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Vanderbloemen Search Group

The Summit Church - Children's Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 02/05/2016
Categories: Children's Pastor - Other - Other Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

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“We are a church that is full of imperfect people. Come as you are. Christ has already accepted you and loves you.” – The Summit Church


Founded in 1948, The Summit Church has had a desire to impact the city of Indiana since its inception. What began as First Assembly of God, the church has experienced many changes over the years, including a relocation (2002), a name change (2011), and improvements of such nature. Senior Pastor Mel Masengale has led the church since 2014. Marked by relationships, authenticity, and acceptance, The Summit Church places precedence upon small group involvement, weekly salvations, and creating an infrastructure of “building people.”


The Summit Church seeks a Children's Pastor whose primary purpose is to provide leadership, vision, and direction that creates a life-giving atmosphere of vibrant and enticing discipleship and evangelism for the children, parents, and the children’s ministry team of The Summit Church. They will manage the church-wide direction of KidzTown, the children’s ministry of the church.


This oversight includes direct responsibility of the development and administration of the ministry for children, birth-5th grade. The successful candidate will equip volunteers and parents to reach and disciple children to be vibrant followers of Christ, who learn to walk with God, serve the church, and understand their personal mission in life. The next Children’s Pastor will lead KidzTown, but more importantly, will live life with the people of The Summit Church.


While a bachelor’s degree in Bible is preferable in the selection of a new Children’s Pastor, the successful candidate must be one who has demonstrated several years of development and administrative oversight in full-time children’s ministry at a large scale church.The successful candidate will have a proven track record of growing a ministry in a community setting that has interactions with people from multi-generational backgrounds and economic statuses. The candidate will have had experience working as an effective leader of ministry teams, with the responsibility of providing vision for volunteers, and the ability to develop and monitor a vibrant, creative, and attractive children’s ministry that is equally focused on family-based discipleship.


Additional experience needed: 

  • Ability to communicate the Gospel through various means to children of all ages.
  • Heart for children and parents.
  • Proven ability to lead staff and volunteers.
  • Project management experience.
  • Solid theological grounding, specifically in Assemblies of God denominational theology.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills.
  • Creativity in developing children's ministry curriculum.
  • Computer competency in Planning Center, Pro Presenter, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office, etc.

Indiana rests in the foothills of the beautiful Allegheny Mountains. It offers the best of small town and city life. With a population of 35,000, Indiana and its neighboring small towns are quiet and picturesque, and several nearby natural areas and state parks provide opportunities for hiking, camping, boating, and fishing.The Indiana area is rich in culture from its history of energy resources. The economy is based on energy, health care, education, finance, and other service industries.It further boasts the institutional accolades of IUP (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), which was ranked among the ‘Best Northeastern Colleges’, ‘America’s Best Colleges’, and a specialized research university with high-level doctoral faculty. The city is known to tourists as the birthplace of late actor Jimmy Stewart (and for hosting the annual It’s a Wonderful Life festival in Stewart’s honor). It is also often referred to as “the Christmas Tree Capital of the World” for the numerous tree farms that dot the surrounding hills.