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Wabash Friends Church

Children's Pastor

Wabash Friends Church
Wabash, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 08/13/2009
Categories: Children's Pastor
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
About our church: Wabash Friends is a growing and vibrant church established in 1848. Currently we are in a new building program to add a children’s educational center and a youth facility to reach the youth of our community. Wabash Friends seeks to meet the needs of the broken hearted in the community through various ministries such as a Counseling Center, Angel Food Ministries, a youth drop in center, a mid-week Family activity night, MOPs and world missions teams. Wabash Friends ministers to the whole person (physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually) to create life long followers of Jesus Christ. Average attendance of our 3 Sunday morning services (we have both traditional and contemporary services) is over 500. There are 4 full time ministry staff and three part-time. We are located in north central Indiana near Ft. Wayne.

Job Duties and Responsibilities: Develop a dynamic Children’s ministry that spiritually develops children in the Wabash area to become life long followers of Jesus Christ. Create a vision and mission for the Children’s ministry that will communicate to parents and the church what children will learn, do and become while involved in this ministry. Build effective teams of passionate adults who will put the vision and mission of the ministry into action. Develop Sunday morning programs, mid-week outreach programs, vacation bible school and special events that teach children about God’s word, worship, mission, community and the foundational truths of Christianity. Develop a strategy to assist parents who are raising young children and provide resources to help them spiritually develop their children. Meet weekly with the pastoral staff for strategic planning.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications: The applicant must be a follower of Jesus Christ, displaying character, honesty and integrity above reproach; a bachelor’s degree in ministry, Christian education, childhood development or education is required; a master’s degree in a related field is desired; 3-5 years of ministry experience preferred; proficiency in leading and building teams; displays creative and positive thinking; passionate about loving children, equipping volunteers and providing resources for parents; Skills in organization, communication, curriculum design and relationships are essential for this position.

Accountability: The Children’s ministry Pastor reports to the pastoral staff and is accountable to the Ministry and Oversight committee and the monthly meeting.

Work Schedule: This is a full-time, exempt position with a regular work schedule of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. four days during the week and Sunday mornings. Some evenings and additional hours are required to meet the demands of the position.

What We Offer: Wabash Friends Church offers a competitive pay, paid time off, retirement plan, health insurance assistance and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic, energetic congregation committed to reaching the world for Christ in a loving and accepting environment.