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Gympie Church of Christ

Childrens' Pastor

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Location: Gympie QLD
Status: Part time
Gympie Church of Christ are looking for a Children's Pastor who LOVES Jesus. His/Her life is guided by an overwhelming love and devotion to Jesus. Not only is this faith deep and authentic, it also empowers children, volunteers and parents around them to also love Jesus.

Gympie Church of Christ located in Queensland offers an amazing ministry to a diverse range of people in different walks of life in the growing area of Gympie. Our Vision to develop "Holy-Spirit Empowered, Christ-Exulting, God-Glorifying Worshippers" encapsulates what we are passionate about. There is so much grace that God has bestowed onto this church and we seek to be a community that simply loves Jesus. We are now seeking expressions of interest for a capable and committed Children's Pastor who will oversee and develop ministry among the emerging generations in the Church and wider community.

The Children's Pastor will be an effective leader and organiser of children's ministries within the Church. The main role of this will be our Children's Sunday School program. We have a building ready to be designed and refitted for our Sunday School space. We have a church size of about 150 (80 on a Sunday) and 15-30 kids every Sunday. They will also reach out into the local Christian school and the wider community where links are already established. Reporting to the Senior Pastor, the Children's Pastor will also contribute in an administration role as part of the wider team. The job in essence is 3/4 Children's Pastor, and 1/4 Administration Worker.

The church already has quite a bit of help in the admin space, but we are looking for someone who can help with Childsafe, and handle some of the admin role to free up the Lead Pastor from time to time. The successful applicant will be a 'good team player' who has experience in leading and coordinating some or all of these ministry areas. They will also have the right to live and work in Australia.

Childrens' Pastor Position Description

The Childrens' Pastor is directly responsible for leading the children's ministry at Gympie Church of Christ. Responsibilities include running the Sunday children's program, equipping, empowering and releasing children into junior ministry roles, and leading a team of volunteers to care for and support the children, their families and the community. The children's Pastor is directly responsible to the Pastor and Elders of Gympie Church of Christ. This is a 4 day/week position

Qualifications and Lifestyle Expectations

  • Be a born-again Christian with an active relationship with Christ.
  • Live a lifestyle that emulates thanksgiving for the grace that the Lord has given to you through Jesus, reflected in your words and actions.
  • Have the call to serve in children's ministry as a vessel of His great love for them, with a heart of gentleness and kindness to guide and nurture children from all walks of life.
  • Strong organization, leadership and communication skills
  • A passion for leading and building volunteer teams

  • To plan, prepare and execute the Sunday school program held during the Sunday morning service for all ages groups (3yr to yr6+)
  • To share the love of Christ with the children.
  • To create environments, activities and programming for each age group and encourage spiritual growth, emotional maturity and a safe place for children.
  • To plan biblical, engaging and age-appropriate content for each age group.
  • Plan and oversee Children's roles in special events such as Christmas Carol concert, Hallelujah Party, Church family picnic.
  • Encourage, equip and empower senior Sunday school children into the ministry that the Lord has put of their heart for them to join.
  • To help parents be involved in the spiritual transformation of their child's life.
  • Provide pastoral care for children and families including, hospital visits, counseling and follow-up.
  • Helping to build a strategy for reaching and assimilating new children and families.
  • To annually oversee the Children's Ministry budget effectively and wisely
  • Coordinate and communicate the Sunday school roster with volunteers
  • Attend and contribute to ministry coordinator and staff meetings.
  • Maintain excellent relationships and open communication with the Pastor, elders, ministry leaders and volunteers.
  • To look at creating/developing/decorating a wonderful child-space out of a building we have ready to use (starting in 2023) for Children's Ministry.

That role will require about 3 days a week (this includes Sunday). We also want to be very aware of God's calling on the Children's Pastor life and their individual skill sets, we are allocating time for them to pursue whatever God has on their heart whether that's starting a kid's program in relation to the school we are associated with, or do advertising on social media or start a bible study for teens, plan & organize a family event etc.

Admin Component

The admin role is attached to the Children's ministry role at the current time and will consist of 1 day a week. This role is to help manage some of the admin work that comes across normal church life such as Child-Safe, tracking the Hall use, RSVPing to events put on by Churches of Christ, be the main communicator to COC when advice/help is needed, and to help relieve some of the admin pressure the Pastor faces.

This job will consist of a meeting early in the week with the Pastor to outline the week ahead and see what needs done in the Admin role.
To apply please email your resume to Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia.


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