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Children's Pastor

Posted by: Aaron Mednansky

Posted date: Jul-12-2021

Location: Rapid City, SD


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Description automatically generatedStatus: Part-Time, Salary

Mission, Vision, Strategy and Values of Real Life Church

Real Life Church exists share life as we find and follow Jesus. This our mission, and it is what we are always striving to do. 

Our vision is to reach the unchurched and to disciple believers to become thriving followers of Jesus that live life abundantly. Specifically, ministry success looks like reaching 200 people in Sunday morning worship services, and 50 children engage in Kids’ Life in our next year of ministry.

Our strategy is to seekserve, and grow. As we worship, pray, and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we seek the glory of God. For His glory, we serve and care for one another, our community, our nation, and our world. Part of this service is helping people grow in community and in a personal relationship with Jesus through Life Groups, our small group ministry. 

About This Role


The Children’s Pastor is directly responsible for leading the Children’s Ministry at Real Life Church by developing and implementing curriculum for the spiritual formation of children and equipping parents to lead their children spiritually. With energetic leadership abilities, the Children’s Pastor executes current ministry programs/events and comes up with creative ideas for continuing to engage children. The Children’s Pastor also provides oversight for Sunday mornings children’s worship services, Wednesday nights Caravan program, and all children’s ministry volunteers.


Primary Responsibilities and Tasks of the Children’s Pastor


  • Oversee all ministry activities for children (ages birth–5th grade), including Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and special events.
  • Teaching and preaching at children’s worship services.
  • Choose and lead the preparation of age-appropriate curriculum for each age level ensuring the instruction is consistent with the doctrinal convictions of the church.
  • Create programming and engaging activities for each age group that facilitate learning and encourage spiritual growth.
  • Recruit, train, and schedule teams of children’s ministry volunteers.
  • Plan, schedule, and oversee special events such as Baby Dedications, Family Movie Nights, VBS, etc.
  • Provide pastoral care to children and families in the church, including hospital visits, follow-up, and counseling.
  • Manage smooth check-in procedures on Sundays and Wednesdays to track weekly children’s ministry attendance.
  • Develop an annual children’s ministry budget and be able to work within that budget.


    Your Team


    This position reports to the Lead Pastor.

    This position relates to the leadership team.


    This position currently oversees over Sunday morning Children’s Church volunteers and Wednesday evening Caravan Volunteers.


    The Children’s Pastor participates in weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual team meetings as a part of the leadership team.




    Personal Responsibilities


    While not specifically related to the job, here are some personal responsibilities of everyone on staff at Real Life Church.


    ·      Maintain God-ordained priorities in your life by putting Jesus Christ first, your spouse second, your children third and the ministry fourth.

    ·      Give at least 10% of your income toward the mission and vision of Real Life Church.

    ·      Be loyal to the vision and staff of Real Life Church and always protect the unity of the church.

    ·      Demonstrate a Christ-like attitude through all interactions with congregation, staff, and volunteers.

    ·      Invest and invite the lost to know Jesus and come to Real Life Church.


    Your Schedule


    This is a part-time, salaried position around 25-30 hours a week. You may travel a few nights for Prairie Lakes District events.

    Position Information
    Organization Name Only members can view this field.
    Location Rapid City, SD
    District Prairie Lakes
    State/Province South Dakota
    Position Title Children's Pastor
    Position Classification Children
    PositionType Part-time
    Deadline for Applications
    Contact Information
    Contact Preference Calls and Emails are welcome.
    First & Last Name Aaron Mednansky
    Title Lead Pastor
    Phone 6057167325
    Email aaron.mednansky@reallifenaz.org