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Family Pastor

Posted by: Kris Beckert

Posted date: Sep-12-2019

Location: Fredericksburg, VA


Salem Fields Community Church is looking for a gifted leader who has a passion for guiding families into a growing and vibrant relationship with Jesus. We are praying for a leader who shares our deep desire to share real hope with anyone, everywhere, especially when it comes to intergenerational ministry.Our staff is a fun-filled, loving group who creatively thinks outside the box when reaching our community for Jesus. We are 50 miles south of Washington DC in a rapidly growing area that is a unique blend of suburban, town, and commuter living. Come and be a part of the awesome thing God is doing here in Fredericksburg, VA!


The Family Pastor will oversee and lead the Family Ministry at Salem Fields Community Church. This position requires aptitude in the 4 following areas:


1.     Children’s Ministry:

a.     Oversee and organize creative weekend programming

b.     Becomes a relational connection point with kids and families who attend weekend services

c.     Recruits, trains, and leads children’s small group leaders and volunteers

d.     Disciples volunteers

e.     Creates a clear discipleship path for children

f.      Makes missions a priority for children

2.     Parent Ministry

a.     Becomes a relational connection for parents of children

b.     Organizes training and equipping for families (groups, classes, get-togethers, seminars)

3.     Outreach to Families

a.     Organizes a children’s element as part of every outreach event

b.     Create family-specific outreach events and programs

c.     Initiate involvement in schools

d.     Work with Learning Center Pastor to connect families to church

4.     Bridge to Youth

a.     Intergenerational alignment of programming together with Youth Pastor

b.     Relational connection to youth ministry: Involvement in middle school Journey on Tuesday nights (with potential to start a spring gathering for 6th graders on Tuesday nights as a transition to Journey)


The Family Pastor will make the following a priority in his/her ministry:


·      Communicates clear vision that excites and motivates multiple stakeholders (children/students, volunteers, parents, staff, etc.)

·      Cultivates a Gospel-centered culture

·      Collaborates with teams and other staff members to drive the mission and goals of the ministry and Salem Fields

·      Manages ministry operations while ensuring alignment with the church at-large

·      Disciples children, parents, and volunteers to know, love, and serve Christ.


The Family Pastor will possess the following experience and values:

·      Children’s and/or Student ministry experience within a large program (> 100 children on a Sunday morning)

·      Background in Wesleyan theology (or willingness to lead and teach from this theological stream)

·      Leadership & administrative gifts

·      Enjoys developing relationships & teams; collaborative spirit

·      Can train, equip, and empower leaders

·      Can creatively teach the Gospel to children

·      Desires partnerships with parents to raise up the next generation

·      Seeks to see children integrated within the life of the larger church body

·      Has communicative skill to speak to wide audiences

·      Constantly chasing excellence without sacrificing efficiency



The Family Pastor is a full time position, with the expectation that the Family Pastor will be present for all worship services (Saturday night and Sunday morning). We offer a competitive salary and benefits package $40,000-$50,000/yr, based on experience and education.

Position Information
Organization Name Only members can view this field.
Location Fredericksburg, VA
District Virginia
State/Province Virginia
Position Title Family Pastor
Position Classification Families
PositionType Full-time
Deadline for Applications Nov-01-2019
Contact Information
Contact Preference Calls and Emails are welcome.
First & Last Name Kris Beckert
Title Associate Pastor
Phone 540-786-6212
Email kris@salemfields.com