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Harvest Church

Children's Pastor

Harvest Church
Elk Grove, California, United States

Date Posted: 02/21/2012
Categories: Associate Pastor - Children's Pastor
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Harvest Church is seeking an experienced individual to oversee and develop a growing ministry of children, birth through fifth grade. The ideal candidate will be a godly leader of excellent character, great competence and have a passion for leading a multicultural children’s ministry in Elk Grove, California. This leader must demonstrate the ability to express vision for the future of Harvest Children’s Ministries and be a gifted leader dedicated to reaching and discipleship for children. The leader must be an effective communicator who can inspire, recruit, train, direct and develop volunteer and staff teams. The ideal candidate will have academic experience in Christian education, with an understanding of how children grow spiritually. To inquire or submit a resume, please contact the Harvest Church office at 916.685.5656 or

Position Responsibilities:
• Communicate vision for children’s ministries
• Develop a network of spiritually gifted volunteers who can reach and disciple children toward spiritual maturity
• Oversee and lead the children’s ministries staff, volunteer and paid
• Coordinate all children’s ministries activities, including Sunday morning and midweek services and special events
• Create and maintain a calendar of events for children’s ministries
• Develop and manage an operating budget for children’s ministries
• Choose and prepare curriculum for each program at each age level
• Provide a safe environment for children
• Provide pastoral leadership for children and families through regular communication and care
• Maintain a strategy for reaching and assimilating new children and families
• Attend weekly staff meetings and any additional leadership or church-wide events required by senior leadership

Position Requirements:
• Demonstrate a strong and consistent walk with Jesus Christ
• Proven ministry experience
• College Bachelor’s degree
• Minister’s credentials or proven progress towards receiving credentials
• A track record of recruiting, training and retaining a volunteer staff of adults
• A passion to reach and disciple children to pursue Jesus
• A desire to participate in the development of overall family ministry strategy
• Strong organizational, time-management, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills
• A creative team player
• Skilled in written and verbal communication
• Full time presence in the office Monday through Thursday, Wednesday nights and Sunday

Ministry Purpose:
All employees in service to Harvest Church must be mature persons, committed to the religious mission of Harvest Church, with a personal born-again experience in Jesus Christ, evidence of a consistent Christian life, and personally subscribing to the Tenets of Faith and Leadership Covenant of Harvest Church. All employees are deemed integral parts of the ministry of Harvest Church, and each is expected to conduct himself or herself on the job and privately in their personal lives, on site and elsewhere, in such a way as to complement the image and mission of Harvest Church, toward advancement of the cause and Kingdom of Jesus Christ.