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Posted by: Chris Nafis

Posted date: Feb-19-2018

Location: San Diego, CA


Living Water Church of the Nazarene Children’s Pastor Job Description


Job Title:                  Children’s Pastor

Job Status:               Pastoral Staff

Location:                  1550 Market St, San Diego, CA

Reports to:               Lead Pastor, Living Water Church of the Nazarene

Purpose:                   Provide pastoral teaching, care, and love to the children of Living Water Church of the Nazarene and to the neighborhood of San Diego’s East Village, with particular attention to children on the streets, in local shelters, and in local low-income housing 

Stipend:                    $500/month (90-day probationary period)



·       Run children’s programming for Sunday worship services

o   Intergenerational services leave 30-40 minutes of structured teaching time (during the sermon)

o   Manage curriculum for this time

o   Manage volunteers to help with this ministry of the church

o   Get to know the children of the congregation and share the love of Christ with them

·       Develop and run a mid-week children’s outreach ministry

o   Reach out to local families to build relationships and learn how the church can best serve the community around her 

o   Work with us to articulate a vision for a mid-week ministry

o   Build a program that lives into the vision

o   Help us think creatively and collaboratively to partner with local schools and organizations in order to find and fill holes in local services, recruit volunteers, and develop a strong and sustainable program that invites local children into the hospitality of Christ through the Church

·       Participate in and contribute to the larger life of the church

o   Tasks and responsibilities will be shaped, in part, according to the gifts and passions of the applicant

o   Tasks and responsibilities will also be shaped by the ever-changing needs and callings of a young church plant community



·       A call to pastoral ministry that is established or being explored

·       Experience working with children suffering poverty in an urban core (especially children who have experienced homelessness)

·       Bachelor’s degree in a related field


We are looking for:

·       A Pastor

o   Someone pursuing a call to pastoral ministry in the church

o   Someone with a heart for discipleship, leading children into the way of Jesus

o   Someone who will care for the children of the church and neighborhood holistically

·       A Teacher

o   Someone with a heart for teaching children the basics of the faith

o   Someone who can competently manage curriculum, instilling within the children the rich stories of the holy scriptures

o   Someone who can identify teachable moments, especially to show children that they are loved by God and the church

·       A Builder

o   Someone who can lead the charge to build a program that does not yet exist

o   Someone who can work independently, think critically, and manage complex systems and stressful situations

o   Someone with the maturity and patience to build slowly, survive “highs” and “lows”, and be flexible in an always-changing environment


If interested, please email Pastor Chris Nafis at chris@livingwaternazarene.com

Position Information
Organization Name Only members can view this field.
Location San Diego, CA
District Southern California
State/Province California
Position Title Children's Pastor
Position Classification Children
PositionType Part-time
Deadline for Applications
Contact Information
Contact Preference Calls and Emails are welcome.
First & Last Name Chris Nafis
Title Pastor/Church Planter
Phone 619 942 3692
Email chris@livingwaternazarene.com