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Hydrant Church

Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted:
03/12/2015
Categories:
Children's Pastor - Combo Positions - Family Pastor
Denomination:
Wesleyan
Church Size:
50 to 100
Job Type:
Full-Time
Hydrant Church
Job Description:

We are looking for the next leadership team partner to lead our children's ministry. The right person will have a passion for reaching families, the spiritual formation of children, and the church's impact on the community around us.

 

DETAILED MINISTRY DESCRIPTION

 

 

Title

Children’s Pastor

 

Purpose

Bringing up children in the Christian faith is a vital ministry in the church. The children’s pastor establishes and oversees an effective children’s ministry to the church and works to provide an outreach to the children of the community.

 

Relationships

  • Reports directly to Lead Pastor.
  • Leads, equips and empowers volunteer children’s ministry team.
  • Coordinates with other members of the Hydrant Church ministry team regarding regular and special ministry needs, and events.

 

Description of duties

  • Study and understand the spiritual and other developmental needs of children within the church and in the greater community the church serves.
  • Coordinate ideas into a strategy to provide ministries to empower children to connect, fill, and overflow.
  • Lead children’s spiritual development programs and ministries including worship, discipleship, outreach, activities, and nursery.
  • Work with the lead pastor to determine short-term and long-term goals for the ministry.
  • Recruit, train, and lead a willing and enthusiastic team of children’s workers.
  • Mentor and develop other potential leaders for various aspects of ministry to children.
  • Ensure that the church’s ministries for children run smoothly and with excellence.
  • Prepare and administrate the annual children’s ministry budget.
  • Assess and provide curriculum for children’s ministry programs as needed.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate safety and security guidelines for children’s ministry programs, including criminal background checks for team members and volunteers.
  • Remain current on children’s ministry techniques and strategies to implement as appropriate.
  • Follow-up with guest families with young children
  • Support and lead participation in district event such as camps and retreats for children.
  • Coordinate childcare for special church events.
  • Participate with the ministry team (staff team) in leading the ministry of the church.
  • Participate in a secondary area of ministry dependent upon passions, gifts, and skills.

 

Time requirements

Forty or more hours per week.

            75% in primary role

            25% in secondary role

 

Training and resources

Attend appropriate district and regional seminars and workshops on children’s ministry

Participate in leadership training and meetings

Two journal subscriptions related to the field

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree desired, but not required.
  • Volunteer, intern, or paid ministry experience with children.
  • Demonstrated experience leading small to medium-sized teams.
  • Ability to relate to and work with students, as well as adult ministry partners.
  • Ability to develop leaders, coordinate volunteers and teach children.
  • Love for children
  • Passion for mentoring children and volunteers in a growing connection with Christ.
  • Enthusiasm, good people skills, and proven administrative abilities.
  • Experience in creative arts, such as music or theater, would be a plus.
  • Must endorse and support Hydrant Church’s mission, vision, core values and statement of faith. Willingness to join Hydrant Church membership.

 

Values and Attitudes

  • An authentic heart for God in honest pursuit of a holy life demonstrated in a Christ-like attitude in words and actions
  • Team – oriented
  • Relational leader
  • People-person.
  • Life-long Learner
  • Self-starting—able to work independently little direction.
  • Organized and prompt.
  • Pursues excellence in everything

 

Benefits to the Worker

Joy of contributing to the spiritual growth of children in the church, and inviting unchurched children to commit their lives to Jesus; helping others develop the gifts of teaching and learning as a part of a vibrant innovative church.

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About the Church

Hydrant Church

The Hydrant Church is a one year old re-launched community of believers seeking to connect people to Jesus, fill lives with grace and truth, and overflow in our community with love and blessing.

 

We reflect a more modern approach to worship with a hold on the ancient practices of faith and christian life.

 

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