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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Forest Home Christian Camp - Senior Director of Program Ministries

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Forest Falls, California, United States

Date Posted: 07/29/2015
Categories: Christian Camping - Para-church Ministries
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

In 1937, founder Henrietta Mears visited Forest Home – what was then a privately owned resort in the San Bernardino Mountains. After driving through the grounds, she declared to her traveling companions, “Don’t even bother to stop … we can’t afford all of this.”  Through a series of miraculous events, the campground contacted Ms. Mears and offered the $350,000 appraised resort for $30,000, and the camp was officially founded in 1938; the rest is history.  Since that amazing start, God has granted Forest Home unprecedented growth and impact for His Kingdom.  With 1,800 beds at the Forest Falls location and 240 beds at the Ojai location, Forest Home is one of the largest Christian run camps in the country.  Young Leaders, such as the Rev. Billy Graham & Bill Bright of Campus Crusade for Christ, both were greatly impacted by the ministry at Forest Home, and every year thousands of children, youth, and adults find renewed vision, clarity of purpose, and salvation in Christ through this ministry.  


The purpose of the Senior Director of Program Ministries is to provide overall program ministry strategy, organizational leadership, operational management, and oversight to the Program staff. The position will be responsible for all operational management. This position is vital to the seamless functioning of the teams on ground, and a critical addition to the Operations Team. The Senior Director of Program role is ultimately responsible for the successful facilitation and execution of experiences highlighted in the vision and mission of the organization.


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university is required. A degree in organizational leadership, management, and/or public relations is desired, but may be offset by additional experience. The successful candidate for the position of Senior Director of Program has a proven experience in ministry and/or marketplace management required for the position. They will be a self-starter, and a strong leader who has the ability to work with diverse groups of people. The successful candidate will walk surrendered to Jesus, with a passion for the gospel and a desire to stand upon the truth of God’s Word. 


San Bernardino is the fifth-most populous county in California, and the largest county in the United States by area. According to the U.S. Census in 2010, the city of San Bernardino covered a population of 1,422,745, across 450 square miles. Forest Falls is located among the hills of San Bernardino, a vast stretch of mountains and valleys reaching the Nevada border and the Colorado River. The valleys are home to prominent tourist sights, San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Lake, and Forest Falls. 


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