Oakley Christian Church in Oakley, KS is an independent Christian church located in northwest Kansas. We are seeking a lead Pastor who preaches from the Bible, who is a good equipper, team leader, and communicator. Someone who is experienced, able to work with all ages, and will share in maintaining, and broadening our vision of winning souls for Christ. Responsibilities of this lead Pastor will include preaching, oversight, leadership and training in many areas of our church with hands on involvement. Responsibilities will also include typical pastoral care of our congregation such as visiting, weddings, funerals, etc.
Strengths of Oakley Christian Church
We are a functioning church with elders, pastoral committee, trustees, treasurer, deacons, deaconesses, teachers, finance committee, and missions committee. We have a thriving youth program that reaches into the community with weekly Bible Clubs for Kindergarten through 5th grades and youth groups for middle and high school students. We have many ministries in place including a prayer chain, a Sonshine ministry (taking food to those when needed), weekly ongoing home Bible studies, shut in and hospital ministry, worship team (music), revivals & seminar coordinator, bereavement committee, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and Children’s Church. We also currently have a 16 man Pastoral group and within this group an executive committee of five, performing as interim lead pastor.
Staff at Oakley Christian Church
Full Time Youth/Associate Pastor - Jason Schmidt
Part Time Children’s Director - Linda Shoemaker
Full Time Office Manager - Rhonda Abell
Goals of Oakley Christian Church
To evangelize new families and strengthen those who already attend Oakley Christian Church. We want to connect, grow, and serve. We can do this by dedication to discipling, mentoring, training, teaching, and small group development.
There are new families coming to Oakley due to many things , including oil discoveries (industrializing), ethanol plant, Northwest Kansas Education Service Center, and the lure of raising children in a small, cozy community. Our elementary school received the National Blue Ribbon School Award in 2009. We have two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. We are strategically located off I-70 and Highway 83. We are just 3 1/2 hours via Interstate driving from Denver, Colorado.
Recent History of Oakley Christian Church
Approximately 50 people left our congregation on October 14, 2012 and as a result, our average age is much younger. We are attractive to new younger couples, being demonstrated by their attendance and involvement. Our facilities include a main church building that houses the sanctuary with ample room for growth, several classrooms off the sanctuary, a nice foyer, an educational center that houses office, library, and several more classrooms, a nursery, a youth room, a kitchen and large meeting area that can be sectioned off for classrooms, all under one roof.
We also have a youth building ideally located and accessible, two blocks south of the public school on Main Street. “The Cave” is dedicated to all forms of youth programs, youth fellowships, Bible studies, and community outreach events. Approximately 70% of attending children at our Bible clubs and youth groups are from other churches or non-church families. This is an excellent evangelistic outreach tool.
Applicants are invited to apply by e-mail sending appropriate documentation including: a cover letter, an up-to-date resume, salary and compensation expectations, and contact information for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. If our goals fit your goals and you feel led by God, contact us. We welcome you to come join our team. This is an excellent opportunity with excellent potential.