Children's PastorPosted by: Joseph Dagostino
Posted date: Jun-01-2021
Location: Anderson, Indiana
I am the Lead Pastor at Anderson First Church of the Nazarene in Anderson Indiana. We are seeking a full time Pastor to Children and their families as well as to the Children and families of the community center. We are in the process of building a Community Center, with a rock climb, full basketball court, indoor play system, teaching kitchen, classrooms, gathering space, and much more. It is going to be a great opportunity for our Youth ministry and future sports ministry. AFC is a strong and amazing church.
Pray, seek, and let me know if you would be willing to just start a conversation. We truly are a missional community of believers. I am not just saying that, I mean it. It is a ripe harvest here. God bless you in your ministry. Just to give you a glimpse into Ashley and I’s heart.
We are looking for someone who has boundaries in order to protect their families time, but works hard. We are hard workers and we expect our staff to work hard as well but at the same time put their family first. We believe in what we are doing. We are all a part of the processes in place to close the back door that guest often fall into and we desire to open the actual doors of the church all week. This is a place that’s busy and open seven days a week. We are true servants. We are not in this for us. We are in it for Jesus. We are here to see the lost saved and brought alongside the people of the church through a hand up and discipleship.
This type of hands on ministry is hard at times but refreshing daily. It is unpredictable daily but spirit filled always. When we pick up our essentials every week from dollar general as part of our ministry here to the community, God shows us His hand at work weekly. What ever we need for ministry that week it seems to be on those skids from Dollar General. God is pouring out. The community center is getting built praise the Lord. There is nothing like it within a 60 mile radius of us. God is moving in such a unique way.
We are looking for someone to be a partner with us that we can trust, who loves broken communities, who has a true desire to serve the Lord, who is not prideful, who is passionate, who is willing, and who is ready to get to work for the kingdom. This church also treats they're pastors really good here. I could tell you a list of the reasons why they are amazing. They just are.
My wife and I live in Pendleton and it is amazing. It also gives us some respite from all the ways we serve in Anderson. Again, if you are interested in having a further conversation about the opportunity here please let me know.