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Pastor of Family Ministries
South Suburban Evangelical Free Church

Apple Valley, Minnesota

Are you an eagle looking to spread your wings as a leader of leaders? Do you have a passion for reaching families and connecting people in community life? South Suburban Evangelical Free Church in the South Metro region of Minneapolis-St. Paul is hiring a Pastor of Family Ministries like you. You’ll have the opportunity to equip, mentor, and develop thriving ministries for people of all ages and walks of life. The church is poised for exponential growth and needs someone who can set vision and build a ministry that’s strategic and sustainable. Intrigued? Sound too good to be true? Check out this first-chair leadership role as Pastor of Family Ministries at South Suburban Evangelical Free Church today.

Church Description 
South Suburban Evangelical Free Church is a friendly, engaging congregation in the South Metro region of Minneapolis-St. Paul that’s dedicated to being and making disciples of all nations. The church resides in an ever-growing area that draws young families with kids. Its weekend service and midweek ministries throughout the week offer meaningful connection points for biblical teaching, transformational community, and practical serving opportunities. The church has a vibrant volunteer culture and generously opens its sizable campus to neighboring ministries. Poised for exponential growth, South Suburban Evangelical Free Church is taking strides to reach its region for Christ in ways that impact all generations.

Currently, South Suburban Evangelical Free Church has an average weekend attendance of 300. It offers one intergenerational contemporary worship service on Sundays, with Community Life classes for all ages beforehand, and children’s ministry during both hours. Throughout the week, people from all walks of life participate in small groups and ministries. The church partners with Awana, homeschool co-ops, and Bible Study Fellowship, serving hundreds in the community weekly. Building on its local ministry and passion for global missions, South Suburban EFC is stepping out to serve kids and families with greater intentionality in this next season.

Position Description 
The Pastor of Family Ministries needs to be a leader of leaders if South Suburban Evangelical Free Church is going to reach and connect families effectively. He must have a heartbeat and vision for supporting spiritual and relational growth, particularly in the context of families and community groups. The Pastor of Family Ministries will provide strategic leadership and oversight to the church’s Connect and Grow ministries-ages infant through senior adults. Specifically, this includes the Community Groups and Children’s Ministries that happen each weekend and during the week.

Knowing that the building of a network of small and mid-size groups will take a team, the Pastor of Family Ministries needs to have an equip and mentor approach to leading people and ministries. He will have the passion, gifts, experience and resources to build into, release and multiply leaders for ministry to families. While there is some operational infrastructure toward this end, the Pastor of Family Ministries will need to identify leaders and incorporate systems that foster relational, spiritual, and numerical growth. Optimally, he will have the aspirations of senior-level leadership and be willing to partner with the current Senior Pastor as God fulfills those aspirations.

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