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Position: Children & Young Family Pastor

My Church is a spiritual family located in Bellingham, WA that is committed to experiencing the love of Jesus in our lives together and extending it to the world around us. With a solid foundation established and consistent growth over the past several years, My Church is at a pivotal point of expansion as we move to coordinating 2 services. In conjunction, the Young Family Ministry is ready to be expanded as well by cultivating the excitement from our youth with forward-thinking curriculum and developing new initiatives to serve the Parents and Families of both our church and the community we are called to reach. 

We are seeking a full-time Children & Young Family Pastor to expand our Children’s Ministry and Church School as well as develop new Ministry Programs that serve our young families as a whole. The primary focus will be leading and discipling the youngest generation of our church as you take ownership of a dynamic children’s ministry, developing new programs and serving the spiritual needs of the children and young families who make up our blessed community. As a member of the Leadership Team (reporting to the Lead Pastor), you would work in conjunction with the leadership in developing, implementing, and evaluating these new initiatives.


Key Responsibilities

Children’s Ministry

  • Develop long-range curriculum plan in collaboration with the Lead Pastor and oversee the process of implementing curriculum across all classrooms at an age-appropriate learning level

  • Prepare weekly lessons for each classroom that will create an environment which is safe, fun, and will facilitate learning/encourage spiritual growth

  • Recruit, train and lead volunteer teachers, support teams and classroom assistants in conjunction with our volunteer recruiting and personnel policies as established by the Executive Pastor

  • Schedule volunteers to ensure each classroom during services are adequately and appropriately staffed

  • Prepare annual ministry plans and budget recommendations for the children’s ministry in conjunction with the Lead Pastor and the Executive Pastor

  • Plan and lead special events such as children’s programs, mother’s/father’s day specials, and children’s outreach

  • Stay current on all child safety legislation/best practices and set appropriate systems in place to ensure safety as outlined by the Executive Pastor

  • Engage with parents as the spiritual leaders of their families, communicating what is being imparted in classes and encouraging their active participation in their children’s spiritual journey

  • Communicate with parents regarding special services, events, program or class changes

  • Reach out to new families to welcome them into the children’s ministry program


Family Ministry

  • Evaluate the current young family ministry needs of the church body in collaboration with the Leadership Team

  • Devise a strategic plan to address the needs including project timeline, volunteer needs, and resources

  • Source Family Ministry curriculum, coordinate resources, training documents, templates, marketing material, etc.

  • Lead, implement, and execute defined programs through every phase

  • Evaluate program success and make adjustments based on church feedback and leadership team vision


Qualifications

  • Spiritually mature and compatible with leadership and organizational structure

  • Compatible with church doctrine and vision

  • 5+ Years of Ministry experience working with youth or children

  • 5+ Years of Program Management experience: creating, implementing, and tracking

  • Documented track record developing and executing events that generated measurable results

  • Proven track record of operational excellence in event or program management, including building efficient processes/workflows

  • Strong leadership and project management skills, with experience gaining consensus and securing deliverables from individuals inside and outside of the organization

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • A passion for growing the youngest generation of our church family


Reporting to: Lead Pastor


Initial review period: 6 months - during which regularly scheduled check-in meetings, constructive feedback and training will be provided


Please submit resume and cover letter to: jobs@mychurchbellingham.org