Do you have a deep passion for the discipleship of the whole family - children, teens, and their parents? Are you strongly committed to the philosophy that the church partners with parents (as the primary disciplers) to effectively reach families with the Gospel?
Castine Church of Arcanum, Ohio is looking for a NextGen Pastor to join their team. This person will provide a comprehensive, forward-thinking vision to each stage of the next-gen ministry (birth through 12th grade) so that kids will have a safe space to explore their relationship with Jesus Christ, continue to grow at each stage, and become lifelong, replicating disciples of Jesus.
The NextGen Pastor is responsible for both the children and youth ministries to ensure a safe, effective, and operationally cohesive program. The programs should not only consider students who are in the ministry from birth through graduation, but also students who move into the ministry at later stages. This role involves both working with the other staff members to help equip parents for discipleship in their homes as well as coordinating the volunteers needed to operate successful Sunday morning and Wednesday evening children and youth programming.
The right candidate will demonstrate the ability to cast a strong vision for the Children and Youth Ministries and the ability to communicate and inspire others to follow that vision. In addition to a vibrant and growing relationship with Jesus Christ, the NextGen Pastor will have a passion to reach a more rural community with the Gospel.
Castine, Ohio is a quaint, conservative community that sits closely between many rural towns in Darke County including the county seat, Greenville. Darke County is covered with farmland and open spaces, lots of breathing room, and friendly, small-town charm. Larger cities within an hour include Dayton, Richmond, and Troy. Within 2 hours, you can reach Cincinnati, Columbus, and Indianapolis. The area is generally identified as a good place for generations to take root.
P.S. If this job isn't exactly what you're looking for, feel free to check the job board of open positions.