Venture Christian Church, Los Gatos, CA
Lead Student Pastor
Venture Christian Church (Venture) is a non-denominational, externally focused bible church whose purpose is as follows: “To be a catalyst to transform the Bay Area from a place of spiritual darkness to a global strategic teaching and discipleship center for the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Venture was born out of the merging of Los Gatos Christian Church and South Valley Community Church in 2007. Since Chip Ingram’s arrival in 2008, Venture has grown into a thriving ministry with over 3,000 attending each weekend. God has given the church a vision to reach the Bay Area for Christ and help believers live the mission to which God has called them.
Venture is seeking a dynamic and gifted Lead Student Pastor to bring fresh vision to the student ministry and to lead students to a passion-filled walk with Christ. The Lead Student Pastor will give vision and strategic direction for the Venture’s overall Student Ministry and provide hands-on directional leadership for the High School Ministry. The Lead Student Pastor is expected to think strategically about evangelistic growth of the student ministry as a whole and the high school group specifically while continually developing both student and adult leaders and maintaining relationships with students and their parents.
The High School Ministry is in a time of transition, so the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape and mold it within the broader vision of the church. The High School pastor will be the primary communicator at Sunday gatherings as well as the champion for development of community through small groups. The successful candidate will be an outstanding communicator both interpersonally and in teaching in large and small settings. He will be an effective builder of ministries and developer of leaders. The church desires to see the Student ministry grow and serve, not only inside the church, but also out in their community together.
The Town of Los Gatos is nestled at the base of the Sierra Azules and is located approximately 60 miles from San Francisco, just west of San Jose where the Santa Clara Valley meets the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is also a 30-minute drive to the beaches of Santa Cruz along the Pacific Coast. Los Gatos and the surrounding communities boast outstanding schools, abundant outdoor activities and one of the most temperate climates in the world, year round. With its proximity to San Francisco and San Jose, area residents enjoy all the benefits of small town living along with the entertainment and educational opportunities that are only available in larger cities.