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Grace Kid's Lead star

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Grace Church Reno

Reno, Nevada, United States

Date Posted:
Children's Pastor
Church Size:
2001 to 2500
Job Type:
Grace Church Reno
Job Description:

General Information

Church name:              Grace Church

Position open:             Grace Kid’s Lead



Foster a vibrant culture where children and families flourish in life and faith.



Grace Church is seeking a high-capacity servant leader who is relationally contagious, experienced working with families, and highly organized.


Church History

Grace Church Reno began in May of 1990. Two small churches in Reno decided to go completely against the current trend and merge into one functional, growing body of believers called Grace Community Church. About 180 people attended that first worship service at Lawlor Events Center. For the next five years, Grace Church thrived in a mobile setting and set up and tore down each weekend at Lawlor, all while growing rapidly. Eventually, a plot of land was purchased on Robb Drive, finally giving Grace Church a permanent home, where they serve the community today.


On January 26, 1996, the first worship services were held in the new facility, but there was an immediate challenge in that the church had already outgrown the building. Soon, multiple services were offered each weekend and by 2000, the leaders of Grace Church were vigorously praying about how to deal with the facility demands of the rapidly growing church. In 2003, Grace expanded the size of the parking lot and the Worship Center. More classrooms and office space were also added to make room for the busy weekend services and also an on-site preschool.  Between 2007 and 2010 Grace continued to see strong attendance growth, culminating in planting Living Stones Church in the downtown area. 


In 2012, Grace Church opened a new worship facility that seats close to 1200 people.  It is complete with cutting edge audio/visual technology, and additional ministry spaces, including a dynamic large foyer with café.  All other church facilities have been completely updated to match the new building – children’s and student spaces are excellent.  (See also: http://gccreno.com/grace-church/)


Church Culture & Doctrine

Grace’s overarching mission is to love God with all of our hearts, love all people, and tell the world about Jesus.  We live this out by embodying the DNA of being: Culturally Relevant, Biblically Founded, Externally Focused, Kingdom Minded, Grace-Based.  Grace’s basic doctrine statement can be read at: http://gccreno.com/what-we-believe/.


Job Description

The Grace Kid’s Lead is responsible to lead all-things children’s ministry.  Specific duties/areas are:


  • Lead and manage Grace Kid’s staff (3 part-time, and many limited time)
  • Sunday Experience
  • 9 am, 11 am, and 6 pm worship services
  • Leadership organization and equipping
  • Welcoming atmosphere
  • Check-in
  • Classroom experience
  • Large-group experience
  • Evenings – organizing room and activities for evening and special event children’s care
  • Special Events: Fall Festival, VBS, parenting workshops, etc.
  • Child dedications


The Grace Kid’s Lead is a member of the overarching Family Team including student ministries.  The team utilizes “Orange” curriculum.


To Apply

Interested and experienced candidates may submit applications to Grace Church, Attn.: Jill Halke, via email to jillh@gracechurchreno.org.  Applications should include:


  • A cover letter or video link (3 minutes or less) communicating your heart for leadership in the area of discipleship and the church at large, a short explanation of why you believe you’re qualified, and lastly, three unique skills or convictions you bring to the local church.
  • 1- page resume
  • Social media links


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About the Church

Grace Church Reno

We exist to love Him with all of our hearts, love all people (that includes you), and tell the world about Jesus. The best way to really understand who we are is to check out a service. Grace has three services each Sunday, all that point to Jesus through current music, biblical teaching, and community. More...