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Canyon Ridge Christian Church

Children's Pastor

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Weekly Attendance: 5000+

Denomination: Christian Church - Restoration Movement

Location: Las Vegas, NV


About Canyon Ridge Christian Church:

Canyon Ridge has always been a place where people from all walks of life can "come as they are" to draw close to God. We believe that no matter where you are in life, God has a next step for you. We'd love for you to join us on your journey as we "Join Jesus, to Bring Life to everyone, everywhere, and every day.”

CRCC was established in 1993.  The church was planted from Central Christian Church in Henderson, NV.  It began at the YMCA, and then moved to Cimarron High School until they purchased the land on Jones and Lone Mountain and built their Campus. Canyon Ridge has since planted The Crossing in the Southwest part of town and have started a Satellite Campus approximately 3 years ago (Centennial Hills). As God continues to work in them, they are starting another Satellite Campus in the area of Providence in February of 2018.  

Canyon Ridge is warm and friendly and offers a casual church experience with practical Biblical teaching for anyone who walks through their doors. With a family environment, diversity, and an authentic spirit, Canyon Ridge is a place to get plugged in and grow in your faith for anyone at any stage of faith.

 About the Children's Pastor:

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The role of the Children’s Pastor is to partner with the Family Ministry Pastor and Children’s Director to help lead a Children’s Ministry that is passionate about connecting children (birth to 5th grade) to Jesus and leading them to follow Him to more life than ever before.

This person will provide innovative, energetic, and strategic leadership to the Children’s Ministry volunteers in the areas of Production, Programming, Family Engagement and First Impressions. This will be accomplished by creating innovative ways for volunteer leaders to communicate biblical truths in age appropriate ways, by developing fun environments that capture a child’s imagination, and by creating a family-friendly experience that begins when they arrive on campus and continues into the Children’s area. This person will be outgoing, engaging, and understands the strategic steps of connecting children and their families in all children’s ministry environments.


Canyon Ridge Pic 3What We Are Searching For / Qualifications:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Children's Pastor:


A Bachelor’s degree is required with some Biblical training preferred.


The ideal candidate for this role will have experience leading volunteers in a growing children’s ministry capacity, with a significant base of volunteers.

Personal Characteristics

  • Pastoral heart with a growing and contagious relationship with Jesus
  • Innovation, creativity, and imagination
  • Ability to look at Children’s environments from the perspective of the primary newcomer
  • Strategic and visionary leader who inspires, recruits, motivates, equips, and trains staff and lay volunteers
  • Sees what needs to be done and takes initiative
  • Energetic and understands the current trends in Children’s Ministry
  • Coachable and approachable
  • History of making disciples (not just team members)
  • Can immediately champion the CRCC culture and values
  • History of Servant Leader Model of leadership
  • Collaborative leader. Works with leaders and teams in other areas
  • Agreement with CRCC Doctrinal Statement
  • Quotes kids’ movies, watches kids’ television, and laughs hysterically at YouTube videos of stupid human tricks and animals acting like humans
  • Embraces the Las Vegas culture and has a heart for the city.

About the Location: 

Las Vegas, NV 

Located in the heart of Las Vegas, Canyon Ridge has the advantage of being right in the center of the region, and upsides to living here include economic growth, a pleasant winter climate, and attractive housing.

The city includes suburbs and self-contained communities, particularly to the northwest, west and southeast, for many miles. Just minutes from the glitter of the Las Vegas Strip and a few miles from the serenity of Mount Charleston, are oasis retreats, thriving suburbs, great schools and churches, and more in the middle of the Mojave Desert. In addition to the neon of Vegas, the engineering marvel of Hoover Dam and the tranquil beauty of Lake Mead are nearby for an outdoor reprieve from city life.

The University of Nevada at Las Vegas adds a college presence, sports entertainment and is a significant employer, as are local health care providers. The tourist industry brings excellent air service to all parts of the country at reasonable prices. The surrounding mountainous terrain offers hiking and rock-climbing opportunities and winter skiing.

Las Vegas, Nevada, offers both residents and visitors alike an abundance of cultural events, special attractions, miles of trails and open spaces, and outstanding recreational facilities as well as renowned resorts, restaurants, and shopping.

Las Vegas is the entertainment Capital of the World, but there’s so much more to it than just entertainment – its suburbs, pleasant mountainous backdrop and proximity to major cities in Colorado, California and others make it a great place to live, do ministry, have a family and see parts of the Western United States.

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