Evangelical Free Church of Chico

Family Discipleship Pastor



Why I Love This Opportunity

Chuck Hunt


Evangelical Free Church is a warm and family-friendly church with a history of making a difference with children and families in Chico, CA. EFCC is experiencing a new season of stability, momentum, and growth. I think this is a great job for two reasons:
First, their desire to impact their community for the gospel and their vision of helping people find and follow Jesus.
Second, they want to invest in the family, meaning children, parents, and marriages.
They have some pieces already in place, but you would design and create a holistic plan to minister to marriages, families, and children and reach our community for Christ through groups, programs, and events.

How big can you dream?

About This Organization

EFCC is a church committed to helping people find and follow Jesus. They are a beautiful community that holds God’s Word in the highest regard, values authentic community, and pushes forward with new ideas and methods of evangelism and service. EFCC is a member of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) denomination, where they are gospel-centric and major on the majors and minor on the minors. Elders oversee them and are staff-driven. EFCC is enjoying a Sunday morning average weekly attendance of 450, is experiencing a growth pattern, and is building great momentum.

Position Description

The Family Discipleship Pastor works in cooperation with the Lead Pastor and is a champion for marriages and families. The unique function of this position is to be the key advocate of parents and families and to imagine and implement new ideas and methods of evangelism and discipleship. Our ideal pastor will be able to build a high-impact Marriage and Family Ministry that can serve hundreds of children and adults at various stages of marriage, pre-marriage, and family life. This strong leader will coordinate with all ministries within the church while overseeing the children’s ministry to make the biggest strategic impact on households and ensure that people in the community are being reached and cared for. This person will fully grasp the church’s purpose, values, and strategy as they lead these ministries at EFCC.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the Lead Pastor to develop and implement a plan for ongoing parent discipleship, marriage enrichment, and encouragement in collaboration with EFCC ministries.
  • Oversee and grow a vibrant ministry of Small Groups as a discipleship strategy.
    Serve as the primary leader and host of the marriage ministry
  • Develop and implement a church-wide vision to meet the needs of married & pre-married couples, strengthening marriage and developing oneness in their relationships.
  • Oversee a collaborative and innovative team that builds a fun and effective ministry for children and their families
  • Ensure the children’s ministry curriculum, teaching, and culture align with EFCC’s beliefs, purpose, mission, and discipleship strategy.


What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Visionary Leader
  • Team Builder
  • Relational and Systematic leader
  • A leader who wants to be in the front row watching God rebuild marriages and families and change children’s lives
Salary Range:

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