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Slingshot Group

Children's Pastor - Door Creek Church

Slingshot Group
Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Date Posted: 06/25/2015
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 Traci Tront at 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/Multi Venue


Denomination – Non-denominational


Church size – 1,400


Church Overview 

Door Creek is a remarkable church in a transitional season, poised for a huge leap forward.  The overwhelming impression one experiences is a sense of enormous potential for impact on the Madison landscape and beyond.


There is a depth and a palpable authenticity to this congregation that is very impressive and attractive. It stems from quality leadership at the pastoral level. An excellent staff team and an energized volunteer force, model compassionate service at its best. This is a strongly missional church.


There are currently two Door Creek campuses:  Sprecher Road (or Main Campus) and the North Campus, which is currently meeting in the DeForest High School Performing Arts Center.


The church has made a purposeful launch of multi-style worship venues at Sprecher Road and has limitless potential to creatively use the well-designed campus space for more. The newly completed atrium lobby and chapel venue are yet another indicator that this church is committed to welcoming all from the Madison community.



The CHILDRENS pastor gives overSIGHT to the following areas:


DCC KIDS (Birth - 6th Grade)

Door Creek Church wants to build the very best children's ministry possible. One that is exciting enough that kids bring their parents to church. Excellence is a theme of Door Creek and the desire for DCC Kids                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               is that it embodies that theme as well.


At its core, DCC Kids is an “Orange” philosophy of ministry with a desire to see parents leading their children spiritual with the partnership of the church. DCC Kids has three areas of ministry that express this philosophy: Early Childhood (Birth-Pre-K), Grade School and Mid-Week (all age groups).



“God’s Garden” is a place for the little guys (Birth-Pre-K) to have a first-hand experience with God. For Preschoolers there is a large group component that is currently using the “Promise Land” curriculum. The Early Childhood ministry is well staffed and a welcoming environment for both volunteers and families.      


There are two environments for Grade school: K-2nd grade and 3rd-5th Grade. Both of these environments are a large group/small group format that utilize the “Gospel Project” curriculum.


DCC Kids has both AWANA and Upward Basketball for kids and families to participate in during the midweek.


Full-time staff position: CHILDREN’S PASTOR






Compensation Package:

Total compensation negotiable based on experience and education



Ministry Position Description



Reports to: Senior Associate Pastor

Status: Full-time


The primary role of the CHILDREN’S PASTOR is to assist the congregation in fulfilling our mission of “Changing lives to change the world” by directing, developing, and maintaining our ministries to the next generation from infancy through 6th grade.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a ministry vision and philosophy that balances outreach and discipleship and that strategically unites all Children's ministries.
  • Establish annual goals with Children's ministry leaders that are consistent with our Mission, Vision and Values.
  • Lead each ministry through an evaluation process annually to ensure fulfillment of goals.
  • Provide support in the development (recruiting, training, supervising) and nurturing of Children's ministry leadership.
  • Supervise ministry leaders in the selection, training and evaluation of Children's staff.
  • Oversee Children's leaders in the selection of curriculum and other educational materials for all programs and activities.
  • Provide administrative leadership for long-range planning, budgeting, and calendar coordination.
  • Raise the visibility of Children's ministries to the entire congregation and to the surrounding community.
  • Provide direction and coordination of each Children's team during monthly meetings.
  • Meet regularly with the pastoral staff team.


Personal Qualifications:

  • Door Creek Church member who shares our values and vision for ministry and regularly nurtures their own spiritual growth.
  • Has a love for Christ, His Word and the church and is a mature Christ follower who is growing in grace.
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team.
  • Ability to multi-task and stay on track with regular interruptions.
  • Creative, detail oriented, flexible, and decisive with the ability to organize and coordinate work, set priorities, create and maintain systems and motivate others.
  • Ability to maintain high standards of confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including strong listening skills.
  • Ability to help assist parents in the spiritual formation of children.
  • Ability to motivate adult leaders and to elevate the effectiveness of the Children's ministries.
  • Gifts of leadership, administration, encouragement and teaching.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college, conservatory or university, or five years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience managing people and projects.
  • Experience leading a thriving Children’s Ministry at a church of 600+ 
  • Has demonstrated the ability to think strategically and is able to anticipate and initiate change.
  • Develop a shared vision and philosophy that is congruent with the mission of DCC.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, leading and developing personnel, conflict management and working with a broad range of people and personalities.
  • Is able to be both a team builder and a team player, demonstrating a passion for excellence.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Engages in ongoing growth opportunities including reading, networking, and attending seminars and conferences.


Traci Tront

Slingshot Group


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.