Holt Church of the Nazarene, 4851 Holt Road, Holt, MI 48842
(near Lansing, MI)
Position Description: Families Pastor or Children’s Pastor – Holt Church of the Nazarene is looking for someone who loves the challenge of building something from scratch, is wired to make a difference with their life, has a pioneering spirit, and wants to be a part of re-launching a healthy vibrant church. We are in the process of building a re-launch team of 40 to 60 people who will get behind the vision of reaching the community with the Good News, and help this church re-launched this fall. Our philosophy of ministry is that we are better in teams and we accomplish more for the Kingdom in teams. We are interested in someone who has a heart to share the transformational power of Jesus Christ with children and families, is willing to resource parents in raising children to be Christ followers, understands the need to build healthy teams, and is interested in developing a greater outreach to the community in the area of Children’s ministry. We are not so much about more programs within the church, but more about building strong families who are equipped to share Jesus through the witness of their life as they interact with friends, neighbors, and community.
Ministry Expectations: We believe all ministry leaders are to equip, mentor, encourage, and support others in developing team ministry. As part of the launch team, the families/children’s pastor would be expected get to know the culture of families and children in our community, make connections in the community, and be responsible for:
Ø Recruiting and developing a team of volunteers who will serve children and their families during worship services and at outreach events.
Ø Facilitate and manage all background checks
Ø Resource volunteers at each age level
Ø Resource parents in the discipleship of their children
Ø Encourage the development of missional communities
Ø Work closely with all launch team members to ensure we present to the community our heart and vision
Contact info: Debra Mulder, Lead Pastor, cell 269-317-2650; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
About Holt Church: We are a restart church located on the perimeter of Lansing – Michigan’s capital. Our official re-launch date is September 15, 2013. Our vision is to be a church full of people whose lives have been transformed by the power of God and are on mission for the glory of God as we: connect people, nurture believers and share hope through the way we love, live, grow and give. We believe that God created us in His image and He desires to be in fellowship with us. While sin has distanced us from that fellowship, God’s heart is to restore us. He wants to transform, heal and empower us so that we can live blessed and victorious lives that will impact and help others on the journey to become Kingdom people. As a body of believers we will commit to loving God and loving others, living our lives in Him and with others, growing in his grace and knowledge, and giving sacrificially as we journey with him and encourage others to take next steps toward their future in Him.
Compensation: This would be a missionary type position. As a restart, most of our staff currently have outside employment. Our desire is for this position to work into a full-time paid position, nonetheless, at the current time we are only able to offer a stipend and an opportunity to grow with us. As we approach restart, we will continue to be intentional in seeking donations to raise support and compensation for this position. We are open to discussing a stipend and candidate’s needs.
Expectancy of hours/time involvement: A minimum of ten hours a week will be necessary through the re-launch process.