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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Fairhaven Church - Lead Pastor of Student Ministry

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Centerville, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 04/28/2016
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

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Fairhaven Church is a growing, multisite church located in Centerville, OH just outside of Dayton with current ties to the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Fairhaven started its journey 50 years ago with twelve families. They met at a local YMCA, united with a vision and dream to reach people in the Dayton area with the Gospel and to equip believers to serve and transform the community. Today, Fairhaven is a vibrant, multisite church of 6,000 people, with 3,500 in weekly attendance. They have three established campuses in Centerville, Northmont, and Springboro. 


The Lead Pastor of Student Ministry at Fairhaven Church will give vision, strategic direction, and inspiration as the team leader of the student ministry staff. They will have primary oversight of the high school ministry, general oversight of the middle school students, and influence of multisite student ministries under the umbrella of Fairhaven’s essential values. On a large scale, this individual will think strategically about the evangelistic growth of the student ministry, while continually developing both student and adult leaders. As a core purpose of the ministry, they will strive to maintain authentic and sustained relationships with the students and their parents.


The Student Ministry of Fairhaven Church is in a time of transition, so the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape and mold it within the broader vision of the church. The Lead Pastor of Student Ministry will champion the development of community through small groups, and be the primary communicator at high school large group gatherings.


The successful candidate will be an effective builder of ministries and a developer of leaders. They will be an outstanding communicator both interpersonally, and in teaching to both large and small audiences. In addition, it is hoped that the new Lead Pastor of Student Ministry will have a teaching gift that will enable him/her to present effective messages at the main services as part of the teaching team. Formal education is not a predetermining factor for the selection of the new Lead Pastor of Student Ministries, but the successful candidate is expected to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college and will be able to offer expertise and credibility to the position. Seminary training will be a bonus.


The successful candidate will preferably come from a growing church and will have led a significant student and/or college and young adult ministry for three or more years. They will understand the need to maintain personal relationships with students, staff, and volunteers while also having a strategic vision for growing the ministry. They will display a significant amount of growth potential, and will be balanced in the areas of strategic and relational abilities. They will be able to cast vision and direction as well as lead the way, both as an up front communicator and as a cultivator of relationships with volunteers and staff. They will possess outstanding teaching gifts and will be able to communicate the Word of God with excellence to both students and adults. 


Fairhaven’s largest campus is located in Centerville, OH, an affluent suburb of nearby Dayton, OH. Few places in the nation combine a more appealing and diverse environment than Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley, where major urban centers like Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus harmonize with vibrant small towns and sleepy rural villages. Family-friendly communities are one of the Midwest's most endearing traits, and even the larger urban areas retain this warmth of a close-knit spirit. In many of the smaller towns and villages like Centerville in particular, strong volunteerism and participation in clubs and organizations creates a genuine family feeling in the community. Newcomers to this picturesque and diverse region will discover a pleasing blend of urban neighborhoods, vibrant suburbs, master-planned and golf communities, and friendly small towns. 


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