

Meet Eastern Hills Bible Church


Eastern Hills Bible Church is a multi-generational, 57 years in the making, non-denominational church rooted in Manlius, NY, comprising people from communities across the greater Syracuse area. We are known in the community for our biblical teaching, family ministries, and generosity. Our church is moving towards momentum after recently walking through a new vision and values. We are debt-free, well-resourced, and, Lord willing, primed for growth!




Beliefs & Theological Convictions


Online Services


Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategy 



Helping People Become Fully Engaged In Christ, At Church & On Mission.



10-9-6: Gospel transformation across every region in our state (10), every state in the North East (9), and every habitable continent across the world (6).



  • Centered And Sent: We’re centered in the Gospel, and sent out in Christ.
  • On Earth As It Is In Heaven: We want what we He wants.
  • One Another: To love one another, we’re for one another.
  • Make It Easy: Let's not complicate turning to God.
  • Generosity That Stretches: We invest our lives, not just our finances.
  • Celebrate Often: If heaven is celebrating life change, why shouldn’t we?



  • Beyond Rows and into Circles: We are creating onramps for connection and care through teams, groups, and events.
  • Guest Expected Hospitality: We are transforming our facilities and grounds so that our guests say, “It’s like they expected us.”
  • Life in 3D: We are equipping followers of Jesus of all generations for the purpose of helping others discover, deepen and duplicate faith in Christ.
  • Meta what? We are forming digital pathways that cross the lines of ethnicity, community and social stations.
  • Generations To Come: We are coming alongside parents to raise up the next generation of Christ followers to form lifelong relationships with their children and other parents.
  • Kingdom Collaborations: We are building bridges locally, regionally and globally to further His mission.
Eastern Hills Bible Church