Oak Park Christian Church

NextGen Pastor

Grover Beach,


Why I Love This Opportunity

Vance Martin

Vice President of NextGen Staffing & Coaching

A great ministry opportunity to build a ministry that can impact a community in the beautiful California coastal area. Oak Park Christian Church is an intergenerational church that desires to change its community with the message of hope and grace that can be found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. The weekend experience welcomes all who enter their doors and provides a place where one can worship with their family in a very loving and caring place. The NextGen Pastor will be a key leader who will be given a chance to impact families’ lives by providing a ministry that reaches children and youth.

About This Organization

Oak Park Christian Church is on the California Coast in Grover Beach, near San Luis Obispo, CA. The area provides a lovely year-round climate with many outdoor attractions for the entire family. Oak Park Christian has developed a reputation in the community to be a welcoming place to everyone, no matter where they are in their own spiritual journey. The church is an intergenerational church where the entire family worships together and serves together. It is truly a place where anyone can feel a sense of belonging. The leadership strives to bring the message that “Grace is for Everyone.”

Position Description

The Next Gen position at Oak Park Christian will lead the Children & Student ministry in casting a vision for growing these vital ministry areas. This position will oversee the programming, recruiting, and development of volunteer teams for these two specific areas. In addition, as part of the pastoral staff, assist leadership in preaching and pastoral duties to families.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the ministry area of birth – 6th grade, including Sunday morning services for these areas and special events.
  • Develop volunteer leaders for children and Student ministry areas. This would include recruiting, training, and equipping them for their specific areas of service.
  • Plan programming for the student ministry areas.
  • Create a ministry for College/Young adult ministry areas
  • Develop a family ministry model that develops growth in marriage and parenting topics.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • A visionary leader who can cast vision and direction to a ministry area that challenges volunteers to serve.
  • Passion for family ministry that encourages discipleship within the home.
  • Experience in recruiting and developing leaders.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Alignment with Christian Churches/Churches of Christ beliefs.
  • Prefer three years of experience in a ministry role.
Salary Range:

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