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Senior Pastor at Village Bible Church in Bella Vista, AR 

Overview: 
Village Bible Church, located in Bella Vista, Arkansas, seeks a senior pastor to be our primary preacher and leader. 

Our mission is to make disciples; thus, we are looking for a man with a proven track record of creating a disciple making system.

Overview of Responsibilities:
  • Preaching 
  • Shepherding the shepherds
  • Equipping 
  • Vision casting 
  • Leading and managing staff
Qualities & Characteristics for Senior Pastor:
  • Grounded in the Bible and listens to the Lord
  • Can serve a multi-generational congregation
  • Caring and compassionate
  • Trustworthy and above reproach
  • Can teach and mentor others 
  • A natural leader with clear vision
  • Possesses wisdom and discernment

Experience & Education

  • Ordained, preferably with a minimum of a master’s in divinity degree
  • We prefer a man with 10 years of experience and 5 years as a senior pastor
Church Strengths:
  • Amazingly friendly
  • Two services (9am, 10:30am)
  • Excellent assimilation
  • Generous giving & diligent financial stewardship (debt free)
  • Pervasive prayer
  • Centrality of God’s Word
  • Attractive location on 30 acres. Worship center seats 239.
  • Food pantry ministry serving 250/mo.
  • Strong missions support and involvement. Six of our families have children on the mission field. We are sending teams on 3 trips this year.
  • Vision to plant a church in ~5 years.

Church Values: 
  • Bible Teaching 
  • Discipleship
  • Prayer
  • Grace
  • Fellowship
  • Evangelism
  • Missions
Demographics of Bella Vista:  
Bella Vista is a thriving recreational town of over 31,000. It offers a picturesque, activity-based lifestyle. We are known for serene forested hills and hollows that cover 36,000 acres (44.4 square miles), seven lakes (three for skiing), seven golf courses, three recreation centers (free to property owners), and mountain biking trails (The Back 40 Trails). Arkansas has affordable housing and very low property taxes and insurance rates. 

The median household income is $79,542. Median home value is $257,986.  Bella Vista residents are 87% white, 0.7% black, 1.1% Native American, 0.8% Asian and 8.2% blended or multiple ethnicities. The median age of Bella Vista residents is 50.9, compared to the median age for all of Arkansas of 39.8, reflecting its start as primarily a retirement community.  However, with the strong growth of Northwest Arkansas due to Walmart, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt, the average age of Bella Vista residents continues to decrease. VBC is 80 miles from Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. 

Bentonville Schools (https://www.bentonvillek12.org) serve people on the east side of Bella Vista. BISD boasts more National Merit Finalists than any district in the state, nationally ranked musicians, and a powerhouse athletics program. Gravette ISD serves the west side of BV (https://www.gravetteschools.net). Lifeway Christian School (https://www.lwcsar.com) is a ministry of nearby First Baptist Church in Centerton, AR.

Village Bible Church Profile:  
Village Bible Church is affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America.  We are a church of mature adults that is beginning to attract young adults.  The average income of members is $78,400 and average Sunday worship service attendance is 260.  Our worship center seats 239. Average church giving is 7.7% of household income, with giving to outside sources at 4.1%. The average membership longevity is 7.1 years.  Regular attendees average traveling 6.3 miles to attend our church.  The 2024 church budget is $645,000. We are debt free.

Church Vision & Future Hopes: 
Village Bible Church is becoming a vibrant, multi-generational church, committed to fulfilling the Great Commission by making disciples who change our community and world. The church envisions continuing to grow younger by serving children, youth, and their families, while supporting and caring for the seniors at the heart of our church. As a church, VBC wants to grow more connected and equipped to disciple other believers through our twelve small groups. The next Senior Pastor will immediately begin the search for a full-time worship pastor. We have activated five task forces to help our church change and grow: Long Range Facility Planning Committee, Reaching Mature Adults, Reaching Young Adults, Bylaws Revision, Vision and Values (Elder Board function). Ever since we completed our first building, we knew we would need to expand. Our church grew 25% in the past two years, while most churches declined after COVID-19.

Essential Senior Pastor Duties:
  • Ensure the church stays on mission (with the Elder Board) and is working on specific goals to fulfill the church’s ministry vision
  • Provide spiritual leadership to the church
  • Preach the gospel faithfully while providing the primary preaching presence
  • Serve as an Elder
  • Design a member care system utilizing elders, staff, and LifeGroup leaders.
  • Organize and develop the church’s strengths for optimal Kingdom impact
  • Model and maintain a life of prayer, worship, discipleship, personal evangelism and mission involvement
  • Serve as chief administrator of the church and church staff in accordance with the constitution and by-laws
  • Schedule and lead regular staff meetings and occasional leadership retreats
  • Conduct annual performance reviews of all paid staff members
Contact Us:
Village Bible Church
1591 Forest Hills Blvd.
Bella Vista, AR.   72715
479-876-5764
Attention:  Search Committee – Dan Jackson
https://vbcbv.org
https://www.facebook.com/VBCBV.ORG

Pastor Search Committee email address:  search@vbcbv.org


Student Ministries Pastor at CrossWay Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa

Position Overview

CrossWay Church is seeking a full-time Student Ministries Pastor. This role is for a highly relational leader to help bring about the flourishing of the entire congregation through the encouragement and equipping of students and their families. Our Youth Group includes students in grades 6-12 and has an average weekly attendance of 45 students.

This role includes oversight and recruitment of volunteer staff, planning and execution of midweek programming, monthly/annual events and retreats, intentional engagement with the Fort Dodge community, and active involvement with Reach Students Central District. This person would report to the Senior Pastor.

This leadership role would be the third full-time role at the church. In addition to the full-time Senior Pastor and the full-time Pastor of Worship and Discipleship, the church staff includes a 3⁄4 time administrator and a part time Children’s Director.

CrossWay was formed in Fort Dodge in 1965 as First Evangelical Free Church. The name was changed to CrossWay in 2017. It has approximately 230 regular Sunday morning attendance. It is a theologically-conservative church with a blended worship style and a commitment to expository preaching. The church has a strong heritage of supporting both local and international missions.

Qualifications

• Definite call of God for full-time pastoral ministry and committed to the glory of God in all things (1 Cor 10:31), displaying evidence of mature faith, and growing obedience to Jesus Christ in all things.

• Minimum of an undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) in a ministry-related field and a preference for a graduate degree (M.Div. or similar).

• Affirmation of the Evangelical Free Church (EFCA) Statement of Faith and agreement with the church’s Philosophy of Ministry statement.

Desired Characteristics

The ideal candidate for this position is someone who loves Jesus passionately and is committed to seeing His name glorified among students and their families. This candidate would be someone who understands that faithfulness in every area of life is the only real standard, while also being a person for whom “good enough isn’t good enough.” This candidate must be a coachable, proactive, self-starter who can work interdependently as part of a team. While youth ministry is the main burden of this leader, youth ministry cannot function as a silo independent of the church at large. Effective youth ministry involvesintegration of youth into the life of the church. This means that the Student Ministries Pastor must also be fully integrated into the life of the church at large.

To Apply:

A full job description and application is available by emailing: fortdodgefree@gmail.com

For more information about CrossWay Church, visit www.crosswayfd.org

Senior Pastor at St. Luke Church in Wellington, MO

Job Description
The Senior Pastor will provide spiritual leadership and shepherding care for St. Luke Evangelical Free Church of Wellington, Missouri. 

Qualifications:

• A vibrant, growing relationship with Jesus Christ, demonstrating the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23)

• Meet the qualifications of an elder as described in Scripture (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9; 1 Peter 5:1-3)

• Confident in his calling to the ministry and committed to praying for, discipling, mentoring and spiritually leading the St. Luke congregation

• Able to rightly handle the Scriptures (2 Timothy 2:!5)

• Ability to develop good interpersonal relationships

• Agree with the constitution and by-laws of St. Luke Evangelical Free Church

• Ordained with the EFCA or prepared to participate in the EFCA ordination process

Responsibilities:

Pastoral:

  • Prepare and preach Biblically sound and relevant sermons 
  • Prepare and lead special services throughout the year (Holy Week, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, etc.) 
  • Coordinate with the worship Leader on order of service and congregational participation to facilitate and celebrate the Lord’s supper monthly 
  • As needed, provide time for counseling, funerals, hospital visits, child dedications, marriages, baptismal services and new member classes 
  • Direct and teach seventh and eighth grade confirmation classes 
  • Facilitate and give guidance to leadership of various adult and children’s spiritual education programs 

Leadership:

  • With assistance of church leadership and ministry teams, create a long-term vision and ministry pathway for St. Luke 
  • Consistently articulate the vision to the congregation at large; support individual and group ownership 
  • Guide, align and mentor various groups and ministries of the church toward the shared vision and common goals 
  • Attend and give reports to church leadership councils 

Community:

  • Attend area Ministerial Alliance meetings 
  • Recognize and support community outreach opportunities 
  • Be an active member of our rural community through presence at school and community events 

Personal Accountability:

  • Accountable to:
-The Spiritual Council on spiritual leadership and feedback
-The Church Council on organization, facilities, administration and financial functions
-Annual review performed by the Pastor Relations Committee 
  • Encouraged to take time for personal prayer and practices that allow his spiritual, physical and mental health to flourish
  • Desires continued growth in ministry skills through personal study and continuing education through EFCA conferences and other education opportunities
About this Church

St. Luke Evangelical Free Church is located 40 miles northeast of Kansas City on a beautiful, rural campus that contains both a traditional church building and a community center that was built in 2008. Wellington, Missouri is situated near picturesque, rolling farmlands with the convenience of easy proximity to a major city to attend sporting events, participate in social opportunities, enjoy shopping and care for medical needs. Our church has a rich heritage of a community of believers who desire to follow Christ. From our roots as a German speaking congregation to our current setting as members of the EFCA, our church has always desired to “know him and make him known.” We are an old church with a proud history and yet a purpose-driven church with a youthful outlook firmly fixed on the future. 

Our congregation seeks a pastor who preaches sound doctrine, addresses sin biblically and yet is culturally sensitive and not unnecessarily divisive. We desire a pastor who demonstrates shepherding through relationship as Jesus did with His disciples, and who is interested in giving insight and vision to further ways St. Luke Church can reach out to our community through programs and outreach opportunities. Leadership and a vision for rural churches are essential strengths of a pastor for our church. Our pastor should agree with the standards outlined for senior pastor of St. Luke Church.

Email stlukepastorsearch@gmail.com with any questions or interest.

Director of Children & Family Ministries at West Hills Church in Chesterfield, MO

Reports to: Lead Pastor / Elder Council
Classification: Full-Time / 40 hours a week

Position Summary
The Director of Children and Family Ministries provides leadership and direction for West Hills Kids. Under the direction of the Lead Pastor and Elder Council, they will partner with families to oversee all programming and ministry for children ages birth through 5th grade.

Personal Qualifications
  • Have a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Energetic, kind, and passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with children and their families.
  • Dedicated to the systems and processes that help church operations to run smoothly.
  • Team player; ability to work well with children, volunteers, staff, and parents.
  • Organized, as well as detail and task-oriented.
  • The heart of a servant.
Professional Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • 3-5 years prior experience in children’s ministry.
  • Commitment to continuing education.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Oversee all programming for children ages birth – 5 th grade, including but not limited to Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights, summer programming, special events, etc.
  • Develop and maintain an overall vision for children’s ministry that is consistent with church vision and goals.
  • Recruit, train, schedule, and lead volunteers.
  • Encourage, support, connect personally with, and pray for all children’s ministry volunteers and families.
  • Use child development knowledge to choose and prepare appropriate curriculum for each program and age level.
  • Provide a warm, friendly, Christ-centered environment for children and families.
  • Effectively manage the approved budget for children’s ministry.
  • Develop and maintain a strategy for reaching and assimilating new children and families to West Hills.
  • Plan and oversee special events such as VBS, Fall Festival, Easter Eggstravaganza, Christmas Programs, etc.
  • Organize, set-up, and stock classrooms with necessary supplies for Sunday mornings and special events.
  • Oversee and lead a core team of children’s ministry leaders. Facilitate and attend regular “Core Team” meetings.
  • Communicate consistently with parents, providing resources and tools to support the spiritual development of their children.
  • Work closely with Youth Pastor to ensure a smooth transition into youth ministry.
  • Develop and lead “Milestone Moments” pathway for celebrating spiritual milestones in kids’ lives.
  • Develop and maintain safety and security protocols for children’s ministry.
  • Update and maintain “Next Gen Handbook” for all children’s ministry volunteers.
  • Participate in the life and worship of the congregation at West Hills Church.
  • Oversee and manage part-time Early Childhood Ministry Director.

Senior Pastor at First Evangelical Free Church of Franklin County in Villa Ridge, MO

Our small, rural congregation located 20 miles west of St. Louis County is a Scripture-based church, strongly committed in our care for one another, our support for missions, and our involvement in Christian education both in the church and in our local Christian school. We have a vision to increase evangelism and outreach to our local community and to reach younger individuals and families  Questions and resumes should be directed to our Pastor Search Team at:  search@fcefree.org

Youth Pastor at Wellspring Family Church in Sappington, MO

Job Description Summary

Wellspring Family Church (WFC) is seeking a part-time Youth Pastor to join an exciting church environment. Wellspring has a strong desire to minister to the next generation and has seen rapid growth in our Youth Ministry over the past two years. Our Youth Ministry includes students in grades 6-12 and has weekly attendance of 45 students. Wellspring is a growing 3- year-old church of 250 and is part of the Evangelical Free Church of America.

Staff Position and Accountability

The Youth Pastor is a part-time position reporting to the Associate Pastor.

Major Job Responsibility

GENERAL DUTIES

• Demonstrate a passion for Jesus and Christ-like life.
• Demonstrate a heart for students to help them belong and flourish in Christ.
• Lead, recruit, develop, equip, and encourage team members to serve in Youth Ministry.
• Build Christ-centered and Gospel relationships with teens and families.
• Work with staff and volunteers to set ministry goals and outcomes, think and work systematically to see overall church growth.
• Be a visible leader, help to execute the vision of the church, and lead the Youth Ministry well.

Happen Every Week

1. Teach effectively and creatively from Scripture during Youth Ministry programming.
2. Encourage and develop others to utilize their teaching gifts as well.
3. Model relational ministry.
4. Collaboratively lead creative programming for Youth Ministry programs.
5. Communicate with youth leaders and parents regularly.
6. Meet regularly with the Associate Pastor to evaluate ministry programs and strategy execution.

Happen Frequently

1. Lead Youth Ministry events for outreach, discipleship, leadership development, retreats, camps, etc.
2. Lead and develop the student leadership group to empower teens to serve well in ministry.
3. Involve students in the ministry to build engagement and develop student leaders.
4. Continue to grow professionally and spiritually by participating in outside opportunities to include conferences, seminars, books, and networking.
5. Partner with the Children’s Pastor, Worship Pastor and Pastoral Team to create a comprehensive plan to minister to children, students and families.

Happen Occasionally

1. Assist the Associate Pastor in parent training and communication.
2. Lead one or more retreats each year.
3. Lead a missions or service opportunity for students.


Personal Qualifications:

Personal Character: Should have a genuine love for Christ and other people that is evident through an authentic, transparent and Christ-centered lifestyle. Must be committed to growing in the spiritual disciplines and sharing their faith with others.

Doctrine:

The Youth Pastor must agree with the Evangelical Free Church’s Statement of Faith.

Vision and Values:

The Youth Pastor must be in support of WFC’s mission, vision and values.

Education:

Four-year college degree or greater preferred.

Experience:

Two years’ experience leading a student ministry of 30+ students preferred.

In addition, proven experience in the following areas:

1. Speaking to and teaching large groups of both Junior and Senior High students.
2. Demonstrated ability to equip students and adults for ministry.
3. Organizing, planning, and administrating student events such as camps and
retreats.

Spiritual Gifts:

Leadership, Shepherding, Teaching, and Administration

This position reports to Associate Pastor Steve Otey, a 20-year veteran in Youth and Family Ministry.

TO APPLY: Attach a resume and cover letter to Steve Otey (steve@wellspringfamily.org)

For more information, visit www.wellspringfamily.org

Job Types: Part-time, Internship

Salary: $20,000.00 - $40,000.00 per year

Ability to commute/relocate:

• Sappington, MO 63126: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work

(Required)

Experience:

• Youth Ministry: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Production Tech Director at Christ Community Church in Ames, IA

Job Title: Production Tech Director
Denomination: EFCA
Department: Worship & Tech
Reports to: Worship Pastor
FLSA Status: Full Time, Exempt

Position Overview:
The Production Tech Director oversees the development, implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to support Christ Community Church’s mission of “Connecting people to life-defining relationships in Christ.” This role comprises two primary areas of oversight and direction: AVL and IT technologies as they intersect with AVL. It requires competency in both with
high AVL proficiency in support of worship ministry.
This person directs all AVL operations, tech staff, volunteers, and processes, and supports basic church IT needs. They maintain existing technology, develop new solutions, and are responsible for day-to-day operations of information, network, and AVL systems. They provide industry standard expertise, consistent leadership, and team-building skills that enhance the church and the specific mission of gathered worship.
Under guidance of the worship pastor, this is a coaching role requiring a capacity and desire to develop others. In line with the church and the EFCA, this person must be a committed follower of Jesus, dedicated to ongoing growth in their faith in a way that provides a positive and consistent witness to others.

Preferred Experience
• 5 or more years of experience in medium-to-large church production or live/tour production with an emphasis on live audio mixing and the management of audio software and hardware
• Experience coaching staff and training volunteers
• Knowledge and experience with DMX and lighting control systems, rigging, consoles and fixtures (conventional, moving, and LED)
• Knowledge and experience with video broadcast systems, production, and routing (SDI, Cameras, etc.)
• Knowledge and experience with visual presentation, especially ProPresenter.
• Experience collaborating across teams and departments in an organization
• Understanding of lighting for video and live experiences
• Experience with media server systems
• Basic experience in network and IT administration and solutions

Expected Qualities
• Passion for relationship with Jesus and full alignment with the mission of Christ Community
• Humble, flexible, teachable, calm under pressure
• Creative, critical thinker
• Strong Interpersonal skills
• Encourager with a desire to develop others

Areas of Responsibility:
AVL
• Lead and Coach AVL Staff and Volunteers to implement, utilize, and operate AVL systems effectively
• Direct AVL operation in support of rehearsals, services, and special events
• Collaborate with AVL integrators and consultants to implement beneficial solutions
• Recommend and advise leadership on AVL and IT tools, solutions, and processes
• Develop and document AVL and IT infrastructure for future growth
• Outline best practices and procedures for AVL and IT usage for longevity and good stewardship
• Cover AVL needs when staff or volunteers cannot
• Manage AVL budget
• Oversee and manage all AVL solutions and gear throughout the building for equitable support, consistency, and ministry success
• Maintain essential IT infrastructure as it pertains to AVL, including operating systems, security tools, applications, servers, routers, switches, firewalls, laptops, desktops, software, and hardware.
• Study and monitor the latest in network, security, IT, and AVL solutions

IT Assistance and Coordination
While a minor part of the role, there will be occasions when your IT experience through AVL renders you the most qualified to respond to broader church IT needs. In such cases, you will:
• Assist in supporting whole church internet, intranet, LANs, WANs, and network segments
• Work with internal and external partners to implement and maintain network and IT infrastructure
• Assist with troubleshooting and technical support for production and user machines
• Assist with system administrator duties for the internal network.

Schedule
Typical Work Week: Sunday – Thursday
Expect weekend work with variable hours for evening rehearsals, funerals, weddings, and additional events.

Reporting Relationships
Direct Report
• Worship Pastor: For weekly review, coaching, status updates, or schedule changes.

Regular Collaboration
• Serve Pastor: IT status updates, assist with community partner needs and contracted work

Supervises
• Tech Associate, Staff, and Volunteers

To apply, email Chris Akers at cakers@ccames.org.

Associate Pastor: Adult Discipleship at Siloam Springs Bible Church in Siloam Springs, AR

Siloam Springs Bible Church is seeking a full time associate pastor to shepherd and serve the body in the area of adult discipleship to begin as soon as possible. The primary responsibility for this pastoral role will be the spiritual formation of adults at SSBC.

Areas of Adult Ministry:
Under the supervision of the senior pastor and the elders, this pastor will provide leadership and support for volunteer teams for the following areas:
  • Life Groups
  • Adult Sunday School
  • Men’s Group / Women’s Group
  • Senior Adults
  • Young Adult
  • College
Additionally, this pastor will develop a welcome team to connect new attenders, provide counseling for individuals and families, teach as needed, preach on occasion, and engage in administrative duties.

Siloam Springs Bible Church
SSBC, founded in 1947, is affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America. Our mission is to glorify God by loving Him and making disciples and our vision is to build caring relationships to connect our homes, community and the world to Jesus. We are a healthy church with approximately 400 weekly attenders serving a growing, diverse community of more than 17,000. In 2018 our church moved to a larger facility and is poised to continue growing. We are a congregational church with elder leadership. Currently we have two full-time pastoral staff and five part-time staff. In the past decade we have been blessed to send multiple missionary families from our congregation and look forward to continuing to make disciples of all nations.

Required Qualifications:
  • Must be a follower of Jesus Christ
  • Meets the biblical qualifications for an elder described in 1 Timothy 3 & Titus 1
  • Passionate about shepherding, equipping, and developing other believers
  • Demonstrated experience in Biblical teaching and preaching
  • Demonstrated experience in a disciple making ministry
  • Agrees with SSBC’s Statement of Faith

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience with diverse populations and proficiency in Spanish
  • Formal education at the graduate or undergraduate level in Bible or ministry
  • Possesses an EFCA Credential
  • Experience working in a church or parachurch ministry environment

Salary:
SSBC provides competitive salaries based on experience and qualifications. All pastors have the option of participating in retirement investment and disability insurance through the EFCA. Paid time off includes holidays and three weeks of vacation annually. Pastors also receive a 12 week sabbatical after a minimum of 6 years of service at SSBC.

Application:
Applicants should submit the following documents to ssbcpastorsearch2023@gmail.com
  • Letter of interest including why he is qualified for this position
  • Resume
  • One or two page written testimony

Process and Timeline:
A review of applicants will begin on December 4th, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information:
Pastor Bruce Boehmer
ssbcpastorsearch2023@gmail.com
927 South Oak Hill St.
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
(479) 524-3963


Associate Pastor at The Church at Osage Hills in Osage Beach, MO

POSITION OVERVIEW: We are seeking a passionate and driven individual to join our vibrant and growing congregation as the Associate Pastor. As the Associate Pastor, you will be responsible for leading and strategically cultivating a dynamic guest assimilation experience that guides others into deeper ownership of Osage Hills. You will oversee the discipleship programming, to include small group ministry, guiding the congregation into deeper connection and Christ-likeness.

REPORTS TO: Lead Pastor

STATUS: Full-Time Salaried

HOURS: Coordinated with Supervisor 

SUPERVISION OF EMPLOYEES: Student Minister & Community Events Director  


RESPONSIBILITIES

Personal 

  • To maintain a vibrant and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. 
  • To nurture and maintain a strong relationship with spouse and children. 
  • To engage in the ministry of discipling others at Osage Hills. 
  • To value and pursue a course of personal growth including maintaining relationships
  • with personal mentors, continuing education, and networking with other churches who
  • will challenge and inspire new levels and directions of leadership.


Pastoral 

  • To maintain regular office hours negotiated with the Lead Pastor. 
  • To participate in weekly staff meetings. 
  • Responsible for creating an environment that welcomes new guests and provides next steps toward connection and growth. 
  • Lead, equip and empower guest service volunteers. 
  • Improve upon or create a new follow-up program to get visitors plugged in efficiently. 
  • Teach/Facilitate Discover OHills and oversee the current membership process.
  • Be available as a point person on Sundays in the lobby between services to meet people and assist with needs.
  • Connect people for church volunteer-ship. 
  • Teach at least 12 times a year. 
  • Minister and Shepherd to the congregation (specifically new attendees): Lunches, invitations, encouragement cards, etc. 
  • Oversee the Student Minister
  • Oversee the Community Events Coordinator 
  • Work closely with the Lead Pastor to develop and implement a thriving small group ministry.
  • Offer Pastoral Care
  • Develop and lead a discipleship program.


East Campus Pastor at Parkview Church in Iowa City, IA

Position Description

The campus pastor provides pastoral leadership to a campus of Parkview Church, and is responsible for promoting the mission and vision of Parkview Church on that campus. The campus pastor assists the Lead Pastor and the Elders of Parkview to give leadership and direction to the entire Parkview Church community.

General Staff Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate the qualifications of a spiritual leader as stated in I Timothy 3:1-7.
  • Live out the mission and vision of Parkview, in accordance with the Parkview Statement of Faith.
  • Establish and maintain healthy relationships with the Parkview Staff Team and Elders.
  • Balance ministry and family/community responsibilities.
  • Contribute to staff meetings.
  • Serve the needs of other pastors and ministry areas as needed.

Competencies

  • Understand and have a proven track record in creating and sustaining a disciple-makers ministry for students, children, and families
  • Ability to develop and shepherd a ministry team of staff and volunteers
  • Have the gift of teaching and comfortable teaching from children to adults
  • Trained and experienced in evangelism and community development

Primary Responsibilities

1. General Pastoral Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to the East Campus staff and leaders
  • Implementation of overall church vision
  • Serve as the primary teaching/preaching voice of the East Campus
  • Provide pastoral care and oversight to the East Campus
  • Lead East Campus leadership team
  • Oversee Finances & Budgeting for the East Campus
  • Oversee the facility management of the campus location

2. CommunityResponsibilities

  • Be aware of the needs of the local community and discern how Parkview’s East Campus can respond
  • Promote a positive influence in the neighborhood as well as services and agencies invested in the local area

Direct Report

  • Executive Pastor

Find instructions on how to apply here.


The KidMin Pastor/Director at Parkview Church in Iowa City, IA

The KidMin Pastor/Director will lead, train, resource and encourage the Parkview KidMin Team to implement the vision of Parkview in their particular ministry area with a focus on cultivating a culture of disciple-making in the home.

Position Requirements

  • 3-5 years minimum of children’s and/or youth ministry experience
  • Must have a seminary degree or equivalent and be astute in discerning theology and children’s & youth culture

General Staff Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate the qualifications of a spiritual leader as stated in I Timothy 3:1-7.
  • Live out the mission and vision of Parkview, in accordance with the Parkview Statement of Faith.
  • Establish and maintain healthy relationships with the Parkview staff team and elders.
  • Balance ministry and family/community responsibilities.
  • Contribute to staff meetings.
  • Serve the needs of other pastors and ministry areas as needed.

Competencies

  • Understand and have a proven track record in creating and sustaining a disciple-makers ministry for children and families
  • Ability to develop and shepherd a ministry team of staff and volunteers
  • Have the gift of teaching and is comfortable teaching from children to adults
  • Possesses strong communication skills and is effective in communicating in large and small group contexts. Is able to connect with children and parents, both churched and unchurched.
  • Healthy boundaries in relationships and time

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee KidMin & Parkview Preschool Staff
  • Develop a clear vision and direction for KidMin
  • Provide consistent leadership and development to the KidMin staff to accomplish the vision and mission.
  • Equip parents to disciple their children
  • Offer spiritual support to the Parkview Preschool

Find instructions on how to apply here.


Pastor of Family and Worship Ministry at Crosswinds Church, Spirit Lake Campus in Spirit Lake, IA

Our mission is “Reaching people with Jesus.”

We are one church with campuses in Spencer and Spirit Lake, IA, that cooperate on mission, resources, and teaching. CrossWinds is a place where the Bible is taught, the gospel is proclaimed, and a biblical community is fostered to help followers of Christ grow in their likeness to Him. The Spirit Lake campus is a large facility with a gymnasium and youth space equipped with modern audio, video, and lighting capabilities.

POSITION PROFILE

We seek to fill the Pastor of Family and Worship Ministries role with someone administratively gifted that displays a pastor's heart and the gift of teaching and pastoring students. He must possess the skills to plan, organize, create, and improve. He must also effectively lead and shepherd. This individual must be a self-starter. While exercising strong leadership gifts, he must understand that organizational and administrative tasks are not an end in themselves but rather one of the ways God develops the spiritual health and well-being of His church.

STUDENT MINISTRY

Provide leadership for the middle and high school students on the Spirit Lake Campus

-Develop spiritual maturity in existing students challenging them to leadership in the student ministry programs and the rest of the church family

-Work with student leaders to develop a plan of outreach to invite their friends to student ministry events where they can hear the gospel and experience the Christian community

-Work with adult leaders to develop an annual ministry plan that utilizes the wisdom and skill of adult volunteers

-Foster spiritual growth in students through an annual ministry plan that includes the following:

  • Solid biblical teaching so students open their Bibles. This includes expository and relevant topical teaching
  • Teach students to study the Bible on their own
  • Encourage students in a Scripture memory so they commit God’s Word to their hearts
  • Teach students how to pray and provide corporate and personal prayer opportunities in
  • the student ministry
  • Teach students the importance of the church and why God made them a part of it.
  • Help students discover and use their spiritual gifts in the student ministry and the rest of the church body
  • Serve in the community

-Create small groups led by mature adult and student leaders who mentor students

Lead praise and worship in student gatherings with a student worship team

Build relationships with students to encourage, equip, and counsel

Prepare and present an annual student ministry budget. Adhere to the budget and steward the finances entrusted to the student ministry program

Oversee budget requests from student and children’s ministry areas

Organize and manage fundraising opportunities and use of raised funds (student ministry accounts)

Provide support, classes, and resources to help parents raise their children to follow Jesus. Our goal is to help parents better disciple their children.

WORSHIP MINISTRY

  1. Lead student worship and build a student-based worship team in the sixth to twelfth-grade ministry
  2. Serve in the Sunday morning adult worship leader rotation
  3. A working knowledge of Ableton, Hog 4 lighting console, Planning Center, ProPresenter, Allen
  4. & Heath audio mixing, or similar systems is preferred
  5. Work with the AVL director for student ministry and Sunday morning adult worship

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

  1. Oversee the Sunday morning kids program team, ensuring teachers are in place and theologically sound material is used.

  2. Oversee the director of the mid-week AWANA program
  3. Oversee the nursery
  4. Oversee summer outreach programs, such as VBS
  5. Provide age-appropriate support, classes, and resources to help parents raise their children to
  6. follow Christ

MULTISITE MINISTRY

1. Work with the pastor of family ministries on the Spencer Campus to provide synergy between the student and children’s programs. The goal is, when possible, to duplicate systems and strategies between campuses while allowing flexibility between campuses when appropriate.

OTHER DUTIES

1. Fill the pulpit as requested

QUALIFICATIONS
1. Fulfills the character qualifications and duties of an elder in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-16 2. A masters level seminary education or equivalent is preferred but not required
3. Affirms the CrossWinds Church Statement of Faith — spiritlake.crosswinds.tv/our-beliefs
4. Affirms CrossWinds Core Values — http://spiritlake.crosswinds.tv/core-values
5. Demonstrates wisdom in decisions, actions, and recommendations
6. Competent in Apple-based technology

SALARY PACKAGE
This is a full-time position. Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.

Reports to the Lead Pastor

To apply, contact Kurt Trucksess - jobs@crosswinds.tv — www.crosswinds.tv

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