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Grace Church

Family / Children's Ministry Pastor / Director

Grace Church
Gladstone, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 03/01/2015
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Grace is a vibrant, growing, gospel centered church located in the beautiful southern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our average attendance is between 550-650 people. We have a great facility with a lot of potential for a dynamic kids’ ministry. We have 3 other full time pastors on staff. Our goal at Grace is to equip every age with the Gospel. We want to use the time we have with families to the fullest potential. Our goal is to partner with families to help them integrate Jesus into their everyday lives. We want to help families understand Gospel centrality. To do this we want to initiate a dynamic ministry for kids that will run on Sunday mornings during our times of Worship. (Just in case you wondered, Gladstone is in the banana boat which means we only get 1/3 the snow of  most of the Upper Peninsula, which is still a good amount!)


To provide leadership and oversight to the entire children’s ministry of the church (age 0-5th grade). The intention of this ministry is to introduce children to Jesus, His Word and grow them in their relationship with Him, thus fulfilling the vision of the church, “To Know Christ and To Make Christ Known”.

3 priorities

Responsible for the development and implementation of the philosophy, vision, and strategy for all programs, activities and educational aspects related to children’s ministry.

Recruit, train, and mentor qualified ministry leaders and workers.

Implement and lead a vibrant children’s ministry that is gospel-centered and partners with parents to accomplish whole-family ministry.


*Foster a team-based approach to ministry by being available to volunteers for guidance, support, and encouragement.
*Able to own, articulate and cast vision for children’s ministry in alignment with overall vision of Grace Church.
*An innovator and leader-of-leaders, who is able to develop a solid team of next-level leaders to accomplish the ministry goals and effectively pursue the vision.
*Keep current on issues related to safety and security resulting in the implementation of associated procedures and safeguards
*Possess the relational and organizational skills necessary to build and maintain children’s ministry with 50-100 volunteers.
*Adapt and prepare curriculum for ages 2yrs – 5th grade.
*Annually prepare and oversee the children’s ministry budget.!


Godly character: (1Timothy 3 & Titus 1) Demonstrate a passion for children and families and possess a desire to lead them into a life- long, relationship with Jesus.

Dynamic Teaching ability with children. Effective Administrative abilities both oral and written.
Proven record of leadership skills and ability to train, mentor and retain new leaders and workers.

Willing to hear concerns and engage with love and truth.


Bachelor's degree in Children's Ministry or similar degree. (Some exceptions may be made)

3-5 Years experience in a children's ministry utilizing 50-100 volunteers

Grace is part of Converge Worldwide 

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  • Job Category: Children's Pastor
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Denomination: Converge
  • Worship Style: Contemporary (Praise and worship)