Family Ministries Pastor Full Time

@ First Reformed Church
  • Oak Harbor, Washington View on Map
  • Denomination: Christian Reformed
  • Job Category: Family Ministry
  • Salary Range: $50 - $55
  • Date Posted: 16 March 2023
  • Application closes: 30 June 2023
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    Job Description

    Job Overview

    First Reformed Church of Oak Harbor (FRCOH) is recruiting a Family Ministries (Next-Generation) Pastor to foster the spiritual and ministry development of the next generation of FRCOH. This individual will exercise strong leadership, recruitment, and delegation skills. This individual must have a passion for the spiritual growth of children and youth as well as fostering community at FRCOH.

    Fulltime Salaried Position Salary Range: 50-55k

    Job Description

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Align the purpose, vision, and leadership of the Next-Generation Ministries Teams of FRCOH
      • Oversee the Nursery, Children, and Youth Ministries Teams
      • Oversee the Small Group Ministry Team
      • Oversee the Child Safety Team
    • Define the ethos, goals, content, and assessment of the discipleship process of the next generation of FRCOH.
      • Create and implement a long-term ministry path for students and families that inspires them towards a lasting relationship with Christ
    • Coordinate with ministry team leaders to foster a vision for children and youth serving in the ministry of the church and in the community
    • Serve as Child Safety Officer and lead the Child Safety Team
      • Manage FRC’s child protection system and membership in MinistrySafe
      • Ensure that background checks and child safety training take place before volunteers serve in children’s ministry, church staff, or church leadership
      • Recruit and screen children and youth ministry volunteers
      • Ensure that safety protocols such as child check in and requiring staff to child ratios are maintained
    • Foster community among the next generation of FRCOH
      • Take the lead in connecting new families with the FRC community
      • Plan and implement youth and family ministry events and programs
      • Work in tandem with FRC’s Young Life representative to reach the families and students of Oak Harbor with the Good News of Jesus Christ
      • Work in tandem with FRC Kidz preschool director to minister to the families and children who attend the preschool
    • Prioritize and promote the ministry and service involvement of the next generation of FRCOH in the local and global context
      • Create and promote consistent opportunities for youth and children to serve in the Kingdom of God
      • Organize and conduct youth mission trips, service projects, ministry experiences, and youth led services

    Experience and Skillset

    • Strong background working with families and children (required)
    • At least 10 years of ministry involvement (preferred)
    • Previous training in and experience with child safety (required)
    • Ministry experience involving at-risk children/teens (preferred)
    • Able to break down projects into manageable steps and delegate
    • A self-starter who can foster the spiritual formation of FRC’s emerging generation
    • Able to recruit and organize teams of volunteers and lead teams effectively
    • Able to keep records and follow a budget
    • Willing to work under the guidelines set forth by the Reformed Church in America (RCA) Book of Church Order 
    • Strong conflict resolution skills
    • Agreement with allowed exception to the creeds and confession ascribed to by the RCA

    Personal Characteristics

    • A follower of Jesus Christ with a vibrant growing relationship with Him (required)
    • A sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit and willingness to seek the Spirit’s direction in tandem with other church leadership.
    • Ability to connect with children, students, and families.
    • Is a highly motivated leader committed to helping others grow as disciples.
    • Has a passion for recruiting and developing leaders and helping students find a ministry that matches their gifting.
    • Ability to organize, inspire, and mobilizes ministry teams.
    • Is a strong communicator and team player

    How To Apply

    Please send resume/CV, description of your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and faith journey (500 words), your personal philosophy of ministry (200 words), and three personal references (include phone #’s, email and street addresses) by email.

    Applications will be considered as received until position is filled.

    Application closes: June 30, 2023

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