Pastor to Children and Their FamiliesPosted by: Pastor Steve Johnson
Posted date: Nov-02-2017
Location: Hagerstown, Maryland
Annual Salary - $25,000 ($19.23 per hour)
Our church is looking for a part time children’s pastor to work 25 hours a week in leading all facets of our children’s ministries, birth through grade 6, and our outreach efforts to the children of our community. We are a church that averages around 225 in Sunday worship attendance, located 70 miles outside of Baltimore, MD and Washington D.C. Each week we minister to about 25 -35 children. We also are involved in programs feeding and mentoring at-risk children on our local elementary schools. We believe that our best hope for effecting lasting transformation in the lives of children is for us to work in partnership with their families. We have a good team of lay leaders who provide leadership to Children’s Church, Children’s Christmas Musical, Caravan, Vacation Bible School, Toddler and Nursery Ministries.
We will assist a qualified candidate in securing a part time job to supplement what we can pay, perhaps at one of our local Starbucks Coffee shops which offers health insurance coverage. Our hope is that this position will grow into a full time position within two years.
MISSION STATEMENT – The mission of the children’s department of the Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene is to provide a loving and caring environment to help children know Jesus and grow in Him.
The Pastor to Children and Their Families is the key leader in accomplishing the mission of the children’s ministry department.
· To lead, supervise, and coordinate all ministry to children, birth through grade 6.
· To develop strategies and training for partnering with parents in the spiritual development of their children.
· To provide effective promotion and advertising of the ministry to the church body at large.
· To develop and submit an annual budget request for all children’s ministries areas, and to oversee expenditures in order to maintain budgetary integrity.
· To recruit, develop and provide leadership to all adult children’s staff members.
· To serve as the children’s ministry representative to the Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries Board.
· To use appropriate curriculum and materials for all classes.
· To develop and implement strategies for reaching unchurched children and their families in our church ministry area.
· To provide every child with the opportunity to accept Christ as their personal Savior.
· To encourage children to deepen their commitment to Christ and to teach them to serve Him.
· To train and encourage children to share their faith in Christ with others at every opportunity.
· To educate and prepare children for baptism and church membership.
· To work cooperatively with other members of the Pastoral Staff.
· To be a lifelong learner, especially staying abreast of current strategies for effective children’s ministry.
· To coordinate our church ministry of feeding and mentoring at-risk children in our partner elementary schools.
· If desired, may include pastoral duties such as preaching and visitation.
· Not required but helpful would be skills in the area of media, for example; web design, movie maker, graphic arts, etc.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS
· A bachelor’s degree is preferred in either elementary or early childhood education or children’s ministry.
· Experience in ministry to children and their families.
· A passion for ministry to children and their families.
· Strong relational skills
· Ability to organize, plan and implement a comprehensive program of ministry to children and their families
· Vital, growing disciple of Jesus
· Spiritual maturity and personal integrity
· An ability to recruit, train and empower others
· Commitment to tithing
· A servant heart
· Be a part of an adult small group
· Give priority to the faithful attendance of worship services.
· A willingness to be accountable to the Lead Pastor, designated boards and their lay leaders
· A compatibility with and ownership of the philosophy of ministry of the church.
· 25 hours per week
· Two weeks paid vacation
· Continuing education opportunities