Job Description

Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced individual who will be responsible for the Children’s Ministry at Pathway Bible Church. We expect the successful candidate to be able to build and mentor a team of volunteers to fulfill the mission of the ministry. A candidate must exhibit a personal and growing relationship with God, a teachable spirit, and a healthy family life. They must evidence a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ through spiritual disciplines (i.e. prayer, Bible study, etc). Above all else, this person will be a Spirit-led follower of Jesus Christ with a passion for children and a clear calling to our church.

Basic Job Description:

Provide leadership and oversight for all aspects of the Children’s Ministry at Pathway Bible Church so that children can know and follow Jesus Christ.

Ministry:

  • Create and execute a long-term church aligned vision for Pathway Bible Church’s Children’s Ministry.
  • Lead and organize effective children’s programs implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship, and evangelism, as well as ministry and mission opportunities.
  • Recruit, train and shepherd volunteers with diverse gifts and personalities.
  • Promote an environment where children feel connected to each other as a church family; where each child is valued and celebrated.
  • Invest and engage relationally with children.
  • Seek to integrate children’s ministry into all phases of church life to create a culture that is intentionally intergenerational, striving to unite with and complement other church ministries.
  • Support Pathway Bible Church parents in effectively fulfilling their Christian parenting roles, in concert with other pastoral staff.
  • Provide biblical counseling and spiritual direction to volunteers, team leaders and families as needed.
  • Create fun and meaningful opportunities for all children to connect and grow together.
  • Ensure safe and healthy classroom/small group environments
  • Maintain contact with children and parents, keeping them informed of ongoing activities. Keep parents updated on ministry strategies and plans in a way that encourages partnership and involvement.
  • Provide clear weekly communication to children and parents of events/activities.
  • Explore and implement outreach events to connect children and families in the local community to our church community. Foster cross collaboration between ministries and area churches.
  • Promote the unity, direction and vision of Pathway Bible Church by participating in staff and leadership meetings.
  • Develop a full year calendar that will accomplish our mission and vision as a ministry as well as complement our mission and vision as a church.
  • Carefully plan and manage the Children’s Ministry budgets.
  • Stay current with children’s ministry practices by reading, attending children’s ministry conferences, etc.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Gifted and called to children’s ministry, loves helping families thrive, and has a passion for discipleship and outreach, both personally and at the ministry level.
  • 3-5 years prior professional leadership experience in a growing children’s ministry,
  • Is an engaging teacher, with a strong biblical and theological background, who is in agreement with Pathway Bible Church’s Statement of Faith.
  • Organized, prepared, punctual, proactive, self-starter with a positive attitude.
  • Possesses a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field (masters preferred), experience in children’s ministry, basic administrative skills, and a personal spiritual life congruent with biblical mandates for leaders (1 Timothy 3:1-7).
  • Willing to become an engaged member of the Pathway Bible Church community.
  • Thrives within a team environment; with the pastoral staff, the ministry directors, administrative team and volunteers.
  • Self-motivated and able to work without close supervision; flexible to changes in procedures and/or direction.
  • Possesses qualities catalytic to children’s ministry; for example, has a sense of humor, energetic, and authentic.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Possesses strong computer skills & familiarity with social media tools and their use for ministering to children and their families.
  • Lead staff efforts to maintain the children’s ministry social media presence (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Has basic experience working with AV, multimedia, tech and presentation software.


Experience Required
1 – 5 years
Education Required
Bachelor’s degree
Job Type
Full-time

Location
Fremont, California
Denomination
Baptist: SBC
Church Size
125-250