Christ's Church of Flagstaff is making a difference in the lives of those in and around Flagstaff. Emphasizing community outreach, encouraging families, loving students at Northern Arizona University and seeking to reach all with the Gospel, CCoF is impacting many.
Pre-COVID-19, CCoF was averaging about 1100 in weekend attendance. This modern-worship style church has grown consistently since its humble beginning in 1984. In November of 1984, Jim & Phyllis Dorman moved to Flagstaff from Phoenix to start the church with one other family. From living rooms to retail store space the church moved as it grew, eventually owning their first building in 1991.
In 2002 CCOF moved into their current building. They were blessed to have the opportunity to purchase the adjoining property which has been converted into office and additional gathering spaces.
About a decade ago, Chris Reed joined the CCoF staff as Executive Pastor and moved to Senior Pastor in 2016.
Today CCoF offers three identical modern in-person services at 8:30am, 10am, and 11:30am and becasue of COVID have dramatically increased their online participation and impact.
Lead Pastor, Chris Reed, is passionate about changing the world for Christ and loves to help people follow Jesus. He has served at CCoF since 2010, first as the Executive Pastor and then in 2016 became the Lead Pastor. In addition, he has experience in small groups and succession planning.
Chris has a strength for leading as a visionary. Chris wants to hire staff that he trusts to implement vision once the direction is determined. Chris is fun to work for and work with. He is a joker. He is very casual and relaxed while maintaining an expectation of excellence in the work that gets done.
Chris desires direct reports that are comfortable with direct feedback including constructive criticism. Goal setting and tracking is important to Chris.
Chris and his wife Kristi live in Flagstaff with their 3 children.
Christ’s Church of Flagstaff is a community of people who "Help One Another Follow Jesus." We have found that there are three actions the Followers of Jesus have in common: Powerful Worship, Involvement in Life Changing Relationships, and Selfless-Living. We beleive the new Adult Enagagement Pastor will help CCoF double their footprint in Global and Local Engagement and in their Groups in the next five years!
The role of the Adult Engagement Pastor is to oversee the connection and spiritual growth strategy of CCoF. This will require a firm grasp of the beliefs, values and strategy of Christ's Church and the ability to align staff and key leadership teams with its vision.
This new Pastor will lead guests to a genuine sense of belonging, involvement and spiritual transformation. This will start by meeting people where they are and leading them to next steps on the journey of transformation.
This Pastor will facilitate relational connections through weekend guest services, small groups, volunteer teams, and assimilation of new members and community impact. The role also oversees the Missions department (and staff)-- CCoF is committed to both local and global impact!
CCoF is seeking a strong and visionary leader who has the ability to develop leaders, cast vision, and develop strategies that will promote growth within the Adult Ministries and see individual transformation as a result. The overall staff landscape at CCoF has changed in the last few years with a few long-term staff members moving to take on new roles and subsequent changes in positions within the church and outside CCoF. These changes provide a tremendous opportunity to bring a veteran presence to the Adult Ministries Team and work with the fabulous staff serving faithfully.
The new Adult Engagement Pastor will have opportunities to preach on Sunday mornings as well. Chris seeks to share about 70% of the Sundays, which gives opportunities for others to share the pulpit. This new leader should have gifts and/or skills in preaching/teaching.
Relationships are the heartbeat and strength of Christ's Church, leadership is committed to making disciples by reaching unchurched people through relationships and solid programming. The new leader should share ideas and collaborate with leadership for strategies that can be implemented to enhance the outreach efforts of CCoF so that Flagstaff, the surrounding communities and the world can hear the good news of Jesus!
Being surrounded by affluence may lead to a culture where people are more likely to give $90 from their wallets than give 90 minutes of their time. CCoF people are very generous with their money, but new strategies need to be implemented to maintain a volunteer leadership base that can help scale the growing needs across the Adult ministries platforms. The new leader will partner with Pastors at all levels to better recruit and train a base of volunteers committed to transformed lives.
CCoF has a good base of leadership in the ministries under this "Adult Ministries" banner, however, more are needed as CCoF looks to innovate and multiply. The leaders need training and accountability for their expanding shepherding role in the lives under their care. The new Pastor should take the time to build community and trust while serving the teams with practical training for current and future programming opportunities, outreach and discipleship.
As CCoF comes out of COVID and begins to grow again, it is imperative that the new Adult Engagement Pastor design a ministry structure that is scalable to grow with the church. The ministry is diverse, including the areas of assimilation, missions to growing mature believers through small groups, this new Leader should bring an entrepreneurial edge to the church. And because of the high value placed on Small Groups, the training of the small group leaders must expand so that all feel equipped to serve well.