Children/Early Childhood Ministries

Fri Sep 22 00:00:00 MDT 2017

Central Pacific District C&MA

KIDS' PASTOR JOB DESCRIPTION (Nursery through 6th Grad) Parkside Chapel 3200 E. Walnut Avenue, Visalia, CA 93292 PH: 559-734-3775 www.parksidevisalia.org Please submit cover letter and resume to: office@parksidevisalla.org HOURS: This is a full-time, salaried position. PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Kids' Pastor is responsible for all aspects of ensuring the spiritual growth, discipleship and development of Parkside's kids program from birth - 6th grade. This includes mentoring parents as they seek to fulfill their biblical responsibilities as the primary disciple-makers of their children. It is our desire to see kids come to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior to grow in their love for Him as disciples of Christ. Kids require age-appropriate opportunities to learn and to interact with God. An important aspect is to provide opportunities for them to serve and to join in sharing the gospel throughout our community and around the world. QUALIFICATIONS: • Have a vital, personal relationship with Jesus Christ • Love for children and families and an ability to relate to parents with love and understanding • Demonstrated ability to teach and mentor children with patience and an accepting heart • Strong organizational and leadership skills • Ability to build and lead volunteer teams • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study • A minimum of 2 years' experience in Kids' Ministry is preferred • Agreement with Christian & Missionary Alliance doctrine and mission RESPONSIBLE TO: The Board of Elders, working directly under the supervision of the Lead Pastor. RESPONSIBILITIES • Biblical curriculum selection • Volunteer recruitment, training, deployment, and nurturing. • Operational management necessary to ensure successful program and classroom management. • A weekly AWANA program (Wednesdays, September through May) • Periodic special events at church and in the community • Communicate consistently with parents, providing them with the training and resources needed to effectively disciple their kids • Develop and oversee 4th-6th grad kids' camps and retreats. • Assist in coordinating areas of ministry with the larger life of the church body in accord with Parkside's vision of intentionally sharing Christ throughout our community. SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES • Professionalism, demonstrated by a well-groomed appearance and conscientious work ethic • Able to work effectively and collaboratively within a variety of settings and circumstances with composure and flexibility. • Work well with other Pastors and Staff as part of the Parkside Ministry Team. • Understand the need for confidentiality. • Exercise discernment and wise judgment. • Attention to details with an eye for excellence. • A self-starter and good at prioritizing projects. • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Lead Pastor & Elders.

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