The Children’s Pastor is responsible for all aspects of ensuring the spiritual growth and development of children ages birth through 5th grade. This includes curriculum selection, volunteer recruitment and development, classroom management, and operational management necessary to ensure successful and constantly improving weekend children’s services and periodic special events.
The successful individual will be a strong leader with a solid work ethic, possess a passion for teaching children about God, and have the ability to administrate as a department head. A working knowledge of creative programming related to children’s classes and special events is a real plus.
Essential Job Functions
Lead a team volunteers in the operation of a children’s ministry, including weekend services and periodic special events.
Regularly select and/or develop curriculum for a children’s Christian education program that is part of the church’s weekend service schedule.
Implement children’s registration, classroom management, and security policies/practices in support of weekend services and periodic special events.
Direct the recruitment, training, and development of volunteers as needed to staff children’s ministry classrooms and special events.
Cast vision for and help program special events such as Vacation Bible School, Christmas Program, Spring Festival, Fall Festival, etc; including music selection, development of messages/teaching, and utilization of games and other artistic elements in the inspiration of children in learning about God.
Lead the creative use and proactive upkeep of children’s ministry facilities and grounds.
Assist in the development of an annual budget for children’s ministries and manage spending to budget.
Function as a member of the church’s Pastoral Staff, assisting Lead Pastor in other assigned duties.
Attend scheduled staff meeting with Lead Pastor and other staff
Communicate vacation plans with Lead Pastor for approval
Participate in annual review with the Lead Pastor and one board member to discuss pay, job expectations, etc.
Maintain the confidentiality of the Church Office.When in doubt, ask the Lead Pastor
$1.00 per year to be allocated at the associates wishes and according to IRS regulations
Free housing and utilities in one of PCN parsonages