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Children's Pastor

Posted by: Cameron Dunlop

Posted date: Jul-06-2021

Location: Roanoke, Virginia

Job Summary - Part-Time or Full-Time

The Children’s Pastor at Roanoke First Church of the Nazarene should be a passionate individual who understands that ministry to children is not just program-oriented, but relationship-based. This individual should be a competent communicator of God’s Word with a heart for outreach and evangelism to both children and their families. Our context is unique in that we are an urban church in a low-income neighborhood; as such, God led our church to establish a daycare that ministers to the families in our community. The daycare has grown and now our church is prayerfully searching for an individual who will minister to the families/children that attend our church and those who attend our daycare. This harvest is RIPE! We are so excited to see what God will do!


  • First and foremost the applicant must be a follower of Jesus Christ whose life exhibits the Fruit of the Spirit.
  • Must be called to ministry and pursuing (or willing to begin pursuing) the appropriate licensure within the Church of the Nazarene.
  • The applicant should be an effective communicator of the Gospel to children.
  • Must be comfortable emphasizing evangelism in multi-cultural settings.
  • Must be a team player who will 'get their hands dirty' in daily ministry.


  • Prepare and deliver or provide pre-prepared weekly lessons for children’s ministry workers.
  • Coordinate with the Lead Pastor concerning the
  • Train and coordinate a schedule for new volunteers and existing volunteers.
  • Lead Children’s Ministry each Sunday and facilitate lay-leadership of the same.
  • Serve as a pastor to the families of children. In addition to the Lead Pastor, you have incredible influence over the relatives of our children.
  • A major role of this position will be to minister to the largely unchurched children and families of our daycare, responsibilities may include:
    • Providing fun activities/events that will connect daycare children with the ministry of the church.
    • Working with the Daycare Director/teachers to provide effective spiritual education to our children.
    • Build relationships with the families of the daycare students.
    • Work with the Pastoral Team to share the Gospel with these beautiful families.

About Our Church

Roanoke First Church of the Nazarene is located in the beautiful, mountainous city of Roanoke, Virginia. This is a growing city with a vibrant downtown and diverse population. Established in 1928 and located in the 'Southeast' area of Roanoke, our church has been ministering to the low-income population of this neighborhood for nearly 100 years. While many urban churches moved to the suburbs at some point in their history, Roanoke First has felt the call to remain in the heart of our neighborhood and serve this population. We run a highly-successful daycare with most of our enrollment coming from our own neighborhood. This is a true ministry blessing, as our building is filled with children every day! Our church has such a sweet spirit and a no-judgement atmosphere that allows for anyone to feel welcomed. This is a historic church, one of the earliest Nazarene churches in our area, and yet it does not feel 'stuck in its ways.' I have served as the Lead Pastor for four years and can wholeheartedly say that our church is looking forward to what God is going to do next. Apply and come join in on a good thing that God is doing here at Roanoke First!

Position Information
Organization Name Only members can view this field.
Location Roanoke, Virginia
District Virginia
State/Province Virginia
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 Cameron Dunlop
Title Lead Pastor
Email pastorcam@r1naz.org