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Mountain Park Community Church

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Date Posted:
Family Pastor
Church of God -- Anderson
Church Size:
1501 to 2000
Job Type:
Mountain Park Community Church
Job Description:

Who We Are  

Mountain Park Community Church (MPCC) is a thriving church in beautiful Ahwatukee, an affluent area within sunny Phoenix, Arizona. This community has a true small town feel and is known as the “largest cul-de-sac in the world” because of the nearby mountain ranges and tribal lands secluding it from the rest of Phoenix. Starting as a church plant nearly 30 years ago, MPCC has grown to one of the largest churches in the area averaging over 1,600 on Sunday mornings. The local community features excellent schools, abundant sports and outdoor activities, beautiful desert surroundings and a health conscious culture. Through a major freeway expansion project, God has given MPCC a unique opportunity to relocate two miles down the street to a prominent spot at the "gateway" of our community. We're in the process of building a brand new, state of the art, $11M building with expanded children and student areas to handle projected growth. We'll be in the new facility in June of 2017, so this is an ideal time for a Family Pastor/Director to come on board and help shape the future of MPCC.


Position Summary

The Family Pastor/Director is responsible for championing MPCC’s value to thrive in our family roles. This role is responsible for all aspects of the discipleship strategies from birth to young adults. Additionally, this role oversees all marriage and parenting initiatives. This role manages and leads the Family team including a Children’s Ministry Associate, Student Ministry Associate, Children’s Coordinator, Interns and hundreds of volunteers. The key objectives for this role are to assure ministries are aligned with the overarching mission of Mountain Park, to work together collectively as a single team and to partner with parents and families in passing faith to the next generation.






Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Manage and lead the Family Team

  • Manage and lead the Family team to include but not limited to hiring, scheduling, distribution of duties, coaching, training, performance reviews, discipline and termination when necessary.
  • Assure a safe, welcoming and fun environments for all areas of ministry with children, students, and college-age
  • Lead ministry areas in support of the overall mission and strategy of the church through amazing children, student, and college-age programming on Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights, as well as annual camps, trips, special events, and other various needs
  • Ensure high quality teaching in all aspects of Family Ministry, including Children’s, Student’s, premarital, marriage and parenting
  • Recruit, develop and lead hundreds of volunteers
  • Ensure all leaders and volunteers, for all areas, are properly trained and have clear expectations
  • Assess the ongoing effectiveness of ministry areas including programming, staff, and volunteers; lead adjustments and changes as needed
  • Meet regularly with the Family team to provide ongoing coaching, feedback, and leadership
  • Responsible for the development and management the budgets and calendars for ministry areas
  • Play an active role on the Leadership Team to include participating in weekly meetings and collaborating with the Leadership Team to set church-wide strategic direction


Children/Student Ministry

  • Ensure efficient check-in process for Children Ministry whereby new families have a great first impression and returning families have great clarity of the system
  • Lead Fellows, a weekly intensive discipleship program with High School seniors preparing to launch into adulthood
  • Ensure that students are integrated into the rest of the church and not be limited to a self-contained student ministry experience
  • Lead Student Ministry team to align with Mountain Park mission. The goal of Student Ministry is NOT just to gather a crowd, but to disciple young men and women and to give them opportunities for meaningful service and leadership




  • Manage the premarital process as well as the scheduling of and format for weddings on our site
  • Provide ongoing assistance for marriages in crisis as well as marriages seeking development and improvement
  • Support the development and implementation of HomeTeam strategies to equip and empower parents as the primary disciplers of their children, this includes serving as the champion of Relay, an intentional strategy to equip parents at each stage of their child’s spiritual development





  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Preferred: Master’s level work

Essential Experience

  • Minimum of five years’ experience leading family, children and/or student ministry at a church averaging at least 500 in attendance
  • Experience preparing and teaching biblical messages to audiences of at least 100 students and/or adults
  • Previous supervisor experience preferred
  • Previous experience in recruiting, leading and developing hundreds of volunteers is preferred

Essential Qualities

  • Commitment to MPCC’s mission, values and leadership
  • Align with the MPCC Personality of
  • Safe yet Dangerous
  • Fun yet intentional
  • Confident yet Humble
  • Spiritually mature Christian with a consistent track record of Christ-like behavior including…

…knows the story

…trusts the author

…living with margin

…thriving in my family role

…thriving in my kingdom role

  • A self-starter who has a strong work ethic
  • Enthusiasm and joy – a naturally “bright” face and smile
  • Emotional and relational intelligence; ability to quickly build relational equity and maintain a strong rapport with children, students, parents and volunteers
  • Effective in verbal and written communication
  • Someone who models/desires healthy biblical relationships


  1. Additional projects and responsibilities may be necessary as requested by the Lead Pastor.
  2. Job descriptions at MPCC are fluid - meaning this job description represents the minimum expectations when it comes to tasks and areas you may be working in. The reality is that we work as a team and there are numerous other tasks that will require the participation of the person holding this position.


Mountain Park Community Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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