Senior Pastor

Aurora, Illinois //

About River Valley Community Church

River Valley Community Church (RVCC) was planted 15 years ago with a heart for the City of Aurora. We are a diverse body both economically and ethnically. We are an independent, evangelical church rooted in the Word of God that seeks excellence in all that we do as a reflection of the excellence of God.

RVCC was built on the basis of community. Our primary desire is to minister to the City of Aurora by sending people into the community. We are a church that exists to glorify God and see transformed people through the work of the Holy Spirit into fully developing followers of Jesus. In our vision statement, we seek to be a people who truly worship God, connect in communities that cultivate Christ-like character, and equip people to use their gifts to change the world for Christ.

We offer a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere with thought-provoking exegetical teaching. We take our faith seriously, but our environment is casual. “Come as you are” for coffee, conversation, music, prayer and Biblical teaching all in a casual café setting. Live worship music, intentional Bible teaching for children six months to 5th grade, and friendly people who hang out and chat are just some of the aspects we provide at RVCC.

Job description

Job Overview

We are looking for a servant leader who is highly relational, with a clear vision for local, regional and global ministry. He will need to have strong communication skills (both in the pulpit and interpersonally), a calling for developing new leaders, a passion for reaching people far from God, and the ability to motivate others to be a part of God’s redemptive cause. He will need to understand and work with our existing partnerships with Converge MidAmerica and Converge Worldwide.

Formal Responsibilities

1. Leadership Skills

a. The creativity to envision new possibilities for the ministry of RVCC.

b. The ability to think strategically about opportunities and challenges.

c. Identify and communicate clear goals and effective strategies to achieve them.

d. The ability to recruit, lead and manage staff and lay leaders to fulfill the mission of the church.

e. Realistically assess situations and take appropriate actions.

f. The awareness of and ability to employ current technology for effective ministry.

g. Shepherd and develop the Elder Board and ministry leaders.

2. Communication Skills

a. Strong exegetical preaching for life transformation.

b. The ability to teach and communicate God’s Word in a variety of settings.

c. Cast and communicate a compelling and clear vision for RVCC.

d. Oversee written communications throughout the church.

e. Oversee worship planning and preparation to inspire the church and reach the community.

3. Relationship Skills

a. A strong encourager and lover of people.

b. Effective at interpersonal communication both as a listener and a speaker.

c. Able to develop and employ the unique strengths of others.

d. Able to be a healing presence in conflicted relationships both personal and corporate.


1. Personal Qualities

a. Meet the New Testament requirements for office as listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.

b. A strong devotional and prayer life.

c. An inherent grace orientation in their relationship to God and other people.

d. Energy and passion in implementing ministry.

e. Attitudes and behaviors guided by biblical principles.

2. Professional Qualities

a. Embrace and hold the Affirmation of Faith of Converge MidAmerica & River Valley Community Church of Aurora.

b. Have graduate work from an accredited seminary or Bible College.

c. A minimum of five years experience in a church setting or equivalent.

d. Experience in and/or a heart for reaching the upper Midwest is strongly preferred.

e. Has had experience supervising staff.


Interested applicants should apply by visiting
No need to email a resume or cover letter.

Please contact Kirsten at Converge MidAmerica with any questions.