Overview

St. John’s Church is seeking a full-time NextGen Pastor to oversee ministry to multiple age groups from birth through high school within our growing mid-sized church and the broader community.

This person will work with the lead pastor, staff and strong volunteer teams as a leader of leaders to expand our ministry to all ages, with a primary emphasis on discipleship and equipping the next generation. Initial goals in the position will include:

–        Spending a significant amount of time developing and leading a sustainable children’s ministry, encompassing all aspects of Sunday morning programming (based on the Orange strategy, whatisorange.com), volunteer recruitment, training, and creating an engaging environment where kids love to learn and grow in their faith.

–        Work alongside our existing team of volunteers to provide leadership to our active and growing Wednesday evening youth ministry (6-12th grade).

–        Serve as part of the pastoral team, working to incorporate all ages in as many aspects of the church as possible. This will include providing direction, vision and leadership to various areas of ministry, pastoral care to families with children, outreach, and other responsibilities as needed.

The successful candidate will have strong relational skills, administration and coordination, a passion to equip others, a calling to disciple children and adults in a multigenerational church, and an excitement about being part of a larger team working together toward common goals.

An excellent article that captures the heart of our vision for this position can be found here: https://thenextgenblog.com/2016/05/21/what-is-a-nextgen-pastor/

Formal education and/or current experience leading children, youth or family ministry is required. Interested candidates do not need to be from a Lutheran background.

This is a full time, salary position with excellent full benefits available. Salary will be competitive based on qualifications and experience.

St. John’s is part of the new, evangelical and mission-focused denomination Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (lcmc.net), and is a charter member of a grassroots movement of churches in Walworth County across denominational lines called Refresh (refreshchurches.com). We are located in the middle of beautiful Walworth County, commonly referred to as the “lakes area” of southeastern Wisconsin. Approximately one hour from Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison, this area is a popular vacation getaway for city dwellers, but also a great place to raise a family with friendly residential neighborhoods and top-rated schools.

Download a full position packet at stjohnselkhorn.com/employment/

To apply, please e-mail your resume, cover letter and any other relevant info to employment@stjohnselkhorn.com.

About St. John's Church

St. John’s Church is located in the heart of downtown Elkhorn, Wisconsin, the county seat of Walworth County, and just 10 minutes north of Lake Geneva. Our vision is to continue to grow as we reach and serve our community, drawing from the richness of our “deep roots” and the relevance of a modern church.

We hold three worship services on Sundays, one traditional and two contemporary. Sermons are Biblically based and incorporate personal testimonies and dramatic elements on a regular basis.

Average Sunday morning adult worship attendance since 2011 has gone from 90 to 175, peaking over 225 on certain Sundays (and over 400 during recent Christmas and Easter holidays).

St. John’s is part of the newer, evangelical and mission-focused denomination Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (lcmc.net), and is a charter member of a grassroots movement of churches in Walworth County across denominational lines called Refresh (refreshchurches.com).