Next Gen Pastor

Date Posted: March 28, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
Lake City Christian Reformed Church
Lake City, MI, USA
Job Type: Adult Pastor,Associate Pastor
Other Details

Denomination: Christian Reformed Church

Weekly Attendance: 275

Location: Lake City, MI

The Role: Next Gen Pastor

Lake City Christian Reformed Church Building: Meet Lake City Christian Reformed Church:

Lake City Christian Reformed Church is a place where people can meet Jesus, engage in life-giving community, and everyone is welcome. From small groups to weekend meetups, Sunday school to Saturday morning coffee for men and women, Lake City Christian Reformed Church offers dozens of opportunities for people to gather together in community weekly, encouraging one another closer to a life devoted to Christ. We believe in creating a space where people can have authentic encounters with Christ, discover their gifts and use them for God’s glory.

Lake City Christian Reformed Church began its first service in June 1954 with two families. As a family of the forgiven, we will bring the hope of Christ to the community by meeting needs, seeking those far from God, restoring the broken, partnering with others, and discipling followers of Jesus to become life-giving servants in our world.

About the Next Gen Pastor:

Through strong relationships with young families and with youth and by empowering volunteers, the Next Generation Pastor carries out the vision and mission of Lake City CRC to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. The Next Generation Pastor is responsible for implementing the spiritual formation pathway into ministries for young families and youth and for providing ministry that incorporates families and youth from the community. As a strategic leader, the Next Generation Pastor must provide opportunities and environments that encourage young families to become godly parents who enjoy strong marriages and grow in their love for the Lord.

Lake City Christian Reformed Prayer: The Next Gen Pastor Responsibilities Include:

  • Participate in visionary leadership, as well as the planning and development of strategies and programming that result in the spiritual formation of young families and youth 6th – 12th grades.
  • Serve as the point person for creating and implementing weekly relational, engaging, and transformational opportunities for students in 6th – 12th grades.
  • Coordinate with ministries to the community such as MOPS and Single MOMM.
  • Be present and engaged with young families and youth in schools and other community settings, developing experiences people are drawn into.
  • Ensure clear and timely communication to ministry teams of the church and community.
  • Develop, equip, and shepherd adult and student leaders to carry out effective ministry.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Implement a strategy for partnering with parents to reach the next generation with the gospel, disciple them in their faith, and equip them to live as fully devoted and growing disciples of Jesus.
  • Plan and direct intentional opportunities for family-integrated worship and service.
  • Be a student of child and adolescent faith development and implications for parenting and ministry.
  • Build relationship with and provide pastoral care for students and their parents.
  • Find creative ways to impact public schools by developing relationships with the schools in our community and creating potential outreach opportunities.
  • Develop marriage enrichment and parenting opportunities and resources.
  • Participate in worship leadership and preaching as requested.

Lake City Christian Baptism: What You Bring:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Next Generation Pastor:

Education & Experience

  • College or seminary education, preferred.
  • Certification (or ability to obtain such) by the CRC.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to cast vision.
  • Ability to recruit and resource volunteers.
  • Ability to develop and implement ministry programs.
  • Demonstrated relational ability with 6th-12th grade students.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Ability to lead through relational influence.
  • Ability to teach with scriptural knowledge.

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Passion for Jesus Christ and for youth to know Him.
  • Ministry leadership experience.
  • Strategic leader.
  • Active member of Lake City CRC.
  • Growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Active prayer life.
  • Servant’s heart.
  • LCC Community.

What it’s Like to Live in Lake City, MI:

Lake City prides itself in being a hardworking, four-season, family town. The city is covered in charm and character from its rich history and natural beauty. Golf courses and parks draw residents and visitors to enjoy Lake City’s scenery. Tasty barbecue and all-American eateries serve residents with homemade-style warm meals to enjoy together. Unique shops such as Main Street Rocks fill the streets and create a unique shopping experience to fill spare time.

With a cooperative attitude and consistent effort in developing a stable economic and recreational base, Lake City is determined to improve the quality of life for every citizen.