New Venture Christian Fellowship began in 1989 with a vision to “Help People Find Christ… and Live Life to its Fullest,” in its surrounding community and beyond. For the past 29 years, God has continued to guide and bless New Venture’s ever- expanding ministries to impact untold numbers of lives for Him.
From a Living-Room Bible Study to a Regional Ministry…
About the Organization:
New Venture Christian Fellowship launched with Pastor Shawn Mitchell, his wife Laurie, and five others as a small Bible Study in their home living room in the fall of 1989. With a burden to reach North San DIego County’s Oceanside community with the gospel of Jesus Christ, a strong belief that “Church was Never Meant to be Boring,” and great faith… in an even greater God, New Venture outgrew its suburban neighborhood, and celebrated its first “official” service October 1st, 1989 at nearby Lincoln Middle School with 52 in attendance.
The ministry soon grew to four Sunday morning services and was dubbed “one of the fastest growing churches in America” in its time, meeting in 22 different locations before finally breaking ground at its permanent property in Oceanside, California. On July 3,1994, less than five years since the first small gathering of seven, over 2,500 celebrated the opening services on the church’s 19 acre permanent church site.
Today, New Venture remains committed to building into people who will release their gifts back into the community through a variety of programs, activities and ministries, addressing the needs, hurts and interests that unite all people. Reflecting the ministry’s belief that church should be Biblical, enjoyable and relevant, and that all people matter to God.
About the Position:
The New Venture Pastor of Operations position is a Senior Leadership Level position. As New Venture Christian Fellowship’s Senior Pastor serves as the Visionary and Leader of the church—the Pastor of Operations serves as the executor of the vision, overseeing the day-to-day functioning of the church and its business operations.
The Pastor of Operations serves as a Verbal Advocate of the Senior Pastor, the DNA & Culture of NVCF and its Mission and Vision, ensuring continuity of heart and unity staff-wide.
What We Are Searching For:
The successful candidate will effectively fulfill the following responsibilities:
Business Management – Oversight of all business functions of the church, which includes the financial, property, facilities, IT, contract negotiations, etc., of the ministry. Providing supervision and leadership to the NVCF Business Office.
Staff & Strategic Management – Continually capture the heart and vision of the Senior Pastor, ensuring the execution of the respective vision, confirmed through prayer, dialog & God’s Word. The Pastor of Operations will provide strategic leadership and implementation of departmental and program goals to facilitate the mission, vision and strategy in achieving these ends.
Bachelor’s or seminary degree is required.
- Minimum five years experience at a large church.
- Knowledge of church growth dynamics, administration of systems, structures, and processes, organization and leadership.
- Team player with leadership and teaching skills.
- Strong attention to detail.
- High level of spiritual maturity.
- A Pastor’s heart and People-oriented.
- Strong verbal and writing skills.
About the Location:
Perfectly situated between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles, Oceanside is centrally located in the heart of Southern California. With 3.5 miles of beach, a 1,000-boat slip harbor, and several regional museums, Oceanside offers year-round perfect weather. As the third-largest city in San Diego County, it is largely known to be a safe, culturally diverse community that empowers its citizens, while providing an environment that promotes economic development, supports quality education, fosters the cultural arts and preserves its natural resources.
The 2010 U.S. Census indicated that Oceanside contained a population of approximately 168,000 with a racial distribution dominated by Caucasians and Latinos, followed by Pacific Islanders, African Americans, Asians, and South Asians. It is a highly family-oriented community offering quality educational access through five school districts as well as charter schools. In terms of business orientation, the City of Oceanside is largely influenced by the region of San Diego, where the culture speaks to its location on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. Along with being the headquarters of several major national defense contractors, San Diego is also home to the largest naval fleet in the world. Tourism is a major industry owing to the city's beaches and numerous tourist attractions, including Oceanside’s own family-favorite attractions such as Legoland, Seaworld, Disneyland, and the world-famous San Diego zoo.
Oceanside is Southern California’s most authentic beach town. Those who visit this city enjoy a quintessential California coastal escape that includes wide sandy beaches, a quaint New England-style harbor, historic wooden pier, and charming bungalow neighborhoods. “O’side” (as locals affectionately call it) is a destination of discovery where visitors can explore everything from California history at the ‘King of Missions’ to surf culture at the California Surf Museum, and awe-inspiring sea life through exciting ocean adventures.
As a playful, fun, and diverse destination the city values personal expression and originality, inviting locals and visitors to explore all that the city has to offer. O’siders take adventure to the next level by surfing, skateboarding, bike riding, boating and even skydiving. Culinary experiences of Oceanside offer flourishing food that reflects its creative and entrepreneurial spirit. With its year round sunny climate, and average temperature of 70 degrees, Oceanside’s weather has been rated by USA Today as the second most ideal climate in the United States, and the fifth most ideal weather in the world.
Classically charming, eclectic, and always genuine, Oceanside is an ideal place to call home.
Interested in this role? Apply here.