Lubbock Christian University

Family Life Minister - Tamarack Road Church of Christ - Altus, OK

Availability: Jun 20, 2022 - Sept 20, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Job Description: Looking at our congregation and the community around us, we’ve recognized gaps in our ministry to young families and young adults.  We believe that hiring a new minister will go a long way toward serving these populations and growing the whole congregation. The role of the Family Life Minister is minister to the whole family of Tamarack Road Church of Christ with special consideration for young children, young adults, and young parents.  

Education

  • Degrees and or training in: Ministry, Bible, Family Studies, Child Psychology, Discipleship, and/or Church Planting.
  • Experience
  • Professional and/or volunteer experience in: Ministry, Teaching, Non-Profits that serve families and children, and/or Missions

Skills

  • Ability to develop and implement ministry strategy.
  • Intergenerational events planning.
  • Ability to relationally connect with parents and children.
  • Ability to teach and lead both parents and children.
  • Classroom management.
  • Website and social media utilization. 

Responsibilities

  • Minister to three demographics of focus: children, young adults, and young parents.
  • Equip parents to raise their children as disciples of Christ, providing their primary spiritual leadership at every stage of development.
  • Create intergenerational events with whole families and the whole congregation in mind.
  • Create and manage a children’s program to run during the sermon.
  • Create events with young families in mind (Date Night, Family Night, Service Projects, etc.).
  • In collaboration with our youth minister, help children transition into our youth group, and young adults transition out, maintaining participation in our congregation.
  • Participate in appropriate community events.
  • Volunteer in the community.
  • Collaborate with the Preaching Minister and Youth Minister to assess and address congregation and community needs and opportunities.

If you are interested in applying or have recommendations or other feedback, please email Adam Matthews at arm08a@acu.edu.  God bless you.

Organization: Tamarack Road Church of Christ 

Organization Location: Altus, Oklahoma
About the Organization: Located in Altus, Oklahoma, TRCC was founded first as Park Lane Church of Christ (1956), then as Thomas Street Church of Christ (1964) to accommodate our larger membership.  Following a fire in 2005, the congregation again relocated and changed names to fit the location.  TRCC is currently served by Preaching Minister Adam Matthews and Youth Minister Hunter Fortson, both of whom joined staff in 2021. 

TRCC meets regularly on Sundays and Wednesdays, has monthly men’s and women’s gatherings, as well as an active Youth Group with weekly activities.  TRCC runs a food room that participates with the Oklahoma Food Bank to provide monthly groceries to our neighbors.  As members of the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance, TRCC participates and contributes to annual events like National Day of Prayer and the Community Thanksgiving Service; JCMA organizations Operation CARE, which serves our impoverished neighbors, and the Nehemiah Initiative, which repairs homes for residents unable to afford repairs; and the JCMA Adopt a Campus program, in which members serve as weekly volunteers during lunch service at the Altus Early Childhood Center. 

Recently TRCC has been given a large donation with the charge to grow the Church.  Thus far we’ve contributed to missions both foreign and domestic.  Now we are turning our focus to our local mission field of Altus.

Who to Contact:

Name: Mandy Crisman
Email: kernmandy4@yahoo.com
Address: 1000 E. Tamarack Rd
Altus, OK 73521