Pastor to Families of ChildrenPosted by: Tim Kellerman
Posted date: Nov-06-2017
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Grace Pointe is seeking a pastoral leader and mentor to children, birth through 6th grade. Traditionally, this position would be called "Children's Pastor." However, anyone who works with children understands that the bulk of ministry to kids occurs at home. Therefore, we are seeking to fill this position with someone who will have a blast with kids and create a ministry where kids can have a blast while learning about Jesus. Additionally, this pastoral position also involves family ministry. We want to involve parents in the process We want to help parents in raising their children up Deuteronomy 6 style. This person will be refered to as Children's Pastor. But the truth is, the responsibility will be Pastor to Families with Children.
This position is open to someone who has a calling and energy to serve not just the children of our congregation but to also facilitate ministry and activities that will draw in the unchurched. Children's Ministry, like all ministries, is relationally based. Interaction and connections outside of Suday and Wednesday is critical to developing growing followers of Jesus Christ, which is our stated church mission. We are not looking for cookie-cutter ministry. We are willing to consider anything that will enable us to fullfill the Great Commission and reach our children with the life-saving message of Jesus.
We are committed to the power and necessity of prayer. The person who serves in this capacity must understand that above all, the presence of Jesus is our primary need, that prayer is the means for that to happen and that from prayer ministry takes place.
This position requires an ability to lead from a team perspective. No solo operators allowed. Working with and developing volunteers for the wide-ranging ministry to children is key to a healthy ministry environment.