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Next Generation Pastor

First Reformed Church Oak Harbor
Posted: 01/10/2023
Salary/Range: 50-55K
Oak Harbor, WA

Next-Generation Pastor – First Reformed Church Oak Harbor (FRCOH)


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

Applications will be considered as received until position is filled.

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