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Youth & Children’s Pastor

Our vision is to enlarge the Kingdom of God by striving to be a Christ, Family, & Community oriented Church. The Youth/Children’s Pastor works to provide a transformational environment that will consistently encourage spiritual progress from the nursery through 12th Grade. You will oversee the current education models for youth and creatively introduce new ministry methods. The Youth/Children’s Pastor’s supervisor is the Senior Pastor and indirectly to the Elders and Board. You must have a good working relationship with Staff, Elders and Ministry Teams. All programs, expenditure plans, and strategies will be shared with the Senior Pastor for counsel
and to insure a consistency with the vision of the Church and calendar.

Specific Requirements:
-Formal Education and 2 years ministry experience preferred.
-Primary job is to recruit, equip and train lay leaders in the area of Children’s and Youth.
-Provide environments that produces spiritual transformation in the lives of the students and leaders.
-Utilize and provide oversight for existing Spiritual Transformation methods such as Vacation Bible School,
Sunday School, Nursery Ministry, Church Camp, Children’s Church, Bible Colleges, etc.
-Organize CIY, Local Mission & Foreign Mission Trip. (We alternate these: One each year)
-Assist parents in raising children and youth from God’s perspective.
-Be a mentor to youth.
-Be a resource person and assist the Christian Education Team to achieve its goals.
-Be fed spiritually in a small group.
-Participate in leader meetings as well as other Church meetings where your Youth experience may be
-Attend School lunches regularly, local FCA, some sporting events & special community events.
-Assist the Senior Pastor as needed in the areas of visitation (especially with families with children.)
-Preaching, Weddings & Funerals on occasion.
-Other responsibilities may be assigned from time to time but must be authorized by the Lead Pastor to
assure that the Youth/Children’s Pastor maintains a healthy lifestyle.

Character Requirements:
-Must be an immersed believer who loves Jesus. -Have a conviction of the infallible authority of the Word
of God. -Be committed to moral purity and spiritual excellence in every area of life. -Show a genuine
love for people.
-Display a commitment to co-workers (paid staff and leadership) to maintain a relationship of honor,
acceptance, open communication and the maintenance of harmony. -Exhibit a work ethic of self-starting
drive, delegation, follow-through, organization, and a positive attitude. -Be able to relate to and lead
children and teens.

This is a salaried full time position. Employment outside of First Christian Church requires permission.
You will receive 2 weeks paid vacation after three months of service and (12 sick days). Notice needs to
be given to the pastor when requesting time off for vacation. The following holidays will be paid: New
Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.

Chris Goetz

Physical Address:
200 S. Walnut St, Garnett, Ks. 66032