Pantano Christian Church - Online Pastor

  • Senior Leadership
  • Tucson, United States

Pantano Christian Church - Online Pastor

Job description

Pantano is poised to embrace a new Online Pastor who will enjoy an opportunity to continue building a team that reaches the rapidly growing city of Tucson and beyond with the hope of Jesus.

For years, leadership at Pantano has known that people often watch online before attending in person and that people like to stay connected when traveling. They launched their online service streaming in 2017 and currently offer their weekend services as well as groups, classes, and Kids and Students content online. Pantano is searching for someone to expand on the foundation of the digital presence they have already created to reach non-Christians and those not currently seeing a church community.

The staff has embraced all the necessary strides to improve digital communication but are also keenly aware there is more to accomplish. They are committed to maximizing every digital tool available for evangelism and community building online.

Pantano Christian Church is poised to embrace a new digital ministry pastor and a new leader will enjoy an opportunity to build and grow a team that reaches the city of Tucson and beyond with the hope that Jesus gives.

Church Description

Pantano Christian Church is known in Tucson, and Southern Arizona, as a dynamic, generous, and culture-shaping church. Tucson is the second-largest city in Arizona with a population of around 1 million people, a diverse culture, and plenty of opportunities for outreach and service. Pantano generously invests in other churches, ministries, nonprofits, and governmental agencies.

Committed to leading the way in equipping, mentoring, coaching, and serving other leaders in their city and beyond, Pantano is a healthy church that makes an important impact on their community. Pre-COVID, Pantano had a record number of baptisms (baptism ratio of 13 per 100 average in attendance).

Post-pandemic, Pantano currently reaches over 1,500 individuals through its online content in addition to their average of 1,500 in-person attendees. Their staff of 64 (including 11 pastoral staff) worked hard to leverage the COVID-19 season to increase their quality and effectiveness through digital ministry opportunities, building on the strong foundation of their online ministry that has been actively growing for the past four years.

The Online Pastor is the visionary leader increasing engagement with people using digital platforms. The Online Pastor is a full-time employee who reports to the Executive Pastor and oversees the digital ministry team.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Develop an ever-evolving digital strategy to reach the lost and engage others
  • Develop an ever-evolving digital strategy to reach the lost and engage others online
  • Work in collaboration with the Production team to ensure that all standards and values are represented during all digital expressions of the church.
  • Oversee the production and distribution of online services and content
  • Supervise the Online Ministry team
  • Collaborate with each area of ministry to further the strategy of their online reach.
  • Create and utilize digital discipleship tools to help people reach their neighbors.
  • Possess the technical skills and develop the strategy needed to assist with the collection, editing, and assembling of data to measure engagement across all platforms
  • Research, learn, and implement our current digital ministry tools like Gloo, CCB, Planning Center, etc. to their maximum capacity.
  • Model servant leadership, empower and position others for growth and actively build a culture of leadership development
  • Participate in the Production Team meetings to understand and prepare for the details of the vision of the coming week
  • Must be proficient with: communication, carrying vision/mission/values, creativity, standards, and leadership


Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Active “All In Partner” at Pantano Christian Church 
  • 2 years of experience in Online Ministry, including experience working with the Church Online Platform (CHOP)
  • 5-7 years of FT church employment experience 
  • Management experience in a church setting 
  • Thorough knowledge of current social media platforms and online communication tools.College Degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Expert with Office-related computer skills, including experience with common office software/programs and online applications
  • Ability to effectively utilize online communication, email, and calendar tools
  • Ability to work productively without direct supervision
  • Ability to work well and collaborate with team members, volunteers, and other staff