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Children's Director/Pastor

Covenant Church
Grove City, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 01/08/2018
Categories: Children's Ministry - Family Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Covenant Church

Covenant Church is a seven­ year old church plant located in Grove City, OH. Grove City is the

fastest growing suburb of Columbus, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the United

States. Centrally located in Ohio, Columbus is home to The Ohio State University, a

thriving art and music scene and plenty of events and activities for the entire family. However,

the spiritual climate is difficult. Despite being the 14th largest city in the United States, only 12% of the population is affiliated in any way with an evangelical church.


Covenant Church has a simple vision to seek and save the lost in Columbus. As a portable church we gather twice each Sunday at 9:30 & 11am at AMC theater in Grove City to help fulfill that purpose. Everything we do keeps reaching a lost generation in mind. Cutting edge worship, and clear Biblical communication goes hand in hand with an emphasis on small group community and spiritual leadership development. As a church we are passionate about bringing up disciples and leaders to fulfill the vision to reach Columbus for Christ. A vibrant Children’s Ministry is an essential part of ensuring that this church will be partnering with Jesus to seek and save the lost long after the current leadership has passed.


We are looking to hire a Children’s Pastor/Director to facilitate our current ministry and expand upon the existing vision for the Covenant Kids ministry. We are results oriented and provide flexibility for those who are getting things done, encouraging regular and scheduled time off for family.


This position has a starting salary of $20,000/yr with the flexibility to be a bi­vocational position. The salary will increase significantly as the church and budget grows.


Covenant Kids Ministry

Covenant Kids ministry has been built and led by a team of volunteers from the very beginning. There are currently around 60 kids on a weekly basis that are a part of the ministry and nearly 50 volunteers who make it happen on a monthly basis. The success of this ministry rises and falls with our volunteer army. The Covenant Kid’s Pastor/Director will be recruiting, leading, developing and casting vision for our volunteer staff.


The person who will be successful in this position will have had previous experience in a modern kid’s ministry and a gift for building teams to do the work of the ministry. They will need to have clear vision for what a great kid’s ministry can be, as well as an ability to overcome portable church obstacles and think creatively along the way. Being a confident communicator who can mobilize people to accomplish the vision is a must for this position. Although typical abilities such as strong organization skills, creative ability, and teaching skills will be necessary- we are looking for a person who knows their strengths and weaknesses and is gifted in building volunteer teams to supplement them. We value very highly the ability to replace yourself and make things better by incorporating good ideas- no matter where they originate.


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Job Description/Duties

  •  Oversee all cKids ministry areas to execute the overall church vision: 

             - cKids Check-­In

             - Nursery (Birth-­2)  

             - 2yrs - Kindergarten

             - 1st - 6th grades

  • Lead all staff in the ministry, paid and volunteer

  • Continue the vision driven curriculum process currently in place (ask for details)

  • Develop measurable goals and position expectations for kids staff

  • Solve problems in the ministry as needed

  • Develop and execute volunteer recruitment, training, practices and procedures for all

    positions within the ministry

  • Plan and lead special events throughout the year as your vision and need dictates

  • Develop systems for increased parent communication

  • Report to the Covenant Life Pastor

  • Position is – 20-25 hrs/week (bi-vocational is an option)

  • A demonstrated Christian faith commitment­ including:

    • ­Your story of coming to Christ

    • Your daily relationship with Jesus

    • ­Your commitment to Biblical community

    • Your gifts being used consistently in ministry

  • Demonstrable role in a kid’s ministry, preferably leadership

  • The ability to teach and lead Biblical conversation and lessons both in small and large

    group settings

  • An agreement and passion for the vision of the church and desire to carry it out with our

    kids ministry

  • Communication skills, both verbal and written

  • A gifted leader and builder of teams

  • The ability to mobilize people behind an inspiring vision and the skills to see the

    necessary steps to get from point A to B in a sustainable way

  • Must be a team player with good interpersonal skills

  • Show a past commitment to a church with attendance and participation in ministries

  • A 4 year degree in a related field is a plus