Children's Pastor

Industry: 
Religious Organization/Clergy
Classification: 
Full-time
Company: 
Georgetown Church of the Nazarene,
726 Lemons Mill Rd,
Georgetown,
Kentucky
40324
Contact Person: 
Mike Justice
Contact E-mail Address: 
mjustice@gtownnaz.org
Contact Phone Number: 
(502) 8632467
Description/Responsibilities: 
Job Description for Director of Children’s Ministry • Reporting to the Lead Pastor this exempt, full time position shall require the following abilities and talents in order to meet the needs of those served: • A sincere interest and care for those served by the pastoral staff of Georgetown Church of the Nazarene (GCN) and for the entire ministry of GCN. • Agreement with the doctrinal positions of GCN as expressed in the Church of the Nazarene . These may be found on our website (www.gtownnaz.org) or at our denominational website (www.nazarene.org). • Demonstrated skill in recruiting, overseeing and developing volunteers. • Ability to work well within a team ministry structure, as evidenced by relationships characterized by Biblical unity and the Fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23). • Proven ability to share the Gospel and lead children to faith in Jesus Christ. • The ability to properly speak, read, and write the English language. • Ability to lead and serve children, families, and volunteers from multiple cultural and ethnic backgrounds as evidenced by sensitivity and effective integration of people from all walks of life into Children’s Ministry, retention of volunteers, and growth in diversity. • Evidence a clear love for children and families. Responsibilities: • Provide oversight and coordination of all aspects of Children’s Ministry. • Implement and communicate the vision, mission, and core values of Children’s Ministry and GCN. • Oversee the recruitment, development, evaluation, and involvement of the leaders of Children’s Ministry including Sunday School, Children’s Church, Wednesday night programs, nursery, VBS, Christmas program, and other special programs. • Oversee the development, evaluation, coordination, and implementation of curriculum used in all Children’s Ministry departments. (We currently use the “Orange” curriculum.) • Oversee the preparation of the Children’s Ministry budget annually in conjunction with the Lead Pastor, Finance Team and Treasurer. • Set up an effective, comprehensive process for on-going training and development of volunteer teachers and leaders for Children’s Ministry. • Oversee the application of the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention policy to all leaders and helpers who are involved in children’s programs. • Oversee utilization, change, and upgrade of facilities to maximize the creative atmosphere of Children’s Ministry. • Oversee any other paid staff in the Children’s Ministry department, i.e., Nursery Attendant, summer intern, etc. • Lead a safe environment of love and acceptance for all children attending GCN. • Follow up with guests and children that have been absent. • Stay current with trends and advances in the field of Children’s Ministry. • Attend weekly staff meetings. • Other duties as assigned.
Requirements/Qualifications: 
• Conservative, evangelical, Bible-believing Christian • Strong relational skills • Experience in a multi-cultural/ethnic environment • An accredited degree in Children’s Ministry or related field • At least 2 years experience leading Children’s Ministry in a local church preferred.
Application Instructions: 
We are progressive & contemporary in style: no pulpit, no suit, no tie. We preach grace for all! Our congregation is pretty blended in age. Our current median age is probably 50 and falling. We averaged 225 in attendance last church year. We have 2 identical Sunday morning worship services. Our motto is: Love God, Love People, and Serve the World. Our goal is that each person would grow in their spiritual maturity. And each week we challenge everyone to make a "next step" in their spiritual journey - whatever that is - accepting Christ for the first time, re-committing their life to Christ, joining a LifeGroup (small groups around the morning messages), membership, baptism, reading Scripture, reaching out to their neighbors or friends or family, etc. We do not have Sunday evening services - that's when most of our LifeGroups meet in homes. To learn more about GCN, check our website at: www.gtownnaz.org. To apply for this position, please send your cover letter (with a brief testimony of your conversion and calling as well as your ministry philosophy), resume, picture and three references in PDF form to Pastor Mike Justice with “Children’s Pastor inquiry” in the subject line.