KAMR

Korean-American Ministry Resources

Children’s Pastor

Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced individual who will be responsible for the Children’s Ministry at Pathway Bible Church. We expect the successful candidate to be able to build and mentor a team of volunteers to fulfill the mission of the ministry. A candidate must exhibit a personal and growing relationship with God, a teachable spirit, and a healthy family life. They must evidence a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ through spiritual disciplines (i.e. prayer, Bible study, etc). Above all else, this person will be a Spirit-led follower of Jesus Christ with a passion for children and a clear calling to our church.

Basic Job Description:

Provide leadership and oversight for all aspects of the Children’s Ministry at Pathway Bible Church so that children can know and follow Jesus Christ.

MINISTRY:

● Create and execute a long-term church aligned vision for Pathway Bible Church’s Children’s Ministry.

● Lead and organize effective children’s programs implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship, and evangelism, as well as ministry and mission opportunities.

● Recruit, train and shepherd volunteers with diverse gifts and personalities.

● Promote an environment where children feel connected to each other as a church family; where each child is valued and celebrated.

● Invest and engage relationally with children.

● Seek to integrate children’s ministry into all phases of church life to create a culture that is intentionally intergenerational, striving to unite with and complement other church ministries.

● Support Pathway Bible Church parents in effectively fulfilling their Christian parenting roles, in concert with other pastoral staff.

● Provide biblical counseling and spiritual direction to volunteers, team leaders and families as needed.

● Create fun and meaningful opportunities for all children to connect and grow together.

● Ensure safe and healthy classroom/small group environments.

● Maintain contact with children and parents, keeping them informed of ongoing activities. Keep parents updated on ministry strategies and plans in a way that encourages partnership and involvement.

● Provide clear weekly communication to children and parents of events/activities.

● Explore and implement outreach events to connect children and families in the local community to our church community. Foster cross collaboration between ministries and area churches.

● Promote the unity, direction and vision of Pathway Bible Church by participating in staff and leadership meetings.

● Develop a full year calendar that will accomplish our mission and vision as a ministry as well as complement our mission and vision as a church.

● Carefully plan and manage the Children’s Ministry budgets.

● Stay current with children’s ministry practices by reading, attending children’s ministry conferences, etc.

● Other duties as required.

 

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

● Gifted and called to children’s ministry, loves helping families thrive, and has a passion for discipleship and outreach, both personally and at the ministry level.

● 3-5 years prior professional leadership experience in a growing children’s ministry,

● Is an engaging teacher, with a strong biblical and theological background, who is in agreement with Pathway Bible Church’s Statement of Faith.

● Organized, prepared, punctual, proactive, self-starter with a positive attitude.

● Possesses a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field (masters preferred), experience in children’s ministry, basic administrative skills, and a personal spiritual life congruent with biblical mandates for leaders (1 Timothy 3:1-7).

● Willing to become an engaged member of the Pathway Bible Church community.

● Thrives within a team environment; with the pastoral staff, the ministry directors, administrative team and volunteers.

● Self-motivated and able to work without close supervision; flexible to changes in procedures and/or direction.

● Possesses qualities catalytic to children’s ministry; for example, has a sense of humor, energetic, and authentic.

● Demonstrates strong interpersonal and written communication skills.

● Possesses strong computer skills & familiarity with social media tools and their use for ministering to children and their families.

● Lead staff efforts to maintain the children’s ministry social media presence (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

● Has basic experience working with AV, multimedia, tech and presentation software.

To apply for this job email your details to admin@pathwaybible.org