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Northwest Church

Children's Pastor/Director

Northwest Church
Fresno, California, United States

Date Posted: 11/05/2014
Categories: Children's Pastor - Christian Education
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Northwest Church is a thriving church of approximately 1500 (weekend attendance) committed to reaching the community of Fresno. We are a community of believers who exist to glorify God in all we do and say. As a church, our mission is to make Disciples of Christ. We do this by connecting people to God, each other and the world through Sunday Services, Small Groups and Serving. Northwest Church is deeply committed to equipping families to disciple the next generation.  We are looking for a strong, dynamic leader to join our team.


Title: Children's Ministry Pastor/Director

Classification: Full Time - Exempt

Reports to: Family Pastor


The Children's Pastor/Director provides leadership, training, support and oversight to all CM staff and is responsible for the implementation and development of all programming for the spiritual formation of children from birth to 6th grade.



-Preferred: At least 2 years of experience in directing a Children's Ministry, including management of paid ministry staff and a volunteer team.

-Required: At least 2 years of staff experience in a youth or children’s ministry role with significant leadership responsibility.

-Required: BA or BS degree



-Active and growing relationship with Jesus Christ; evidenced by action, attitude, speech & behavior.

-A passion for children's ministry and to see families grow in their faith together.

-Experience in recruiting, motivating, equipping and scheduling volunteer leaders to minister to children & families.

-Experience in designing and developing ministry programs.

-Effective communication skills (written, verbal & interpersonal).

-Demonstrated ability to understand and relate to children and their families.

-Ability to reach out and connect with families in the church.

-Preferable experience with the TRU Sunday School curriculum.

-Competent with basic computer software (Excel, Word, Publisher) and the capacity to learn new software.





-Participates fully as a member of the Family Ministry team for vision casting, ministry direction, and planning.

-Participates fully as a member of the pastoral and ministry staff.

-Performs other responsibilities as assigned by the Family Pastor.



Leading and managing

-Manages overall organization, design, and oversight of CM programs.

-Oversees management of childcare needs for all programs.

-Recruits, hires, trains, leads, schedules, and provides direction to volunteers in all children's programs (newborn through 6th grade) either directly or through other staff, lay leaders, and teams.



-Sees that volunteers and staff in the ministry are shepherded as they do their ministry.



-Selects, evaluates, creates, and monitors overall curriculum



-Responsible for check-in procedures & tracking weekly attendance

-Participates in Team Leaders meetings to discuss ministry strategy and effectiveness

-Coordinates yearly program calendar

-Ensures that facilities are appropriate. This includes safety, functionality for programming, appeal to kids, appeal to parents, adequate amounts of space, etc.

-Creates and oversees policies and procedures to provide a safe, quality environment for children.



-Communicates vision and purpose of children's ministry to the church family

-Responsible for all communications of children's programs, events, and responsibilities to parents, children, staff, and volunteers


Special Projects:

-Responsible for teaming with other Northwest Church ministry departments to provide church-wide events targeting children, youth, and their families.  Examples may include VBS, Easter, and Christmas weekend services.


Compensation: Competitive salary based on experience plus benefits.


To apply, please email a cover letter and your resume to Andrew Lynch, Family Pastor at