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The River Church

Decatur/Dallas/Ft Worth area, Texas, United States

Date Posted:
Children's Pastor
Church Size:
151 to 250
Job Type:
The River Church
Job Description:

The River Church is a thriving church in the community of Decatur, Texas located northwest of the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex. Our mission is “To see God’s kingdom established in Hearts, Homes, and Beyond.”


We are looking for a full-time Children’s Pastor who will come along side us and help us accomplish this mission; someone who is passionate about reaching, teaching, and training kids; someone who understands the importance of LOVE in ministry and demonstrates this through building relationships.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing oversight of all Children’s Ministries, birth – 5th grade
  • Personally teaching and directing Children’s Service during scheduled service times
  • Plan and facilitate all special events such as Camps, VBS,  Holidays, and Community Outreach
  • Recruit, lead, and train volunteers for department
  • Coordinate with other pastoral staff to provide childcare for River Church events as needed
  • Develop strategies and methods to grow the Children’s Ministry, including participating in community events and with local schools
  • Maintain consistent communication with parents of children with all aspects of Children’s Ministry
  • Provide leadership in the development and management of the Children’s Ministry departmental budgets

Competency for Position:

  • Self-starter, ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Competent with technology, website and social media platforms
  • Ability to direct and delegate to others
  • Organization and time management proficiency
  • Understand confidentiality and exercise discernment and wise judgement
  • Exhibit professionalism  
  • Nurture one’s own spiritual formation and professional development through personal time for study, preparation, planning, and prayer


  • Will be under the overall guidance of the Lead Pastor and Elders of the church
  • Responsible to the Associate Pastor

Typical weekday work schedule is Monday – Thursday, 9am-4pm with the understanding of a required presence during scheduled service times and the flexibility to participate in events outside of the normal schedule.

Salary will commensurate with education and/or experience.






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About the Church

The River Church

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their original writing as fully inspired of God and accept them as the supreme and final authority for faith and life. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and is true God and true man. We believe that God created man in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of sin which is death – More...