There are tons of people who love kids and families, who also want to see these families love Jesus. They’ve read the latest article by Group or Orange and have a trunk full of puppets and balloons and are ready to launch a traveling VBS at a moments notice. But we are looking for game changers. You know… that one in a million, team player, off the charts relational type person who can also lead. And by lead we mean LEAD. No lone rangers. No leaving people in your wake. No barging ahead and then asking for forgiveness. Leading. This is a pastoral position, and that’s what we’re looking for. We need a passionate leader and pastor with a proven track record.
A little bit about us
We’re a multi site church. We currently have 3 campuses across the greater St Louis and St Charles counties. Do you have to come from a multi site context? No, but you would do be wise to do some homework.
We’re passionate about St Louis. One of the driving factors of us being a multi site church is that we want to see St Louis changed by Jesus.
We’re a big church. We currently average 7500 people on a weekend across campuses. Our Fenton campus currently runs 2000+ a weekend with and average of 350 kids. Why do we mention that? We are looking for applicants that have a little bit of experience in a larger church setting.
We’re a team. We do things together... and how we work together is of utmost importance. We are one church, first and foremost. We have many locations.
This full time position is responsible for the leadership, vision, and execution of the Children’s Ministry at Fenton. This pastoral position is responsible for recruiting, training, encouraging, and the leading the campus children’s staff and volunteers in the children’s ministry. So what does that mean? The best person for this job thinks through both a pastoral and a leadership grid. The Children’s Ministry Pastor will have a dogged commitment to the spiritual health of both the Children’s ministry, the Fenton campus, and The Crossing as a whole. The Children’s Ministry Pastor must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to lead both adults and children in ministry.
- Displays both a calling to Children’s ministry and to The Crossing
- Demonstrates a knowledge and confidence in Scripture
- Demonstrates strong spiritual health as well as a level of spiritual authority
- Understanding and living out of healthy boundaries
- High level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- High levels of communication
- Able to communicate to adults in a non-kid way
- Relates well with others
- Able to navigate the art and the science of Ministry App and pastoral conversations
- Champion of unity (echad) throughout all Crossing Ministries and campuses
Recruit and train volunteers
Build relationships with parents and families
Ministry conversations regarding ministry apps, baptism, and child dedication
Lead children’s staff at campus
Work with Kid’s Ministry Director on budget
Ability to interact with all kinds of people in a consistent, pleasant, loving, and helpful way
Character Traits and Requirements
Extensive experience in children’s ministry or education
Strong problem solving skills
Flexible, adaptable and teachable
Trustworthy, humble, teachable
Passionate about The Crossing and a personal relationship with God
We encourage you to learn more about us. Please visit www.wcrossing.org/familyjobs for some very helpful information about this ministry, our church and what we are looking for.
To apply for this job opening, please first post your resume.
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The Crossing is a mulit-site church, "one church, many locations", with campuses located in and around the St. Louis area. Please visit our website at www.wcrossing.org to learn more about our vision and core values. We require all applicants who wish to be considered for this position to explore our website and watch a podcast(s) of a weekend message. After all, you should get to know us as we get to know you.
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