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First Reformed Church Oak Harbor – Next-Generation Pastor

250 SW 3rd Ave
Oak Harbor,
United States

Position Type



Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA)

Ministry Area


Avg. Weekly Attendance


Job Description

First Reformed Church of Oak Harbor (FRCOH) is recruiting a Next-Generation Pastor to foster the spiritual and ministry development of the next generation of FRCOH. This individual will exercise strong leadership, recruitment, and delegation skills. This individual must have a passion for the spiritual growth of children and youth as well as fostering community at FRCOH.

Fulltime Salaried Position Salary Range: 50-55k

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Align the purpose, vision, and leadership of the Next-Generation Ministries Teams of FRCOH
    • Oversee the Nursery, Children, and Youth Ministries Teams
    • Oversee the Small Group Ministry Team
    • Oversee the Child Safety Team
  • Define the ethos, goals, content, and assessment of the discipleship process of the next generation of FRCOH.
    • Create and implement a long-term ministry path for students and families that inspires them towards a lasting relationship with Christ
  • Coordinate with ministry team leaders to foster a vision for children and youth serving in the ministry of the church and in the community
  • Serve as Child Safety Officer and lead the Child Safety Team
    • Manage FRC’s child protection system and membership in MinistrySafe
    • Ensure that background checks and child safety training take place before volunteers serve in children’s ministry, church staff, or church leadership
    • Recruit and screen children and youth ministry volunteers
    • Ensure that safety protocols such as child check in and requiring staff to child ratios are maintained
  • Foster community among the next generation of FRCOH
    • Take the lead in connecting new families with the FRC community
    • Plan and implement youth and family ministry events and programs
    • Work in tandem with FRC’s Young Life representative to reach the families and students of Oak Harbor with the Good News of Jesus Christ
    • Work in tandem with FRC Kidz preschool director to minister to the families and children who attend the preschool
  • Prioritize and promote the ministry and service involvement of the next generation of FRCOH in the local and global context
    • Create and promote consistent opportunities for youth and children to serve in the Kingdom of God
    • Organize and conduct youth mission trips, service projects, ministry experiences, and youth led services

Experience and Skillset

  • Strong background working with families and children (required)
  • At least 10 years of ministry involvement (preferred)
  • Previous training in and experience with child safety (required)
  • Ministry experience involving at-risk children/teens (preferred)
  • Able to break down projects into manageable steps and delegate
  • A self-starter who can foster the spiritual formation of FRC’s emerging generation
  • Able to recruit and organize teams of volunteers and lead teams effectively
  • Able to keep records and follow a budget
  • Willing to work under the guidelines set forth by the Reformed Church in America (RCA) Book of Church Order
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Agreement with allowed exception to the creeds and confession ascribed to by the RCA



Personal Characteristics

  • A follower of Jesus Christ with a vibrant growing relationship with Him (required)
  • A sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit and willingness to seek the Spirit’s direction in tandem with other church leadership.
  • Ability to connect with children, students, and families.
  • Is a highly motivated leader committed to helping others grow as disciples.
  • Has a passion for recruiting and developing leaders and helping students find a ministry that matches their gifting.
  • Ability to organize, inspire, and mobilizes ministry teams.
  • Is a strong communicator and team player

Please send resume/CV, description of your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and faith journey (500 words), your personal philosophy of ministry (200 words), and three personal references (include phone #’s, email and street addresses) to [email protected]

Applications will be considered as received until position is filled.