Pastor of Children's Ministry

About The Position

Redwood Park Church is seeking to hire a full-time Children’s Ministry Pastor to bring leadership and oversight to our ‘Redwood Kids’ ministry. We are a growing church in the heart of Northwestern Ontario with a strong desire to reach the unchurched and be a community that is a welcoming and engaging place for people of all walks of life. The Children’s Ministry Pastor plays a critical role in the life of our church and would be working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment as part of a staff team of 15 full-time and part-time staff. We desire to see a vibrant and exciting Children’s Ministry where kids are excited to come to church each week. We want to be a Church that introduces kids to Jesus and be a community that is accessible and inviting to unchurched families.

About The Redwood Park

God has called Redwood Park Church to a unique vision in the city of Thunder Bay – to be a church where everyone is welcome, because we know that nobody is perfect and that through Jesus anything is possible. We want to be a church that reaches people who wouldn’t otherwise attend church. This has huge impact on our approach to ministry and the styles in which we operate. Redwood Park Church supports a weekly attendance of roughly 750 over 2 Sunday morning services. Thunder Bay is a great place to live and raise a family – with amazing access to the great outdoors and offering a vibrant cultural & entertainment scene.
To learn more about Redwood, please visit: www.redwoodpark.ca/about

About Thunder Bay

People tend to see Thunder Bay as the middle of nowhere and that’s what makes it such an amazing place to live and work and raise a family. We are in the heart of Northwestern Ontario and have all the amenities of much larger cities. The city slogan “Superior by Nature” is a reality – close proximity to everything (no commutes) – short drive to many lakes and wildlife areas. Enjoying the outdoors is a big part of the Thunder Bay culture (hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, a world class marina). We also have a big city culture & entertainment scene – an auditorium visited by big-name artists of every sort as a preferred venue, a Blues Fest on the top circuit, an award-winning historical park, a professional symphony, professional theatre, 4 film festivals and numerous quality restaurants of every sort. Add a lower cost of living (housing) and we have the formula for a balanced lifestyle.

Position Hours: Fulltime Permanent. 45hrs/week(+/- depending on the season of ministry)

Reports to: Executive Pastor of Programming

General Duties and Areas of Oversight:

  • Oversight of the planning and execution of Sunday and midweek Children’s Ministry programs (age 0-10)
  • Supervision of part-time Children’s Ministry Administrative Assistant
  • Implementation of curriculum for the various age groups and programs
  • Planning and execution of an exciting and dynamic elementary aged worship experience every Sunday (gr.1-5) Including worship and music, video, teaching, games, and any other creative elements
  • Ongoing recruitment, leading & training of 100+ Children’s Ministry volunteers
  • Create and enhance children’s ministry environments that are welcoming
  • Annual VBS experiences, day camps, or occasional events for the entire family

Qualifications:

  • Completed undergraduate degree or other education or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in previous contexts with volunteer recruitment and training
  • Minimum of 5 years of children’s ministry experience
  • Possess a strong sense of calling to Children’s Ministry

Salary:

Negotiable commensurate with experience and churches of comparable size

 

Applications accepted until January 31, 2018

Your cover letter and resumé and can be sent in confidence to: employment@redwoodpark.org

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