POSITION: CHILDREN’S MINISTRY PASTOR
As a member of the pastoral staff, the Children’s Ministry (CM) Pastor serves with a special focus on the Children’s Ministry, overseeing the spiritual and holistic development of children. In working with the Christian Education (CE) committee and relevant parties, the CM pastor should develop a clear vision on ministry to children. Main responsibilities include the review and development of the Sunday School curriculum as well as recruiting, training and providing spiritual support to the Sunday School team, in order for the ministry to faithfully teach the bible and exemplify Christ-likeness. The CM role reports to the Senior Minister (SM).
- Develop and sustain a children’s ministry curriculum that is biblically grounded, theologically sound, and pedagogically effective; that seeks to nurture faith and impart biblical truths to children from infancy to early youth.
- Provide spiritual leadership and pastoral support to the Sunday School (SS) Ministry Team, consisting of the SS Core Committee, teachers, assistants and worship teams.
- Plan and effect the children’s ministry work plan for each ministry year, in conjunction with the SS Superintendent, SS Core Team and in consultation with the CE Convener and CE Pastor.
- Recruit, train, develop and equip SS teachers to become effective teachers of the Bible, and exemplary role models of Christian faith to the children. • Oversee the delivery of Children’s Messages at the sanctuary on scheduled Sunday worship services.
- Partner parents in the spiritual development of their children by providing devotional resources and spiritual education to parents for nurturing their children in home/family life settings.
GENERAL PASTORAL AND OTHER DUTIES:
- Take part in the effort to build a disciple-making community by mobilizing and equipping church members and leaders, especially in the context of serving in assigned small groups along with other leaders.
- Attend and participate in weekly pastoral staff prayer and administrative meetings.
- Preach and participate in the Sunday worship services as assigned by the Senior Minister.
- To share in pastoral care and support at ORPC in various task as may be assigned by the SM, including visitation, bereavement ministry, membership classes, marriage preparation and giving talks to various church groups.
- Serve as part of the pastoral team to carry out any tasks/projects as assigned by the Senior Minister, including writing pastoral messages and prayer points.
- As part of the pastoral team, be available to teach in various settings, including membership classes and youth services.
- Attend or carry out any duties as assigned at both services each Sunday. You are also expected to attend all church-wide events and meetings, including monthly prayer meeting, annual church camp, church outreach events and other congregational fellowship events.
QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS:
- A born-again Christian, who is committed to Christ and has a heart for children and a desire for their Christian education.
- A MDiv degree is preferred but those with other theological degrees, including BTh holders, are encouraged to apply. *
- Commitment to ORPC values and Presbyterian doctrinal distinctives.
- Relevant experience in children ministry is desirable.
- Proficient in written and spoken English with strong oral and written communication skills.
- Able to work effectively as part of a ministry team with other pastoral staff members and lay ministry leaders.
Note * – in the absence of formal theological qualifications, successful candidates shall be required to undertake theological training as a condition of employment.
If you would like to apply for this position, please email your full resume to our Senior Minister, Rev Dr Clive Chin at email@example.com