First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Wichita Falls, Texas, is actively seeking a Minister to Youth and Young Adults. This individual would oversee the church’s ministry to youth (Grades 6-12) and their families, and the ministry to young adults. Additionally, the Minister to Youth and Young Adults would share in worship leadership, pastoral care, and other ministry functions. The ideal candidate is a mature/maturing Christian, personally committed to spiritual growth, with a strong desire to help others (especially youth and young adults) grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. This candidate should be capable of working with a variety of age groups and personality types, providing visible leadership while also empowering others to take their next step or to grow their leadership gifts.

First Christian Church, a mainline congregation of nearly 600 members, celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2020. Throughout this history, our congregation has been committed to enriching worship and inspirational music, faith formation, and service to our community and world. We offer two traditional services on Sunday mornings (8:40 am Chapel, 10:45 am Sanctuary); and an acoustic service on Wednesday nights called The Neighborhood. In 2020, average weekly worship attendance for all three services was approximately 240 participants, but has grown to average more than 285 participants through the first four months of 2021. First Christian Church has also called ourselves to a vision of moving from the One Table to 5,000 tables by 2025. As we gather around the Lord’s Table each week, we are reminded of the need and equipped to have impact at tables across our community. Therefore, it is our passionate desire and courageous challenge to impact our community for Christ by feeding 3,500 empty tables, reaching 1,000 neighborhood tables, resourcing 300 family tables, and developing 200 leadership tables. The Minister to Youth and Young Adults would join a ministerial team committed to this vision and to furthering our family ministry endeavors.

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