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Slingshot Group

Children's and Family Pastor - Connection Church

Slingshot Group
Canton , Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 10/24/2014
Categories: Children's Pastor - Family Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
If you sense that this position would be a good fit for you, or would like more
information, please email Vance Martin with a copy of your resume.
NOTE:  Please do not contact the church directly.
IMPORTANT: Please do not apply through the Church Staffing Website. You will
not receive any follow up by applying through the Church Staffing Website.
Worship Style – Contemporary 
Denomination – Non-Denomenatioal
Church Size – 1,400

Connection Church is a healthy church of 1,400 people that has great influence and impact in the community. One phrase sums up the focus of Connection Church,  “Connecting People to God, Friends and Service,” and that’s exactly what they do.


CC has a strong weekend experience for adults with engaging modern worship, biblical expository preaching, and an atmosphere that is compelling for mature Christians and those seeking alike. Their Creative Arts Team plays a large role in the excellence of their weekend service.


CC is a church that believes in community. They have a thriving Celebrate Recovery program that rivals any other in the nation. Through CR people are being healed and delivered from addictions and growing in faith. CC has strong Life Groups, Men’s, and Women’s Ministries that are designed to foster community.


CC is a church that serves inside the church and out. CC has a healthy serving culture with 560 people in active service within the church. They also have several church outreach programs that are truly making a difference in Canton and the surrounding cities. Open Door Ministry is their food bank ministry that fed 69,779 people and distributed 1,375,813 pounds of food in 2013.


Children's Minisrty:

Connection Church wants to build the very best children's ministry possible -- One that is as exciting as Disney, as safe as the White House, and as clean as the Ritz-Carlton. Excellence is a theme of Connection Church and the desire for the Children’s Ministry “Kids Connection” is that it embodies that theme as well.


At its core, Kids Connection is an “Orange” philosophy and style of ministry with a desire to see parents leading their children spiritual with the partnership of the church. Kid’s Connection has three areas of ministry that express this philosophy: Young Life (Birth-Pre-k), Kids Connection (Grade School) and Mid-Week (All age groups).


Young Life - is currently using “Lil K” curriculum. Its preschool is set in an inviting, colorful room with a huge indoor playscape that begs to be climbed on!


Kids Connection - uses 252 Basics with a large group/small group format divided by grade. They have a large group room that is well equipped with great technology including sound, video, and lighting. Each grade has a separate classroom off of the main meeting space. Kids gather pre-service for activities, then move to the main large group area for a worship service and teaching, followed by a small group time in their small group rooms. They have a strong Kid’s Fine Arts ministry that participates in competitions in the state performing human videos, dramas and a kids worship team. They also have an active puppet ministry for kids to get involved in.


Mid-Week - Kids Connection offers Royal Rangers and Girls MPact. These are gender specific discipleship programs.


Events – Kids Connection is a flurry of activity in the summer months with an overnight summer camp, day camp and VBS. There is also great potential for amazing outreach events within the Children’s Ministry.


Position Profile:


Capabilities and Characteristics:

  • Deep devotion to God and love for His Word
  • Gifted leadership and communication skills (on and off the platform)
  • Highly relational (caring and personable on an individual level)
  • Articulate (able to communicate well on the platform and through media)
  • Disciplined, innovative and creative
  • High ministry competency (a veteran of children’s conferences, networking)
  • Able to be highly engaging as a leader of families
  • Able to develop a team-oriented culture through training, mentoring, and teaching
  • Experienced in leading ministries that reach 200+ children
  • Committed to, and doctrinally aligned with, the Vision, Mission and Values of CC

Reports To:

  • Executive pastor 

Relates Closely With:

  • Executive Team, Senior Pastor and Student Ministries Pastors 

Provides Oversight To:

  • Elementary Director (part-time)
  • Early Childhood Director (full-time)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Live a healthy balanced lifestyle that honors God, family and others
  • Provide overall leadership to the Children’s Ministry staff and volunteers
  • Lead the structure and design of children’s weekend services in a team environment
  • Facilitate creative children’s and family events (VBS, camps and outreaches)
  • Function as both an administrator and “The Face” of the ministry to kids and parents
  • Redefine, revitalize and maintain a healthy and effective volunteer team of parents and teens
  • Realistically equip parents to be involved in the spiritual formation of their child
  • Build a family culture that is continually attracting new kids and families

Other Responsibilities:

  • Recruit volunteers and skilled staff
  • Develop current staff to grow into their God-given potential
  • Produce outreach-oriented events that are strategic to the overall vision and mission of the church
  • Develop a strategic plan in alignment with the overall church mission, vision, values and strategies
  • Oversee adjustment and implementation of an effective, long-term budget

Compensation Package:

  • Total compensation is negotiable based on experience and education
  • Entire package may be proportioned to accommodate the needs of person (salary, housing, retirement or health insurance)

If you sense that this would be a good fit for you, please contact Vance Martin at Slingshot Group via email at

NOTE:  Please do not contact the church directly.
IMPORTANT: Please do not apply through the Church Staffing Website. You will

not receive any follow up by applying through the Church Staffing Website.