River Valley Christian Fellowship NextGen Dept.

Church Description:

River Valley is a 12 year old church that has never stopped acting like a Church plant.  Our founding Pastor is still here, and his original vision of reaching young families and helping connect them to Jesus is what we are still passionate about today. We are poised for growth due to our fantastically friendly culture, our prime campus location right between two growing 5A High Schools, and a campus expansion project of a new 700 seat worship center and renovated children’s space, both set to open in Dec 2019.  With all God has given us, we are projecting 50% growth in the year 2020, from 800 to 1200 in average attendance. We have a playbook ready to implement this plan. But, we need your help. 

We are looking for ministers with a proven track record of fast growth through recruiting and equipping teams for ministry.  No maintenance mode here. We believe the most effective way to reach the greatest number of people for Christ is by extending authority and decision-making capabilities to the Pastor overseeing the ministry.  In other words, say goodbye to micro-management. Big kingdom wins happen through faithful risk taking. 

And while you’re loving the challenges of your new ministry, your family will love their new home.  You’ll be living 30 minutes outside of Austin in the 8th fastest growing county in Texas right in the middle of the Texas Hill Country.  Your kids will love the recreational opportunities of a State Park, the beautiful Colorado River and a Lake all right here in town. You’ll love the low cost of living and small town feel as you do just as much ministry over breakfast tacos at Maxines Café downtown as you do in the office.   We’ll help you take care of your family financially with a generous salary package that includes full health and dental benefits for the whole family, moving expenses, a matching retirement account, and personal life insurance.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will preferably have an undergraduate degree in a related field of study, and experience in leading the teams of both paid staff and volunteers for a church of at least 750. The effective Student Pastor will be committed to meeting and achieving the following goals during the first 24-months of work:

  • Increased participation in the student program both in student attendance and volunteer involvement.
  • Increased levels of excellence being achieved across all student areas.
  • A fully developed, functioning, and expanding student leadership pipeline.
  • Systems developed to improve Wednesday evening experiences for students, parents, and volunteers.
  • Spiritual and personal growth among volunteers is evident.
  • Student area is a prominent ministry and a highlight of the church.

Skills Required:

  • Must be highly motivated and always looking for new and innovative ways of reaching people.
  • Oversee and coordinate all aspects of the student ministry
  • Must have a proven track record of developing people and programs.
  • The ability to ensure that our environment is safe, fun, relational and creative so that students thrive and grow in their relationship with Jesus.
  • Find and develop ways to connect parents in the spiritual growth of their students.
  • Must be proficient in speaking to large groups as this person will be the main preacher at least three to five Sundays a year.
  • We are and will continue to be a church planter. It would be an added benefit if you desire to be a part of that process and have the ability to grow lead a church plant in the future.