Korean-American Ministry Resources

College Pastor

Lifepoint is the English Adult Ministry at Thanksgiving Church in Buena Park, right in the heart of Southern California. We are comprised of families, couples and young adults from different backgrounds and ethnicities. We are seeking a passionate, seasoned and experienced leader to join our staff team to oversee our college ministry. We consist of 300+ adults, and our college students make up a third of our congregation. Because of this we desire a leader who will continue and grow our church to know and love the Gospel, and to make the Gospel known and loved.

The college pastor helps our church grow in Christ (by growth we imply spiritual health) by preaching God’s word (on rotation with our lead & executive pastors), connecting and caring for students, casting vision and providing guidance for our leadership. This individual will work closely with the pastors of Lifepoint, our education pastors/interns and our college students as we continue to see our campuses transformed for the cause of Christ.

We desire to see our students have a vibrant and thriving relationship with God and a passion for Christ on college campuses around Orange County and to glorify Jesus in word and deed. We value an intimate relationship with God through weekly Sunday gatherings, small groups and prayer.


  • Gospel-centered preaching and teaching (in preaching rotation with lead and executive pastor / and on a need basis)
  • Casting vision for the college ministry
  • Shepherding and providing pastoral care for our students
  • Equipping and developing leadership
  • Advising and working with our deacon board in furthering the mission and vision of our college ministry

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate the Gospel as an effective preacher/teacher
  • Proven leader to oversee the worship of Lifepoint and our college ministry
  • Able to provide biblical counseling to our members
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability and desire to work well with others and to have a team mindset
  • Ability to plan, manage and execute ministry details
  • Engage with the diverse colleges & communities of Buena Park and its neighboring regions

Requirements & Qualifications

  • A vibrant, growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Sound doctrine and character, meeting the requirements of elder and overseer as stated in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1
  • Having a high view of Scripture, a heart of love and compassion for people and a desire for discipleship
  • Recommended 5+ years of ministry experience, college ministry preferred
  • M. Div from an accredited seminary (or currently enrolled)
  • Bilingual Korean is highly desirable but not required* (see below)
  • Due to the nature of this role, the ability to stand for prolonged periods of time, and lifting heavy equipment may be required


  • Commensurable based on qualifications and experience
  • Ministry expenses, annual conference expenses are covered
  • Paid Vacation
  • Health Insurance Stipend + Benefits included

How to apply

  • Please send the following to candidate@tkclifepoint.org
  • Cover letter and resume
  • Photo of self + family (if married)
  • Letters of Recommendation (2 professional, 1 personal)
  • 3 Sermon Recordings (Video preferred)
  • MBTI Personality Portrait, Strength Finder, DiSC profile, Enneagram if possible

Applications are due by March 15, 2020
You can find more information about us on our website www.tkclifepoint.org

*We are the English adult ministry at Thanksgiving Church (TKC). Our church has approx. 2,000 members, and Lifepoint makes up 300+ members, college (often referred to as Burning Tree Ministry) being approximately 100+ members. Being a part of TKC, the ability to converse in Korean is recommended to work alongside our senior pastor (who is also fluent in English) and with whom we have a strong and healthy relationship with.

To apply for this job email your details to daniel@tkclifepoint.org