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Full Time Children's Pastor/Director

Posted On: 06/30/2015

We are looking for a passionate individual to join our team and serve as our full-time Children's Pastor.  This person will be in charge of leading our Children's Ministry.  We are a Christian Church congregation with an average Sunday AM attendance of 200. Children's Ministry training and experience are a plus. Competitive salary based on training and experience, and health insurance.  For more information about New Life Christian Church, please check out newlife-christian.org.  Please submit a resume with references to Kraig Bishop, Teen Pastor: kraig@newlife-christian.org 

For more information, contact:
Kraig Bishop
kraig@newlife-christan.org
newlife-christian.org

Address:
2930 Middle Road
Winchester, VA 22602

Children’s Minister

Posted On: 02/03/2016

Children’s Minister 

This full-time ministry position exists to: 1) oversee the discipleship and care of children 
(nursery through fourth grade), 2) plan and carry out outreach strategies for families within 
our community, and 3) coordinate special events for the church and community. This 
position reports directly to the Senior Minister.
Responsibilities Overview 

This position is 75% administration (think principal not teacher); leading roughly 100
children’s ministry partners who care for approximately 150 children through various 
ministries. He/she will also be the “face” of this ministry to the children and parents.
§ Ministry Partner Equipping and Oversight Responsibilities:
o Recruiting, equipping, and retaining high quality children’s ministry partners
o Sponsor regular volunteer development and provide the clear communication 
needed to build a strong ministry team
o Quarterly scheduling and weekly coordination of: teachers/helpers, lessons, supplies, 
and volunteer leaders for all Children’s Ministry activities
§ Discipleship and Care of Children (Nursery – 4th Grade) Responsibilities:
o Ensure that all programming works to bring children closer to Christ and prepare 
them for a lifetime of commitment to his church. The main venues for this
discipleship ministry are:
§ Sunday morning – Sunday school classes & Children’s church
§ Sunday night – AWANA clubs
§ Wednesday night – Children’s choir (Fall/Winter)
§ Regularly planned special events throughout the year
o Advocate for children and families during our regular planning of church events.
o Regularly evaluate and select appropriate curriculum in conjunction with the Senior 
Minister and Youth Minister
o Pastoral care and visitation as needed
§ Plan and Carryout Outreach Strategies for Families Within our Community 
o Carry out evangelism ministry to families with children primarily through...
§ Special activities to engage the community at large and within the 
congregation
§ Follow up on Kids’ Place visitors in a timely manner (done in collaboration with
the Connections Coordinator)
o Carry out compassion/service ministries with the children as appropriate
§ Coordinate Special Events
o In conjunction with the above goals the Children’s Minister will assist with the 
planning and execution of church-wide and/or community special events
o He/she will then serve as point person for church family events with assistance from 
the Connections Coordinator or other ministry staff as needed
Job Description Revised: 1/27/16
Specific Tasks 
These are regular tasks, which will be required of the Children’s Minister in the course of 
carrying out their duties. It is not all-inclusive and serves only as a guide.
§ Program Specific Tasks
o On Sunday morning the Children’s Minister will...
§ Ensure check-in and security operations are operating properly
§ Ensure that the Sunday school lessons and volunteers are in place and serve 
as a greeter/floater during this hour
§ Welcome families (members and visitors) during the transition times
§ Regularly lead elementary Children’s Church (at least monthly)
o On Sunday night, serve as a leader and as a resource to the AWANA Coordinator
o On Wednesday night, serve as a resource person to the choir team
§ Children’s Ministry Tasks
o Schedule volunteers out a quarter at a time and publish the confirmed schedule at 
least two Sundays before it takes effect
o Create and maintain a regular children’s activity calendar
o Organize and chaperone trips for our children, including, but not limited to camps
o Generate attendance reports every Monday
o Oversee Kids’ Place environments, including weekly clean up and decorations
o Form a VBS leadership team by December
o Form a Children’s Choir leadership team by May
§ General Ministry Tasks
o Oversee supplies management for children’s ministry and the church
o Participate in weekly staff meetings to assist in church-wide planning
o Visitation as needed
o Staff the office with the other ministry staff to ensure regular office hours
o Help foster an environment where “every member is a minister” encouraging all to 
participate in the work of ministry
o Assist in any other area deemed necessary for the good of the church
 
Requirements 
§ Contract Terms
o This salaried position will take an average of 40 hours to successfully execute
o Annual performance review coordinated with the Senior Minister
o Additional benefits will be given in accordance with the employee handbook
§ Personal Development
We are called by Christ to love God with all our heart, soul mind and strength. This 
should particularly apply to those who are called to lead others in their relationship with 
Christ. Therefore this minister should take care to:
o Take necessary personal time devoted to spiritual growth (quiet times, retreats, etc.)
o Take necessary time devoted to intellectual growth (reading, conferences, etc.)
o Take necessary time to have healthy relationships, particularly with their family
o Take necessary time to care for their physical well-being
§ Qualifications
o Be a graduate of a “Restoration Movement” school or equivalent experience
o A passion for children, ministry along with gifts of organization, teaching and 
administration are strongly suggested
o Be able to pass a background check and have solid character references
o A teachable spirit and a desire to grow personally and professionally.

For more information, contact:
Weston Williams
270(842) 623-1104
weston@bowlinggreenchristian.org
http://bowlinggreenchristian.org/

Address:
1912 Smallhouse Road
Bowling Green, KY 42104