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Living Hope Church

Children's Director/Pastor

Living Hope Church
Vancouver, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 07/12/2011
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 4001 to 5000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Children’s Ministry of Living Hope Church, Vancouver, Washington

Position: Children’s Pastor
Reports to: Senior Pastor
Type: Full-time w/benefits

Living Hope Church is looking for someone who is enthusiastic about children’s ministry
and loves it so much that they are willing to sacrifice teaching in a classroom on a weekly
basis to equip and train others to serve children at Living Hope. We are looking for
someone who loves to train, develop and release volunteers to do ministry. An outgoing
personality, welcoming disposition and the ability to implement the vision of the senior
leadership is imperative.

Living Hope exists to passionately, authentically and simply help people know and follow
Jesus. Evangelism is at the heart of everything we do and we expect the children’s ministry
to be integral in embracing and spreading the vision of our Senior Pastors and leadership.

The person who will be hired for this position will spend most of their time creating a
vibrant leadership development program for our members, as well as, communicating and
training with volunteer leaders on a weekly basis. This position will take a visionary leader
who can see the limitless opportunities in our kids ministry program.


The Director of Children’s Ministry is expected to oversee a comprehensive program to
children and their parents that will help Living Hope Church reach locally, nationally and
internationally with the message of Christ’s love. This position will develop and refine a
passionate ministry, devoted to children (newborn-5th grade) and their families, in which
kids are intentionally sought, Biblically taught, and shown the love of Christ.


• Possess a deep and abiding love for Jesus Christ, children, and their families and a
mature and growing personal relationship with Christ
• An attested call to children’s ministry, including: teaching, nurturing spiritual
growth, leadership development and family care
• Proven experience with cutting edge curriculum development, teaching, and
implementation in a large church environment
• Ability to lead and develop creative teams, and intern staff.


• Manage ministries to children and their families
• Implement the Living Hope Children’s Ministry mission with creativity and
enthusiasm, yet with new innovative curriculum that can cross all international
cultural barriers.
• Recruit, train and supervise volunteers for all levels of children’s ministry
• Continue to research latest strategies for effectively reaching children
• Preach, lead worship, administer communion, pray and perform baptisms as
• Create, design and implement children’s ministry curriculum to all national and
international locations
• Create and manage the children’s ministry budget with direction from Senior
• Manage all children’s ministry staff and team members
• Develop enrichment programming for children families: such as mid-week
programs, small group or Bible clubs
• Attend weekly staff meetings. Lead weekly team meetings and report weekly via
email department news, goals and strategies
• To solicit and secure the involvement of children’s parents in the planning,
implementation, leading, teaching and supervision of children’s activities
• To coordinate with church leadership to schedule the yearly Children’s ministry

If you are interested in exploring this position with us, please email your cover letter,
resume and references to Missy Hannon at Ideally, we
would also love a video introduction of yourself explaining why you feel that this position
matches with your abilities. Questions? Email Missy at the above email address.

Living Hope Church is a growing, contemporary, energetic church that has campuses
throughout the world. Living Hope was established in 1996 and is non-denominational.
Living Hope exists to passionately, authentically and simply help people know and follow

10702 NE 117th Ave.~ Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 944-3905 FAX (360) 254-5567
501-c3 Organization Tax ID 1730955