Children's Pastor

Community Christian Fellowship
Siloam Springs, Arkansas, United States


Date Posted: 05/17/2018
Categories: Children's Ministry
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


ABOUT THE POSITION

The Children’s Pastor will serve the CCF family by providing relevant, dynamic, age-appropriate learning, connection, and ministry opportunities for kids from nursery through fourth grade. They will do this by casting vision to and building, managing, and leading a team of motivated volunteers to create the necessary structure and processes to implement the our vision of helping as many people as possible become more and more like Jesus.

 

The Children's Pastor will actively carry out CCF's vision to implement a comprehensive and intentional plan to disciple kids through their life stages and equip and empower parents to become the primary disciplers of their families. The Children’s Pastor will be a team player, fiercely committed to their ministry team and to the staff team. They will go to great lengths to foster and maintain those communities, being an example of what it looks like to be a servant leader who loves God and others, speaks the truth in love, and puts others first.

 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Community Christian Fellowship (CCFSiloam.com) is a missions-minded, multi-generational church with approximately 600 in attendance during the school year. CCF was birthed in 1973 with a handful of families with a desire to impact their community for Christ. Their first location for Twin Springs Christian Church was in downtown Siloam Springs, right behind what is now the popular Pour Jon’s Coffee Shop. The little white church was home until 2000 when they purchased, renovated, and moved into the Bynum Furniture building on the corner of Lincoln and Main.

 

Changing their name to Community Christian Fellowship to reflect their desire to remain community-focused, the church saw a new season of growth and blessing. Under the leadership of Senior Pastor Pat Callahan, the church continues to grow and reach out to their local community while also significantly investing in the spread of the gospel around the world.

 

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY

Voted “One of the Best Small Towns in America,” according to Smithsonian magazine, you would be hard-pressed to find a resident who would disagree. Siloam Springs takes pride in great schools, manufacturing and industry, numerous churches, charities and non-profit organizations, a top-rated regional hospital, and an ever-growing list of attractions and outdoor activities. All of these work together to create and sustain a great quality of life and business economy in Siloam Springs.

 

The climate consists of an average temperature of 58.4 degrees and an average rainfall of 41.75 inches. Snow makes few appearances during the season, and spring brings an abundance of beautiful Dogwoods. There are over 16,000 people living within the city of Siloam, with many more living just outside city limits.

 

Siloam Springs is home to John Brown University, a private interdenominational Christian liberal arts college that is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the region’s best mid-size Christian universities. Founded in 1919, JBU is a leader in Christian higher education, providing a top-ranked academic, spiritual and professional foundation for world-impacting careers. JBU offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 40 areas of study, including engineering, education, business, counseling and graphic design. For sports fans, JBU’s first home basketball game is known nationally for its yearly TP game, dubbed by ESPN as “The greatest technical foul in all of sports.”

 

Siloam Springs is a great place to raise a family and enjoy the benefits of one of the best small towns in America, while enjoying all the amenities of the larger communities of Springdale, Fayetteville, Rogers, and Bentonville just a short drive away.

 

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

A born-again follower of Jesus who feels a call by God into ministry and who demonstrates a history of spiritual maturity and leadership.

Possesses a huge heart for children and families and helping them become more and more like Jesus.

A leader of leaders with the ability to recruit and develop volunteers and delegate ministry ownership in a collaborative, team environment.

Organized, creative, resourceful, hard working, with a heart to expand ministry throughout the community.

Exhibits a pastor’s heart.

Possesses personal warmth that brings comfort, peace, wise counsel and harmony to relationships and the work environment.

Ability to communicate to a broad audience of volunteers, parents, staff and most of all children.

Enjoys working in and contributing to a team environment; chemistry with other ministry team members.

Self-motivated and self-directed with a strong work ethic and commitment to personal and professional excellence.

Maintain Godly character before the congregation, within the church staff, and at home.

Ideal candidates for this role will have 5+ years experience as a Children’s Minister at a medium-large church with multiple staff members and team-based ministry.

 

EXPECTATIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide a safe, fun and engaging learning environment for children to become more and more like Jesus.

Build a volunteer team through recruitment, development, and investment.

Continually search for new ways to keep our children's ministry exciting, fresh, and FUN.

Implement a comprehensive and intentional plan to disciple kids through the their life stages.

Equip and empower parents to become the primary disciplers of their families.

Create, develop, and manage children’s events at least once a quarter.

Create partnerships with local schools and community organizations.

Be available to minister to kids and their families.

Develop and approve an annual Children's Ministry calendar for both a plan of teaching and activities.

Develop a budget for Children's Ministry with oversight by Senior Pastor.?

Additional responsibilities:

  • Be available for performing or assisting Senior Pastor in the following areas: preaching, teaching, visitation, discipleship, counseling, baptisms, communion service, marriages, funerals, etc..
  • Assist Pastoral Team with vision for yearly outreach and church activities?
  • Attend weekly staff meetings?

 

OTHER SKILLS:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Committed to a team-based ministry.

Creativity and adaptability to keep our ministry culturally relevant, as well as sensitivity towards church traditions.

Ability to use social media and other technology to effectively reach and minister to kids and their families.

 

OTHER INFO:

Pay and benefits based on experience, education, and needs, to be discussed further through the interview process. Total pay package may be broken down to include things such as salary, housing, insurance and retirement (package will also include a pastoral expense line).

 

Reports to: Senior Pastor

 

NEXT STEPS:

Please send a résumé, a one-page philosophy of your ministry, and a link to 2 videos that provide examples of teaching, environments you lead in, and others things you have created that might be relevant.

 

Send all information to apply@ccfsiloam.com.

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