Crossroads Community Church, Kokomo, IN
Student Ministry Pastor
Crossroads Community Church is located on the south edge of Kokomo, Indiana, which is less than 30 minutes outside the northern suburbs of Indianapolis. In a blue-collar community known mostly for its farming and automotive factories, Crossroads Community Church is the second oldest church in its county, as well as the largest, with a beautiful campus of over 115 acres of land.
With a congregational makeup that is multi-generational and a worship style that is engaging and contemporary, Crossroads Community Church is determined to make the home a ‘factory of faith’ with its D6 Family Ministry strategy. Its 75,000 square foot facility houses a main auditorium that seats 1,000, with 3 identical weekend worship services, as well as separate, multi-level facilities for elementary, middle school and high school students. The church also has a weekday daycare, one of the largest in the county, which is also made available to church staff members.
The Student Ministry Pastor will serve as the primary communicator for all weekend services and mid-week ministry events for high school students at Crossroads Community Church. The successful candidate will be someone whose heart ‘bleeds’ for students that are unreached and the furthest away from God and the local church. The Student Ministry Pastor will lead with the development of new and strategic programming that will impact surrounding schools, engage with new and younger families, and that will aid in the growth of student engagement within the ministry of Crossroads Community Church.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working in a ministry setting that is both rural and multi-generational. The candidate will have had experience working as an effective leader of a large ministry team, with the responsibility of providing vision and discipleship for high school students and ministry leaders in a church of 2,000 attendees or greater. The successful Student Ministry Pastor candidate will be familiar with the church’s D6 ministry philosophy, and someone who is a ‘magnet’ for students and their parents, and sees high school ministry as a calling, and not a stepping-stone.
Kokomo is located fifty miles north of Indianapolis, as is known as the ‘City of Firsts,’ thanks in large part to its world-renowned automotive heritage and history of technological inventions. Kokomo's historic downtown offers a wide variety of interesting attractions, which include family friendly parks, the Wildcat Creek Walk of Excellence walking and biking trail, intercity bikeways, farmers' market, and summertime open-air concerts.