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Salinas Valley Community Church

Children's Pastor

Salinas Valley Community Church
Salinas, California, United States

Date Posted: 03/31/2014
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Leading the children’s ministry team in creating, developing, implementing and maintaining an ongoing ministry for children, birth - 5th grade.



  1. Responsible for the oversight and leadership of the children’s ministry. This includes Sunday morning programing, Wednesday night Awana program, special events, community outreach, onsite midweek child care.
  2. Recruit, train, screen, and encourage children’s ministry volunteers.
  3. Create and effectively manage the ministry’s budget.
  4. Train and supervise children’s ministry coordinators to set up for programs, manage the volunteer schedule and lead well.
  5. Communicate consistently with parents as well as provide the tools they need for spiritual leadership.
  6. Be an active member and participant on the pastoral staff team, giving support and ideas when needed. Be the advocate for families/children in the church.
  7. If qualifications allow, there is a possibility that this position might also manage middle school as well.


  •  Be a mature, committed Christ-follower who maintains personal spiritual development through Bible reading, prayer, and Christian community
  • Should always exhibit professionalism in demeanor and relationships.
  • Have a conscientious work ethic. Be willing and able to work at a fast pace within a variety of settings and circumstances with composure and flexibility.
  • Able to work well with all types of personalities
  • Exhibit leadership qualities
  • Should be ever conscious of the need for confidentiality.
  • Should exercise discernment and wise judgment.
  • Should be a person who gives extreme attention to details with an eye for excellence.
  • Should  be a self-starter, good at multi-tasking and prioritizing projects. 

Specific duties:

  • parent/child dedications
  • child baptisms and interviews
  • volunteer leadership development
  • applications and background checks for volunteers
  • recruit, train and encourage volunteers
  • build relationships with volunteers and parents
  • lead assistants and ministry coordinators
  • provide parents with tools for success through trainings/orientations - including weekly emails
  • order and plan curriculum
  • set up/ run Sunday morning check-in system
  • plan and organize special events, family nights, holiday events, kids’ musicals and outreach 


BA in a child/education/Christian education related field

3 years of children’s pastor experience in a church of at least 500 members


RESPONSIBLE TO: Administrative Pastor


You can learn more about us at our website 


Application Procedure:

Ideally, we’d like to identify our new staff member so they can join our team as soon as possible.  We will continue reviewing candidates until we are able to identify the right person.  Interested and qualified individuals should send their resumes to us via fax, or email to:


                                                         Diane Pate, Administrative Pastor

                                                                   Re: Children's Pastor

                                                         Salinas Valley Community Church

368 San Juan Grade Road

Salinas, CA  93906


Web Address:     Email Address:


Candidates who appear to be a good match for both SVCC and for this position from a preliminary review of qualifications and experience will be contacted.