Denomination - Baptist
Role assignment - Oversee the 14 staff that make up the NextGen departments.
Total church attendance - 2,500
Kids Ministry - 450
Youth Ministry - 280
Over 70 years ago, PV was started by a group of college students. They met in the local school and had Sunday School in station wagons and trucks. They built their first building, and when they outgrew it, they dug out a basement by hand to add Sunday School and nursery space. Through the generations they raised up, they continued to build and grow the ministries and the buildings that housed them, not for their own glory, but so that the people in this community could meet an extraordinary God in the midst of ordinary people and their lives could be transformed.
PV moved to their current campus in 1997. It was surrounded by farmland, but the forecasted growth in that corner of the Northland was expected to be huge. Now, thousands of families live in neighborhoods where fields once stood. Schools and businesses have been built all around PV. Traffic has exploded, and PV has been faithfully welcoming families to join them through every phase of growth. PV wants everyone within our reach to experience the transformation and life found only in Jesus.
Pastor Merle often prays Ephesians 3:20-21 over PV: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
We want to boldly pray, work and expect God to move in transformational ways.
Pleasant Valley Church is searching for a relational, team builder to bring greater unity, strength and care to their NextGen team as they prepare to take new ground to advance the gospel.
Pleasant Valley culture is highly relational. A successful candidate will be able to convey warmth and sincerity as they cultivate relationships with staff, kids, students and families. It will be important that the new leader feels comfortable working and leading people of all age levels, and not giving preference to one specific age group or ministry.
The NextGen Ministry team has some amazing staff leading ministry at PV. They need a developer who can help the staff team continue to grow in their leadership as a NextGen team and not just individual ministries as the church continues to grow and expand. They also need a unifier who can bring stability and teamwork to the whole team around a unified vision to reach families, students, and kids.
PV puts a high priority on the personal growth and health of their staff. The NextGen leader will need to be gifted at caring for staff. As PV continues to reach new families there is a lot of focus on this team to grow, but not at any cost. Creating a system for soul care should be a primary focus of this new leader.
The new NextGen Pastor will have the opportunity to build upon the solid foundations and longevity in both Student and Kids ministries. This is both in staffing and buildings. PV is in the middle of massive remodels of the NextGen buildings. This new leader will be given the opportunity to lead the team of staff and volunteers into the new building and ministry strategies.
PV has a vision and passion to help develop parents through all “Phases” of their student’s life. This new leader should be familiar with Think Orange’s “Phases” systems and philosophy. This new leader will be given the freedom to continue to build new opportunities for the NextGen team to partner, equip, and resource parents to better disciple their students.