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Posted by: Mike Sweigard

Posted date: Aug-16-2017

Location: Milton, PA

KidzWay Pastor

Status: Full Time, Salaried Position

Salary and Benefits:  Negotiable, depending on experience


  • Possesses a deep and abiding love for Jesus Christ, children, and their families and a mature and growing personal relationship with Christ
  • Able and willing to become a member in agreement to leadership standards of Christ Wesleyan Church
  • Elementary education / Christian education degree preferred
  • Previous experience working with children preferred
  • Must be creative, enthusiastic, and innovative



The KidzWay Pastor ensures that the light of Jesus Christ is shared with children ages 9 months – 5th Grade and the families they are a part of through partnership of church and home, not either or but both/and. This includes both evangelism to children who do not know Christ as Savior and discipleship of those who do, equipping them to do the same. This position includes oversight of children’s ministry staff, working in conjunction with the family life pastor to partner with parents and equip the home for family faith development.


  • Recruit, train, develop and supervise volunteers for all levels of ministry
  • Follow, enforce, and maintain all Christ Wesleyan Ministry Policy & Procedures
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, pastoral meetings and other meetings as needed
  • Create and manage budgets with direction from the Finance Director and Administrative Pastor
  • Work with Facility Director to ensure facilities are adequate and maintained
  • Provide 24 hour on-call duties once a week. This would entail making phone calls or visiting congregants of all ages in the hospital, homes, or nursing homes. This also includes carrying an emergency phone during that time
  • Praying and giving weekly announcements in the Sunday morning services
  • Occasionally give a message in  Sunday morning services per Lead Pastor’s request


  • Support and oversee ministries to children and their families to Share the Light of Jesus Christ
    • Continually seek/create new ways to be more effective in reaching children and their families
    • Lead Children’s Ministry staff
    • Assist in the development and implementation of the annual Sunday morning programming and curriculum
    • Identify Essential Age-Specific topics to prepare students for the next phase they will face
    • Lead KW department meetings
    • Weekly Meetings, annual evaluations, goal-setting for KW team
  • Development of Children’s Ministry outreach events and support church wide outreach
    • Oversee execution and success of large events (Trunk or Treat, Family Easter Festival, and KW Camp)
  • Ensure that discipleship occurs for children
  • Oversee advertisement/promotion of KW programming and events
  • Recruit, train, develop and supervise volunteers for children’s ministry
    • Ensure all volunteers are appropriately background checked
    • Ensure workers are trained and encouraged to share the gospel, provide opportunities for children to make decisions to be followers of Christ in all areas of KW, and coordinate follow-up with children and with parents
    • Create a healthy culture for volunteer retention
  • Ensure a safe environment for children of all ages - physically, emotionally, and spiritually
  • Work with the Family Life Pastor in creating and managing the Children’s Ministry budget
  • Participates within strengths to play equal and unique role within and on the Family Life Team
  • Support and encourage para-church children’s ministry opportunities (Good News Clubs, etc.)
  • Lead the baby dedication and child baptism class process
  • Designing and developing content, overseeing production and team for Family Experience nights
  • Communicate with parents and volunteers
  • Set goals for KW within the context of FamilyLife and CWC Mission
  • Developing Goals/Milestones for KW Team
  • Monthly Stage Sets – Overall “look” of KW
  • Ensure Access and Shine Ministry succeed in goals


Walking various distances, standing/sitting for varying periods of time, lifting/moving objects up to approximately 30 pounds, reading, working on the computer, attending ministry events – some travel is required, etc.


The KidzWay Pastor is responsible directly to the Family Life Pastor and indirectly to the Lead Pastor and to the Local Board of Administration (LBA).  The KidzWay Pastor works with the Early Childhood Director, the Elementary Director, and the Children’s Ministry/Youth Secretary to support all aspects of the Children’s Ministry Department.

Position Information
Organization Name Only members can view this field.
Location Milton, PA
District Prairie Lakes
State/Province Pennsylvania
Position Title Children's Ministry Pastor
Position Classification Children
PositionType Full-time
Deadline for Applications Sep-16-2017
Contact Information
Contact Preference Send resumes by Email only.
First & Last Name Mike Sweigard
Title Family Life Pastor
Phone 570-742-8987
Email mike.sweigard@cwc.life