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Slingshot Group

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Date Posted:
07/21/2015
Categories:
Youth Pastor
Denomination:
Not Applicable
Church Size:
Not Applicable
Job Type:
Full-Time
Slingshot Group
Job Description:

HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB:

If you sense that this position would be a good fit for you, or would like more information, please email Chase (callcott@slingshotgroup.org) with a copy of your resume, including video/audio teaching sample. 

 

Please do not contact the church directly. 

 

IMPORTANT:  Please do not apply through the Church Staffing Website.  You will not receive any follow up by applying through the Church Staffing Website. 

 

 

Career Note:  We are working on a number of Student Ministry and other Ministry Leadership positions at this time in various locations around the country.  Feel free to contact us via www.slingshotgroup.org to learn more about these potential opportunities. 

 

Job Description:

 

HISTORY

Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City is a dynamic, multi- generational church nearing 6,000 in weekly attendance. 

 

In 1999, the church relocated to a new site in northwest OKC and attendance ballooned to over 3,100. Over the last 15 years both the attendance and the facility (325,000 sq. ft.) has continued to grow. Crossings Christian School and Crossings Community Center & Clinic are just two of the amazing ways the church is meeting the needs of the Oklahoma City area.

 

CURRENT STATUS OF OVERALL CHURCH

Each Sunday at Crossings, four distinctly different worship styles are offered in three separate venues over 6 services: Liturgical (1 service) and Unplugged (1 service) in an amazingly beautiful Chapel, Traditional Blended in the 2,800-seat Sanctuary (2 services), and a Modern worship gathering in their newest 1100-seat Venue (2 services). Crossings Community Church is a healthy church with strong, stable leadership and vision. The pastoral team is comprised of nearly 40 pastors, with an almost equal number of men and woman. The facility is very attractive and well designed. The church is financially very healthy. Despite numerous building expansion projects over the last 15 years, the church has never in its history carried any long-term debt. Every ministry at Crossings is firmly rooted in and committed to its Vision, Mission and Purpose Statement.

 

The purpose of Crossings Community Church is to be a Christ-centered church building, Christ-centered people.

 

This is done as they: Gather the People, Center on Jesus, Serve the City and Impact the World.

 

To learn more about Crossings’ Statement of Faith, go to www.crossingsokc.org/im- new/beliefs/. 

 

 

LOCATION / DEMOGRAPHIC

Crossings Community Church is located in northwest Oklahoma City, near Edmond. The Metro area has a population of approximately 1.2 million, and is home to great restaurants, parks, lakes, a downtown Triple-A baseball stadium, and the NBA’s Thunder. A typical 2500 sq. ft. home costs approximately $250,000.

Crossings is a multi-generational church comprised of middle class and upper middle class families. The current demographic of the church is: 45% – Birth to 40 years old, 30% – 41- 64 years old, 25% – 65+ years old. The main campus is a sprawling 325,000 square foot facility built in phases that began in 1999. The campus includes a 2,800-seat Sanctuary, bookstore, library, coffee shop, educational wings, administrative offices, the Chapel, the Venue and a fitness center and gym. Their K-12 school is also part of the campus. The Community Center & Clinic is located in another part of the city. Like the church’s facility, it was built debt free. 

 

CURRENT STATUS OF STUDENT MINISTRIES

Crossings Student Ministries has reached a crossroads where the leadership of the church has decided to invest in the future of the ministry – with this comes leadership and vision from the Student Ministries Lead Pastor, which allows this position of Student Ministry Pastor to thrive.

 

The Student Ministries team consists of five full-time pastors, one as a lead, two for middle school (7th & 8th grades), two for high school (traditionally one for guys and one for girls in each), plus one full-time and one part-time administrative assistant. The current staff is talented and experienced, but they also have a willingness and openness to learning. Over the past six months, the team has visited several other similarly sized and larger churches to experience and learn about their approach to
student ministry.

 

One of the unique things about Crossings and their student ministry is that it is not only strongly supported by the leadership and church as a whole but it is also empowered to grow.

 

STUDENT MINISTRY APPROACH

At the present time there is a High School service and Middle School service running concurrently on Sunday mornings during the 9:15am Sanctuary/Venue services. Both ministries share the same space on the 3rd floor with a common lounge/hang out area. On each side of the Student Ministries lobby are two rooms (theaters) that serve as the meeting rooms for each ministry. Both the Middle School and High School currently meet on Wednesday nights with a more discipleship-based small group approach. 

 

Another impressive element of Student Ministries at Crossings is how many opportunities the students are able to be involved in throughout the summer months. There are events, activities and trips for students nearly every week covering a variety of interests. Crossings is strongly committed to student ministry, which is evidenced by being one of the most resourced departments year-to-year, and by the investment in the K-12 school that is located on the campus. The school has continued to grow (currently 1000 students) and have recently completed a major building project for a new Middle School. This was done debt free.

 

To learn more about the High School ministry, go to www.crossingsokc.org/hsm/#.

To learn more about the Middle School ministry, go to www.crossingsokc.org/msm/#.

 

CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY 

The greatest challenge facing this role is its outreach to students in the community and its connection to the overall church body. The High School Ministry and Middle School Ministry have been operating as separate entities and, although there has not been dysfunction with this model, most would agree that they are not currently reaching their full ministry potential. The current team is eager and willing to learn and looking for someone to join them in charting the course of a new student ministry direction. There is not necessarily an area of the student ministry that is weak, but most areas could be improved and more effective.

 

Crossings Community Church has seen an impressive growth trend over recent years, and there is a great desire to see the same thing happen in the Student Ministry. If you are a leader who gets excited about being innovative, being a part of the team, teaching and preaching,, celebrating successes and seeing kids’ lives change, then this could be the right opportunity for you.

 

POSITION PROFILE

In 1959 a group of people were ready to serve Oklahoma City and love it’s people just like Jesus did. Nothing has changed. Today, the legacy of Crossings Community Church continues as we:

 

Gather the People Center on Jesus Serve the City Impact the World

Do you want to join us as we watch God do some incredible things in an incredible city?

 

CROSSINGS STUDENT MINISTRY

Bottom line: We want our community of students to continue following Jesus after high school ends. We are equipping students to be independently dependent on Christ. We want them to be Christ-Centered Kingdom Workers no matter where they go or what they do.

 

We are looking for a Middle School Pastor!

 

The Middle School Pastor will work alongside the Lead Student Ministry Pastor in providing leadership, development and growth in the middle school area of the Crossings Student Ministry.

What the Middle School Pastor does:

  • Lead the Middle School Team of staff and interns. 
  • Provide general oversight and coordination of all programming, leaders, and students, 7th-8th grades.
  • Develop ministry methods that are relevant to the changing needs of our culture and families.
  • Participate in leadership for special programs as requested or assigned.
  • Develop methods for connecting students and families to the church body.
  • Complete any other tasks related to Student Ministry as requested.
  • Represent Crossings Community Church in community and ministry-related efforts.

Skills Required for Position

  • Loves middle school students and their families!
  • Builds and leads a vibrant team of adults who mentor students.
  • Thrives in a team environment.
  • Values collaboration, clarity and unity.
  • Goal setting/driven and a self-starter.
  • Creative and innovative.
  • A proven, effective leader in Middle School/Junior High Ministry.

Education and Experience

The Middle School Pastor shall possess an undergraduate degree and/or significant ministry training with experience recruiting, assimilating and retaining high- capacity volunteers.

 

Non-Negotiables

  • Assist in maintaining the highest possible ministry standards and professional ethics, in accordance with the goals, Purpose Statement, and Core Values of Crossings Community Church. 
  • Support the leadership of Crossings Community Church, contributing to the spirit of unity among the staff and congregation.
  • Compensation Package:Total compensation negotiable, based on experience and education.$48,000 - $56,000 with final salary determined based on experience, plus full benefits including medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD and retirement. A portion of salary may be designated as housing allowance with elder approval, based on credentialed minister’s request for such designation. 

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB:

If you sense that this position would be a good fit for you, or would like more information, please email Chase (callcott@slingshotgroup.org) with a copy of your resume, including video/audio teaching sample. 

 

Please do not contact the church directly. 

 

IMPORTANT:  Please do not apply through the Church Staffing Website.  You will not receive any follow up by applying through the Church Staffing Website. 

 

 

Career Note:  We are working on a number of Student Ministry and other Ministry Leadership positions at this time in various locations around the country.  Feel free to contact us via www.slingshotgroup.org to learn more about these potential opportunities. 

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Slingshot Group

We are the only not for profit group in the world that provides relational staffing and coaching services for Christian leaders so that Kingdom-minded organizations thrive.

 

We are connected fans, Slingers, staff, lead associates, and a management team who discover talent and solutions. Our vision is to see remarkable leaders for remarkable churches.

 

We are personal, leveraging what we know and who we know for the best team possible. Our goal is the perfect transition.

 

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