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Pastor of Christian Formation and Youth Needed

Logo_copyOur congregation is currently looking to add a new person to our ministry team, to serve as our Pastor of Christian Formation and Youth.  This is a full-time position that we hope to fill this Spring, and certainly before Summer.

This represents a bit of a shift for our church -- moving away from a traditional youth ministry model, and wanting to see something broader develop, resulting in a greater impact not only among students, but throughout our congregation (esp. 20 & 30-somethings) and the community we are in.

If you know anyone who has a passion for Christian formation, experience in multiplying disciples, leaders, and groups, and who might either be in transition right now, or who might be interested in joining our team here in the High Desert of Southern California, please have them email me at desertpastor [no spaces], at earthlink[dot]net.

Thank you.  And please be praying for me and our congregation as we seek after God's leading and will in filling this position.

- Chris Monroe


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Dang...only if I was methodist....will be praying for you Chris.

Thanks, Mykel. I really appreciate it.

...and please spread the word as you think of it!


I dont know what the people in your congregation are like, but... Traditionally, some of the ladies in the congregation will take on the job of the christian formation which is usually sunday school and field trips, and then you can double down on the other part.

If you were able to mobilize some of the 20-30 y/o's then you could break the other part into digestable pieces. Then you would just need a coordinator.

Unfortunatley, people think that the churches job is to teach ther children when, in scripture, it is the responsibility of parents to discuss the word of God with their own children - "In the field and in the home. Coming and going" and "Line upon line, precept upon precept. here a little and there a little. Drawn from the breast".

I would like to see a church hire a pastor to teach parents how to be Godly parents and to teach them to teach their own children. Then the friends of the children that usually get brought along to church could join their friends in their native environments, In their own homes, and learn from the Christian Adults who are doing this because they are Godly parents, and not employees.

Dang... only if I was free...Praying also! This decision will impact many lives.
In Christ,

Thanks for the prayers, Mark. We're excited about what God is doing here.

i like your logo.

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