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Children's Pastor

Posted by: Dave King

Posted date: Feb-16-2017

Location: Cedar Rapids



This is a Job Description for the full-time Children’s Pastor of Oakland Church of the Nazarene. This staff person will be responsible for ministry to children birth through 6th grade.


Ministry Objectives

  • To help meet the physical (safety), emotional and relational needs of children.
  • To help bring children to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.
  • To help disciple children in Christlikeness.
  • To help reach unchurched parents of children and involve parents in the discipleship process of their children.   
  • To help provide pastoral care for children and their families.

    Primary Responsibilities

    1.     To establish a vision for the children’s ministry of Oakland Church of the Nazarene that is consistent with and integrated into the vision of the whole church.

    2.     To develop a strategic plan (programs and activities) for accomplishing the vision.

    3.     To recruit, screen and train paid (nursery) and unpaid workers who will help accomplish the vision.

    4.     To create and manage the Children’s Ministry budget.

    5.     To purchase curriculum, supplies and decorate spaces in keeping with the vision.

    6.     To report to the Lead Pastor, Church Board and Congregation regarding the progress toward ministry goals.

    7.     To maintain data and the church database for your ministry area.

    8.     To utilize social media and technology as a ministry tool.


    Qualifications for the Position

    1.     Leadership and Administrative gifts.

    2.     A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a paid Children’s Pastor.

    3.     Ability to recruit, train and motivate volunteers.

    4.     Competency with computer technology and social media.

    5.     A Bachelor’s degree.

    6.     Ordination or Enrollment in the Nazarene Course of Study (toward ordination).


    Additional Expectations of the Children’s Pastor

    1.     To maintain a vital personal relationship with Jesus Christ through spiritual disciplines.

    2.     To maintain an appropriate life-balance including Sabbath observance (rest and recreation).

    3.     To prioritize your family relationships.

    4.     To live a life of honor and integrity at all times.

    5.     To regularly participate in the life and activities of the church.

    6.     To support the Lead Pastor, Church Staff and Church Board.

    7.     To faithfully and punctually attend all staff, board and other pertinent meetings.

    8.     To support District and General Church programs and initiatives.

    9.     To preach in the larger service as requested by the Lead Pastor.

    10.  To deal with conflict and frustration in a God-honoring manner. 

    Position Information
    Organization Name Only members can view this field.
    Location Cedar Rapids
    District Iowa
    State/Province Iowa
    Position Title Children's Pastor
    Position Classification Children
    PositionType Full-time
    Deadline for Applications Jun-01-2017
    Contact Information
    Contact Preference Send resumes by Email only.
    First & Last Name Dave King
    Title Lead Pastor
    Phone 319-393-7399
    Email pastor_dave@oaklandnaz.org