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Liberty Township, OH

Liberty Heights Church

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THE OPPORTUNITY

Liberty Heights Church is a large and thriving Southern Baptist Church located in
the suburbs of Northern Cincinnati. The church has three locations, with one
primary sending Campus plus two nearby satellite campuses, all with live teaching.
Each of these multi-generational congregations are located in communities that
are growing rapidly with young families. In addition, the church has launched two
mission-campus ministries (Hispanic service at Sending Campus and Inner-City
ministry serving a high-need community). Mission and service exist at the center of
Liberty Heights’ ministry vision.

Liberty Heights is governed by three core values: Dependent Prayer, The Priority of
Relationships (Biblical Community), The Authority & Sufficiency of Scripture. The
values drive the church towards dependence on God, His Word and other
Christians.

The church is contemporary in approach to worship and discipleship, and employs
an expository teaching style. They place a great emphasis on transformational
application through a deeper understanding of how the affections of our hearts
drive one's behavior. They have a clear discipleship strategy that flows from
preschool to adulthood and is executed through both large and small groups.

The Liberty Township campus (Sending Campus) has an average Sunday morning
attendance of 750 people. After sending out members to be part of other campus
launches, they currently have one worship service with the plans to grow into two
services again in 2023. Nearly 10 years ago, Liberty Heights replaced an aging
Sunday School ministry with a small group model. Most groups gather weekly to
participate in a sermon discussion that empowers them to “put legs under last
week’s sermon.” Despite recent struggles to recruit new leaders and effectively
launch new groups, Liberty Heights remains committed to a discipleship model that
places a high value on the priority of Biblical community.

 

THE COMMUNITY 

Liberty Township, Ohio is a fast growing, conservative leaning community that was
considered a rural suburb just 25 years ago but has seen tremendous middle-to-
upper class growth in recent years. The area tends to be highly educated, white
collar, and affluent. Proctor & Gamble and General Electric are headquartered in
the Cincinnati area and engineers and executives make up a large part of the local
community bringing diversity to the area. The area surrounding all three campuses
is home to several of the largest school districts within the state. 

The Cincinnati area is also home to a huge community of those practicing the
Catholic faith but has experienced a rapid rise in evangelical church growth over
the past two decades. Cincinnati has been named a Send City by the North
American Mission Board and has a strong presence of church plants in the local
area.

Qualifications

01

College degree with Biblical training preferred.

02

Mid to large church experience with a track record of being a team builder.

03

Candidates with biblical counseling training are highly valued.

04

Mid to large church experience with a track record of being a team builder.

05

Candidates do not necessarily need to be ordained pastors but pastoral experience is an advantage.

06

The church is loosely Reformed but candidates should be moderate in this area.

07

Emphasis on candidates who are not currently enrolled in school or have plans to go back to school in the near future (as the role will require immediately getting up to speed).

08

Huge emphasis to have experience in Bible teaching church with a high view of Scripture.

Ideal Candidate

01

Someone who can oversee all aspects of assimilation with the greatest focus being on strengthening the Small Group ministry.

02

A vibrant recruiter/developer/coach for small group leaders.

03

Has a keen eye for details to run a smooth Guest Services process.

04

A leader of teams and a developer of people.

05

Relational but not at the expense of being adept at building and managing systems and structure

06

The ability to communicate from a large stage is highly valued.

Interested in Liberty Heights?