Okolona Christian Church
Director of Local Outreach
Why We Love This Opportunity
It is an exciting time at Okolona Christian Church. There is a wonderful unified diversity amongst the current team, and they are more and more ready to be laser-focused on all God has for them to do in this next season. The church is strategically positioned in geography and with a vision to reach the present and future of the greater Louisville area.
The right leader for this role is going to have the time of his or her life, leading the efforts to reach the local community and welcome them home.
About This Organization
Okolona Christian Church began in 1965 as a church plant with a vision to reach the southern part of Jefferson County, Kentucky. The area, primarily centered around the Okolona community, was a new and growing community of migrants from central Kentucky. OCC considers itself part of the Restoration Movement, a network of churches that are independent and non-denominational.
The years between 2006 and 2014 were challenging ones in the life of Okolona Christian Church as the team adjusted to both the new normal as well as staff transitions and the seeking of a future vision. In the fall of 2019, Andrew Fitzgibbon was hired as the Lead Pastor of OCC, and things have been exciting ever since. When Andrew arrived, OCC was averaging 700-800 people on a weekly basis. Pre-Covid, they were averaging 1,300, and they are currently back to 700-750 people in attendance weekly as the church and community slowly rebound from the effects of the pandemic.
The Director of Local Outreach is responsible for overseeing all planning, preparation, and implementation of various local outreach strategies and initiatives determined in collaboration with the leadership of Okolona Christian Church. Local outreach encompasses two specific areas of responsibility; First Impressions and Community Partnerships and Initiatives.
First Impressions (On Campus)
First impressions include all aspects of an individual’s experience, from the time they arrive on campus to the moment they get to their seat in the auditorium.
- Collaborate with the Next Steps Director on ways to effectively assimilate first-time guests.
- Pioneer ways to make the weekly first impression of all attendees unforgettable.
- Ensure volunteers are scheduled and in place at weekly services and special events.
Community Partnerships and Initiatives (Off-Campus)
- Collaborate with and coach ministry leadership staff on ways to ensure a culture of outreach is in place for everything we do.
- Develop and nurture local community partnerships and relationships.
- Pioneer new ways to reach more people in our community for JesusOversee Food Pantry/Dare to Care ministry.
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