Findlay, Ohio

Findlay Evangelical Free Church seeks to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus who are Rooted Deep with God, Rooted Deep with One Another, and Reaching Wide into the World.

Findlay Evangelical Free Church is a growing church of over 600 people, committed to God’s Word and the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Planted 30 years ago with just a few families and meeting first in the local YMCA, God has led us to continue reaching into the city of Findlay even today. Committed to church planting, missions, and opening our second campus, the pastors and leadership of Findlay Evangelical Free Church are forward-thinking and proactive in growing the kingdom of God and making disciples in the world. As our ministry continues to grow, we dream, pray, and work to partner with God in our city and across the world to tell others about the life-saving work of Jesus.

The Pastor to Families with Children will be responsible to cast vision and give leadership to KidzTown (birth thru 5th Grade) and their families, currently a ministry with over 100 children and their families. This individual will be a champion of children’s ministry with a Gospel-focus that creatively partners with families and the KidzTown team to raise up disciples of all ages.

Success in this position will be predominantly measured by:

•       Development of consistent and sustainable volunteer teams

•       Leadership development and training that leads to action for volunteer leaders, especially within a multi-site ministry setting

•       Increased attendance in KidzTown, marked by genuine salvation decisions, preparations towards baptism, and participation in spiritual growth habits (i.e. Bible reading, prayer, scripture memorization, evangelism, etc.).

•       An excellent, exciting, and effective experience for guests as well as regular attenders and members of the church

We envision a Pastor to Families with Children who has a passion to see children receive Jesus and grow in their relationship with Him. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is desired, while the ideal candidate will possess a proven history of success as a staff member.

Specific skills and competencies to effectively lead KidzTown will include:

•       Ability to communicate clearly and cohesively in a multi-site church

•       Ability to develop and lead multi-functional teams and lead through others

•       Love for nurturing a connection with children and their families

•       Strong problem solving, multi-project, and communication skills

•       Effective relationship-building with various staff, volunteers, and families

•       A strong commitment to the Bible, evangelism, discipleship, and training others to minister to children

•       Commit to being a member of Findlay Evangelical Free Church in agreement with the EFCA doctrinal statement and ministry philosophy of the Senior Pastor and Elders.

With just one trip to the City of Findlay and the many communities within Hancock County, you’ll feel like you’ve come home. From our bustling, historic downtown to our flourishing family-oriented neighborhoods, and our rural wide-open spaces, to  our fresh urban rental options, there’s something for everyone in this classic hometown with a unique big-city flair.  For two consecutive years, Findlay has been ranked the #1 “Micropolitan Community in the U.S.” by Site Selection magazine. Great resources like the University of Findlay, the Blanchard River, and many multi-national corporations make Findlay and Hancock County great places to Live, Work, and Play.

Evangelical Free
Church size:
501 - 750

About Findlay Evangelical Free Church

Findlay Evangelical Free Church seeks to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus who are Rooted Deep with God, Rooted Deep with One Another, and Reaching Wide into the World.