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Calvary community church

Pastor of Family Ministries

Calvary community church
Schaumburg, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 11/21/2012
Categories: Associate Pastor - Family Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:





Pastor of Family Ministries


Our purpose at Calvary Community Church is to reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ and help them become Christ-centered, cross-focused Christians.


Our vision at Calvary Community Church is to participate in God’s work of Mission: Proclamation of the gospel; Redemption: application of the gospel; and Community: identification with the gospel..


Position Summary

Under the guidance and counsel of the Senior Pastor and Elders, and guided by the vision and mission of Calvary Community Church, the Pastor of Family Ministries will:

1. Provide spiritual leadership to the children, volunteer workers and ministry

leaders of the children’s ministry (birth through 6th grade) at Calvary

Community Church;

2. Provide spiritual leadership to the youth and volunteer workers in the youth

ministries (Jr. High/Sr. High) at Calvary Community Church;

3. Mentor and support parents as they shepherd their own children;

4. Assist the Senior Pastor as necessary.


Requirements of Position

The person to fill this position needs to have experience in children and youth

ministries. The pastor should have most or all of the following gifts and abilities:

leadership, teaching, training, encouragement, shepherding, vision, a heart for prayer, and a love for children, students and their families. A mature relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior as well as agreement with the Statement of Faith and Church Covenant of Calvary Community Church is also required.

This position requires that regular office hours be maintained for the completion of church business and ministry needs.

The Pastor of Family Ministries should continue to pursue professional growth through seminars, workshops, classes, and/or on-line venues.

A Bible College or Seminary degree is preferred.



1. To help build a culture of discipleship among children, youth, parents and


2. Recruit and equip a team of volunteers in Youth and Children Ministries that

leads to sustainability in these ministry areas (not dependent on paid staff).

3. Create a safe environment for Children and Youth that encourages growth in

spiritual maturity.

4. Encourage and equip parents in their role as the primary disciple-makers of

their children. Support them in teaching and mentoring their children in a life of

following Christ.

5. Develop student leaders who will be equipped to lead and make disciples of

their peers.

6. Integrate Youth and Children into the larger church community. Help foster

an “extended family” atmosphere where all ages are valued and contribute.

7. Work with leaders to develop a coordinated curriculum for all ages that

progressively teaches and models life in Christ.

8. The Pastor of Family Ministries Pastor will be Involved in the life of Calvary

Community Church and the community at large, seeking out relationships with

those who do not know Christ thereby modeling a missional lifestyle with our

families but also those in the community.


Recruiting and Supervision: This position requires someone who enjoys seeing others succeed and grow in their leadership abilities. The Pastor of Family Ministries must first be an equipper and secondly a doer.


Programs: Youth and Children’s programs need to maintain the focus on making

disciples who have been equipped to make other disciples. Each program needs to be evaluated on the basis of how it is contributing toward this goal. The Pastor of Family Ministries along with adult and student volunteers will plan and facilitate these programs.


Accountability and Responsibility

The Pastor of Family Ministries is fully accountable and responsible, first to the Senior Pastor and then to the Elders. The Elders will work through the Senior Pastor to give guidance, support, prayer, and spiritual accountability on a regular basis. The Senior Pastor will evaluate the Pastor of Family Ministries on an annual basis. The Pastor of Family Ministries is also expected to develop relationships with the other pastoral staff that allows for mutual spiritual accountability.


Salaries and Benefits:

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience

Hours: 40+ hours per week

Benefits: Pension Plan, Health Insurance and Vacation

Additional: Laptop and Cell Phone provided