Hillside Baptist Church Published: October 5, 2022
Location
2290 Mountain, Rd, Moncton, NB E1G 1B4

Job Type
Category
Permanent Position
Yes
Country
Canada

Description

The Children’s Pastor will provide visionary leadership to the Children’s ministry team which will consist of other staff and an abundance of volunteers. For context, Hillside is a leading Church in our Atlantic region (Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada) and highly values our Premier Family Ministry department (Birth-Age 24). Consistently each Sunday, the church’s overall attendance is 32% under the age of 18.

Overview of Church and Community

Guests often comment on our family-friendly programs, cutting edge music & multimedia, and the relevant teaching. Our goal is to help people take their next step toward Christ. Since 1974, we have been strategically located in Northwest Moncton and have been endeavoring to meet the spiritual needs of one of the fastest growing communities in New Brunswick in culturally relevant ways. 

We strive to be a 21st century church for 21st century people! Today we are a vibrant family of believers who love God, enjoy a strong sense of community, and are committed to helping others (churched and unchurched alike) discover the joy of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. In short, we want to be the kind of church that makes Jesus smile! 

Hillside has a history of being a forward-looking church. God has been good to us in the past, but we believe our best days are ahead of us. We’re motivated by a desire to be used by God in relevant ways to make an eternal difference in the hearts and lives of the Next Generation while also seeking to be a greater redemptive presence extending more of His love and compassion in the world. We’ve been blessed to be a blessing. And the future of our ministry is as bright as the promises of God! 

Why do we do what we do the way we do it? It’s simple: people matter to God… Even if they don’t know it yet. Because of this, we strive to meet them where they’re at. We want to cultivate a welcoming, non-threatening atmosphere with music, messages and ministries that will genuinely help them to take one step closer to Christ. In addition to this, we seek to be intentional and purposeful in all we do because life is too busy for just another activity. That’s why we don’t believe that church should be boring or predictable. With God’s help, we aim to exceed people’s expectations. Ultimately, we endeavour to honour God by being a safe place where spiritual questions get answered, great friendships are developed, and God is worshipped in a place that feels like home. 

Church Purpose | Mission Statement

Our mission is to to honour God by leading people to become fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ.  

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Has a calling to and a passion for children’s ministry;  
  • Given the demands of ministry, the candidate will require a supportive spouse (if married) and family, and a flexible schedule (evenings and weekends); If single nurtures supportive family and friend relationships that encourage the candidate in their ministry role.  
  • Is a growing Christian with a spiritual walk that is alive, disciplined, and real.  
  • Has a walk with God that attracts others.  
  • Exhibits with maturity the spiritual gifts of leadership, administration, and teaching.  
  • Desires excellence for the glory of God.  
  • Provides empowering leadership, which motivates and wins the trust of the Children’s Ministries team.  
  • Is a self-motivated individual who works effectively with the ministry team.  
  • Is a team player, not egocentric.  
  • Loves children and is passionate about facilitating spiritual growth in children, understanding the unique challenges faced by children.  
  • Would benefit from previous experience in children’s ministry and experience with the latest technology for efficiency in systems; Would benefit from demonstrated communication and presentation skills relating to age appropriate teaching (both live and on camera);  
  • Has post-secondary educational training in education and/or religious studies or has proven experience in the areas of teaching/administrating.  
  • Remains aware of current ministry trends and concepts within his/her area of leadership. 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Is accountable for the overall health and effectiveness of the Children’s Ministry and its culture; this includes providing visionary leadership, planning, scheduling, marketing, execution and evaluation of Waumba Land, KidZone and The Launch (a vital part of our 52 fantastic Sundays) as well as special events (Children’s Musical, Trunk or Treat, Family Easter Event, and VBS).  
  • Is responsible to assemble a Children’s ministry volunteer lead team (approx. 6 people, according to the Ministry Leadership Team’s (MLT) expectations) in collaboration with the Children’s ministry staff.  This lead team will tremendously support you in the overall vision of Children’s Ministry.  
  • Is responsible for the recruitment, training, care, and discipleship of children’s volunteers and ministry teams.  This will include approx. 100 adults. Encouraging within them a sense of community, prayer, and personal spiritual growth among the teams; this engaging culture will, in turn, provide enduring, caring, and nurturing relationships with the children in our church’s sphere of influence.  
  • Ensures biblical teaching that is presented in ways that are relevant, creative, and consistent with the doctrine and culture of Hillside, so children can apply and live out these truths in their everyday lives.  We have utilized several of the top online video-based curriculums in the past.  
  • Implementing a Children’s discipleship pathway that will integrate faith milestones such as children’s baptism classes.   
  • Proficiency in Community Church Builder (CCB) as it relates to Children’s Ministry systems in accordance with MLT’s agreement.  
  • Ensures the physical, emotional, and spiritual safety of the children and volunteers within this ministry.  Careful evaluation of our Children’s Ministry Policy and Procedure handbook will greatly compliment this action item.  
  • Participates in the planning, seasonal monitoring, and oversight of the Children’s Ministry budget(s). 
  • Champions the cause of Children’s Ministry with Hillside’s leadership, including the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), MLT, and Board, and intentionally raises the profile of this ministry with our Church Family and the community via marketing, social media, and website.  
  • Consistently strives to improve the effectiveness of our children’s ministry as part of our culture of always seeking to get better – this involves intentionally learning from other healthy churches, consulting with mentors, and having a hunger to keep learning and growing through podcasts, reading, peers, and attending conferences.  
  • Seeks to live out a spiritually healthy life by authentically walking with God and maintaining healthy spiritual practices.  
  • Is an “All In” staff member participating in All In staff events, initiatives, and training ie. Global Leadership Summit (GLS).  
  • Attends meetings including Weekly Wednesday staff meetings, Weekly Children’s Ministry Team Meeting, 1 on 1’s with other Children’s Ministry staff, Bi-Weekly with direct report, Bi-Weekly MLT, seasonal team Next 90s and seasonal Premier Family Ministry (PFMin) meeting.  
  • Is collaborative with the vision of Home Point, an umbrella initiative for PFMin that inspires intentional families to build faith at home.  
  • Is willing to be assigned other duties as determined appropriate in consultation with the Senior Lead Team. 

Preferred Skills

  • Has a passion and love for kids with a deep desire to reach the younger generation for Jesus. 

Contact

Contact: Dave Steeves | Email : dave@hillsidemoncton.org 

Hillside Baptist Church welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.