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- Youth / Student Ministry
- Children's Ministry
- Family Ministry
- is Non-denominational
- has an average worship attendance of 150
Job at Walden Community Church
Children / Youth Pastor
Job Description: This position will develop and cast a vision to teach, recruit, prepare, organize, and perform all of the of Family Ministries at Walden Community Church. This candidate must have a heart for youth of all ages and must have a desire to see them mature in their faith. The candidate should also have an outward focus that seeks to develop new methods that minister to the needs of our community and to the adjacent elementary school.
This candidate must be outgoing, energetic and contagious! We need a “self-starter” who is able to meet a congregation of people, get to know them, learn faces and memorize names and who can “jump in” and begin to develop a leadership team, recruit new volunteers and train and encourage the volunteers we have.
This ministry needs “active excitement.”
Responsibilities This position along with their family will be active and supporting members of Walden Community Church. This includes church attendance as well as outside weekly activities. This position will be the primary leader and communicator for the entire children and youth ministry programs. This includes all ages from birth (nursery) to 18 (youth group).
This includes overseeing and developing all ministry events; Vacation Bible School in June, our Halloween Trunk or Treat in October as well as a yearly community yard sale. This position will also develop rotating events such as lock-ins, date night, winter retreat, summer camps, Christmas parties, mission trips and weekly youth group activities.
This position will also be in charge of: ordering supplies and curriculum, creating an updated printed calendar, maintaining office hours, having an organized budget, setting up and tearing down before and after campus events, overseeing background checks, maintaining an online presence on social media, and developing a fun “brand” that can be communicated effectively to our families and visitors.
This position will also work heavily with adults; developing a parents night where the focus of the year is explained, recruiting volunteers, creating workshops and seminars on parenting, and helping to promote “family life” at Walden church.
As needed, this position may be called upon to assist in lead pastoral functions, including preaching, hospital visitation, pastor-on-call, in office counseling, weddings, baptisms, and baby dedications.
Committed Christian & obedient disciple
A huge love for children and families
Effective communication skills (written, verbal, online and one on one)
Strong organizational and leadership skills
Able to recruit, develop leaders and build volunteer teams
Experienced communicator with parents
Someone who is comfortable teaching
Adept at problem solving.
B.A. or B.S. degree required; M.A. desirable
Theological training and/or coursework desirable
Meets Biblical qualifications for leadership
Previous experience directing and leading a children’s ministry including recruiting, training, scheduling, and developing volunteer teams (2-5 years desired).
Interested candidates - Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to [email protected]
We’re so glad that you are interested in Walden Community Church. It is our desire to encourage all who come to worship, study or fellowship with us to draw closer to Christ by becoming better disciples; so we believe that our first responsibility as Christians is to LOVE GOD and LOVE OTHERS.
We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you better! Please use this website as a way to connect and learn more about our ministries, our theology and how we can better serve you.