Children's Ministry Pastor

Central Church

Job Description

Children’s Ministry Pastor

Central believes that a healthy, thriving children’s ministry is important to reaching and growing children and their families. Our church desires an individual who wants to take a growing children’s ministry to a new level of excellence. The Children’s Ministry Pastor (CMP) will lead our current children’s team and collaborate extensively with our Next Gen team, giving shape to an overall philosophy of developing the emerging generations to promote growing ownership in their faith and the local church.

The right candidate will have a focused and contagious passion for seeing kids and families come to know Jesus and follow him. This individual will also understand that volunteers are the lifeblood of children’s ministry. He or she will know how to work within a multilevel structure of volunteers and also how to implement new systems to help our volunteers flourish. The right candidate will be able to come alongside our great children’s ministry team to lead them humbly and to help develop the team's strengths.

Central sees the extreme importance of this role and plans to support the right candidate significantly. 

Time Commitment and Relationship:

This is a full-time ministry position that qualifies for benefits. The CMP will report to the Next Gen Lead, will work alongside and oversee the children's ministry staff, and be a part of the Next Gen team. 

Primary responsibilities:

  • Exemplify a passion for seeing kids and their families come to know Jesus and follow him.
  • Be the primary teacher on the weekend for our Elementary Students 
  • Create a contagious volunteer culture that people want to be a part of through various pieces of training, encouragement, and appreciation. 
  • Bring our children’s ministry to a new level of excellence through thoughtful strategy, oversight, and organization with our volunteers and programming.
  • Align, equip, and inspire children’s ministry staff under a unified vision.
  • Oversee children’s ministry staff through reviews, planning, and empowering them to use their gifts to serve the ministry well.  
  • Participate and give shape to our Next Gen team (birth to young adults) and our overall goal of reaching the emerging generations.


  • Experience working with children and their parents in a children's ministry, camp ministry, or educational setting
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in a church setting of 1000+ in weekly attendance.
  • Experience leading staff and multiple levels of volunteers
  • High level of problem-solving abilities among families and volunteers 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with children and parents, as well as student and adult volunteers
  • A high level of initiative and ability to work independently with minimal direction and supervision
  • Embrace and embody the mission, vision, and staff values of Central, faithfully attend service, and support it financially.
  • Personal faith in Jesus Christ and agreement with Central’s Statement of Faith

To apply, go to the following link and upload the required documents: 

About Central Church

Central Church - Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Central Church is a vibrant community of faith committed to helping our people share the love of Jesus with their relational world. We believe that God has put 8-15 people in each of our lives that we are called to share the love of Jesus with and, as a church, we want to come alongside them to do that well.

Central Church's roots go back to 1883, and God has been faithful to us each step of the way. While our church name is simply "Central Church," theologically, we are a Baptist church and are part of the Converge denomination (formerly known as the Baptist General Convention). We're honored to care for more than 3,500 people on a typical weekend and our midweek student programming cares for nearly 800 middle and high school students. During those times of worship, we are focused on having Bible-based teaching coupled with Spirit-led worship as we seek to equip our people to honor God in all facets of their lives.

Experience Required
5-10 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
1 month ago
Sioux Falls, South Dakota


Church Size
2,500-5,000 people people

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