About the job
Denomination: Presbyterian - EPC
Weekly Attendance: 890
Location: Fair Oaks, California
The Role: Next Gen Pastor
Meet Fair Oaks Church:
Fair Oaks Church is a church family following Jesus so that everyone can flourish. Fair Oaks has a rich history of God leading generations of people to follow Jesus in this region since 1952. It has always been a Jesus church, proclaiming the life-giving message of Christ and seeing generations of lives transformed by his grace. Since 2009, Fair Oaks has belonged to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). It’s a unique family of 600 churches held closely together through relationships, and a deep commitment to sharing the Gospel and making disciples of Jesus. Fair Oaks is a church family following Jesus and strives to cultivate a community of love.
About the Next Gen Pastor:
The Next Gen/Teaching Pastor oversees and provides leadership to our kids and student ministries, will be the primary leader of our college and young adults (CYA), serve on our leadership team and have a regular teaching presence.
The Next Gen Pastor Responsibilities Include:
Help our church to grow in family discipleship, partnering with parents & Next Gen team.
Engage middle school, high school, & CYA to attend our main gathering Sunday AM alongside their parents or friends every Sunday.
Develop strategies that facilitate engagement in the church beyond Next Gen ministries
Provide vision, leadership, and community for the NextGen Team (kids, students, CYA)
Occasionally assist in leading/teaching Sun AM or Weds PM Kids Club using the Orange Curriculum.
Represent Kids, Students, and CYA on the leadership team and in the church.
Recruit, develop, and empower adults to serve with kids, students, & CYA.
Communicate vision, mission, and strategies to volunteers, students, and parents.
Cast vision & develop a culture where parents are their kids' primary spiritual leaders.
Lead the Next Gen team to establish a presence & build relationships with local school campuses, seeking to serve and do outreach where kids & students already gather.
Oversee groups, and worship environments for all kids, students, & CYA ministries.
Lead Kids, Students, CYA staff & volunteers to ensure smooth transitions between departments, and serve to reach and minister more effectively to the entire family.
Oversee Next Gen Ministries: Kids, Students, CYA Staff, Programming, & budgets.
Occasionally help to lead and organize Family Worship Weekends, Celebration Services where younger kids (Birth-5th grade) are invited into main worship service.
Provide pastoral care to Students, CYA, and their families as needed.
Teach in the main service 12-15+ times per year.
Execute planning and team-building with the NextGen Team.
Oversee and lead Next Gen Team including Kids, Students, CYA.
Launch and lead a weekly CYA Worship Service on Sunday PM.
Other duties as assigned.
What You Bring:
Education & Experience
5+ years of pastoral ministry experience in a similar role preferred.
Undergraduate degree required.
Graduate degree from a university/seminary preferred.
Willingness to pursue Seminary. (if needed the church will assist)
Willingness to pursue Ordination with the EPC in the first 2 years.
Experience with and a commitment to utilizing Orange as a primary NextGen approach.
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications
Consistently endeavors to live a Spirit-filled life and exhibits Christ-like character.
Lives generously and compellingly encourage a spirit of generosity in others.
Demonstrates and fosters the biblical values of grace, humility, hospitality, transparency, and accountability.
A lifelong learner who is constantly seeking personal, professional, and spiritual growth.
Understands, practices, and promotes the value of self-care and reflection and takes time for personal refueling.
Has significant evidence of kingdom fruit in his/her personal life and ministry.
What it's Like to Live in Fair Oaks, California:
In the heart of Northern California, Fair Oaks is an incredible place to call home and raise a family! Fair Oaks is a part of the Sacramento region, California’s Capital city, which is one of the most diverse and exciting growing cities in the country. With tons of great food, music, arts, sports, and entertainment options downtown, including the new home of the Sacramento Kings: The Golden 1 Arena, there is never a shortage of things to do. The Sacramento region has tons of fun outdoor recreational opportunities and is only a short drive to Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, and the beach! There are amazing hiking, running, and biking trails and access to both the American and Sacramento Rivers. Fair Oaks has something for everyone!