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Glad Tidings Assembly of God

Next Gen Pastor

Glad Tidings Assembly of God
Spokane, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 07/05/2017
Categories: Children's Pastor - Combo Positions - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Assemblies of God
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


The Next Generation Pastor is responsible for all of the church’s ministries to children and students ages 0-college. The Pastor will plan & oversee the ministries to teach the values of Christian faith; to live in grace and walk in love; to equip our children and students to discover their spiritual gifts; and to teach His Word with sincerity and integrity. Be an “effective equipper, supporter and team-builder” for the ministries. Use God given abilities in God’s service and to contribute to the strength and health of His body of believers.





1. Love for Jesus and a desire to see lives and the community changed by the gospel.

2. Growing relationship with Jesus Christ evidenced by action, attitude, and behavior.

3. Clearly possess the character qualification of an elder listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7

4. A strong understanding of Scripture - Would PREFER Assemblies of God credentials or working on obtaining such. 

5. Passion for ministries to children and students and seeing both parents and children/students grow in the faith.

6. Possess pastoral influence, verbal communication skills, and the ability to effectively preach & teach outside of their concentrated ministries.

7. Proven ability to work with and maintain positive, healthy relationships with those inside and outside the church.

8. Ability to balance team and individual responsibilities. Contribute to building a positive team spirit.

9. Ability to adapt to changes in the environment, to change approach or method as is most fitting for each situation and be able to deal with change, delays, or unexpected events.

10. A proven desire to equip empower and release adult volunteers to work with children, students, and parents.

11. Ministry experience with children, junior high, high school and/or college aged students, and an understanding of today’s culture, with the ability to function and communicate the Gospel within it.

12. Video and Graphic capability a huge plus.  




1. Work in conjunction with church leadership to coordinate all church programs and functions in concert with the church’s overall mission, vision, and purpose statement.

2. Be an advocate for children & students and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and needs of children & students in the local church and community.

3. Plan, coordinate, and implement all student activities with and through ministry volunteers (discipleship groups, camps, small groups, retreats, parties, mission trips, Youth Conference, worship, outreach, etc.).

4. Mentor children & students in developing their leadership skills.

5. Work with other ministry leaders/volunteers to develop strategies that will impact our community for Christ.

6. Represent the interests and safety of the children & students in the church’s care at all decision making meetings and sessions.

7. Participate in training opportunities and continuing education.

8. Organize training and planning sessions for children & students leaders/workers.

9. Maintain the church’s child protection policy.

10. Provide leadership and serve as shepherd to the children & student ministry leadership team.

11. Look for fresh ideas and ways to keep children & students engaged.

12. Approve all children & student ministries programs, curriculum , and activities.

13. Assist in development, submission, and monitoring the  budgets for all of the next generation ministries.

14. Serve as pastor to the children & students in your care – praying, visiting, counseling, discipling.

15. Effectively communicate with parents and guardians of the children & students.

16. Be prepared to effectively teach the congregation as a whole when needed.
17. Be able to adapt on the FLY .  

Pastor Bryan Herrick 
360-500-9795 - Cell