Pastor of Family and Worship Ministry


CrossWinds Church

Spirit Lake, IA United States

We are one church with campuses in Spencer and Spirit Lake, IA, that cooperate on mission, resources, and teaching. CrossWinds is a place where the Bible is taught, the gospel is proclaimed, and a biblical community is fostered to help followers of Christ grow in their likeness to Him. The Spirit Lake campus is a large facility with a gymnasium and youth space equipped with modern audio, video, and lighting capabilities.

We seek to fill the Pastor of Family and Worship Ministries role with someone administratively gifted that displays a pastor’s heart and the gift of teaching and pastoring students. He must possess the skills to plan, organize, create, and improve. He must also effectively lead and shepherd. This individual must be a self-starter. While exercising strong leadership gifts, he must understand that organizational and administrative tasks are not an end in themselves but rather one of the ways God develops the spiritual health and well-being of His church.

Provide leadership for the middle and high school students on the Spirit Lake Campus
Develop spiritual maturity in existing students challenging them to leadership in the student ministry programs and the rest of the church family
Work with student leaders to develop a plan of outreach to invite their friends to student ministry events where they can hear the gospel and experience the Christian community
Work with adult leaders to develop an annual ministry plan that utilizes the wisdom and skill of adult volunteers
Foster spiritual growth in students through an annual ministry plan that includes the following:
Solid biblical teaching so students open their Bibles. This includes expository and relevant topical teaching
Teach students to study the Bible on their own
Encourage students in a Scripture memory so they commit God’s Word to their hearts
Teach students how to pray and provide corporate and personal prayer opportunities in the student ministry
Teach students the importance of the church and why God made them a part of it.
Help students discover and use their spiritual gifts in the student ministry and the rest of the church body
Serve in the community
Create small groups led by mature adult and student leaders who mentor students
Lead praise and worship in student gatherings with a student worship team
Build relationships with students to encourage, equip, and counsel
Prepare and present an annual student ministry budget. Adhere to the budget and steward the finances entrusted to the student ministry program
Oversee budget requests from student and children’s ministry areas
Organize and manage fundraising opportunities and use of raised funds (student ministry accounts)
Provide support, classes, and resources to help parents raise their children to follow Jesus. Our goal is to help parents better disciple their children.

Lead student worship and build a student-based worship team in the sixth to twelfth-grade ministry
Serve in the Sunday morning adult worship leader rotation
A working knowledge of Ableton, Hog 4 lighting console, Planning Center, ProPresenter, Allen & Heath audio mixing, or similar systems is preferred
Work with the AVL director for student ministry and Sunday morning adult worship

Oversee the Sunday morning kids program team, ensuring teachers are in place and theologically sound material is used.
Oversee the director of the mid-week AWANA program
Oversee the nursery
Oversee summer outreach programs, such as VBS
Provide age-appropriate support, classes, and resources to help parents raise their children to follow Christ

Work with the pastor of family ministries on the Spencer Campus to provide synergy between the student and children’s programs. The goal is, when possible, to duplicate systems and strategies between campuses while allowing flexibility between campuses when appropriate.

Fill the pulpit as requested

Fulfills the character qualifications and duties of an elder in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-16
A masters level seminary education or equivalent is preferred but not required
Affirms the CrossWinds Church Statement of Faith —
Affirms CrossWinds Core Values —
Demonstrates wisdom in decisions, actions, and recommendations
Competent in Apple-based technology

This is a full-time position. Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.
Reports to the Lead Pastor

To apply, contact Kurt Trucksess – [email protected] —

Handout: CrossWinds SL Family and Worship Pastor – JD 2023 – PDF.pdf