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Interim Pastor of Children’s Ministry

Interim Pastor of Children’s Ministry

Company: Forestview Church
Contact Person: Nat Evans
3175 Dundas St. W
Oakville, Ontario , L6M 4J4

Position Description

ForestView church in Oakville, Ontario is seeking a passionate follower of Jesus who believes God has gifted them and called them to give temporary leadership to ForestView’s Children’s Ministry. This is a part time position rated at 20 hours a week.                         

We are looking for a person who loves people and has a passion for seeing children and families engaged in the mission of Jesus. Someone who loves working in a team setting and prioritizes training and developing and coordinating leaders. 

This position is responsible for giving leadership to the Children’s Ministry at ForestView church and to help us better be a community where people meet Jesus and become more like Him. This is an interim position to provide a temporary replacement for our current Pastor of Children’s Ministry who will be away on maternity leave starting mid-March 2021.                     

Hours: 20 hours per week

Manager: Lead Pastor

Direct Reports: Volunteer ministry leaders

Teams: Pastors Team

Starting Date: March 1, 2021

Ending Date: October 31, 2021

ForestView is a non-denominational congregation of 300+ people. While we do have Brethren roots we self-identify as an independent, missional, evangelical church that collaborates with other like-minded congregations across Canada and is a member of Vision Ministries Canada. As a church, we are committed to incarnational missional ministry throughout the Halton region.    

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Possesses an understanding of children’s spiritual development
  • Experience working with children in a leadership role
  • Works well in a team setting       
  • Strong interpersonal and connecting skills
  • Strong organizational leadership skills
  • Able to recruit, lead and motivate teams
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Able to define and meet objectives and goals
  • Able to display confidence and flexibility given today’s unusual circumstances

Specific Duties

The Interim Pastor of Children’s Ministry is responsible for: 

  • Plan, organize, lead and oversee weekly Children’s Ministry gatherings on Sunday mornings  to facilitate connection and spiritual growth opportunities. (Nursery to Grade 5)
  • Recruit, train, lead and support volunteers in sufficient numbers to meet the goals of the ministry. 
  • Oversee and maintain administrative responsibilities for the Children's Ministry.
  • Help process and maintain the proper records for ForestView Plan to Protect.
  • Oversee communication to families and volunteers with regular updates and information about events
  • Moderate the Children’s Ministry social media and oversee communication to families and volunteers through email.
  • Plan, organize and oversee 6 church family events over the course of the year.
  • Maintain and review all aspects of the attendance and follow-up with families through the church database.
  • Oversee pastoral care related to children’s ministries in conjunction with the rest of the pastoral team.

ForestView Pastoral Staff

  • Attend ForestView Staff meetings once a week 
  • Participate in bi-weekly coaching and check-in meetings with Lead Pastor 
  • Other duties as required by Lead Pastor.

Hourly Breakdown

  • Oversee and lead weekly KidsView program on Sunday mornings (2 hours weekly)
  • Scheduling and administration (3 hours per week)
  • Preparation for program (4 hours per week)
  • Communication & Administrative work pertaining to ministry (3 hours per week)
  • Leadership/Personal development (1 hour per week)
  • Weekly Staff Meeting (1.5 hours per week)
  • Bi-weekly Report & Check-In meeting with Lead Pastor (2 hours per month/0.5 hours per week)
  • Providing pastoral care (1 hour per week)
  • Developing and investing in volunteers (2 hours per week)
  • Planning, preparing and overseeing Special Events (2 hours per week)

Application Submission Date: February 14, 2021

Start date: March 1, 2021

End date: October 31, 2021

If you believe that God may be calling you to this position please submit your cover letter and resume to

Posted: January 24, 2021 | Expires: February 28, 2021
Posted Under: Pastoral - Children's Ministries
Career ID: [ 8450 ]