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Website Vineyard Community Church

Vineyard Community Church

Job Title: Children’s Pastor

Reports to: Family Life Pastor

Department: Family Ministries

Student Ministries Position Type: Full-time/salaried Position Overview:
VCC is looking for a uniquely gifted leader who has a heart to help children discover and grow in a love relationship with Jesus. This position is full-time and salaried. VCC provides the following benefits for the employee: health, vision, and dental insurance, as well as paid personal time off.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

Recruiting, training, coaching, and caring for volunteer teams in children’s ministry.
Building creative catalytic events aimed at helping children come to know Jesus.
Communicating with parents and providing parental support and counsel.
Working with part-time specialists focused on caring for children with special needs.
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education:

Must be a devoted follower of Jesus.
Must have a passion for children’s spiritual formation.
Must have an understanding of and/or experience with an experiential, Montessori or Godly Play approach to child development.
Familiarity with the work of Sofia Cavalletti, Catherine Stonehouse, and Lacy Finn Borgo is preferred.
Must have experience recruiting, managing, and training large volunteer teams.
Experience recruiting and training parents with tools to cultivate a deep relationship with God at home is preferred.
Some experience in event coordinating is helpful.
Some experience managing a budget is helpful.
A Children’s Spiritual Director would be ideal (but not required).
An undergrad degree in early childhood development is preferred.

About Us:
We believe that from the womb, God is speaking and drawing children into a love relationship with him.
We believe that children’s ministry is more than babysitting but the Most Important Work we do.
We believe that we can’t lead where we haven’t traveled, that a personal love relationship with God is the most important gift we can give children.
We believe that kids learn best through play.
We believe in an experiential, Holy Spirit-driven, child-led approach to ministry.
We believe that children come to know Jesus through the parables and the stories of his life.
We believe in holding space for children to hear from God each week.
We believe that the church is called to partner with parents in the spiritual formation of their children. We also believe that spiritual formation happens primarily at home.
We believe in equipping and training parents with tools to cultivate a deep spiritual life.

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