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Thrive Community Church of Grand Forks, ND

Children's Pastor

Thrive Community Church of Grand Forks, ND
Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States

Date Posted: 11/21/2014
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Director, Children’s Ministry

Thrive Community Church

Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA


Date Posted:               11/14/2014

Categories:                  Children’s Pastor – Christian Education – Christian Teacher – Church Staff

Denomination:             Church of the Nazarene

Services/Week:          2 on Sunday morning

Church Size:               325 - 375 (70 - 85) for Sunday services + meetings & special events

Job Type:                    Permanent, full-time


The work environment - Thrive is a fast growing, inclusive, tech-savvy, family focused church committed to reaching people for Christ and growing them in their faith.


Who we are looking for - We are seeking a talented individual to join the team as our Director of Children’s Ministry. This person will be a proven leader and fun to be around, with a track record of success in their last role and the ability to assume extensive administration, leadership and ministry duties. This position requires a positive attitude, an ability to communicate well, relational intelligence, and attention to detail.  The candidate must be ready to provide solutions, have a propensity to joy, be a future thinker, and be a self-starter.


Ask yourself the following questions to see if you’re the ideal candidate:


  • Do you have experience leading children’s ministry in a mid-sized to large church?
  • Do you have a genuine love for Jesus and a testimony of spiritual maturity?
  • Can you manage details while keeping the big picture in mind?
  • Do you make it your daily mission to put smiles on others’ faces?
  • Do you tithe and serve at a local church already?
  • Do you feel called to serve in ministry to children?
  • Do you enjoy building and leading teams?
  • Can you excel on a team where change is rapid and work is evaluated on performance?
  • Are you comfortable with technology?
  • Are you educated as a teacher?
  • Are you a self-starter?
  • Are you fun?

If you answered yes to many of these questions, some of the duties for the position are:

  • Overall vision and direction for all children’s programming, curriculum & spiritual growth
  • Work cooperatively with pastors, staff, key volunteers and stakeholders to develop & implement curriculum plan including all necessary coordination details
  • Extensive administrative, leadership and child ministry duties
  • Develop and oversee all ministry for ages birth to 6th grade - on Sundays as well as special events/programs
  • Create and maintain environments that are safe, facilitate learning and encourage spiritual growth
  • Recruiting, training, retaining and leadership development for children’s volunteers and staff
  • Develop and maintain a strategy for reaching and assimilating new children and families
  • Create and implement communications necessary for high quality children’s ministries for outreach as well as with all involved stakeholders (parents, overall church, children, etc.)


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Submit your resume, cover letter and references to

Once we’ve received your information we’ll be in touch to discuss the next steps.


Salary commensurate with education and experience