Children's Ministry Pastor

Willoughby Hills Friends Church

Job Description

Role: Children's Ministry Pastor  


Friends Church in Willoughby Hills, Ohio in search of their next Children’s Ministry Pastor. Friends Church exists to help the Family of God grow in their Faith, find Freedom, and build a better Future. We are a large, growing church in the suburbs of Cleveland and we are looking for a strong, collaborative leader to oversee all aspects of Children’s Ministry. This person will oversee the ministry impact of the birth through 5th-grade ages within Friends Church NextGen Ministry. Essential parts of the job will include team development, parental development, implementation, and assisting the development of Friend’s NextGen Ministry Scope and Sequence. They are looking for someone to love and care for the volunteer team leads, teachers, and helpers who are vital to handling the growth of the Children’s program.


  • Commit to doing whatever is necessary in biblical accordance to accomplish the mission and vision of Friends Church.  
  • Active participation in the planning, implementing, executing, and closing all Buzz Event Initiatives (All church events) at Friends Church.  
  • Be an active participant in creating opportunities that lead to eternal salvation.  
  • Commit to helping in the discipleship of believers at Friends Church to help the Family of God grow in their faith.  
  • Active participant in shepherding God’s flock according to 1 Peter Chapter 5. 

Area Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Shepherding all areas related to kids ministry including teaching, serving, planning, and mentoring
  • Developing and maintaining a relevant, challenging year-round curriculum that engages children that emulates the mission of Friends Church
  • Oversee organization, administration, and supervision of all aspects of Children’s Ministry (e.g., early childhood, children's worship, 4th & 5th Grade, and kids-to-parent faith milestones).
  • Maintain communication with the congregation, other Friends ministries, and in our community.
  • Responsible for innovating new ways to reach kids with strong, Biblical age-appropriate teaching.

Skills you’ll need to have:

  • Passionate about the vision of leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and raising up a generation that will do great things for the Kingdom of God
  • Excel at leading and developing leaders
  • Enjoy collaborative ministry and thrives in a team setting
  • Self-motivated and flexible with strong organizational skills for growing, mobilizing, and maintaining a strong and effective team and ministry
  • Effective and dynamic communication skills
  • Ability to develop systems to efficiently advance ministry and communication
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Social media skills that connects with students
  • Ability to create a compelling culture and environment that students are excited about and into which they are excited to invite their friends
  • Fruitful ministry experience

Located in northeast Ohio, Willoughby Hills is flourishing suburb considered one of the most picturesque communities in northeast Ohio, it still maintains the delicate balance between country and city.  The city encompasses about 11 square miles, through which the Chagrin River has carved a scenic valley to the east. With a population of approximately 9,485, Willoughby Hills has a delicate balance of residential and commercial areas, including several boutique-style restaurants, specialty stores, and five major automobile dealerships.  It is also the home of facilities operated by two of the major area hospitals, The Cleveland Clinic and The Lake Hospital System, as well as individual offices of dozens of medical specialists. In Willoughby Hills, you can catch a fish or hike a park trail, shop an outlet mall, enjoy an elegant dinner or just a hot dog and a cone, all within minutes from Cleveland, Akron, and Pennsylvania

To apply please send resume & cover letter to [email protected] 

About Willoughby Hills Friends Church

We are a vibrant, growing, multi-generational Family church exercising our Faith, to help people find Freedom through growing, discipleship and intentional community and make a better Future through serving and giving.

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
1 year ago
Willoughby Hills, Ohio

Evangelical Friends

Church Size
750-1,000 people

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