Children’s Minister

  • Gateway Baptist Church
  • Dec 24, 2018
Full time Children's Pastor/Director

Job Description

Job Description and Responsibilities   Position Summary: The Children’s Minister provides direction and oversight for the entire Gateway Baptist Church Children’s ministry (birth – 5th grade) at Gateway Baptist Church. Gateway Baptist Church offers full children’s programming for all services on Sunday mornings. The Children’s Minister provides leadership, training, support, and oversight to all Children’s Ministry staff, both volunteer and paid. The Children’s Minister works closely with the Discipleship Pastor, and is responsible to implement and develop programs for the spiritual formation of children as well as equip parents to fulfill their calling as the primary spiritual leaders of their children.   Responsibilities: Oversee all programming and ministry for children ages birth – 5th grade, including Sunday mornings, summer programming, special events, etc.… Choose and prepare curriculum for each program and each age level Create environments, activities and programming for each age group that will facilitate learning and encourage spiritual growth Recruit, train, schedule, and lead teams of volunteers Provide care for children and families within the church including hospital visits and follow-up Maintain a strategy for reaching and assimilating new children and families Job Qualifications: Theological education from an accredited institution of higher education Previous experience directing a large Children’s ministry, including leadership of ministry staff (volunteer or paid staff members and/or a large volunteer team of 50+ volunteers) BA or BS degree required; advanced degree desirable Meets Biblical qualifications for ministerial leadership Basic working understanding of “Orange” Family Ministries (Think Orange, The Essence of Orange, Reggie Joiner). Competency with basic computer software (Excel, Word, Publisher), and the capacity to learn new software (Photoshop, Planning Center, others) Personal Qualifications: Committed Christ-follower who feels called by God into full-time ministry Love for children and families Strong organizational and leadership skills Ability to build and lead volunteer teams Reports to: Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor and Discipleship Pastor