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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Bear Valley Church - Family & Children's Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Lakewood, Colorado, United States

Date Posted: 02/06/2017
Categories: Children's Pastor - Family Pastor - Other - Other Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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About the Organization:

Connect with each other.
Mature in Jesus Christ.
Unleash into the world.


Bear Valley Church is a vibrant, grace-filled, highly relational, mission-oriented church. Birthed in January 1959, it has established a five decade-long legacy of serving locally in the City of Lakewood, regionally in the greater Denver metro area, across the state of Colorado, and throughout the globe. The church has initiated six key organizations since its beginnings that continue to be vital parts of the Bear Valley family. Firmly rooted in its core value of global missional impact alongside a solid history of influence in its local community, Bear Valley Church is dedicated to growing the Kingdom of God in a significant way.


  • Church Size: 1,000
  • Location: Lakewood, CO
  • Denomination & Affiliations: SBC

About the Position:

The prospective Family & Children’s Pastor will lead, and acquire oversight of the family, children’s, and the student ministries of Bear Valley Church. The position will oversee the leaders of each of these areas in administering, envisioning, and developing the comprehensive standards, curricula, and programming elements of each ministry. The role will also ensure successful implementation and alignment with the overall vision of the church in these ministries through their oversight.

In essence, the Family & Children’s Pastor will lead a partnership with parents to raise spiritual champions for the Kingdom. They will seek to create a healthy balance between achieving excellence, and industriousness in use of time and resources, for the purpose of ensuring long-term stability for the ministry areas of oversight. The ideal prospect for this position will be authentically relational, with a strong work ethic that speaks to collaboration and receptivity.

What We Are Searching For:

The successful candidate for this position will be highly relational, with complementary skills in strategic development and teaching. They will possess a pioneering spirit with a strong desire to nurture, expand, and maximize the potential of family ministries at Bear Valley Church. The successful candidate will possess a foundational understanding of children’s and family ministries, relational management, and ministry development so as to effectively meet, achieve, and exceed all position related responsibilities.


  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Organized, efficient and committed to time maximization.
  • Effectively multi-task a list of responsibilities.
  • Evidence of aforementioned experience, skills, and giftedness, which can provide the basis for successfully achieving the purpose of the position.
  • Ability to initiate and implement plan of action.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
About the Location:

The fifth-largest city in the Denver metro area, Colorado city of Lakewood is nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains roughly 7-miles west of the state capital of Denver. Located in Jefferson County, Lakewood is surrounded by several major thoroughfares, including multiple Interstates and highways, the main campuses of Colorado Christian University and Red Rock Community College are located in Lakewood.


Lakewood was first settled in the late 19th century and established itself early on as a summer resort district for wealthy Denver residents. Today, Lakewood history comes to life at the Lakewood Heritage Center. Located in beautiful Belmar Park, the museum boasts close to a dozen historic structures, thousands of preserved artifacts, a festival area and an outdoor amphitheater. Recreation in Lakewood is abundant and multi-faceted. In winter, the Rockies offer skiing in a variety of challenging forms. In summer, the mountains provide a breathtaking venue for fishing, backpacking, camping, and hiking.


Lakewood's approach to economic development is as unique as its community. It places a high value on concerted communications, partnerships and coordinated policy to improve the quality of life. With a focus on facilitating appropriate real estate development and infrastructure, the city has successfully maintained its regional competitiveness, promoting environmental and economic sustainability, encouraging diverse job growth, assisting small businesses, with a strong local employment base. Lakewood provides an excellent environment for 21st century educational opportunities. The city also provides a rich source of well-educated employees. It boasts one of the most highly educated workforces in the country, with SAT and ACT scores well above the state average.


As a two-time winner of the All-America City Award (2011 & 2016), a prestigious national recognition given to 10 communities each year, the City of Lakewood offers an ideal lifestyle to those who wish to call it home.


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