Family Pastor - Christ Community Church
Situated near the world epicenter of tech influence, Christ Community Church of Milpitas seeks a collaborative leader with the heart of a shepherd to lead and direct their Family Ministry (birth through high school). Nestled in the Silicon Valley area of California, CCCM is committed to discipleship, fellowship, equipping for ministry, caring for children and their neighboring communities, and teaching the Word of God. CCCM’s next Family Ministry Pastor will have broad influence in leading a growing staff, recruiting and training volunteers, and equipping parents to be the spiritual leaders of their children.
Serving as the next Family Pastor at CCCM means leading in the largest protestant church in Milpitas during an exciting season of growth. CCCM is well positioned to influence the spiritual lives of countless families who balance the demands of family and work while maintaining a Christian identity in a rapidly evolving culture. You will be leading and caring for world leaders as you direct your ministry.
we are disciple-makers reaching out to the community for Christ
consumed, guided and changed by prayer.
experiencing and sharing Christ-centered transformation.
raising and empowering leadership across generations.
reflecting our diverse and multi-ethnic community.
equipping families to be difference makers in their world.
We are a Christ-centered, Biblically based, Spirit-led congregation
All people matter to God and are welcomed into our life-changing community
We unapologetically put kids first, equipping them as ministry partners.
Our worship of God is lived out in joyful service to our community and the world.
Founded more than 50 years ago, the church has grown and changed over the decades and has become a hub of community activity over the years. The current sanctuary building was completed in 1994 and seats 940. In 2009, a ministry center was constructed to house a social hall, kitchen, coffee shop and church offices. An additional three buildings are used daily by Milpitas Christian Preschool, Western Seminary, and other church and community ministry activities.
Located on 4.6 acres of land in Milpitas, California, CCCM has built a reputation as a welcoming meeting place for many different community-focused events. Weekdays and evenings there are tutoring clubs, Bible studies, youth group, and groups of friends meeting for coffee or games. There are free musical performances, including programs for youth and children.
Shared campus space and individual volunteers support numerous local ministries: Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Boy Scouts, Grief Counseling, Financial Peace University, Men’s Bible Study Fellowship, Heritage Home, Kids Club, Real Options, and Milpitas Food Pantry.
The ministries of the church can be seen throughout the week in programs for different age groups. Women’s Ministry offers daytime and evening Bible studies, CreativiTea, Crafters for Christ, Cancer Support, GetAway, Coffee and Conversation, and Wise Ones. Men’s Ministry offers a yearly mountain retreat and Saturday morning Bible study. Congregational “life together” is experienced primarily through life groups that meet during the week in congregants’ homes or at CCCM. Nearly 50 life groups meet on a regular basis to study the Word of God, support each other in prayer and live life together.
BY THE NUMBERS
Sunday Worship 600
Kid’s Sunday School 135
Youth Worship 75
2020 Operating Budget $2.6M
We seek a highly relational, creative leader gifted in developing the spiritual lives of children, youth and adults.
You nurture a rich interior life with Jesus Christ both within yourself and in everyone around you. You thrive in the context of a team. Working closely with the other pastors and senior leadership, you believe in aligning and integrating all aspects of family ministry with the broader life and mission of Christ Community Church of Milpitas (CCCM). You are at home in a multi-cultural, immigrant-filled setting. You maintain a listening and learning posture. You encourage innovation and initiative in a changing environment. You invest in and equip parents. You believe that strengthened families – in whatever form they take – are the most effective setting for making disciples of children and youth.
The Family Pastor will oversee the nursery, elementary, Jr. High and High School ministries supported by a dedicated staff of 6 adults, 2 youth interns and 50+ volunteers. We have a strong Children’s & Youth ministry team that is responsible for day-to-day ministry and events. This position will oversee and support the existing team in strategic planning and direction.
Develop vision, strategy, resources, and budgeting coupled with staff and ministry objectives
Collaborate with the Pastoral and Leadership teams
Report directly to the Senior Pastor
Give spiritual guidance, nurture and support to the Jr. High/High School director and the team
Provide counseling to parents and student
Give spiritual guidance, nurture and support to the children coordinators, parents and volunteers
Oversee the day-to-day ministry and events
Partner with leaders to develop new ministries
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Demonstrated maturity and growing faith in Jesus Christ
Spiritual giftedness in leadership, teaching, organization, administration
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Counseling skills with children, youth and parents
Experience leading a team and providing performance reviews
Bachelor’s degree and further training in relevant subject areas
Master’s degree preferred in relevant fields of study
5-7 years experience in leadership of children and youth ministry
Personally embrace the vision, theology and values of CCCM and ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians
Christ Community Church of Milpitas is located in Santa Clara County in Northern California. Milpitas, located 46 miles south of San Francisco, is a thriving community nestled between the nation’s tenth largest city of San Jose and the city of Fremont. The population of Milpitas is 78,106 and is the fastest growing city in the Silicon Valley according to a recent study by the City of Milpitas Economic Development.
Milpitas is a very diverse population with 62% Asian, 20% Caucasian, 16% Hispanic and 2% African American. Moderate population growth is expected in the next decade.
The Asian population is projected to continue to grow. The Asian Indian and Vietnamese ethnic groups are growing at the greatest rate.
The average age of the area population is 34 and is projected to be age 40 by 2028. While 53% of the area’s population are married, 34% have never married, and 8% are divorced.
The population in and around Milpitas is well-educated, 71% “white collar” and 29% “blue collar.”
In terms of religion, Milpitas and the served communities have a lower level of personal active faith involvement when compared to the national averages. Faith and religious involvement has decreased by 4.5% since 2012. The percentage of those likely to become involved has decreased slightly.
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AGORA Search Group is a Colorado Springs search firm providing executive search and selection services to churches, and faith-based non-profits throughout the world.
Josh Ellis is leading this search. Josh has spent many years serving within church and para-church ministries, most recently as an Executive Pastor. He brings to AGORA a passion for people, a love for culture, and a desire to help churches make the love of God known to all.
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