Crossings Community Church - Executive Pastor, Ministries (Education/Discipleship)
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Crossings Community Church (www.crossingsokc.org) is an evangelical church with a Wesleyan theological foundation and is the largest church in the Church of God (Anderson, IN) denomination. People are attracted to Marty Grubbs’ preaching, the fellowship
and the youth and student programs. Crossings is a multi-generational church offering both traditional and contemporary worship, with the same sermon preached at all seven Sunday services by Marty Grubbs as the primary preacher.
The sermons readily apply topeople’s lives, and in Sunday School classes and mid-week courses people dig deeper into the scriptures and discipleship. The pastoral staff of 38 men and women are a combination of coming locally and some from churches like Willow
Creek Community Church. The greatest area for potential growth in the church would be with teens.
The work of the church is "to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ" (Ephesians 4:12).
Consequently, the essence of the job is to recruit, nurture and deploy leaders. Some of the leaders will be on staff and some will be volunteers. The Executive Pastor of Ministries is responsible for the supervision of all Christian education ministry. He
or she reports to the Senior Pastor. This is a non-preaching role.
The Executive Pastor-Ministries (Education/Discipleship) oversees and is responsible for Christian education from Nursery to Adult programs. Given the strength of the Sunday school and mid-week classes and 31 staff members (including 14 pastors) under this
position, it’s a big job. There is a need for someone who, through influence, will work across departmental boundaries to break down silos and to encourage greater understanding, cooperation and effectiveness in all areas. The Senior Pastor is seeking someone
who will be a “kindred spirit” in working with him with similar values, goals and style.
- Oversee and supervise the staff in Christian Education areas
- Coordinate and integrate all the Christian education ministries
- Oversee the implementing strategies as formulated by the Senior Pastor, Elders and Staff
The greatest requirement for a person in the role of Executive Pastor-Ministries is a strong personal commitment to Jesus Christ and a love for His church. The person must demonstrate commitment to ongoing spiritual development and maturity, and must be
someone of impeccable personal integrity and moral purity.
Theologically, he or she must be an Evangelical with deep appreciation for the authority of Scripture and an unswerving commitment to a biblically-based lifestyle. Overall beliefs must be consistent with "Crossing Community Church’s Statement of Faith".
Professionally, a qualified candidate will be experienced as Executive Pastor of a church with a weekend attendance of over 1500 and a budget over $3 million. Or the person could be over discipleship and/or education of a similarly large church while supervising
A key expectation is that this person enjoys the supportive role, yet is comfortable with the assumption of responsibility for a large number of people. The Executive Pastor-Ministries position is for a leader who does not desire the limelight, but rather
one who seeks to carry the vision into reality as a dedicated supporter of and complement to the Senior Pastor and his gifting. In addition, he or she should know how to develop leadership abilities in others and how to build and manage a large team.
The ideal candidate will see the work of managing church Christian education staff and operations as an act of ministry and apply a profoundly spiritual understanding to the work.
For further information on this position, please contact: email@example.com