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Crossroads Church Of God

Pastor Of Spiritual Formation: Children and Youth

Crossroads Church Of God
Lima, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 07/09/2013
Categories: Associate Pastor - Children's Pastor - Combo Positions - Family Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Church of God -- Anderson
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Crossroads Church of God

Job Description

Pastor, Spiritual Formation: Children and Youth


Title: Pastor, Spiritual Formation: Children and Youth


Purpose of Position: To provide vision, leadership, oversight and development of Crossroad Church’s role in the spiritual formation of children, youth and their families.


Type of Position: Professional Ministry Position, Full-Time


Salary Range: Compensation and Benefits package to be determined upon call by church


Principle Responsibilities:

  1. To compliment the Crossroads leadership team in its vision to be…a community of sojourners in Christ committed to live by faith, transmit hope and be known by love.
  2. To envision and create both the environment and the experiences that will allow children and youth to discover and know the expansive love of God.
  3. To familiarize children, youth and their families with the great Story of God as revealed in scriptures and the written legacy of our church fathers and mothers.
  4. To help children and youth find and embrace their own story within the great Story of God.
  5. To embed in the hearts of children and youth a passion to love God with all that they are, and to see, know and love their neighbors (all people) as God loves them.
  6. To equip children and youth with the eyes, ears, and heart to recognize and willingly participate in the transformative work of God through Christ in their lives and in the world.
  7. To help children and youth both discern and challenge cultural bias, values, and norms that do not fulfill God’s dream for a redeemed and reconciled world. (i.e. materialism, consumerism, racism, sexism, achievement based identity, violence, nationalism, etc.)
  8. To call, build, train, equip and empower a team of adult leaders who will share in the responsibility of nurturing and enabling our children and youth to become the body of Christ and citizens of God’s Kingdom.
  9. To occasionally address the wider Crossroads community with teaching/preaching rooted in the intersection of our story with the great Story of God.

Qualities, Skills and Abilities:


     Able to embrace Crossroad’s vision and ethos

     Able to work collaboratively with the Crossroads leadership team

     Values the “contemplative life” as integral to spiritual formation

     Values the “missional life” as the product of spiritual formation

     Able to call, mentor, equip and empower others to lead and serve within the ministry.        

     Understands the developmental needs of children and youth

     Understands the stages of spiritual development

     Strong interpersonal skills

     Abundant creativity, passion and energy

     Engaging public communicator (teaching/preaching)


Training and Experience:

     University or Seminary degree in a field related to children, youth, spiritual formation or spiritual direction.    

     Prior ministry with children and/or youth is desired.

     Cross-cultural ministry experience is a plus.



All candidates must submit a cover letter expressing your reasons for interest in this position and a complete resume that includes the following:


     Education and training experiences including dates

     Work experiences (paid or volunteer) with children and youth

     Employment record including dates and contact persons

     Written expression of your faith journey and transformation

     Written expression of your faith support network (who encourages you, believes in you, supports you,  

         holds you accountable, challenges you to grow?)

     Written expression of your philosophy of ministry

     Four personal references (non-family) and contact information

     Your contact information


All documentation may be emailed (.pdf, .txt. or doc files) to

or via postal mail to:


     Crossroads Church of God

     Attn: Randall Bargerstock

     775 S.Thayer Rd.

     Lima, OH 45806.


This position will remain open until the appropriate candidate is found.


Further questions may be directed to Randy Bargerstock, Lead Pastor, at (765) 635-4893