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Children's Pastor

Posted by: David Thornhill

Posted date: Sep-25-2019

Location: Indianapolis

Westside Church of the Nazarene: Children’s Pastor

One Sentence Job Description: Provides vision and implement strategy for the entire ministry program to children (birth through 6th grade).

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Give Oversight to the Sunday morning programming for Children: Sunday School, Nurseries, Preschool Worship; Elementary Worship and 5th-6th Grade Worship

·         Conduct elementary age worship service

·         Give oversight to all midweek programming

·         Establish discipline protocol and ensure it is followed

·         Provide pastoral care to families with children

·         Attend summer camps

·         Develop and maintain safe, clean and aesthetic environments

·         Responsible for check-in procedures and tracking weekly attendance

·         Provide special activities throughout the year. One per quarter would be a good goal.

·         Create and effectively manage the ministry’s budget

·         Maintain ministry’s section on the church website

·         Maintain social media sites for the Children’s ministry

·         Attend the weekly staff meeting

·         Attend all church functions

·         Attend the monthly board meeting when requested by the Senior Pastor

·         Collaborate with the Westside Christian Preschool


Volunteers and Staffing

·         Recruit and provide training to volunteers, ensuring adequate support

·         Ensure all volunteers are properly trained in Naz Safe and certifications are kept up to date

·         Conduct regular volunteer training for children and youth volunteers

·         Oversee the hiring of nursery staff

·         Oversee childcare for church related events


How will you know if you are succeeding?

·         Children are giving their lives to Jesus

·         Attendance in all areas are growing

·         Volunteer base grows

·         Volunteer retention is present

·         Positive feedback is received by parents routinely

·         You fulfill all the items on this job description with excellence


Additional Information

·         Track Record: A proven record of growth, salvations and leadership development.

·         Direct Report: Senior Pastor

·         Reviews: There will be a 90 day review. Annual reviews are held every February.

·         Office Hours: TBD


·         Vacation: As outlined in the church handbook

·         It is expected that your family is involved in the ministry

·         It is expected that you tithe regularly

Position Information
Organization Name Only members can view this field.
Location Indianapolis
District Indianapolis
State/Province Indiana
Position Title Children's Pastor
Position Classification Children
PositionType Full-time
Deadline for Applications
Contact Information
Contact Preference Send resumes by Email only.
First & Last Name David Thornhill
Email pd@wsnaz.org