*** At this time, this is a non-paid position. However, we are hoping to be able to provide $250 a month starting this Summer and over time transition this position to a true part-time/full-time status.
Currently, our church is going through a replant/revitalization process. We are a small congregation in SE Portland, about 2 miles from Reed College. I have been the pastor here for 6 weeks and before this I had planted churches and consulted church staffs. The church had adopted a traditional/ministry based approach in the past and have had little to no children present in the church. I was brought on to help transition the church to a gospel-centered, missional-focused, social justice-driven model that is bent on being missionaries to our city. We are moving away from an "attractional" model to a missional model (doing less at the facility and more in the community). Our goal is to plant several churches in the next few years and incorporate the idea that the church is a people, not a location.
In the last 6 weeks we have gone from 22 adults and 0 children in attendance to around 55 adults and an average of 12-15 children. My wife is running our children's area, but we have 4 children at home and another child on the way, which would make operating in this role difficult. She also feels the need to focus on women's ministry and allowing someone else to direct our children. This position would be ideal for a young student in seminary or someone that is looking to gain experience. Anyone who took on this role would pretty much have a clean slate and he or she would be able to cast a vision and create a system from the ground up.
I really wish we had the finances to pay someone for their time, but we are a small, yet growing, church in a very unchurched area of Portland. As I mentioned, we are hoping to develop a salary for this position and hope to do so as soon as possible.
If you are interested in the position, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you so much for reading this post.
Date Modified: 2/19/2013
Job Category: Children's Pastor
Job Status: Part-Time
Denomination: Baptist -Southern
Worship Style: Contact Employer