The Sanctuary Church

Children's Pastor

The Sanctuary Church
Deland, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 07/28/2017
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Church of God -- Cleveland
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position Description:


The Children’s Pastor is responsible for overseeing all programming for children, Birth – Kindergarten and 1st – 5th grades. This is accomplished through: supervising the Children’s Team Coordinators, who oversee programming for Birth – Kindergarten, planning and executing all other activities/events for children, and directly executing the weekly programming for 1st – 5th grade group.


 Position Details:

  • Position Type:  Full Time
  • Reports to:  Lead Pastor
  • Spiritual Maturity Level:  Stable, Maturing Christian
  • Spiritual Gifts:  Teaching – Administration – Encouragement
  • Best Personality Traits:  Creative Leader – Outgoing – Mature - Organized


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overseeing all weekly programming for nursery and pre-school ministry, Birth – Kindergarten.
  • Recruit, schedule and lead teams of volunteers for children’s programming, 1st-5th grade.
  • Create age-appropriate environments and activities that will facilitate learning and encourage spiritual growth for children 1st-5th grade.
  • Obtain a criminal background check on every team member, worker and teacher.
  • Choose and prepare age-appropriate curriculum for all children, including nursery and pre-school.
  • Train all children’s workers (for children Birth – 5th Grade).
  • Work with the Connections Team Leader to maintain a strategy for reaching and assimilating new children and families.
  • Manage the Children’s ministry budget with sound stewardship principles.
  • Develop implement a communication plan to keep volunteers and parents informed and encouraged.
  • Plan and execute designated events with excellence.
  • Develop and execute a practical strategy for strengthening parental skills of Sanctuary families, Birth – 5th grade.
  • Coordinate worship and teaching times for children
  • Oversee classroom conduct, check-in, follow up, etc.
  • Plan and implement outreach events for children.
  • Oversee spiritual advancing retreats, camps and trips for children.
  • Initiate and expand a relationship with local elementary schools.
  • Oversee intentional transitions and partnerships with the Student Pastor.
  • Work with other church staff in planning and implementing events and general church programming.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • A passion for Jesus and His church and actively growing relationship with Him.
  • A love for children and their families.
  • A commitment to personal integrity, character and a Spirit-filled life
  • A calling from the Lord to minister to children through high-energy and relational leadership
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in directing children’s ministry of a church 250+
  • A bachelor’s degree education level or higher, preferred, but not required
  • A team player who is committed to developing people and teams around oneself
  • Ability to fully embrace the vision, values, and statement of faith of The Sanctuary.
  • Possess the ability to use appropriate judgement, discretion, sensitivity and confidentiality.
  • Ability to lead and direct volunteer teams.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong vision and leadership skills.

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