Children's (Elementary Age)/Families Pastor.
La Jolla Christian Fellowship, La Jolla, CA www.churchatlajolla.org
THE SCOPE OF THE POSITION INCLUDES:.
Create pragmatic ministry strategies and curriculum that equips parents and children to live Christ centered missional lives in the home.
Oversee theological, philosophical and sociological ministry development for our Children's Ministry (Birth – Elementary)
Create if possible or select curriculum.
o All elements of Sunday Kids Church
o Mid-week programs
o Special Training Events for Families
DESIRED ABILITIES: .
Excels at managing and developing leaders.
Has pastoral and leadership experience, and credibility with parents.
Enjoys collaborative ministry and thrives in a team setting.
Experience selecting curriculum and executing successful events.
Practiced philosophy concerning developing family ministry and sustainable growth strategies.
Possesses administration and organization skills/experience.
POSITION PROFILE: .
We are looking for someone who can shepherd and redesign Family Ministry at LJCF. This position will oversee the span of ministry from Nursery to 5th grade, as well as expand our ministry to parents. You will also oversee Summer Day Camps (VBS), midweek groups and events such as Awana, and other midweek programs you design.
This is a supervisor position that oversees the program leads in the following areas:
Children's Pastor (Birth-3rd Grade) – 40 hours per week
o This position supervises our childcare staff
Develop 45 Program (4-5th Grade) – Currently a volunteer-based ministry
Selected Candidate will be able to:.
Grow ministry strategies that focus on the unique needs of parents as their children move through each stage of development.
Shepherd and develop our Family Ministry team.
Collaborate with our team to refine existing strategies and take them to the next level.
Provide a consistent pastoral presence for the families of our church.
Be an example and an advocate for the values and strategies of our Family Ministry
Assist with the pastoral needs of the entire congregation (care, equipping, leadership, preaching)
Bring fresh thinking to the areas of children, students, and family.
PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS: .
Recruiting, training, and retaining volunteer leaders
Teaching and public speaking
Supporting parents, teens, and/or children in crisis situations
Developmental stages of infants, children, and teens
Special needs, blended families, and foster/adoption inclusiveness
Creating safe and fun environments for children and students
Budget management, administration, database management
THINGS SHAPING OUR FAMILY MINISTRY: .
Summer Camps and VBS
Excellent Sunday Programming
Community Groups for parents, children, and Family courses to support and educate families
Organic Family Growth in an already thriving church
New Children's Building Construction, offering expanded space and exciting/safe environments
POSITION STRUCTURE:. Full Time – Pastoral Exempt.
Direct Reports to Lead Pastor. Indirect Reports to Operations Manager (for liabilities and budgeting).
BENEFITS & SALARY:.
Alfac, health stipends, and annual bonuses available. 4 weeks vacation, 5 sick days, flexible schedule options. Salary will be negotiable based on experience and qualifications. 60-65k D.O.E.
Candidates will be in line with the values and beliefs of LJCF to be considered for a pastoral role.
Please review our About Page at www.churchatlajolla.org and prayerfully consider the role.
Resumes will be accepted beginning Aug 1, 2021 will close when the correct candidate accepts
a job offer.
Resumes must be accompanied by a personalized cover letter, your statement of faith, a 2-3 minute video about your philosophies and vision, your Spiritual Gifts Results, and your StrengthsFinders Results. Letters of recommendation and/or reference lists also encouraged.
To apply for this position, email requested items to: Andrea Gallegos firstname.lastname@example.org