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Children & Family Pastor

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Good News Church Sioux Falls SD
Sioux Falls, SD
1800 S Valley View Rd, Sioux Falls, SD, 57106
Job Info
Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: April 14, 2019
Expiry Date: May 13, 2019
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Any
Years of Experience: 2
Salary Info
Salary Type: Negotiable
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Please send a cover letter, resume, and statement of faith by May 13 to Mary Morgan, Executive Pastor, 1800 S Valley View Rd, Sioux Falls, SD, 57106. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for May 28 and 29
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Good News Church in Sioux Falls, SD, is seeking to hire a Children & Family Pastor (job description follows). The primary emphasis of this position is to provide spiritual leadership for Good News Church’ ministry to children (birth-4th grade) and their families leading them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. This is a full-time exempt position and includes a competitive compensation and benefits package.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and statement of faith by May 13. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for May 28 and 29. 

 

Job Description:  Children & Family Ministry Pastor
Main Goal
To provide spiritual leadership for Good News Church’ ministry to children (birth-4th grade) and their families leading them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ
Key Result Area #1:  Leadership and Visioning –
Supporting Goals:  With the Good News vision, mission and strategy as the basis, give overall leadership and vision to the children and their families
Performance Standards:
·         Annually establish 2-4 ministry goals that align with the church’s vision, mission, and strategy
·         Develop and implement plans to achieve specific ministry goals
·         Regularly pray for the children and volunteer leaders for whom this position is responsible
Key Result Area #2:  Spiritual Development
Supporting Goals:  To provide a robust and biblical approach to the spiritual development of the children, their families, and volunteer leaders
Performance Standards:
·         Actively participate in opportunities that encourage your growth as a spiritual leader (including having a professional and spiritual mentor)
·         To develop and nurture adult leaders who are committed to growing in Christ and leading children
·         Provide, develop and adapt appropriate curriculum that is consistent with the beliefs and practices of our church and denomination and with proven spiritual growth catalysts and disciplines.
Key Result Area #3:  Teamwork and Equipping
Supporting Goals:  To build relationships in order to recruit, equip and empower effective leaders for Sunday and Wednesday discipleship classes, VBS, etc.…
Performance Standards:
·         Recruit and lead a team to implement the ministry
·         Prayerfully recruit, train and shepherd volunteer leaders with diverse gifts and personalities
·         Develop and maintain relationships with children and their families
·         Meet weekly/monthly with Executive Pastor for accountability and direction
·         Collaborate with the entire staff on programs and activities that encourage faith nurturing relationships among children, families, and intergenerationally among the congregation
Key Result Area #4:  Administration
Supporting Goals:  To provide administrative oversight and coordination of the children’s programs and regularly communicate with the congregation, church leaders, staff, children, families and volunteer leaders
Performance Standards:
·         Use written, verbal and technological communication tools to effectively plan, organize and communicate with various teams
·         Develop/participate and maintain a calendar of events/activities
·         Maintain contact with children and parents; keep parents updated on ministry strategies and plans in a way that encourages partnership and involvement
·         Coordinate and communicate all calendar events with the administration office and staff
·         Provide, develop and maintain consistent disciplinary and safety standards for children
·         Develop and oversee the budget for the children’s ministry
·         Oversee ordering of needed supplies, curriculum and ministry materials
·         Stay current with children’s ministry practices by reading, attending leadership conferences, connecting with others in the children’s ministry field, etc.
Qualifications and Skills:
·         Be a growing Christian with a deepening personal relationship with Jesus Christ who can model this to others.  This means a regular commitment to regular participation in weekend worship services, Bible reading, prayer, and sanctification as a Christian in all of life.
·         Have a firm understanding and identity in the Gospel of Jesus Christ
·         Have a humble heart, willing to be “last” as a servant and have a teachable spirit
·         Be growing in elder-like character, knowledge, and skill (I Timothy 3)
·         Be proficient in leadership recruitment and development, capable of casting and imparting a vision for ministry; be a self-motivated leader
·         Have an enthusiastic, personable and approachable personality
·         Possess strong communication skills and relational skills with students, parents, and staff
·         Demonstrate organizational strength and creative abilities
·         Have teaching experience
·         Demonstrate knowledge of developmental levels of children
·         Possess basic computer skills (e.g., word processing, email, etc.)
·         Degree in Christian ministry or equivalent experience working with children (5 years preferred)
·         Background check required.
Reports to:  Good News Executive Pastor for accountability and development
Compensation and Requirements:  This is a full-time exempt position that includes competitive salary and benefits.

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