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Family Ministries Associate Pastor

Mattoon Family Worship Center
Mattoon, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 04/18/2018
Categories: Family Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

To help build a discipling culture and relationship among Children, Youth, Parents and Leaders 

Recruiting and Equipping a team of volunteers in Youth and KidStyle Ministries that leads to sustainability in these ministry areas. 


Create a safe environment for Children and Youth that encourages growth in spiritual maturity. 


Encourage and equip parents in their role as primary disciplers of their children.  Support them in teaching and mentoring their children in a life of following Christ.   


Develop a College and Career Ministry group who will be equipped to lead and make disciples of their peers.   


Integrate Youth and Children into the larger church community. 


Help foster an “extended family” atmosphere where all ages are valued and contribute. 


Work with leaders to develop a coordinated curriculum for all ages that progressively teaches and models the life in Christ.


Create an inviting and fun place for children to learn and grow in Christ.


Oversee KidStyle ministry volunteers and their teaching schedule


Develop curriculum that is engaging and follows the mission and vision of Family Worship Center.


Implement new safety and security measures for the well-being of our children.


Recruit and train new volunteers for Youth and Children’s ministry. 


Be involved in discipleship.


Lead by joining our Ministry Team to better serve the individuals of our church in a variety of ways.


Facilitate implementation of the ministry vision and mission.


Maximize effectiveness of present programs.


Provide leadership as needed to FWC Team Leads, ministry and staff.


Assist Lead Pastor in full-filling the FWC vision and providing ministry to all age groups when needed.


Personal Requirements:

A mature relationship with Jesus as Saviour and Lord      


Regular practice of spiritual disciplines   


A person of prayer      


Exhibits the fruit of the Spirit and knows how to walk in the power of the Spirit   


Strong relationship skills            


A healthy balance of work and rest in their life   


A person of integrity who has a good reputation with those inside and outside of the church  


Must understand, support and protect the mission, values and culture of Family Worship Center


In agreement with who we are and what we believe at Family Worship Center


Strong abilities and experience in equipping leaders and working with teams      


Ability to connect relationally with parents and children


Good teaching ability and communication skills 


Ability to work closely with other Ministry Staff, Elder Team and Ministry Leaders to see that our objectives are accomplished   


Proven ability to develop and implement strategy            


A willingness and ability to pioneer new things and inspire others to new initiatives          


5-10 years’ experience in Youth or Children’s ministry preferred


Experience in raising a family would be an asset


Bible College or Seminary degree not needed, but preferred.  Other quali?cations and training will be considered


Must have the heart of a pastor (shepherd) and have strong relational skills


Must be team player and team developer



Core Value Reaching Out:

The Family Ministries Pastor will be Involved in the community, seeking out relationships with those who do not know Christ.  Modeling a missional lifestyle.  


Core Value Restoration:

Leading and discipling others into living a life of change, healing and renewed purpose.


Core Value Relationships:

This is a highly relational ministry and thus priority must be placed on building healthy relationships amongst people of all ages; especially Children, youth and their parents.


Result  #1 The Family Ministries Pastor knows the Youth and Children in our directory by name as well as their parents' names.


Result #2 The Family Ministries Pastor participates weekly in community/school events involving Youth or Children. 


Result #3 Children or Youth and their parents who are new to Family Worship Center are followed up in a timely manner and made to feel welcome.


Result #4 The Family Ministry Pastor has developed a weekly pattern of relationship building in his neighborhood or with a community organization outside the church.


Result #5 The Family Ministries Pastor is accessible to parents as a sounding board and to provide prayer and counsel when needed. 


Result #6 Events are planned on a regular basis that are engaging not only to church families but also those in the community.


Result #7 All volunteers receive training and regular feedback.  All Child Abuse and Sexual Exploitation Prevention policies are being implemented.


Result #8 Regular meetings of adult volunteers and Student Leadership Team are being held for training, encouragement and prayer. 


Result #9 Youth and KidStlyle volunteers and staff have put together ministry plans, goals and budgets and are evaluating progress toward those goals on a regular basis. 


Result #10 The weekly programs are growing in participation, enthusiasm and vision.


Result #11 Youth and Children are regularly participating in Sunday morning ministries, learning how to use their gifts and serving others.


Result #12 Youth and Children are serving alongside adults in Hands & Feet Ministries and other Outward focused ministries in the community.


Result #13 On a regular basis the Youth and Children’s team is attending a conference or continuing education.


Result #14 The Family Ministries Pastor is available to take part in Sunday morning ministry, including preaching when necessary and to help with other whole church events. 


Salaries and Benefits:

Salary:  Negotiable depending on experience



Furnished private office with all needed tools to accomplish ministry work and more!