Pastor of Children’s and Family Ministries at Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene
Pasadena, CA 91107
About the job
Pastor of Children’s and Family Ministries
Ministry Covenant 2021-2022
“Seeking to know Christ and join him on mission in our local and global neighborhoods.”
The purpose of the Pastor of Children’s and Family Ministries is to provide vision and leadership in support of the mission of PazNaz, and to provide a safe and nurturing environment where God’s love is shared to children, parents and staff.
Pastor of Children’s and Family Ministries
Accountable to Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor
Ministry Target: PazNaz and the Community Surrounding the Church
Position is Full-time Pastoral Staff
Length of Service Commitment: Summer 2021, through March 2022 – with expectation for continued service
- Preparation for ministry: Forty-fifty hours a week, off on Saturdays and one other day during the week, except for vacations, emergencies, and special occasions.
- Participation in meetings/training: regular attendance at staff meetings, committee meetings, and all regularly scheduled congregational services and meetings.
- Working relationships: There is an expectation that the Pastor of Children’s and Family Ministries will meet regularly and have a working relationship of trust with the Senior Pastor,
- Executive Pastor, other members of the Family Life Ministries Staff, and PazNaz administrative staff.
LIVING AND LEADING THE MISSION
Seeking to know Christ…
- As a Christian, it is distinctive that we are sent ones (Acts 1:8). As sent ones, we must submit ourselves to the authority of King Jesus who shapes us and forms us for mission. Therefore, it is critical that the Pastor of Children’s and Family Ministries has a commitment to regular Bible reading, prayer, Christian fellowship and accountability, confession, personal worship, learning, growing, and Sabbath.
- The Pastor of Children’s and Family Ministries will model a deep relationship with Christ to the congregation.
…and join Christ on mission in our local and global neighborhoods.
- The Pastor of Children’s and Family Ministries will see their primary responsibility to enthusiastically implement the mission and vision of the church by creating formational spaces for children and their families that inspire and equip them for mission.
- Establish and articulate a clear vision for Children’s Ministries at PazNaz.
- Plan, develop, implement, and manage a vibrant and comprehensive ministry for children ages birth-5th grades.
- Coordinate with leadership in the various worshipping communities to provide support and/or partnership for discipleship of children in all of the PazNaz worshiping communities. Work to integrate volunteers for shared ministry and/or equip and empower ALL staff and volunteers for ministry with children and families.
- Serve as an advocate, role model, spiritual mentor, and encourager providing pastoral care to children, their families, and ministry volunteers.
- Pray regularly for children, families, and ministry volunteers.
Ensure a safe environment for children physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
- Address equipment issues and/or unsafe practices with the appropriate personnel.
- Develop and implement Sunday morning programs for infants and children, ages birth through 5th grades. Recruit, train, and supervise volunteer team members; plan, organize, implement, support, and oversee all aspects of Sunday morning programs including nursery and toddler caregivers.
- Plan and implement Children’s Ministry programs for discipleship and outreach.
- Handle administrative tasks associated with Children’s and Family Ministries such as communications, social media, scheduling, budget tracking and reporting, maintaining supplies, responding to requests in a timely manner, reviewing curriculum, and meeting with team members.
- Identify and implement new opportunities for outreach and spiritual growth for children.
- Create meaningful ways to assist and equip parents as primary leaders in the spiritual formation of their children.
- Communicate with and include parents as the most integral part of Children’s and Family Ministries. Consult with, pray with, and meet with parents regularly to discuss concerns, ideas, expectations, and suggestions.
- Develop and implement a system to welcome and follow up with new families.
- Plan, implement, and teach midweek discipleship programming for children.
- Five years of Children’s Ministry leadership with a demonstrated track record of sustained effectiveness.
- Seminary or graduate degree preferred.
- Ordination or on the ordination track in the Church of the Nazarene or Wesleyan holiness denomination.
- We the pastor, board, and congregation covenant to be continual instruments of grace in your life as we seek the best of God’s future for your life and ministry.
- We will regularly pray, encourage, and support you in any way that we can.
- We will be loyal to you and will stand with you in time of trouble.
- We will support you in a way that will help your life to be blessed and allow you to be a blessing to others.
All local assistants, paid and unpaid shall conduct their employment and tenure in compliance with the Manual, Paragraphs 162 through 162.8.