Job Summary: The Children’s Pastor is responsible to lead and oversee all programming for birth-5th grade children and ensure a safe, loving, innovative, effective and expanding Children’s ministry at SeaCoast Grace Church.
The Children’s Pastor is also responsible to provide support for parents and opportunities for kids and families to experience God together. The Children’s Pastor is responsible to manage a team of paid staff and execution of the vision for the ministry.
Skill Set Needed: The Children’s Pastor needs to be a person who can be a cheerleader for children and their families. He/She needs to be able to see beyond today and look to the ministry opportunities of the future. He/She has to be
someone people want to be around and are eager to follow. The Children’s Pastor needs to be energetic, creative, strategic, strong and a good communicator. He/She must be able to problem solve and must love kids and their families. Above all, the Children’s
Pastor needs to have a passionate, growing relationship with God.
The Children’s Pastor is responsible to cast a vision and set the direction and pace for ministry that is in alignment with SeaCoast Grace Church.
The Children’s Pastor is responsible to lead paid staff and volunteer staff to achieve successful and growing programming in all areas of the Children’s ministry.
The Children’s Pastor is responsible to create the spiritual climate for which ministry can happen.
The Children’s Pastor is responsible for the overall operations of the ministry which include budget, safety, volunteer systems, etc.
The Children’s Pastor is expected to work the needed hours to complete the job, which include working on Saturday and Sunday. The Children’s Pastor is expected to do his/her job while participating in church-wide projects as needed. He/She is expected
to attend all Pastoral Staff meetings and to be a team player as other church needs arise. The Children’s Pastor will also be scheduled to be the Pastor of the day as needed.
Criteria for Measurement of Success:
The success of the Children’s Ministry can be measured by these 5 criteria:
- Weekend Attendance – Is the ministry growing in conjunction with overall church growth?
- Event Attendance – Are children’s ministry events well attended and growing year over year?
- Volunteer Attendance – Are volunteers getting plugged into the ministry? Are they sticking?
- Number of Baptisms – Are kids getting what being a Christian is all about?
- Stories – Is Children’s ministry generating life changing stories?