Family Ministries Pastor at First Reformed Church Oak Harbor
Oak Harbor, WA

First Reformed Church of Oak Harbor (FRCOH) is recruiting a Family Ministries (Next-Generation) Pastor to foster the spiritual and ministry development of the next generation of FRCOH. This individual will exercise strong leadership, recruitment, and delegation skills. This individual must have a passion for the spiritual growth of children and youth as well as fostering community at FRCOH.

Fulltime Salaried Position Salary Range: 50-55k

Roles and Responsibilities

·        Align the purpose, vision, and leadership of the Next-Generation Ministries Teams of FRCOH

o   Oversee the Nursery, Children, and Youth Ministries Teams

o   Oversee the Small Group Ministry Team

o   Oversee the Child Safety Team

·        Define the ethos, goals, content, and assessment of the discipleship process of the next generation of FRCOH.

Create and implement a long-term ministry path for students and families that inspires them towards a lasting relationship with Christ
o   Coordinate with ministry team leaders to foster a vision for children and youth serving in the ministry of the church and in the community

o   Serve as Child Safety Officer and lead the Child Safety Team

§  Manage FRC’s child protection system and membership in MinistrySafe

§  Ensure that background checks and child safety training take place before volunteers serve in children’s ministry, church staff, or church leadership

§  Recruit and screen children and youth ministry volunteers

§  Ensure that safety protocols such as child check in and requiring staff to child ratios are maintained

·        Foster community among the next generation of FRCOH

o   Take the lead in connecting new families with the FRC community

o   Plan and implement youth and family ministry events and programs

o   Work in tandem with FRC’s Young Life representative to reach the families and students of Oak Harbor with the Good News of Jesus Christ

o   Work in tandem with FRC Kidz preschool director to minister to the families and children who attend the preschool

·        Prioritize and promote the ministry and service involvement of the next generation of FRCOH in the local and global context

o   Create and promote consistent opportunities for youth and children to serve in the Kingdom of God

o   Organize and conduct youth mission trips, service projects, ministry experiences, and youth led services

Experience and Skillset

·        Strong background working with families and children (required)

·        At least 10 years of ministry involvement (preferred)

·        Previous training in and experience with child safety (required)

·        Ministry experience involving at-risk children/teens (preferred)

·        Able to break down projects into manageable steps and delegate

·        A self-starter who can foster the spiritual formation of FRC’s emerging generation

·        Able to recruit and organize teams of volunteers and lead teams effectively

·        Able to keep records and follow a budget

·        Willing to work under the guidelines set forth by the Reformed Church in America (RCA) Book of Church Order

·        Strong conflict resolution skills

·        Agreement with allowed exception to the creeds and confession ascribed to by the RCA


Personal Characteristics

·        A follower of Jesus Christ with a vibrant growing relationship with Him (required)

·        A sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit and willingness to seek the Spirit’s direction in tandem with other church leadership.

·        Ability to connect with children, students, and families.

Is a highly motivated leader committed to helping others grow as disciples.
Has a passion for recruiting and developing leaders and helping students find a ministry that matches their gifting.
Ability to organize, inspire, and mobilizes ministry teams.
Is a strong communicator and team player
Please send resume/CV, description of your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and faith journey (500 words), your personal philosophy of ministry (200 words), and three personal references (include phone #’s, email and street addresses) to [email protected]

Applications will be considered as received until position is filled.


First Reformed Church Oak Harbor
250 SW 3rd Ave
Oak Harbor, Washington 98277


Jacob Bullock
[email protected]


Oak Harbor, WA
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Team Building
Church Ministry