Pastor of Family Ministry

CrossWinds Church

Job Description


We seek to fill the Pastor of Family Ministries role with someone administratively gifted who displays a pastor's heart and the gift of teaching 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. 


  1. Provide leadership for the middle and high school students on the Spirit Lake Campus
  2. Develop spiritual maturity in existing students challenging them to leadership in the student ministry programs and the rest of the church family
  3. Work with student leaders to develop a plan of outreach to invite their friends to events where they can hear the gospel and experience the Christian community
  4. Work with adult leaders to develop a ministry plan that incorporates the wisdom and skill of adult volunteers
  5. 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 topical teaching.
  • Teach students to study the Bible on their own.
  • Encourage students in Scripture memory so they commit God’s Word to their hearts.
  • Teach students to pray. Provide corporate and personal prayer opportunities.
  • 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
  1. Create small groups led by adult and student leaders.
  2. Build relationships with students to encourage, equip, and counsel them.
  3. Prepare and present an annual student ministry budget. Adhere to the budget and steward the finances entrusted to the student ministry program.
  4. Oversee budget requests in the student and children’s ministry areas.
  5. Organize and manage fundraising opportunities.
  6. Provide support, classes, and resources to help parents raise their children to follow Jesus. We want to help parents better disciple their children.
  7. Skills in worship leadership are desires but not required for this position.


  1. Work with the pastor of family ministries on the Spencer Campus to provide synergy between the student and children’s programs. When possible duplicate systems and strategies between campuses while allowing campus-specific flexibility.


  1. Fill the pulpit as requested


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


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

To apply, contact Kurt Trucksess [email protected]

About CrossWinds Church

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.

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
3 months ago
Spirit Lake, Iowa

Evangelical Free

Church Size
300-500 people

Social Media Accounts