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Family & Children's Pastor
Job Description

General Description
The Family and Children’s Pastor is responsible for all aspects of ensuring the spiritual
growth and development of children ages birth through 5th grade. This includes
curriculum selection, volunteer recruitment and development, classroom management,
and operational management necessary to ensure successful, continuously improving
weekend children’s services and special events. This position will report to the
Associate Pastor and will collaborate daily with the rest of the Living Hope Team. It is a
salaried position, and we offer a medical plan as well as a partial match retirement
savings plan. The Family & Children’s Pastor will work to support/complement the
overarching vision of Living Hope – to Love God, Love People, and Serve Both.

Essential Job Functions
• To oversee the Children’s Ministry at Living Hope Church. This includes oversight for
other paid departmental staff and interns (If added in the future).
• Cast vision for and program the church’s Nursery/Infant Ministry, Preschool Ministry,
and Elementary Ministry to reach each child on their level.
• Regularly select and/or develop curriculum for children’s Christian education program
that is part of the church’s weekend service schedule.
• Evangelism - Share the love of Jesus with the children of our church and community.
• Growth - a goal to see every child actively growing in their faith.
• To oversee the Children’s Ministry Team, volunteers, and interns by enlisting, training,
resourcing, and encouraging.
• To encourage and motivate the children in a growing commitment and connection to the body of Christ and an expanding contribution to the mission of Christ.
• Encourage, support, and develop families to disciple their children at home.
• To make decisions on the most effective programs to impact our children.
• To annually develop and oversee the Children’s Ministry budget so it effectively and
wisely utilizes church resources and maximizes ministry opportunities.

Education and Experience
This position requires a minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience as a staff member in a
children’s ministry leadership capacity. Possession of a teaching or related degree is
required. (Extensive ministry experience, in some cases, can be substituted.) The
successful individual will be a strong leader with a solid work ethic, possess a passion
for teaching children about God, and have the ability to administrate as a department
head. Working knowledge of creative programming related to children’s classes and
special events is a real plus.