Job OPPORTUNITY - Children’s Ministry Functional Minister
Children’s Ministry Functional Pastor
Chinese Baptist Church of Central Orange County
12012 Yale Court, Irvine, CA 92620 714-669-1700
The Chinese Baptist Church of Central Orange County is a multi-language (Mandarin - 21%, Cantonese - 52%, and English & Youth – 27%) family oriented church located in Irvine, CA. To see how God has been working in our church, please visit www.cbccoc.org. As God is currently blessing us with dynamic growth, we are currently seeking a Functional Minister for our Children’s Ministry who will support the Children’s Ministry Assistant Pastor and/or pastoral leadership to provide leadership and shepherding to the children (Elementary School age and younger) in our congregation. If you sense God’s calling to serve Him in this capacity, please submit a resume and contact information to the Ad Hoc Committee for Children’s Pastor Search at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Children Functional Minister will support the Children Assistant Pastor and/or pastoral leadership to develop and shepherd a comprehensive ministry that will train up disciples of Christ, integrate the children into overall Church body, and assist parents to be the primarily disciplers of their children.
The Children Functional Minister is responsible to the Children Assistant Pastor and the Senior Pastor, who will supervise, evaluate and provide a report of evaluation to the Personnel Committee and the Deacon Body. The Children Functional Minister will also work with the pastoral staff to support primarily the Children Ministry in coordination with all the other ministries of the Church, and, in all Church matters, to represent the interests of children and their families.
A. Shall be a Biblically-based, spirit-filled Christian, ascribing to the vision and values of Chinese Baptist Church of Central Orange County. Theological position is consistent with the doctrinal statement of CBCCOC and “The Baptist Faith and Message” of the Southern Baptist Convention.
B. Shall have completed seminary training with a Master of Divinity Degree (M. Div.) at an accredited seminary, or equivalent (e.g., a Master’s Degree in Christian Education). Shall have experience working with children in a lay or ministerial role at a church.
C. Shall maintain healthy family relationships. If married, spouse and/or children are supportive of the minister’s ministry.
D. Shall be able to work within a multi-language, multi-cultural, and multi-congregational environment. Appreciation of Chinese culture is a plus.
E. Shall be able to give counsel or refer to qualified leadership team.
F. Must be proficient in English, both written and oral.
G. Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills.
H. Must be legally able to work and reside in the USA.
Support the Children Assistant Pastor to plan, develop and conduct the following areas of ministries at CBCCOC including (but not limited to):
Early Childhood Ministry: Sunday School and Worship Service
Elementary: Sunday School, Worship Service, Church Training
(e.g. Bible Drill, Discipleship), Fellowships (e.g. Awana and J12)
Children Ministry Special Events: Special events for children, such as winter Harvest Festival outreach, summer outreach classes, and summer VBS outreach.
Children Ministry Special Programs: Special programs for children that parallel the Church’s special programs, such as: Church Anniversary Celebration, Good Friday, Easter, Church Retreat, and programs designed specifically for children and their Families.
- Ministry Vision/Strategy: Support the Children Assistant Pastor to set vision and goals for the Children Ministry, which would be in alignment with the church’s vision, values, and goals.
- Curriculum: Support the Children Assistant Pastor to obtain, develop, or review all curricula used in Children Ministry, particularly in the areas of Bible teaching, worship, discipleship, service, fellowship, and personal evangelism.
- Staffing: Support the Children Assistant Pastor to recruit, train, coordinate, and oversee the Children leadership core team, volunteers, and paid staff in Children Ministry.
- Meetings: Attend weekly pastoral staff meetings, weekly prayer meetings, monthly Business Meetings, Church Council and Fellowship Leaders meetings. Meet with the Children Assistant Pastor weekly to consult, inform and discuss any ministry-related issues.
- Pastoral Care/Visitation: Visit children and their families assigned by the Children Assistant Pastor, such as in times of crises, evangelistic opportunities, or to follow up with new visitors. Provide pastoral care to designated individuals and families (Deacon Family List).
- Budget: Support the Children Assistant Pastor by participating in the church’s budget planning process.
- Child Safety Policy: Support the Children Assistant Pastor to implement and manage a Child Safety policy that will define appropriate guidelines for Children Ministry programs and for workers that serve in Children Ministry, to ensure the safety and security of the children and to protect our Church.
- Office Hours: Devote a minimum of 16 hours per week in the church office.
- Personal Growth: Continue to grow and develop a teachable spirit through attending conferences, seminars, classes, or through personal study. Keep abreast of ministry trends and resources in order to serve the Children.
- 1. Assist children to develop a personal relationship with Jesus, leading to experiential knowledge of God (Psalm 78:3-4) and to help them grow in “wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man” (Luke 2:52).
- 2. Teach the Bible in developmentally appropriate ways so that our children will develop a solid Biblical foundation and worldview, with the goal of firmly grounding them in the truth so that they will live to glorify the Lord. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
- 3. Participate in the development of strategy to assist our children with the five purposes of life: worship, service, evangelism, discipleship, and fellowship.
- 4. Assist the upper elementary children to recognize their spiritual gifts and have the opportunities to serve within the larger church body.
- 5. Be a visible support to children whenever possible and also support them in prayer.
- 6. Form lasting appropriate relationships with the children.
Responsibilities to Parents
- Support the Children Assistant Pastor to equip parents in fulfilling their role as the primary spiritual leader and teacher of their children.