Associate Pastor of Family Ministries

Website CrossWinds Church, EFCA


The Associate Pastor of Family Ministries will oversee and coordinate ministry for the discipleship of families, youth, and children of CrossWinds | Spencer in conjunction with other CrossWinds Church locations.  The purpose is to provide guidance and encouragement to parents, guardians, and family units while championing God-glorifying ministries focused on children and youth.  This position will also provide leadership to Outreach Ministry for the purpose of reaching our community with the gospel message of Jesus Christ.



  1. Lead ministry initiatives that develop and provide resources and support for marriage enrichment and biblical parenting.
  2. Develop strategies to disciple families and equip parents and guardians to be the primary disciple-makers in their respective homes.
  3. Support parents and guardians in their role of providing spiritual leadership and training for their children.
  4. Provide oversight to CrossWinds | Spencer Children’s and Youth Ministries activities, leaders, and volunteers.
    1. Children’s Ministry: Support, direct, and provide resources for children’s ministries.  Coordinate volunteer leaders for children activities in conjunction with other church staff.
    2. Youth/Student Ministry: Lead the development, growth, and oversight of all youth ministries and activities.  Recruit and coordinate Youth Ministry lay leaders.
    3. Foster an environment of continuity as individuals advance through age-specific ministries.
  5. Provide support for men’s and women’s ministries in collaboration with CrossWinds staff.


  1. Provide vision, leadership, and planning for the Outreach Ministry in order to reach and serve the surrounding communities with the gospel message of Jesus Christ.
  2. Recruit, train, and assist volunteers who lead and serve in various aspects of Outreach Ministry.
  3. Coordinate and communicate outreach events with the CrossWinds staff, congregation, and community organizations.
  4. Build relationships with key community and civic leaders and leaders of community-minded ministries associated with CrossWinds | Spencer.


  1. Prepare and manage respective ministry budgets.
  2. Fill the pulpit, assist with worship services, and provide pastoral care, as needed.
  3. Provide premarital counseling, weddings, and funerals, when requested.


  1. Must be a male who fulfills the character qualifications and duties for an elder as found in 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, and 1 Peter 5.
  2. Must be a maturing Christian with a passion to see families, students, and children increasingly transformed into the likeness of Christ.
  3. Must readily agree with the CrossWinds Church vision, by-laws, beliefs (, and Fingerprint (
  4. Formal theological education is strongly preferred; master’s level seminary education or equivalent is desired.
  5. Must be ordained or willing to seek ordination in the EFCA.


Reports to and is reviewed by the CrossWinds | Spencer Campus Pastor in conjunction with the CrossWinds Church Executive Pastor.  Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.

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