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Calvary Church

Children's Pastor/Director

Calvary Church
Muscatine, Iowa, United States

Date Posted: 07/18/2014
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Who We Are

Nestled in the bluffs of Muscatine, Iowa, Calvary is a mission-driven church with a passion to introduce people to Jesus and to help them develop a deep love relationship with God. People of all ages and different stories make up this body of believers, which gives it an incredible balance of mature believers and passionate new followers.  We love children and are seeking the right person to lead an incredible volunteer staff.  The children's area will recieve a complete remodel in the next 12 months including new theming and technology.


Job Description/Scope

  • Lead children and their families to follow Jesus.
  • Recruit, train and empower volunteers to provide leadership within the children’s ministry.
  • Have a deep understanding of the relational and organizational skills necessary to build and maintain a children’s ministry with 100 volunteers
  • Organize and communicate with volunteers clearly and in a timely fashion.
  • Communicate often with Children’s Ministry Leaders in order to build ownership and equip them to lead other volunteers.
  • Take the lead on recruitment for Children’s Ministry in the church.
  • Adapt and prepare curriculum for children ages 2 through 5th grades.
  • Lead creative team meetings with the appropriate people in order to implement curriculum.
  • Create systems and events to thank and appreciate Children’s Ministry volunteers.
  • Reach out to first-time guests and make them feel welcome.
  • Oversee communication between the church, children and families.
  • Provide resources for parents and families.
  • Stay in touch with other vibrant children’s ministries around the country. 
  • Oversee the setup and operation of all related children’s ministry environments on Sunday morning, including check-in, individual children’s environments, security, check out, setup and tear down.
  • Oversee the Children’s Ministry budget, and plan select special events as needed.
  • Participate in staff meetings and other meetings as scheduled.

Helpful Characteristics

You are...

  • mature in your walk with Jesus
  • a team player
  • just the right balance of confidence and humility
  • flexible + resourceful
  • a self-starter
  • organized
  • detail-oriented
  • a people person
  • a gifted communicator
  • dependable
  • creative
  • a leader of leaders


Education and Experience

  • 4 year college degree
  • Bible college or seminary training desired
  • 3-5 years children's ministry experience desired


Things that drive you crazy

  • Ministry that lacks excellence
  • Ministry that is flashy but not deep
  • Lack of variety and creativity
  • Resorting to the same old Sunday school methods




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