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Venture Christian Church - Family Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Los Gatos, California, United States

Date Posted: 06/29/2017
Categories: Family Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About the Organization:

Venture Christian Church (Venture) is a non-denominational, externally focused bible church whose purpose is to “be a catalyst to transform the Bay Area from a place of spiritual darkness to a global strategic teaching and discipleship center for the gospel of Jesus Christ.”


Venture was born out of the merging of Los Gatos Christian Church and South Valley Community Church in 2007. The pastors of both churches began praying for God to take control of this brand new church and create unity within the body. In 2008, Chip Ingram became Venture’s Senior Pastor as a final step in joining the two churches as one. Chip is a nationally known speaker, author, leadership coach, and the founder of Living on the Edge. This ministry has a mission to teach and inspire Christians to intentionally and continuously pursue a desire to grow spiritually and become mature, authentic disciples of Christ.

Since Chip Ingram’s arrival in 2008, Venture has grown into a thriving ministry with over 3,000 attending each weekend. God has given the church a vision to reach the Bay Area for Christ and help believers live the mission to which God has called them. Venture is housed on a beautiful 28-acre campus, located at the foot of the Santa Cruz Mountains on the border of San Jose and Los Gatos. 

About the Position:

The Family Pastor of Venture Christian Church will pastor/shepherd ages infant through college, while providing tools and resources for parents of young children and students. They will additionally bear responsibility for working with the Directors of each aforementioned ministry department, in administering and developing comprehensive standards, curriculums, and programming elements.

The successful candidate for this position will be highly relational, with complementary skills in development. They will possess a pioneering spirit with a strong desire to nurture, expand, and maximize the potential of family ministries at Venture. The ideal prospect will possess a foundational understanding of systems development and relational management in both congregational and staffing spheres of the church. They will complement the environment and culture of Los Gatos and embrace the community and its surrounding regions.

What We Are Searching For:

The ideal candidate for this role will have a heart for family ministry, and focus around their passion and gifts for the benefit of families at Venture Christian Church. The successful candidate will show a specific and measurable track record of growth in building a children's, youth, and adult ministries. They will also have developed leaders and achieved numerical growth in ministries of which they’ve maintained oversight.


  • Master of Divinity or higher, with a minimum of 10 years experience OR Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, with 15 years experience of successfully building a ministry from its beginnings.
  • Leadership and communication skills evidenced by the growth of ministries.
  • Body of work that speaks to growing ministries.
  • A theology consistent with Venture Christian Church.
  • A track record of innovative ministry methodologies that have produced remarkable fruit, with the ability to leverage it on a larger platform at VCC.
  • A strong ability to work with the millennial demographic.
  • Fast-paced multi-tasking abilities.
  • Evidence of aforementioned experience, skills, and giftedness, which can provide the basis for successfully achieving the purpose of the position.

About the Location:

The Town of Los Gatos is nestled at the base of the Sierra Azules and is located approximately 60 miles from San Francisco, just west of San Jose where the Santa Clara Valley meets the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is also a 30-minute drive to the beaches of Santa Cruz along the Pacific Coast. Los Gatos and the surrounding communities boast outstanding schools, abundant outdoor activities, and one of the most temperate climates in the world, year round. With its proximity to San Francisco and San Jose, area residents enjoy all the benefits of small town living along with the entertainment and educational opportunities that are only available in larger cities.

Once an agricultural town, Los Gatos retains its 19th century charm with Victorian architecture and streets lined with quaint, upscale shops, and eateries. The town is also closely tied to Silicon Valley and its fast paced economy. Los Gatos, however, retains a mix of residential, commercial and light industrial uses, still attracts visitors, and continues to retain its small town image.

Los Gatos prides itself as a self-contained community. Over 3,000 businesses serve the residents and act as a destination point for visitors who are attracted to its restaurants, hotels and variety of shops within a pedestrian oriented downtown setting. The town is also an inclusive community with the full mix of ages, family sizes and incomes. Los Gatos has many parks and greenbelt areas, as well as a vibrant downtown area. Downtown Los Gatos is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the model of what communities strive to achieve in a downtown.