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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.
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org