Job Opportunities

Children’s Pastor (Odessa Campus)

Title: Children’s Pastor

Reports to: Campus Pastor

Purpose: Has primary responsibility for the overall function of the birth-5th grade ministries and Crossroads School.  Supervises weekly programming, special events and activities. Works with the Central NextGen Pastor to develop, coordinate, and administrate a comprehensive and expanding educational ministry for the children and families of CROSSROADS and the surrounding community.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Supervise and coordinate CR Kids ministry (Birth-5th grade), including, but not limited to: Sunday Morning, Summer Events special events and programs
  • Responsible to provide direction, spiritual oversight, vision, and strategic development for CR Kids ministry, CR School, and its volunteers
  • Recruit, train, motivate, and lead volunteers
  • Evaluate and maintain policies and procedures for volunteers to ensure the safety of all children
  • Contribute to the development, implementation, and expenditures of the operational budgets for CR Kids programs and CR School
  • Participate as a member of the Pastoral Staff
  • Meet regularly with CR Kids volunteers to address concerns, answer questions, plan effectively for ministry
  • Invest in personal growth and be accessible to leaders and volunteers.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and retreats
  • Be available to the staff, volunteers, and parents to address any questions or concerns
  • Invest in the spiritual growth of children, having salvation and baptism conversations
  • Work with children’s ministry staff and volunteers to select/develop age-appropriate materials and curriculum
  • Administer the work of the ministry by encouraging teamwork and mutual support and providing leadership and nurture to volunteers who serve in the ministry
  • Plan and complete the promotion of all class to the next age/grade.
  • Ensure all supplies are in place for small & large group activities
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Campus Pastor & Central NextGen Pastor
  • Maintain current CPR/First Aid certification for adults, children and infants
  • Contact and report on 1st-time visitors
  • Schedule CR Kids volunteers in CCB
  • Lead a Club 252
  • Maintain updated volunteer information in CCB
  • Facilitate Baby Dedication
  • Work all department special events and own certain parts of the event.

Desired Skills:

Bachelor’s Degree in the area of Children’s Ministry, Education, or similar field or at least 2 years of successful experience in teaching or working with children.  The candidate must possess administrative abilities and organizational skills related to event program planning and implementation.  The candidate must possess management skills to lead effectively and utilize volunteers.

General Characteristics:

  • A growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • The ability to communicate and establish effective working relationships with all levels of people, conveying a genuine concern for their needs and desire to provide exceptional service is essential to this position
  • Must possess solid time management skills and organizational abilities. The ability to coordinate several activities at once and to quickly analyze and resolve specific problems
  • The ability to work efficiently and effectively in team situations, as well as work independently
  • Maintain a cooperative team spirit and an attitude of genuine caring for all church personnel, members, volunteers, and other who associate with Crossroads
  • Maintain a positive attitude and poise under pressure
  • Exhibit a “whatever it takes” attitude
  • Reputation for sound judgement and decision-making ability
  • Willing to study and improve in areas of knowledge and skills which need strengthening
  • Maintain a servant’s heart regarding the job description
  • Be familiar with CR’s theology, philosophy, and history
  • Personal dress and appearance should be appropriate to the business and ministry of the church
  • Crossroads membership is required
  • Commitment of personal loyalty to the Senior Pastor, each member of the Pastoral and Administrative Staff, Ministry Leaders
  • Personal discretion concerning information of church life and ministry share into the normal flow of staff relations
  • Should be creative, have a passion for children, be high energy, hard-working, and have the ability to motivate others
  • Be detail oriented, flexible and decisive with the ability to organize and coordinate work, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Maintain open and offense-free relationships with the vocational and Pastoral staff (inner personnel problem, solve it)
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries in working with the opposite sex in ministry
  • Maintain health and physical fitness