Associate Pastor/ Family Ministry Pastor



Advertiser
First Christian Church (FCC)
Job Type
Associate Pastor, Family Pastor
Location
Geary, OK
Salary Details
Generous Benefits and Housing Stipend
Contract Type
Full-Time
Closing Date
02/29/2024
Leading parents, students, and children to connect with Jesus, His people and His purposes by sustaining and further developing a comprehensive approach to family ministry.

Job Description

MinistryHub is honored to partner with First Christian Church (FCC) in their search for an Associate Pastor/Family Ministry Pastor. Please direct all applications through MinistryHub and any inquiries to hello@ministryhub.org.

First Christian Church (FCC)

Geary, Oklahoma 73040

Denomination: First Christian Church (Independent)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay Type: Salary, Generous Benefits and Housing Stipend

 

Job Description

 

Primary Objective:

Leading parents, students, and children to connect with Jesus, His people and His purposes by sustaining and further developing a comprehensive approach to family ministry that reflects the core values and vision of First Christian Church while serving as a spiritual leader and positive Christian role model.

 

Work Hours:

Full-time, as arranged with the Senior Pastor and FCC Personnel Committee. Evening and weekend hours required.

 

Supervision and Evaluation:

Reports to the Senior Pastor and to the FCC Personnel Committee.

 

General Responsibilities and Tasks:

 

YOUTH MINISTRY

  • Develops strong Christ-centered relationships with youth (grades 6-12) from FCC and the greater community and their families through planned and purposeful interactions.
  • Actively partners with local schools to serve students, teachers and provide an active, pastoral presence in the student community
  • Plans, organizes, and leads youth activities including weekly youth group, weekly Bible studies, community outreach programs (e.g., weekly after-school program, summer camp/retreats, mission projects (locally and globally), fundraising events, group outings).
  • Supports extracurricular activities of youth and provides pastoral care as needed.
  • Plans and distributes lessons/curriculum for middle and high school Sunday School classes and assists in recruiting Sunday School teachers.
  • Plans, leads, and provides spiritual and educational guidance to youth in the Confirmation Program.

 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

  • Interacts with Children's Ministry and students (grades K-5) to build relationships and facilitate a close connection and transition to Youth Ministry.
  • Provides support to the Children's Ministry team, as needed, including delivering or coordinating weekly children's sermon during Sunday services and providing guidance/input of Sunday School curriculum for grades K-5 to create cohesive youth teachings.
  • Plans and Supports Vacation Bible School, to include recruitment and coordination of volunteers, adult, middle school and high school youth and by teaching and organizing VBS.

 

ASSOCIATE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Preach throughout the year on Sunday mornings
  • Assists in outreach and pastoral care to visitors, members and the community
  • Support the Senior Pastor as requested in other weekly responsibilities, service planning, and special events
  • Provides regular and timely communication of upcoming activities and events through church-wide communication.
  • Promotes robust participation both within and beyond FCC using social, digital, and traditional media.
  • Implements and upholds "Safe Sanctuary" policy throughout FCC.
  • Recruits and develops a strong Adult Leadership Team for Family Ministries; schedules and facilitates regular meetings and invests in volunteers.
  • Attends all staff meetings
  • Attends all Board meetings and presents a prepared monthly report.
  • Attends all personnel meetings when requested to do so.

 

Opportunities for Growth & Development

We are excited to invest in our next leader and provide opportunities for their growth as a pastor. The right person in this position would have the opportunity to...

  • Attend yearly seminars and other programs to strengthen faith and abilities.
  • Potentially step into a track towards succession as our future Senior Pastor

 

Qualifications:

  • Evident and genuine faith in Christ, God-honoring life, and passion for the local church.
  • Commitment to support our Christian faith community, The Discipline and the policies of the FCC.
  • Agreement with Reformation Movement theology and its integration in practice of youth ministry.
  • Bachelor’s degree, in theology or related field is preferred
  • Good judgement and ability to interact with a diverse group of people (internal and external).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills accompanied by a positive attitude with young students in the church.
  • Ability and comfort with computer and creativity skills in designing new and engaging ways for students to learn about life in Christ.
  • Experience working with children and ability to deal with and relate to young people by earning their respect and trust.
  • Growing understanding of the challenges and needs of teenagers and adolescents.
  • Excellent organization and supervision skills.
  • Strong management and leadership skills.
  • Developing fruitful and biblically faithful approach and practice of preaching and teaching Scripture.

 

Compensation:

  • Salary based on experience and education.
  • Generous benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, and an allotment for housing assistance.

 

Organization Description

First Christian church, Geary is an independent non-denomination congregation. Our mission is to serve God and help others to know the saving grace of God thru the Lord Jesus Christ. For us, the Bible is God’s infallible Word, incapable of error. We share in Holy communion every Sunday morning and preach salvation is by God through Jesus Christ alone.

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