Website The Grove Community Christian Church
The Grove Community Christian Church of Baltimore, Ohio is seeking a full time Family Life Pastor. We are looking for a person with:
· A heart that beats for Jesus and an intimate relationship with Him
· A love for Biblical truth and who enthusiastically and passionately communicates those truths
· Gifts of leadership, organization and administration
· A commitment to excellence
· A passion for bringing the next generation to Jesus and His church and then unleashing them to make a difference
· An understanding of culture and the ability to build a program to penetrate that culture
· A mindset to be a team player
· Ability and determination to work through a team of adults
· Self-confidence and humility
The Grove is a “restart” church located east/southeast of Columbus, Ohio between Pickerington and Baltimore. Over the past 5 years we have reestablished ourselves with a new focus, mission statement and determination to be a regionally impacting church. The church is ready for the person who is going to lead the children and students in our region to and for Jesus.
A bit of history…
Midway Christian Church was founded in 1974. A church family donated 42 acres of land. In the 1980’s a 6,000 square foot building was erected on the property. Attendance grew to 175. By 2002 the church was struggling. Attendance had dipped to 40. There were no funds available to hire a pastor or take any steps. The leaders were at a loss for vision and direction. They contacted a mega church down Lancaster (Fairfield Christian) seeking advice. Over the next year the determination was made to become the satellite campus of Fairfield Christian. A 65,000 square foot building addition was added in preparation for church growth and a Christian school. During the years that followed, the mega church fell on hard times. In 2012, the determination was made to split the 2 campuses.
Derek Lauer was contacted in the Fall of 2013 about becoming the pastor at the North Campus (the satellite). It was determined that he would help lead in the separation of the two churches and then lead this church to the future. He moved to Baltimore in April of 2014. Attendance was running 130. Our attendance was pushing 200 before the covid crisis hit.
We separated the churches in May, 2015. Our new name is The Grove Community Christian Church and we are poised to take our next steps. We have completed over $200,000 in renovations to the building and land, including: A $95,000 overhaul of the lighting, video and sound systems in the Worship Center (which will seat over 900), repair of the crumbling parking lot and other assorted projects. We are currently spending another $250,000 on further building repairs and upgrades. We have started a small group ministry (with 10 small groups meeting weekly). A mission’s focus is beginning to take shape. We have transitioned our music from a blended style to contemporary. We have committed to reaching out to 25-45 year olds with children and students.
The future of The Grove is bright. We believe God has strategically placed us to reach out to the 32,000 homes in a 10 mile radius that are filled with people who have no connection to Jesus or church affiliation. We are excited about what is straight ahead – Our hands are to the plow!
If you’re interest is peaked…
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