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Posted by: Chris Canton

Posted date: Nov-16-2017

Location: Beaverton, Oregon

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to minister to the children of our Church, neighborhood and their families by encouraging them to enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ and equipping them with the tools necessary to be life-long growing followers of Jesus. This position is full-time.


The Children’s Pastor’s will focus their time by leading and administrating the children’s ministries of our congregation for 25 hours of week. They'll spend the other 15 hours of their week focused on leading, managing and interacting with community kids who are a part of our mid-week after-school club program.


Qualifications and Position Requirements:

  • Exhibits a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ, a teachable/humble spirit, and a healthy family life.
  • Lives a healthy balanced lifestyle that honors God, family and others 
  • Experienced leading in Children’s Ministries for a multi-staffed Church.
  • Senses a calling to work in a ministry position and loves to work and communicate with kids and their families.
  • Very passionate about pointing both kids and their families to Jesus.
  • Is a gifted leader, capable of communicating their vision for ministry.
  • Highly relational person (caring, friendly, positive and personable on an individual level)
  • Committed to the mission, values and the doctrine of Beaverton Nazarene Church found on our website at http://www.beavertonnaz.org/who-we-are

Primary Responsibilities for Children’s Ministries within the congregation:

  • Provide overall leadership to the Children's Ministry Team and volunteers.
  • Lead the structure and design of Children’s Church in a team environment.
  • Facilitate creative children’s and family events (VBS, Camp and outreaches, e.g.).
  • Invest in children, families, and volunteers who desire to work and be in relationship with you.
  • Maintain contact with students and parents, keeping them informed of ongoing activities and plans, through newsletters/calendars, email, social media, etc…
  • Integrate children into the overall intergenerational ministry of Beaverton Nazarene Church.
  • Recruit and develop Children’s Ministry volunteers, and provide worker trainings twice a year.
  • Meet with Children’s Ministry leadership team, quarterly, to both equip them and coordinate Children’s Ministry Activities.
  • Ensure we provide safe care of children when we receive them for Children’s Ministry events (Check-in system, proper amount of qualified sponsors, background check Children’s workers).
  • Function as both an administrator and “The Face” of the ministry to kids and parents
  • Oversee the adjustment & implementation of the Children’s Ministry budget.

Primary Responsibilities for After-School Club Program during the week

  • Manage, interact with, and engage children individually and as a group.
  • Facilitate creative activities for the children
  • Develop class rules and specific reward and consequences
  • Possess good conflict resolution skills
  • Lead, guide, delegate tasks to teachers assisting in the class.
  • Meet & greet students and parents as they arrive and leave.
  • Lead this program four week days per week.

Ministry Staff Expectations

  • Attend ministry staff meetings
  • Establish healthy working relationships with the ministry team and pastors, Cornerstone Preschool Director, Youth Director and Children’s Ministry Team.
  • Be accountable to the Lead Pastor submitting to them monthly reports, outlining the previous month’s ministry, and your future plans.
  • Be rooted in the life of the Church, through worship services, fellowship, discipleship & giving.
Position Information
Organization Name Only members can view this field.
Location Beaverton, Oregon
District Oregon Pacific
State/Province Oregon
Position Title Children's Pastor
Position Classification Children
PositionType Full-time
Deadline for Applications
Contact Information
Contact Preference Calls and Emails are welcome.
First & Last Name Chris Canton
Title Lead Pastor
Email bnazchris@gmail.com