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Riverbend Church

Austin, Texas, United States

Date Posted:
Children's Pastor
Church Size:
3001 to 4000
Job Type:
Riverbend Church
Job Description:

Riverbend Church is seeking a new Preteen Director to help bring a fresh vision to the Children’s department and lead the ministry to a new phase of growth. The Preteen Director will serve as the leader and primary vision castor for all 4th and 5th grade children at Riverbend Church.


Riverbend is looking for an experienced leader who knows how to develop an effective strategy for growing and equipping young followers of Christ. The successful candidate will be a person of spiritual vibrancy who does ministry out of the overflow of an intimate relationship with Christ and who has a passionate love for preteens. An important skill will be the ability to develop leaders while serving in a distinctly seeker church.


Job Description:

  • Full-time (Monday-Thursday, Sundays, Camps, Outreaches)
  • Prepare and run weekly programs for Sunday morning (9:45 & 11:15) as well as additional outreach programs.
  • Communicate God’s Word effectively to 4th & 5th grade students
  • Recruit/train/lead a volunteer staff to ensure that are all programs are excellent, engaging, and Christ-centered
  • Participate in various church outreaches for preteens and their families
  • Manage an established budget and show good stewardship of resources
  • Actively seek the Lord’s direction to deepen and grow the ministry
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings (all-staff, children’s staff)
  • Communicate regularly with children’s pastor



  • Committed follower of Christ
  • Love for children
  • Team player
  • Love for God’s Word
  • A “kid magnet”
  • Servant-leader


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (some type of formal ministry/theological training is preferred but may not be necessary depending upon experience)
  • Knowledge of Scripture
  • Ample teaching experience (lay or professional)
  • Prior/current experience working with children
  • Familiar with the Orange Curriculum (not necessary but helpful)


If you would like to apply please forward your resume to Pastor Todd Mears at tmears@riverbend.com

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Riverbend Church

At Riverbend We are seeking to do whatever we can to help make Austin a great place for all people. We believe that the God of The Bible is a God of new beginnings and second chances.For us, Grace is not just a concept, it is our reality. More...