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The River

Children's Pastor

The River
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 11/05/2008
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Reformed
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
The River prays for an effective Children's Pastor to lead our multi-site, prayer centered Children's ministry. This is a 28 hour a week position that will have 4 paid children's associates to help lead the ministry. The River is a young family dominated congregation that reaches out to a diverse Kalamazoo culture. Please review job description and e-mail Wil your resume if you're interested...

Job Title: Children’s Pastor
Weekly Hours: 28 hours a week
Accountability: Executive Pastor

Children’s Ministry Vision:
To give far from Christ hurting children (infant - 11) a place to belong, believe and become like Jesus.

Major Areas of Leadership:
1. Lead Sunday Children’s Site Pastors
2. Site unity and communication
3. Thursday evening discipleship
4. VBS
5. Staff visionary
6. Nursery

Personal walk with Jesus:
Your number one responsibility as a leader at the River is to continue to cultivate intimacy with Jesus. You must be a man/woman of prayer. You must be prayerful and active about how to impact the community and children (“churched” and “un-churched”) for Jesus.

Program Responsibilities:
- Participate as an active member in the planning and implementation of Church wide programs that involve Children’s Ministry and nursery.
- Schedule children’s ministers and nursery volunteers accordingly
- Recruit children’s ministers and nursery help through creative communication
- Train skilled and passionate children’s ministers and nursery workers
- Prayerfully be Spirit-led in choosing, writing, and revising curriculum applied within the ministry
- Oversee Children’s Ministry and nursery functions
- Meetings and administration
- Meet regularly with the Executive Pastor
- Work together with other children’s ministry leaders and nursery leaders to utilize resources of all sites
- Maintain good relationships with children and parents through intentional contacts
- Purchase, gather, distribute, and inventory supplies.
- Meet and train children’s leaders at quarterly Leadership Community event
- Meet with River staff every Thursday

Skills Needed:
1. Organization and administrative skills
2. Strong people skills
3. Ability to delegate responsibilities

Expectations from the River:
1. Prayer with and for the Children’s Ministry
2. Seize opportunities to learn and grow in Children’s Ministry competence
3. Freedom to minister the way God created you to