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Evangel Assembly

Family Life Pastor

Evangel Assembly
Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 08/02/2012
Categories: Children's Pastor - Small Group Pastor
Denominations: Assemblies of God
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Evangel Mission:
To raise-up fully devoted followers of Christ who are love-with-skin-on for a hurting world.

Overview: The full-time Family Life and Children’s Ministry Pastor is responsible for the overall leadership, administration, and direction for: 1) Family Life – ministering to families who have children from birth through grade five. This includes the formation of small group ministry on topics such as parenting, marriage enrichment, etc., and 2) Sunday morning and Wednesday evening Children’s Ministry which includes: Nursery, Sunday School, Pre-School Children’s Church, “Kidventure” Children’s Church, Mpact Girls, and Royal Rangers. Additionally, this person is responsible for leading the seasonal Children’s Ministry events, such as VBS, Camps, Easter Outreach, Fall Family Picnic, and working with the Worship Pastor in executing the Music and Fine Arts camp. This person is a leader of leaders, not just a doer. So they must have the ability to inspire, delegate, and build and maintain ministry teams. This position reports to the Senior Pastor, and the Administrative Pastor.
Essential Job Functions:

1. Kidventure Children’s Church
• Actors (practice, props, curriculum coordination, and scheduling)
• Worship (songs, kid dancers, worship leaders)
• Coordinate Weekly Speaker
• Coordinate volunteers and recruit workers.
• Maintain a system for maintenance of technical equipment

2. Explorers Preschool
• Oversee Coordinator
• With Coordinator recruit leaders
• Provide curriculum
• Provide support and guidance

3. MPact Girls
• Ensure the ministry is in alignment with the overall vision of the church and children’s department.
• Work with MPact Girls Coordinator to administrate the MPact Girls Ministry
• Coordinate annual achievement ceremony

4. Royal Rangers
• Ensure the ministry is in alignment with the overall vision of the church and children’s department.
• Work with Royal Rangers Commander to administrate the Royal Ranger’s Ministry
• Coordinate annual achievement ceremony

5. Nursery Oversight
• Work with Nursery Coordinator to administrate the Nursery Ministry.
Ensure Nursery is provided for special events and services.

6. Children's Sunday Morning Life Groups
• Recruit, train, schedule teachers and rooms, and order curriculum for Children’s and Adult classes.
• Work with teachers and staff to resolve philosophical, procedural, and scheduling problems.
• Purchase snacks, juice, diapers & wipes.

7. Family Life Small Group
• Recruit and train leaders, help with curriculum needs, and schedule rooms for Life Groups.
Topics include parenting and marriage enhancement.

8. Administrative
• Build annual budgets for these areas.
• Handle volunteer background screening: 1) ministry applications, 2) reference checks, & 3) criminal investigations.
• Attend and contribute to weekly staff and pastor meetings.
• Maintain regular contact and communication with office staff, & department heads.
• Advise the Administrative Pastor and Senior Pastor of issues impacting Family Life and Children's ministries.
• Develop a system for reporting incidents, accidents, and allegations as quickly as possible.
• Administrate the parental check-in and checkout system for services.

9. Two-Service Plan
• 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. - Children’s small groups
• 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Sunday School
• 11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Kidventure Children’s Church

Three to Five years full-time Family Life and Children’s Ministry experience, and a bachelor’s degree in a Ministry-related field or in Education. A born-again, Spirit-filled believer, walking in progressive sanctification and obedience to God’s Word. A tithe-paying member of Evangel Assembly of God. Well-groomed, a self-starter who works well with people. Someone who is organized and committed to integrity, excellence, and innovation. If married, we expect the marriage to be in Biblical order, and that your spouse be supportive of your work in this place. It is expected that employees of Evangel and their dependant family members will attend regular and special church-wide services of the church. This person is a leader of leaders, not just a doer. While he or she must have the core competencies and be able to perform all of the ministry responsibilities, the only way Evangel will see more people saved and discipled, is if this person also has the ability to inspire volunteers, to delegate, and to build and maintain ministry teams.

Experience with various forms of media such as graphic design, video editing, or audio-visual, is a plus.

• Maintain a positive attitude and vision for yourself, the church, staff, board, and Lead Pastor.
• Develop a godly attitude and witness at all times.
• Work cooperatively and cheerfully with the members of the administrative and pastoral team.
• Work diligently. Your ministry requires four full days of service, in addition to Sunday’s and other service and meeting times.
• Arrive at church at least 30 minutes before services begin, and plan to leave as the final saints depart. Purposely stand in foyer or Children’s Ministry entranceway, before and after services, so you can love on the children and the parents.

Send all resumes and/or inquiries, as well as a cover letter and photo, to Ryan Kramer, Executive Pastor, Evangel Assembly of God, 2300 Old Bainbridge Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Please respect our process and limit correspondence to email. Thank you.