First Assembly of God
Category: Children's Ministry
Time Type: Full Time
First Assembly of God in Joliet, Illinois began when a group of people devoted to Christ gathered to worship. With a long history of faithful service and Godly leadership, even despite times of immense economic hardship, the church has continued to grow and thrive. The current lead pastor, Jim Arnold, arrived in 2009, and during his leadership, a brand new vision was launched. Throughout its remarkably long history, the story of First Assembly is simple and consistent. It's a story of believers working together to lead people closer to Jesus Christ through loving God, loving people, and serving the world.
First Assembly is seeking a Pastor of Children's Ministry who will direct and oversee all children's ministry efforts. The individual will provide the organization, structure, and tools for all children's ministry section leaders, will train volunteers for serving in the children's ministry, and will be responsible for the efforts to lead children and families at First Assembly closer to Jesus Christ. The Pastor of Children's Ministry will consult with the leadership and oversee curriculum options that will enhance the children's ministry of First Assembly. The individual will oversee all children's ministry programming and events and will oversee and coordinate all child-care needs and best practices for First Assembly. The Pastor of Children's Ministry provides leadership, training, support and oversight to all Children's Ministry staff, including an Early Childhood Ministries Administrator (nursery and preschool) and numerous student and adult volunteer leaders/workers. The Children's Pastor coordinates under the leadership of the Family Life Ministries Pastors and is responsible for the implementation and development of programming for the spiritual formation of children and equipping parents to fulfill their calling as the primary spiritual leaders of their children.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree (preferred), preferably in a related field, and will have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of church staff experience (preferred). The individual will have a proven track record of strategically planning, executing, and managing a growing and dynamic children's ministry, as well as experience developing teams of volunteer leaders who are equipped to run a weekly, thriving children's ministry. The ideal candidate must have a collaborative leadership style and exceptional communication skills, both inter-personally and speaking to large groups of all ages. The ability to lead, in both functional and operational programs, in a team-based leadership environment is a requirement for employment. If the candidate does not maintain ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God (AG), he/she must be willing to begin the pursuit of AG ministerial credentials within a reasonable amount of time as a condition of continued employment. Salary commensurate with education and experience, and includes a benefits package.
First Assembly serves and represents the communities Joliet, Plainfield, Shorewood, Minooka, and others in Will and Kendall County in Illinois. The Joliet area is the site of a modern day renaissance. Once an industrial city, the community has reinvented itself as a tourist destination with a robust and diversified economy. Joliet is the 14TH fastest growing city of populations over 100,000 in the U.S. As the county seat of Will County, Illinois, it is situated southwest of Chicago on the leading edge of the metropolitan area. Will County is 1ST in population growth of all Illinois counties. Joliet is less than an hour from downtown Chicago by car or commuter rail.
Point of Contact is Tiffany Francis, Pastor of Family Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 436-8200.