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Children's Pastor

Posted by: Timothy Allan Sheets

Posted date: May-20-2020

Location: Elkhart

 Elkhart Northside children’s Pastor Job Description


elkhart northside church of the nazarene mission & process:

Elkhart Northside Church of the Nazarene is a church on mission to Love Jesus and Love People.  Northside is a predominantly older church (50yrs. and up) of about 200 people with a strong desire to grow young.  We are committed to helping our people move in our discipleship process, which is to WORSHIP every Sunday together, CONNECT through small groups and classes, and SERVE our community and one another. 


Job Description Overview:

Elkhart Northside Church of the Nazarene is seeking a Children’s Pastor to help lead our kids and family ministry and its various events.  This position will work with and report to the Lead Pastor.



Qualifications and Required Skills:

·         Personal commitment to Jesus Christ, the body of Christ, and the mission of God

         A clear calling from God to ministry with a passion for children and families

         A heart for seeing others embrace Northside’s mission of LOVE JESUS and LOVE PEOPLE

         TEAM PLAYER:  Ability to work effectively with kids, kid workers, and parents

         HUMBLE:  Exhibits patience, professionalism, and a Christ-like example

         HUNGRY:  Teachable and eager to learn and grow in ministry

         SMART:  Possess a common sense about people and the ability to communicate and work w/ them

         Entrepreneurial SPIRIT:  To be willing to take risks, experiment, be bold, and act on creative ways to bring kids and families into Northside and into a relationship with Jesus

         Ability to articulate the faith and a biblical worldview


ADDITIONAL Qualifications:

         Introduced to working in a church setting as well as with kids and families (familiarity with various styles of learning and age-appropriate teaching techniques)

         Self-starter willing to jump in and prioritize goals and see them through to completion

         Demonstrates ability to work effectively with various ministry teams in a church, to listen,    influence and lead as needed

         Prepare monthly reports to share with Church Board outlining all activities

         Basic knowledge of computer programs like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.

         Written and oral communication skills to promote and keep church members and community apprised of what we offer and drive participation

         Ability to facilitate interpersonal relationships, resolve conflicts tactfully, confidently,                        quickly, & positively influence others

         Understanding of how the Church of the Nazarene functions and works


Specific Tasks:

·         Participate in the Storyteller rotation on Sundays at 10:30am with kids

         Assist in leading/teaching a kids small group on Sundays as needed

         Assist in creating and leading a Wednesday night kids program

         Establish contact time with kids for the purpose of discipleship

         Seek and create opportunities to draw kids in on Sundays and Wednesdays

         Establish a good rapport with Kingdom Kids Leadership Team

         Allow the Kingdom Kids Leadership Team to assist in planning events

         Promote/attend at least 1 kids Camp, help with transportation to camps as needed

         Recruit, train workers, organize, and support VBS program

         Attend weekly Meetings/planning with staff

         Answer phones/door and other general office support as needed

         Liaison to District and the events and opportunities offered (e.g., Camps, Retreats, Quizzes, etc.)



Personal Growth:


·         Be mentored by Lead Pastor and/or someone he/she appoints


         Grow through reading assigned material

o   Simple Church, Thom Rainer & Eric Geiger

o   Renovation of the Church, Kent Carlson & Mike Lueken

o   The First 100 Days:  A Pastor’s Guide, T. Scott Daniels


         Seek to continue education per ministerial requirements (If not licensed or ordained                      work out with Lead Pastor)


If you are interested please submit a resume with references, cover letter, and a short bio that describes who you are and what your interests are. Email resume, cover letter, and short bio to rhinotim@aol.com.  Applicants will be required to take the Kolbe Test before an interview is conducted.


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Position Information
Organization Name Only members can view this field.
Location Elkhart
District Northeastern Indiana
State/Province Indiana
Position Title Children's Pastor
Position Classification Children
PositionType Part-time or Full-time
Deadline for Applications Apr-01-2020
Contact Information
Contact Preference Send resumes by Email only.
First & Last Name Timothy Allan Sheets
Phone 5742645866
Email elkhartnorthsidenaz@yahoo.com