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Theology: Southern Baptist
Weekly Attendance: 2,800
Neighborhood: Lexington, KY

Named as one of Outreach Magazine’s fastest-growing churches in 2018-2019, Immanuel is passionate about engaging the community in its mission to lead people to Jesus and equip disciples in their faith.

Since its birth in 1909, Immanuel, a multi-generational body of Jesus followers, has been known for its commitment in building strong community inside and outside the walls of the church while providing a warm and welcoming environment to encounter and worship God.  As a church, Immanuel has  an unwavering commitment to teaching the truth found in God’s Word, ministering to the entire family, and communicating Jesus Christ is the answer to our deepest needs.

Sundays at Immanuel are an exciting time of engaging worship and practical, biblical teaching aimed to point our hearts and minds to Jesus. Immanuel also provides opportunities on Sundays to grow in our love for God through Community Groups at every age and stage of life.

Immanuel’s impact increases throughout the week as the Tates Creek location serves as a preschool and elementary campus for Lexington Christian Academy, and is home to a fully supported Recreation Outreach Center (ROC) providing thousands of members with cardio and strength conditioning facilities, two basketball courts, and group fitness classes.

We currently have two campuses and will be launching our third campus in Georgetown, KY, in February of 2022. Immanuel is excited for the opportunity to expand the reach of the Gospel beyond Lexington with new campuses continuing to launch within the bluegrass region in 2022 and beyond.

Part-Time Videographer

Immanuel Baptist Church is looking for an experienced part-time videographer to support our communications staff as we strive to lead people to Jesus and equip disciples in their faith by gathering, growing, and serving. The videographer will use his or her creativity and skill to help us inform, invite, and inspire through videography, photography, and more.

Must own necessary digital camera and photography equipment
Must be proficient in both videography and photography
Drone license is a huge plus!
Comfortable photographing in both natural and studio lights (strobes, soft boxes, umbrellas)
Shoot high-volume creative content with urgent deadlines
Strong knowledge of technical aspects of quality video and photography
Work with communications team to capture brand-consistent aesthetic
Prepare relevant props for shoots that will highlight products, shorts products video
Organize digital assets in Google Docs
Creating, filming, and editing several short-form videos per week

High school diploma or equivalent required
At least 3 years of photography/videography experience
Basic portfolio showcasing your work
Have your own DSLR
Must have a valid driver's license and provide your own transportation to work places
Be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe After Effects, and audio editing
Videography and video editing skills are required

Teaching Pastor, Armstrong Mill Campus

Immanuel is seeking a full-time, high-level Teaching Pastor for our Armstrong Mill location. This hire would also work alongside the Lead Pastor and weekend planning team to develop creative ideas for weekend services, plan the annual teaching schedule and series’, as well as collaborating with the Ministries team on the development of IBC Community Groups. We are looking for someone who is an exceptional communicator, teachable, versed in the Bible, captivating, humble and people-oriented person who will work to advance the mission of Immanuel to lead people to Jesus and equip disciples in their faith.

The ideal candidate for this position will provide leadership, spiritual direction, and management for the Armstrong Mill campus. We are looking for a self-motivated leader with infectious enthusiasm to advance the kingdom of Jesus through excellent weekend gatherings, meaningful serving opportunities, and life-giving community groups. They will be highly motivated and driven to connect people to the body of Christ no matter where they are on their spiritual journey.  

The Campus Teaching Pastor Will:
•Champion the vision, mission, values, and DNA of Immanuel at the campus level.
•Teach regularly at all Sunday morning gatherings.
•Develop, lead, and manage campus leadership team including staff and key volunteer leaders.
•Participate in the Teaching Pastor meetings and teaching team meetings.
•Provide overall leadership of weekend services including oversight of the worship experience, children’s ministry, hospitality ministry, and general operations of the campus.
•Oversee the efforts to connect attendees/members of this campus into the deeper life of the church including Growth Track, Community Groups, and serving opportunities.
•Oversee the development of volunteer teams.
•Create and manage the campus budget and annual goals.
•Provide pastoral care for the campus.
•Collaborate regularly with Central Ministries Teams in the development and growth of on campus and off campus Community Groups.

Preferred candidates include a bachelor's degree, experience in managing staff and/or volunteer teams, and at least 2-3 years of experience in church ministry. A seminary degree or further theological training is a great bonus. This leader needs to be committed and personally vested in the well-being and success of the vision and mission of Immanuel Baptist Church. This is a great opportunity for a person who is spurred on by challenges and ready to build a ministry  with the full support of the Lead Pastor and Church Leadership.

  • An individual upstanding character, as laid out in I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
  • Live as an example of servant leadership to this congregation.
  • Will have a genuine heart for ministering to the people of the church and the community at large.
  • Will be a great teacher with a love for knowledge and the Bible. Has a mature and growing walk with Christ.
  • Invests in personal growth and fosters this growth.
  • Values the leadership and staff culture of the church.
  • Fully embraces the vision, mission, and theology of Immanuel Baptist Church.
  • Has a strong gift of leadership.

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance with supplemented premiums
  • Retirement plan
  • Retirement plan match
  • Life insurance 2x salary
  • Disability insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • Family membership to ROC facilities
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