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Hidden Valley Christian Church

Associate Pastor of Youth and Children

Hidden Valley Christian Church
Escondido, California, United States

Date Posted: 12/14/2009
Categories: Children's Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Church of Christ
Church Size: 50 to 100
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Hidden Valley Christian Church in Escondido, CA is in need of an associate pastor who is both persuaded by the ideals of the Restoration plea of the Stone/Campbell movement and, who has the skill-set to build a vital youth and children’s ministry from the ground floor. Our situation is unique in that we feel like a brand new church birthed out of a very old and broken ministry. We are small because of the sins of the past, but we are cleansed, united, and growing because of the faithfulness of God. The average age of our congregation is 63. We have a new pastor (47 years old) who has helped us select a new set of leaders, create a new philosophy of leadership, design a new constitution and by-laws, and format a fresh approach to worship. Our new website is: We are committed to reaching our present community for Jesus Christ and we are urgent about reaching the generation to follow.

We are looking for an associate pastor who demonstrates a personal passion for Jesus Christ and a biblical wisdom founded in personal holiness. This individual must have a thorough understanding of contemporary and effective methodology in meeting the needs of youth, children and their families. This individual should have a philosophy of ministry which is centered in developing and strengthening spiritual maturity in the lives of believers so that spiritual formation can be reproduced in the lives of their friends, acquaintances as well as other believers. This individual must have a sense of humor, enjoy people, skilled in teaching and preaching, and overflowing with innate creativity to help build programs that connect believers with people in our community.

HVCC is being spiritually formed each week into maturity in Christ. We believe we are the family of God and this understanding guides much of how we purpose to be the church. Each week our worship services are designed to emphasize the family of God. Each week we strive to deepen our worship of Him. Each week we decide to leave more of the world behind us so that we can truly live as citizens of the Kingdom. Each week we seek to strengthen our faith so that our peace and our joy are complete in Him. Each week we attempt to listen and understand what God would have us do under the guiding hand of His Holy Spirit. The results are astounding and we are thrilled at the things God is doing in our midst. If you are interested, please send resume to: Your resume should tell more than your education, your work, and experience in working with children and teenagers. Share with us some of the story of your life (a photo of you and/or your family is always helpful). Explain the biblical fundamentals of your faith and communicate to us your philosophy of youth and children’s ministry.