East Pickens is an established church with a contemporary ministry mindset. It’s the best of both worlds—stability and innovation! We are looking for the man who will pastor the teams necessary to reach and disciple the next generation of the
Pickens, SC area, just 30 minutes west of Greenville, SC and 30 minutes east of Clemson, SC. The position of Associate Pastor of Children will oversee all of our ministries from birth to 6th grade.
We currently have over 600 people on our campus every Sunday, with over 20% of those attendees who are under the age of 10. This position will be demanding, managing 100+ regular volunteers and 150 children under the age of 6th grade. It will
take someone who can lead from stage, but who can also create systems of ministry teams as we continue to grow. You will join a ministry team with 4 other full-time, and 2 other part-time staff, along with a new ministry intern program. We work in the context
of teams at East Pickens—no ministry silos allowed! We aren’t looking for a "newbie" in ministry or someone who is looking for a stepping stone. Preferred experience in church ministry building and leading teams.
-Organize and lead the nursery, preschool, and children’s ministries of the church under the supervision of, and in cooperation with, the Senior Pastor.
-Recruit and oversee the appropriate lay ministry directors to accomplish this very important work (Ex: Nursery, Preschool Sunday School, Children’s Sunday School, Kids Worship, Mid-Week Children’s Program, Vacation Bible School, Club 56, etc.)
-Provide vision and direction for the intentional discipleship of all the children entrusted to this ministry.
-Coordinate a calendar of ministry activity that will foster evangelistic opportunities, positive peer group development, spiritual growth, and fun events for all ages under this position.
-Cultivate a ministry culture that encourages parent involvement in every facet of the ministry.
-Recruit, develop, mentor and schedule volunteers to accomplish the work of the ministries under your care.
-Provide counseling, hospital visitation, on-call weekends, and periodic preaching in Sunday morning worship.
The Nursery, Preschool, and Children’s Ministries of East Pickens should be:
-Excellent in quality
-More substance than flash
-A safe environment
-Relevant to current culture
-Evangelistic and discipleship-oriented
-Family-oriented in scope
-Integrated into the greater culture of the church
-Led by volunteer teams
-Positioned for numeric growth