Denomination: Church of God
Weekly Attendance: 1,700
Location: Wichita, Kansas
The role: This Family Ministry Pastor is responsible for leading and oversight of the Family Ministry Department while specifically leading our young adults.
Meet Central Community Church:
Central Community Church began as a series of prayer meetings in the early 1900s and was built into a strong church with a great legacy of faith. In 1941, a building was built and dedicated as the official and permanent church meeting spot, which spurred growth as a fixture of their community. Since 1974, Central has been growing steadily, including expanding their sanctuary, updating their name and initiating a new season of vision for the church, and building a new sanctuary for 3,200 people in the late 1980s. These are examples of just how much God has done in their midst, and just how much He has planned for them in the future as they continue to grow.
They have had a long legacy of strong pastoral leadership, and are known and admired for their traditional worship and great facilities. In addition to this, they are currently building a chapel facility to further facilitate a ministry of weddings and funerals as a way of reaching their community. Central Community Church is a great place for believers in Wichita to call home and invest in community!
About the Family Ministry Pastor:
The Family Ministry Partner will be responsible for the development of spiritual programs that will invest in children, youth, their parents, and other young adults. It will also be their responsibility to lead and give direction to the entire Family Ministry team in order to create unity among the team and families.
The Family Ministry Pastor will:
Provide spiritual leadership, direction, and training for all Family Ministry Staff and leadership, vision, strategy, development, budgetary management, and support for all of Family Ministry
Review, purchase, and oversee the implementation of curricula for ministries within Family Ministry
Actively recruit and oversee the Family Ministry volunteer effort providing leadership, training, and encouragement/appreciation
Young Adult Ministry
Create opportunities for young adults to discover and use their gifts to serve God and His Kingdom
Plan and execute events throughout the year for young adults in order to foster community and provide meaningful opportunities for them to grow in their faith
Reach and attract young adults in the community, creating relationships on a social and spiritual level
What you bring:
BA or BS degree required; Seminary degree is desirable but not required
3 to 5 years experience directing a Family Ministry or specific ministry within, including leadership of ministry staff (full or part-time staff members and/or volunteer team)
Meets Biblical qualifications for pastoral leadership demonstrating an active and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ, evidenced by action, attitude, and behavior
Recognized Pastoral Ordination by ChoG (Anderson, IN) or related evangelical body
The ideal candidate will have five or more years of leadership experience in a Family Ministry or Associate Pastor role, with some teaching and preaching experience.
Must be able to relate with children and adults. A friendly and welcoming demeanor is mandatory. Strong, confident presence in front of people. Stage presentation skills are required.
Comfortable engaging the Wichita community
Experience in supervising and coordinating volunteer teams
A “can do” attitude, with dedication to the task
Excellent management, communication, and interpersonal skills
Self-starter, able to work independently, as well as with a team, to achieve goals in a fast-paced environment
What it's like to live in Wichita, Kansas:
Wichita is the largest city in Kansas (most of Kansas City is in Missouri). Surrounded by wheat fields and oil-industry facilities, this traditional midwestern city has a diverse agricultural and industrial economy. In part because of its invulnerable central U.S. location, World War II aircraft design and production facilities were located in the area. Today, aviation firms like Beech, Cessna (Raytheon), Stearman, Lear (Bombardier), and Boeing all have plants nearby, and there are numerous supporting precision parts and engineering firms in the area.
Downtown Wichita has undergone renewal. Arts and entertainment facilities contribute to a strong community feel. The workforce is well-educated and paid, the Cost of Living Index is very reasonable with good housing values to be found. With 170 miles to Tulsa and 190 miles to Kansas City, local features are popular. The area ranks consistently well in categories of healthcare, schools and education, and employment opportunities. All in all, Wichita is a great midwestern city to call home!
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