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Calvary Church

Children/Family Pastor (Birth thru 12th)

Calvary Church
Jupiter, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 10/01/2015
Categories: Children's Pastor - Family Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


The Essentials:


- Pastor of Family Ministries

Must have a passion for Children, Students & Families.  Provide oversight to entire children & youth ministries  (250+ children/students weekly) – implementing a coordinated Bible-based program that will be designed to mature them in their faith and creating a seamless transition from preschool through high school ministries.


NOTE:  Children's ministry passion & experience required in addition to Youth passion & experience.


- Leadership

Serves on the Leadership Team to support the direction for overall church vision as set by the Lead Pastor.  Oversee three part-time ministry coordinators and 70+ volunteers.


 - Teaching

Preparation to teach weekly Sunday Morning Elementary Services and Wednesday night Student Services.


- Special Events

Oversight of VBS, Awana programs, Family Events & Student Camps.


- Pastoral Care

Responsibilities include Biblical Counseling for individuals seeking direction and real answers to life situations from the Word of God.  This includes counseling for crisis and difficult life issues for students and parents.  Hospital Visits for Babies, Children & Students.


- Christ-­-Centered Life

Must share and practice our core theology (no hardcore Calvinists / Arminianists / Reformists), which is available at:



Other Stuff You’ll Have To Learn If You Don’t Know It Yet:


 - Budgets

We live by faith and plan by budgets.


- Next Level Planning

We love families and God keeps sending them! Ability to formulate a Growth Action Plan required.


-  Personal  Growth

A year from now, you need to be better than you are now (read, take a class, learn).



-       Calling/Passion for Children, Students and Families. All three, not just one.

-       Fully knowledgeable of God’s Word and able to provide Biblical Counsel.

-       Proven leadership skills and abilities to oversee large ministry partner teams.

-       Proven interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all levels of staff, ministry partners, and church body.

-       Requires ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

-       Complex position.  Duties require a high degree of originality, initiative and independent action to deal with factors difficult to evaluate or require the making of decisions based on circumstances for which there may be little precedent. 

-       Ability to balance good business decisions with discernment/leading of the Holy Spirit.

-       Educational Background/Degree in Education/Child Development or the equivalent in experience as a previous Family Pastor or Children/Youth Director at a church of similar size and theology.

-       Strong organizational & computer skills.



Only resumes accompanied with a COVER LETTER will be considered.


The cover letter should be personalized for this position and should answer 5 questions:


(1) Why you are interested in this position?


(2) What's your view of Eschatology?


(3) Why would your family feel comfortable relocating to South Florida (if applicable)?


(4) And what characteristics/experience makes you stand out from other candidates for this position?


(5) What are your salary requirements?


*Also – if you have a recent video/audio of you teaching in front of a group (large or small) – please include that along with your resume and cover letter.


Please send cover letters and resumes to


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