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Life Church Michigan

Next Gen Pastor

Life Church Michigan
Saginaw, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 11/15/2016
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Do you agree with this statement:
Teenagers are not the church of tomorrow.  They are the church of TODAY.


Are you the kind of guy who loves figuring out how to make a BIG vision reality?


Does reaching students far from God and leading them toward becoming a sold-out, fully devoted follower of Jesus get you excited?


Are you also passionate about worship, about making Jesus famous, and doing whatever it takes for the team to reach people and make heaven crowded?


If so, you may be our Next Gen Pastor.






Life Church strives to do whatever it takes to reach more people far from God throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region.  No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets.




If you get excited about seeing lost people become found people, enjoy very modern (and loud) worship music, are cool with giant indoor inflatables for the kids, and can roll with solid messages taught with intentional laughter, then we may be the right fit for you.


We're looking for a strong candidate who is flexible enough to step into a new, fast-moving church that is aggressive about the Great Commission.


The Next Gen Pastor should know the heart, vision, goals and desires of our Lead Pastor. He will quickly be entrusted with growing a Wednesday night student ministry that focuses on robust concert-style worship, solid biblical teaching that applies to real life, and small group break-outs led by volunteer leaders.  This role also requires some worship leading skills in their back pocket including lead vocals and guitar.  As part of the staff team, this person will serve in a highly-visible role on Sundays, rotating between our Saginaw and Midland Campuses.





Completely on-board with our Core Beliefs (they can be found online at and a complimentarian in theology


 - DC  >  Marvel


Passionate about making Jesus famous with a whatever-it-takes, pragmatic 1 Corinthians 9 approach to ministry


- Confident in their beliefs without being full of themselves/entitlement 


- No time for gossip or church-insider politics


- A good listener, maintaining a posture of humility/teachability, and solution-oriented


- Star Wars  >  everything else


- Someone who embraces change and is not phased by much


- Experience with Fellowship One and Planning Center Online


- Fan of the movie Tommy Boy (preferred, but not required)


Ready to hit the ground running on or before February 1st with a portfolio including: intentional + bold mid-week Student Ministry, possible short-term worship leading on Sundays at Midland Campus, pouring into Student Ministry volunteer leaders, delivering 6-8 Sunday Mainstage messages per year, Volunteer Scheduling, and occasional Weddings and Funerals.


This person will report to our lead pastor and serve on our Directional Leadership Team.


This isn't about "getting a job."  Life Church Michigan is a labor of love.  This is about doing life together and joining in with what God is doing in the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan.



Life Church Michigan is one of the fastest-growing churches in Michigan. It launched in 2013 with zero people and in three short years broke 600 in weekend attendance.


We are serious about our faith but not serious about ourselves. We believe that faith is a journey, not a guilt trip.


While intentionally multigenerational and multicultural, our key target demo is a twenty-something irreligious male who enjoys Coldplay concerts and Comedy Central.


Someone gave us a free building, so in March of 2017, we will be launching a second satellite campus in Midland 35 minutes away from our first campus in Kochville Township (Saginaw). Our new Next Gen Pastor should either have experience in multi-site or show that they are an extremely self-motivated reader and learner in leveraging multi-site tools and systems.  Central Operations and Student Ministries will remain at the Saginaw Campus for the first year.


More information can be found at, and


You can learn more about our founding/lead pastor at, and on twitter/instagram/facebook @FollowJon.





EMAIL YOUR RESUME to along with a video example of teaching/preaching in front of a live audience, vocals & guitar in front of a live audience, a list of 5 theology books and 5 leadership books that you love, the Top 5 podcasts you listen to, and your personality profiles from DiSC and Myers-Briggs.


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