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Crossroads Community Church

Senior Pastor


Kokomo, Indiana

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Snapshot

Denomination: Non-Denominational

Weekly Attendance: 1,500

Location: Kokomo, Indiana

The Role: Senior Pastor

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Meet Crossroads Community Church:

From the church’s  humble beginnings in 1846, Crossroads Community Church has become a thriving local outreach, ministry,  and worship center for the Kokomo area.  Crossroads currently offers two services at their Crossroads South location and one service at their second campus, Crossroads North. They also offer an  online campus gathering four times each week.  Crossroads  has ministries for students and children at both locations each weekend.  The Crossroads Learning Corner  for children ages  six weeks to 12 years, is open Monday-Friday each week, at the south location.  They also partner closely with Preserve Marriage Ministries, a separate 501c3 that Crossroads launched to strengthen marriages in the Kokomo community.  Other ministries offered by Crossroads are Celebrate Recovery, a food ministry program (The Warehouse),  and  Good News Garage—a car repair ministry. Groups for children, students, and adults are also available at various times and locations each week. Crossroads Community Church exists to meet people where they are and help them take their next step with Christ!

 

About the Senior Pastor:

The ideal candidate for the Senior Pastor role at Crossroads Community Church will have demonstrated experience in serving as a leader of leaders who will oversee and facilitate the ministries at Crossroads. The Senior Pastor  will work closely with the elders to provide visionary leadership in line with our mission, values and doctrinal beliefs. He will be a shepherd and mentor who loves people and leads the church staff and volunteers with integrity and authenticity. The Senior Pastor will also set an example of humility and grace in meeting people where they are and helping them take their next steps with Christ.

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Professional Attributes—The Senior Pastor Will Bring: 

  • Demonstrated ability to lead ministry within a team framework.
  • The capacity to oversee a multi-campus church.

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to engage the congregation,  church staff, and volunteers.

  • Cultural relevance and an understanding of the challenges of our day.

  • A heart for reaching the lost and for shepherding the people of Crossroads.

  • Strong Biblical knowledge and speaking skills—a voice of truth and grace.

Personal Characteristics—The Senior Pastor Will Have:

  • A clear testimony of saving faith in Christ and evidence of a growing, vibrant relationship with Jesus as Lord of their life.

  • An unwavering commitment to following and living out biblical principles with integrity and authenticity.

  • A strong character and confidence—coupled with deep humility.

  • A shepherd’s heart and willingness to be present and to listen well.

  • A charismatic personality and an attitude of hope and enthusiasm at all times.

  • A deep love for people and the confidence to be a grace-filled, relational leader.

Duties and Responsibilities—The Senior Pastor Will:

  • Be the primary voice in casting visionary leadership to the staff and church.

  • Be a model to others of spiritual maturity and prayerful devotion to Christ.

  • Work with Executive Team, Elders, and other church leaders to develop strategies to accomplish Crossroads mission.

  • Develop a strategic plan and yearly goals in collaboration with the Senior Staff and the Elders.

  • Oversee the clear preaching and teaching of Biblical truth.

  • Have general oversight of all Crossroads campuses weekend experiences.

  • Cultivate the passion of the staff and church for evangelism and outreach.

  • Be responsible for staff management, health, and size.

  • Endorse and support the 10 biblical doctrines professed by Crossroads Community Church as well as the mission and core values.

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Education & Experience:

  • The Senior Pastor will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree relevant to the role; a Master of Divinity from an accredited seminary or university is desired.

  • 7-10 years of experience in church ministry with ever increasing responsibility and growth.

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What it's Like to Live in Kokomo, Indiana: 

Kokomo is a great community in which to live and work. With a small-town sense of community positioned with access to large city benefits, Kokomo features a rejuvenated downtown area that has seen over $100 million in investment in the past 5 years including a new state of the art baseball stadium as well as a variety of restaurants, shops, and apartment complexes. 

Kokomo has also invested significantly in their parks and trail systems to help promote healthy lifestyles. In addition, an $11 million sports park for travel sports located on the east edge of the city is set to open in 2021.  Access to the upscale shopping, restaurants, and activities in Hamilton County is only 30 or so minutes away.  The Indianapolis International Airport is one hour from Kokomo.  

Kokomo features a large, high quality city school system along with 4 smaller county schools, all of which are available due to open enrollment.  Quality housing is very affordable in Kokomo.  Higher education available within city limits includes Indiana University Kokomo, IVY Technical Institute, and smaller satellite campuses for both Purdue and Indiana Wesleyan University. Kokomo is one hour from Purdue University’s main campus in West Lafayette, and 30 minutes from Indiana Wesleyan University and TaylorUniversity’s main campuses. 

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