Overview

Orcas Island Community Church seeks a Youth Ministry Director to take the lead in assuring that the families, youth, and children of Orcas Island learn of God’s love in word and deed, and that those who follow Jesus are helped to grow to maturity in the faith. Responsible for personally leading all ministries to High School students including activities, outreach events, discipleship groups, service projects, retreats and summer trips, mission trips, and leading other specific activities as assigned. Recruits, trains, and oversees those who minister to Middle School teens.

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About Orcas Island Community Church

Orcas Island is beautiful. Island Magazine calls it one the top ten islands in the world to call home and Orcas Island Community Church (OICC) has served the people of Orcas Island for 132 years. The people of this vibrant church state their mission as follows: to pursue God in the company of friends for the benefit of the world (starting on Orcas Island). What are some of the ways you could describe this church? OICC is a praying, worshipping, caring, learning, fellowshipping, serving church that reaches out locally and globally.

Founded in the 1800’s by a Methodist circuit-riding pastor, it became affiliated with the Presbyterian denomination, but then in the 1960’s the people of OICC chose to be a community church because it enabled them to serve the diverse population of Orcas Island (Population 4,500 year around, plus several thousand families own summer and seasonal homes). Because there are only a few churches on Orcas Island, the community church serves people from over 40 denominations with diverse educational, economic and theological backgrounds. Our influence on the island is greater than our average worship attendance. We average 250 in attendance (6% of the island population), but we serve 400 people a week through various ministries and through community use of our facilities. Because there are so few churches on the island, many people who do not attend OICC consider our pastoral staff their pastors!

We think working for unity within diversity is the way Jesus intends it to be. As a matter of fact when the Apostle Paul said, “In Christ there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus,” we believe it requires us to practice the old dictum, “in essentials unity, in non- essentials liberty and in all things charity.”