Lutheran Church of the Cross (LCC) of Altoona, Iowa is a practical faith community looking for a Pastor of Family Discipleship to join its team. This role is central to empowering the church's mission in kids, youth, and adult discipleship environments.
LCC is passionate about forming people of all ages in the way of Jesus and is excited to welcome a humble and passionate disciple of Jesus to move them into the next era of discipleship. This experienced, high-capacity pastoral leader will provide overall vision and coordination for these discipleship ministries, as well as recruit, equip, and empower both staff and volunteer leaders in these areas.
The Pastor of Family Discipleship will provide vision, coaching, training and recruiting for the Kids Ministry Team as well as coaching for the Youth Coordinator, along with being a visible presence during Youth Ministry gatherings. For adults, this position will provide vision, coaching, training, and presence for the Adult Ministry Team and coaching for the Next Steps Coordinator, in addition to overseeing the pre-marriage ministry process.
The person in this role will enjoy people and have the ability to build and maintain quality relationships. Drawing on in-depth experience leading kids, youth, and adult ministry, the Discipleship Pastor will bring creativity, vision and a cohesive discipleship strategy to the church. This servant-coach will train and equip others for ministry, work together with various teams, be organized, and have excellent communication skills.
The right candidate will be a disciple of Jesus Christ with strong ministry gifts and a passion for discipleship of all ages, including preaching and teaching. He/she will be an equipper and encourager who is proficient with casting vision and team building.
Located in close proximity to Des Moines, Altoona is a suburb of the capital city with a close-knit community feel. Altoona is home to many restaurants and entertainment venues, including a state-of-the-art theater, aquatic center, amusement park, horse racing, and many outdoor recreation opportunities. Within a short drive of the city, you will find water recreation (lakes and rivers) and parks for hiking, camping, and playgrounds. It’s just a short 10-minute drive to downtown Des Moines with many cultural, shopping, and dining options.
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Kelly Norris has nearly 30 years of experience in Children’s, Operations, Communications, Church Planting, Creative Arts, Associate, and Executive Pastoral positions. She is also the owner of Kelability, LLC, a Kingdom-minded company supporting and developing ministries and leaders. She and her family of five reside in central Ohio. Her work with Chemistry Staffing allows Kelly the opportunity to use her diverse coaching and ministry background to help candidates navigate their journey of finding the right position and to help churches find the right candidate for a long-term, healthy fit.