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Evangelical Free Church

Children & Families Pastor / Director

Evangelical Free Church
Bloomington, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 08/30/2013
Categories: Children's Pastor - Christian Education - Family Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

This is a re-post from earlier this year, as we are still asking the Lord to bring us the right person.

The Position

Evangelical Free Church of Bloomington is seeking to fill its full-time Pastor / Director of Children & Families position. This position is open to men and women.

S/he will take over leadership of a children’s ministry, birth – 5th grade. S/he will have a philosophy of ministry which encompasses the whole family, not just children.  S/he will think and plan strategically with a team of lay Children & Family coordinators, aiming for numeric and spiritual growth. S/he will know and learn how to function well in a true team setting, as a member of the senior leadership team.

This position is a wonderful opportunity at a healthy church that is seeking God’s direction to find the right person to take the C&F ministry to the next level.



• 4-year Bachelor’s degree.

• Ministry experience.


Prefer but do not require:

• Master’s degree.

• Christian Ed (or equivalent) major / emphasis in undergrad or seminary.

• 3 years of leadership in children’s and/or family ministry. (Consideration will be given to equivalent combination of experience and education.)


•Leads and mentors the lay Children & Families Coordinators, providing overall leadership (vision, direction and growth) of ministry to families with children.
•In coordination with the lay C&F Coordinators – oversees weekly children’s programming.
•Works with the lay C&F Coordinators to evaluate what enhancements and improvements should be made, especially in terms of reaching and discipling families for Christ.
•Oversees two summer camps.
•Shows strong ability to work in a ministry staff team setting.
•Plans, organizes and executes the Family Christmas Eve service.

The Church
E-Free is a church home for 775 people with an average attendance of 550 per week, worshipping at three separate services - 1 traditional and 2 contemporary. The children’s ministry consists of 240 students, with an average attendance of 120 per Sunday.

The Community
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois is a vibrant community, home to over 125,000 people who exemplify traditional Midwestern lifestyle and values. Money Magazine named Bloomington-Normal on its list of 100 Best Places to Live in America. 53% of the population is age 34 and younger. It has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Illinois. It's home to State Farm's corporate headquarters, Illinois State University and Illnois Weslyan University. 

You can apply via ChurchStaffing or by emailing a cover letter and your resume to CFSearch(at)  The latter is preferred.

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