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Awakening Church

San Jose, California, United States

Date Posted:
Children's Pastor - Family Pastor
Church Size:
151 to 250
Job Type:
Awakening Church
Job Description:

Purpose Statement: To help families discover the heart of God together.                 


Reports to: Executive Pastor


Primary Responsibilities 

Responsible for all aspects of a dynamic ministry for children—birth through 5th Grade—and their parents. This includes connecting and equipping parents, volunteers, and the broader church community to participate in developing our children spiritually and emotionally. Depending on the applicant’s experience, skills and abilities, this role could involve the oversight and leadership of K through 12th grade as well. We are looking for a leader who is focused on both children as well as the family as a whole, a leader who can equip parents to be the primary spiritual leaders in their children’s lives, a leader who is missionally-minded and servant-hearted in all they do, and a leader ready to step into a significant leadership role in a newer but growing church focused on reaching the next generation.


Our primary hope is that this person would partner with parents to develop spiritually and emotionally mature kids who discover the heart of God and who actively extend His Kingdom.


Our expectations for the person in this role involves execution on the following:

  • ·       Casting vision, communicating that vision, and embodying the family ministry vision
  • ·       Recruit and equip teachers and high-quality volunteers
  •         Provide necessary relational investment and training
  • ·       Develop connection points for families in and through our community
  • ·       Lead a family ministry leadership team (of parents and other volunteers)
  • ·       Develop an effective connections process for families
  • ·       Oversee a special needs ministry appropriate for the ministry context
  • ·       Support church related missional opportunities and relevant special events to families and kids
  • ·       Contribute to setup and teardown teams Sunday mornings, as we currnently rent our facility
  • ·       Manage safety and security efforts, as well as manage a budget for family ministry


Qualities and Gift Mix 

This position will be best served by a person mature in their relationship with Jesus Christ with experience that demonstrates leadership, communication, and adequate organizational skills. To fulfill the role, this person must be passionate and perceptive about families and kids. They need to be able to adapt their approach to maintain effectiveness as the church grows. Self-motivation, strong interpersonal skills, and a pastoral heart towards families and children are expected. Also, they need to have the ability to build enthusiasm and confidence, as well as recruit needed volunteers and key leadership.


Other Important Details

  • The responsibilities of this job description will be adjusted based on the candidate and his or her experience, abilities, and leadership capacity.
  • Salary and benefits for this position will be discussed in the interview and hiring process, which also will be shaped according to the candidate’s experience, abilities, and leadership capacity.
For more information about our church, you can find us at: www.awakeningchurch.com or go to the Awakening App via your iOS or Android device. 
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About the Church

Awakening Church

Awakening Church exists to awaken this generation to new life in Jesus Christ. We desire to be a community who lives by faith, is known by love, and who extends hope to people in the San Jose and surrounding Bay Area. We are passionate about musical worship that connects to the next generation because we believe music is one of the primary languages of this generation. We are also passionate about communicating the Scriptures to people in ways that challenge, inspire, and transform people's lives. And we believe that the local church is the More...