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Newsong Church North Orange County

Fullerton, California, United States

Date Posted:
Children's Pastor
Church Size:
251 to 350
Job Type:
Newsong Church North Orange County
Job Description:

The Children’s Ministry Pastor would be responsible for leading the children’s ministry team (30-35 volunteers) in creating, developing, implementing and maintaining an ongoing ministry for children (65-75 ave) from birth - 5th grade in a safe multiethnic third-culture environment.


Desired Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of prior experience working as a children’s ministry pastor or director
  • Passion for children’s ministry and seeing both parents and children grow in their faith
  • Be an advocate for families/children in the church

Staff Expectations:


Newsong NOC Staff are called to journey with people toward living out their destiny by the transformation of Christ-likeness. The expectation of staff is to have an intimate personal relationship with Jesus, and also build relationships with the people in this ministry as well as with other church staff and members.

  • Actively pursue an on-going, personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • Belong to an intentional spiritual community for learning, growing, and accountability
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Prayerfully and intentionally care, support, and encourage the Children’s Ministry team and the Newsong NOC community
  • Create an authentic Christ-centered team environment
  • Be present and intentionally reach out to guests every Sunday
  • Build and lead the ministry core team and ministry coordinators to pour into other ministry volunteers
  • Build relationships and support ministry volunteers and key people involved in the ministry (parents, Mom’s ministry)
  • Involvement with the Fullerton and surrounding community (e.g. local organization and partners, other churches, etc.)


  • Provide overall vision and oversight over the Children’s Ministry
  • Dream, discover, strategize, and plan for the upcoming calendar year in collaboration with other ministry departments at Newsong NOC
  • Recruit, train, screen, and encourage ministry volunteers
  • Handle all logistical aspects of the ministry, including scheduling, promoting all Children’s Ministry events via print, verbal, and web resources
  • Manage Sunday classrooms weekly and expand if necessary
  • Plan & prepare weekly curriculum for all classes (when feasible in accordance with sermon      series)
  • Coordinate childcare services for all-church events, including recruitment, training, and background checks of volunteers
  • Prepare & coordinate special Children’s programs for church retreat, Easter service, Christmas      service, and summer outreach option
  • Plan quarterly family gatherings
  • Create and effectively manage the ministry’s budget
  • Conduct bi-annual evaluations of volunteers
  • Coordinate and execute parent/child dedications and child baptisms and interviews
  • Meet with ministry leaders of Children’s Ministry, Setup/Breakdown, and Mom’s Ministry to care, pray, plan, and evaluate
  • Host gatherings for all Children’s Ministry volunteers to connect and share stories of      encouragement; to appreciate intentionally (Appreciation Event)
  • Ensure that designated leaders are having quarterly meetings where volunteers can express any concerns, highlights, or thoughts regarding the ministry
  • Coordinate a retreat for ministry leaders to rest, refresh, and vision cast together
  • Attend children’s conferences or workshops for networking, learning, and growing with current or potential ministry leaders

*Responsibilities include, but are not limited to all those listed above.

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About the Church

Newsong Church North Orange County

Newsong North OC is a community of misfits transformed by Jesus to be a catalyst for loving people on the fringes of our culture. We are part of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) denomination.