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Children's Pastor/Director

Posted by: Mark Russell

Posted date: Jun-25-2021

Location: Bourbonnais,IL

Job Title: Children’s Pastor/Director

Role Type: Full-Time Salary with benefits (salary based on qualifications and experience)
Reports to: Next Gen Director
Church Size: 800-1000
Denomination: Nazarene
Website: gatheringpoint.church

Win Statement:

Create engaging experiences for kids that builds excitement, encourages spiritual conversation with small group leaders and parents, and drives them to want to come back each Sunday to take their next steps in faith.


  • Create engaging experiences for kids that creates excitement and drives them to want to come back

  • Develop a small group strategy so that every kid has a small group leader who invests in them personally

  • Implement best practices for safety and security

  • Create ways to partner with parents by giving them tools to have conversations about faith with their kids

    Leader Development

  • Develop teams of Ministry Leaders

  • Meet with Ministry Leaders weekly to encourage, cast vision, and minister to their needs


  • Develop strategic relationships in our communities in order to be involved weekly in the lives of families outside of the walls of the church - schools, youth sports, etc.


  • Provide care for children and families within the church through basic counseling on things such as baptism, salvation, parenting, and spiritual questions.

  • Equip parents to be involved in the spiritual growth of their child(ren) 


  • Carry the torch for excellence in the children’s ministry

  • Create Engaging Environments that create excitement with kids and their parents

  • Network with other like-minded ministries to gain ideas and discover best practices

  • Study children’s ministry through books, conferences, and other children’s ministry leaders for personal and professional growth

    GP Team Player

  • Willing to be a team player and help where needed in “All-church” events

Areas of Proficiency and Confidence:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to organize and schedule a calendar 6-12 months ahead

  • Ability to collaborate with at team

  • Experience with or willingness to learn the “Church Community Builder”

    scheduling software

  • Experience with or willingness to learn “ProPresenter” presentation software

  • Experience with or willingness to learn “Orange Curriculum”

Position Information
Organization Name Only members can view this field.
Location Bourbonnais,IL
District Chicago Central
State/Province Illinois
Position Title Children's Pastor/Director
Position Classification Children
PositionType Full-time
Deadline for Applications Jul-16-2021
Contact Information
Contact Preference Send resumes by Email only.
First & Last Name Mark Russell
Title Next Gen Director
Email mrussell@gatheringpt.com