Valley View Christian Church
Valley View Kids Pastor
Valley View Christian Church is a healthy and growing church helping people connect to Jesus and his way of life. Valley View is seeking a new Kids Pastor who will play a pivotal role in connecting Kids (Nursery – 5th Grade) to Jesus through a dynamic and relevant Valley View Kids Ministry.
Valley View Christian Church is located in Edgewood, NM, which is the hub of a group of semi-rural bedroom communities 20 miles east of Albuquerque called the East Mountains (population: 25,000). Valley View was started by Christian Church Starters of NM (now Church Starters) and Errol Stepp in 1986. In 2001, Errol Stepp transitioned into the role of Executive Director of Church Starters and Valley View hired, current Lead Pastor, Brandon Shaffer. Since 2001 the church has grown from averaging 115 to 750+ in 4 identical contemporary/modern Worship Gatherings each Sunday.
In the mission of connecting people to Jesus, Valley View is driven by 3 core values: Pursue, Connect and Partner. The desire for each person is to: Pursue God by attending a Worship Gathering weekly; Connect weekly with other people in a small group; and Partner with their time, abilities and resources.
In the last 6 months, Valley View moved away from promoting ‘values’ corporately to communicating 3 statements on a regular basis. (Values are insider stuff now and mean very little to members and guests.):
● It’s okay to not be okay.
● No one walks alone.
● God’s not done.
The goal in focusing on these statements is to let people know that Jesus isn’t afraid of their mess, they have a community to walk with on their journey and that God isn’t going to leave them in their mess when they come to Jesus.
A key feature of Edgewood & the East Mountains is a unique diversity. Three counties (Santa Fe, Bernalillo & Torrance) have municipalities that make up the East Mountain community. Each county brings a different demographic. The diversity of the East Mountains is well represented within the church. Currently, people from 9 different communities in the area call Valley View home, including Albuquerque. As a result, there is diversity of age, socio-economic level, education and ethnicity (predominantly Caucasian and Hispanic). One comment people often make is that Valley View is not a church for just a certain type of person; it is a church for anyone.
Much of the draw to the church is relevant biblical teaching that transcends beyond Sunday mornings. Valley View also has healthy small group involvement and dynamic youth & children’s ministries. In addition to that, over the last 15 years the church has developed strong relationships with the area school systems, local governments and business community by serving in various ways in and to the community.
About the Valley View Kids Pastor Role:
Valley View is seeking a Kids Pastor to lead in a few key areas.
● Develop and Lead a dynamic Kids Church Program during our Sunday Services.
● Pastor the team that is currently in place.
● Recruit and equip ministry partners to serve with the Valley View Kids Team.
Qualities that are desired in the Valley View Kids Pastor are:
● An understanding of and passion for ‘Big C’ church. At Valley View we often talk about how every ministry must be passionate about the overall ministry of the church. An expectation for all staff is that “‘Big C’ church is more important than ‘little c’ church.”
● Drive/Self Starter
● Team Oriented
● Ability to connect with Kids and Adults on a personal level
● A bachelor’s degree in Ministry/Bible, hopefully with an emphasis in Children/Youth ministry
● Experience working in a healthy and dynamic children’s ministry either in leadership or a staff role.
For more information, contact:
170 ST Rd 344, NM-344
Edgewood, NM 87015