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Canaan Baptist Church

Pastor of Children and Families

Canaan Baptist Church
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Date Posted: 09/15/2016
Categories: Children's Pastor - Family Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
We are seeking a Pastor of Children and Families to oversee our children's ministry who can fully embrace our vision, and serve as a significant team member of our staff.  Our children's ministry serves over 120 children every Sunday and over 75 come to our Wednesday night programs. The position involves:
  • strategic oversight of the children's ministry, caring for teachers, 
  • training in teach ing methods, implementation of the Orange discipleship process, 
  • a firm grasp of the AWANA program, 
  • coordination of events and outreaches, and providing leadership to a dedicated team of volunteers.  
We are praying for a candidate whose life demonstrates a love for Christ, who holds scripture in the highest regard, and is excited to partner with the local church in the work of the Gospel. A candidate’s character should be in keeping with the character expectations of an elder or deacon as found in 1 Timothy 3.  
Our primary qualifications after one's character is that the applicant have a proven background of leading people, and be motivated by seeing children come to know and love Jesus. Additional qualifications include:
  • Experience working, or serving in a multi-staff church; 
  • Gifted in recruiting and training of volunteers; 
  • Ability to teach from the Word in ways suited for children's ministry; 
  • 5+ years working or volunteering with children’s ministry with a strong grasp of the Orange disciple-making process; 
  • Undergraduate degree/certification in children’s ministry or related field is preferable.
Salary range 50,000-60,000 (plus benefits). Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and
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