Children's Pastor

New Life Church

Job Description

New Life Church - Frederick, Maryland

JOB TITLE: Children’s Pastor


Executive Pastor

Status: Full-time

Mission, Vision, Strategy and Values of New Life Church:

Mission: New Life Church exists to transform our world by becoming a thriving church that reaches the unchurched and equips each person to live in their God-given purpose, free from broken mindsets, and able to lead and influence in every realm of life

Vision: Our vision is to see every person in Frederick County discover God's life-changing love, enter the abundant life he has promised, and become a world changer with the love and power of Jesus so that every part of our community can be restored.

Strategy: Follow Jesus (Weekend services), Find Purpose (Starting Point), Grow With Others (Life groups), Change the world (Dream team).

Values: Love God, Love People, Pursue Excellence, Choose Joy, Honor Others, Work Together

About This Role:


The Children’s Pastor is directly responsible for leading the Children’s Ministry at New Life Church by developing and implementing curriculum for the spiritual formation of children and equipping parents to lead their children spiritually. With energetic leadership abilities, the Children’s Pastor executes current ministry programs/events and comes up with creative ideas for continuing to engage children and develop leaders. The Children’s Pastor is responsible for ensuring that all safety policies and procedures pertaining to children’s ministry are carried out during Sunday worship services and outside events.


Primary Responsibilities and Tasks of the Children’s Pastor:


  1. Oversee all ministry activities for children (ages birth–5th grade), including Sunday mornings and special events.
  2. Teaching and preaching at children’s worship services.
  3. Choose and lead the preparation of age-appropriate curriculum for each age level.
  4. Create programming and engaging activities for each age group that facilitate learning and encourage spiritual growth.
  5. Recruit, train, and schedule teams of children’s ministry volunteers.
  6. Plan, schedule, and oversee special events such as Baby Dedications, Family Movie Nights, VBS, etc.
  7. Provide pastoral care to children and families in the church, including hospital visits and crisis situations.
  8. Manage smooth check-in procedures on Sundays and track weekly children’s ministry attendance.
  9. Ensure compliance with all Foursquare Children safety policies and procedures for all volunteers, leaders, services, activities, and events.
  10. Facilitate all required administration for the children’s ministry including background checks, Incident reports, leadership training, etc.


One Sentence Job Description:

Develop, train and lead a team that ministers to our kids.

Your Team:


This position reports to the Executive Pastor. This position relates to the Pastoral staff team.


Personal Responsibilities:


While not specifically related to the job, here are some personal responsibilities of everyone on staff at New Life Church.


·     Maintain God-ordained priorities in your life by putting Jesus Christ first, your spouse second (if applicable), your children third (if applicable) and the ministry fourth.

·     Give at least 10% of your income toward the mission and vision of New Life Church

·     Minister out of the overflow of your life with God rather than solely through your own strengths and abilities.

·     Always protect the unity of New Life Church.

·     Demonstrate a Christ-like attitude through all interactions with congregation, staff, and volunteers.

·     Invest and invite the lost to know Jesus and attend New Life Church.


Your Schedule:


This is a Full-Time, salaried position of 40-45 hours a week.

About New Life Church

New Life Church exists to transform our community with the love and power of Jesus Christ! Our vision is to shape environments that help people make a decision to Follow Jesus, Find Purpose, and Grow With Others, so that we can Change the World with God’s love!

Experience Required
5-10 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
1 year ago
Frederick, Maryland


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