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Central Community Church

Children's Pastor


Wichita, Kansas

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Snapshot

Theology: Church of God

Weekly Attendance: 1,700

Neighborhood: Wichita, Kansas

The role: This Children's Pastor is responsible for the oversight of ministry, Christian educational programming, and safety and security for children aged birth to completed fifth grade who are in attendance at church-related activities and events. 

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Meet Central Community Church:

Central Community Church began as a series of prayer meetings in the early 1900s and was built into a strong church with a great legacy of faith. In 1941, a building was built and dedicated as the official and permanent church meeting spot, which spurred growth as a fixture of their community. Since 1974, Central has been growing steadily, including expanding their sanctuary, updating their name and initiating a new season of vision for the church, and building a new sanctuary for 3,200 people in the late 1980s. These are examples of just how much God has done in their midst, and just how much He has planned for them in the future as they continue to grow.  Started as prayer meetings in 1907

They have had a long legacy of strong pastoral leadership, and are known and admired for their traditional worship and great facilities. In addition to this, they are currently building a chapel facility to further facilitate a ministry of weddings and funerals as a way of reaching their community. Central Community Church is a great place for believers in Wichita to call home and invest in community!

Mission Statement:

Central Community Church’s mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ by passionately pursuing all people for eternal life through biblical teaching, vibrant worship, and authentic community.

Central’s Core Values:

  • Community – Doing life together

  • Excellence – Great is not good enough

  • Nurturing – Cultivating Christ in each other

  • Truth – Aligning with God and His Word

  • Reconciliation – Restoring relationships through Christ

  • Authenticity – Being real in our brokenness

  • Leadership – Influencing generations for the cause of Christ

About the Children's Pastor role:

  • Provide vision, strategy, development, budgetary management, and support for all Children’s Ministry environments and events (birth through fifth grade)

  • Provide spiritual leadership, direction, and training for all Children’s Ministry Staff (currently FT Nursery Director, PT Child Care Coordinator, PT Elementary Director, and FT Administrative Asst.)

  • Review, purchase, and oversee the implementation and occasional presentation of all curricula for Large Group/Small Group teaching environments (two years though fifth grade)

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The Children's Pastor will:

  • Actively recruit and oversee the volunteer effort providing leadership, training, and encouragement/appreciation

  • Develop and maintain a safe, clean, and aesthetically pleasing learning environment

 

 

What you bring:

Education:

  • Previous experience directing a large Children’s ministry, including leadership of ministry staff (full or part-time staff members and/or volunteer team)

Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have five to seven years of leadership experience in a church of 800 plus in attendance, similar to Central Community Church.

Personal Characteristics:CCC2019_DSC_0073_1200X800 (1)

  • Is able to relate with children (a must)

  • Has a friendly and welcoming demeanor (a must)

  • Has a strong, confident presence in front of children

  • Is a team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Has experience in supervising and coordinating volunteer teams

  • Possesses a “can do” attitude, with dedication to the task

  • Excellent management, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Is a self-starter and able to work independently, as well as with a team, to achieve goals ( a must)

  • Has demonstrated competency with basic computer software (i.e. Internet navigation, MS Office products), and the capacity to learn new software, as needed

What it's like to live in Wichita, KS:CCC-Stock-2018.11-7_1200x900 (1)

Wichita is the largest city in Kansas (most of Kansas City is in Missouri). Surrounded by wheat fields and oil-industry facilities, this traditional midwestern city has a diverse agricultural and industrial economy. In part because of its invulnerable central U.S. location, World War II aircraft design and production facilities were located in the area. Today, aviation firms like Beech, Cessna (Raytheon), Stearman, Lear (Bombardier), and Boeing all have plants nearby, and there are numerous supporting precision parts and engineering firms in the area.

Downtown Wichita has undergone renewal. Arts and entertainment facilities contribute to a strong community feel. The workforce is well-educated and paid, the Cost of Living Index is very reasonable with good housing values to be found. With 170 miles to Tulsa and 190 miles to Kansas City, local features are popular. The area ranks consistently well in categories of healthcare, schools and education, and employment opportunities. All in all, Wichita is a great midwestern city to call home!

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