NextGen Pastor

Full time with benefits

Vista Community Church

Castroville, TX
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Job Description

Vista Community Church is seeking a NextGen Pastor who will provide leadership and pastoral care to the families of the next generation of Vista Community Church. The next generation includes the VistaKids ministry through Middle and High School ministries. This pastor will work with students, parents and adult volunteers, providing the next generation with the best opportunity to become disciples who make disciples of Jesus (Matthew 28:18-21).


  1. Spiritually Mature
  2. Biblically Sound
  3. Family Man
  4. Called to Ministry
  5. Philosophy of Ministry
  6. Relational
  7. Leadership skills
  8. Education and Experience
  9. Missionary to small towns


Vista Teens: (70% of time)

  • Provide pastoral care for Vista teens, its leaders, volunteers, and parents.
  • Recruit, train, and disciple a leadership team to oversee the middle school and high school ministries.
  • Have a strong working knowledge of Christian apologetics to help parents, leaders, and teens think biblically.
  • Create a fun, safe learning environment for large youth group gatherings where teens can bring friends from school to hear about Jesus, ask questions, and get biblical answers in a grace filled environment.
  • Work with the leadership team to provide small groups for middle school and high school students where teens can grow deeper in their faith in Jesus and become disciples who learn how to make disciples.
  • Lead by example and attend youth activities such as band concerts, football games, etc.
  • Work with the leadership team to provide service projects, outreach events, and mission trips.
  • Work with the leadership team to prepare and manage Vista teens yearly budget that will support the vision of making disciples.

VistaKids: (20% of time)

  • Provide pastoral care for VistaKids leaders, workers, parents, and students.
  • Recruit, train, and disciple the VistaKids leadership team
  • Work with the leadership team in recruiting, training, and discipling volunteers.
  • Work with the leadership team to create a fun, safe learning environment for kids to be discipled in their faith.
  • Work with the leadership team to prepare and manage a VistaKids yearly budget that will support the vision of having a fun, safe learning environment for kids to grow as a follower of Jesus.
  • Ensure curriculum is reviewed and vetted for sound doctrine and taught in a fun learning way.
  • Ensure safety procedures and background checks are up-to-date and followed.
  • Provide opportunities for parents to grow in their faith through small groups and training that will provide the parents the confidence to be the primary spiritual leaders of their children at home.
  • Create a leadership pipeline of growth and implementation that will align leaders and the church's overall strategy for raising up disciples and leaders at VIsta.


  • Be part of the pastoral leadership team at Vista.
  • Attend staff meetings.
  • Reach out to unchurched youth in the community by developing relationships with community groups and leaders.
  • Participate in general pastoral duties as needed (preaching, weddings, funerals, counseling, etc.).
  • Regularly meet with the Senior Pastor for prayer and encouragement.
  • Attend leadership development and training.


  • Seminary training or biblical training equivalent.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience providing pastoral ministry to youth and children.
  • A model for others by being an example of personal integrity, discipleship, and evangelism.
  • Relational in ministry.
  • Good communicator who listens well.
  • Creativity and innovative thinking about ministering to the next generation.

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Send your cover letter and resume by April 30, 2022 to:
Subject: NextGen Pastor

  • Cover letter: introduce yourself and your interest in the position. Please also indicate whether you can affirm the EFCA Statement of Faith without reservations.
  • Resume: Document your educational background and ministry experience and provide at least three references with contact information.

About this Church

Vista Community Church is a 15-year-old contemporary style church that was planted in the Sea World area of San Antonio, Texas. In the early years, the church gathered for worship in a variety of places that included a coffee shop, school cafeteria, and even a fire department. Recently we purchased 5 acres and constructed our phase one building near Castroville, Texas in Medina County. Vista’s formative years ingrained in us that the church is not a building, but a body of believers on mission with Jesus. Our mission is to make disciples who make disciples. We do this by teaching the Bible in a way that ordinary people can understand and obey for life change. We also are committed to loving people like Jesus does. At Vista, our motto is, “Come as you are and become more like Jesus."