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Northwood Church

Children's & Family Pastor

Northwood Church
Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States

Date Posted: 03/10/2013
Categories: Children's Pastor - Family Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Northwood Church Children and Family Pastor Position


Northwood Church, a growing 12 year old congregation in the Minneapolis suburb of Maple Grove is seeking a full – time Children and Family Pastor to lead the congregation’s ministry to children and their families.   

Requirements for the position include intentionality in pursuing Christ – likeness in life and ministry; a demonstrated ability to work with children and adults who work with children;  an ability to counsel and minister to families; using family ministry to be an outreach to the community; being a team player and a baccalaureate degree with five years+ ministry experience.  A good candidate for this position will show evidence of their commitment to the Northwood Church purpose statement to help people believe in Jesus Christ and become more like him.  They will also support the traditional evangelical theology for which Northwood Church stands.

The Northwood Church Children’s Director is responsible for the strategic leadership and vision for the church’s ministry to children and their families.  Primary objectives of the position are to lead a ministry that evangelizes and disciples children while also resourcing parents to develop healthy Christian families.  Specific responsibilities include leading weekly Sunday School programs for birth through sixth grade and summer Vacation Bible School; recruiting and training volunteers for all children’s programs; curriculum selection; oversight of room and equipment use; parent education programs; and other pastoral duties as assigned. 


Currently, Northwood Church meets in the Maple Grove Community Center with weekly attendance of 320+ adults, teenagers and children.  Eighty children birth through grade six participate in weekly Sunday School classes and a volunteer base of 45 teachers rotate on a monthly basis.   The church staff includes a FT Senior Pastor, FT Youth Pastor, FT Worship Pastor, and FT Office Manager.   Northwood Church recently purchased 21 acres of land in north Maple Grove and is planning to build her first ministry facility within 3 – 5 years.      

Interested candidates should send their resume and any other personal information to