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Church on the Move

Kid's Pastor


Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Snapshot

Denomination: Non-Denominational

Weekly Attendance: 7,000

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Role: Kid's Pastor

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Meet Church on the Move:

On July 5, 1987, Pastors Willie and Deleva George launched Church on the Move in a banquet room of a Marriott hotel. By January of 1991, we had grown to 3,000 people and we were becoming one of the nation’s largest, most innovative churches. 

In 2002, our passion for reaching the next generation pushed us to begin using creativity, sketches, and stories of life change differently. We started teaching on topics we hadn’t talked about before, and over the next couple of years, our passion for creativity grew. As we wrapped up our 25th anniversary, God began to lead us to go beyond just coming to church, learning, and leaving. We wanted to see a deeper connection and community within our church. We introduced small groups, launched our first satellite campus in Glenpool, and began reaching out into the broken parts of our city, our nation, and our world through radical generosity and service. Creating a church where both believers and doubters would feel welcomed and safe to ask tough questions.

In July 2017, we announced our new Lead Pastors, Whit and Heather George, and with the transition came our next phase of ministry - introducing people to the real Jesus.  Since then, we’ve launched additional church locations in Broken Arrow and two satellite churches in two Oklahoma prisons.  In 2021, Church on the Move West was introduced to our family of churches, integrating our Glenpool congregation with another well-established congregation already serving the communities of Berryhill, Sapulpa, Sand Springs, and West Tulsa. We’re on a mission to reach those who desire not a religion, but those who want a real authentic relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

About the Kid's Pastor:

Build and lead a team that introduces kids to the real Jesus by ensuring that the KOTM (Kids on the Move) strategy of ministry is properly executed throughout all phases and be the lead advocate for the campus kids’ and family ministry.

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The Kids' Pastor Responsibilities Include:

  • Communicate the culture and vision for KOTM under the leadership of COTM’s lead, executive, and campus pastors.

  • Lead, develop, and supervise the KOTM staff.

  • Recruit, lead and develop a nursery, preschool, and KOTM volunteers.

  • Ensure that all kids' ministry environments are staffed and properly executed to the KOTM standard.

  • Participate in the feedback loop to the content team  regarding the health and effectiveness of the in-service experience, curriculum, and discipleship strategy.

  • Lead the Campus Kids Check-in team and assure they have everything needed to provide our families with a great first impression of COTM.

  • Partner with Campus Support to develop KOTM’s strategies, team, and ministry.

  • Oversee the setup and tear-down of all kids’ classrooms.

  • Provide pastoral care as assigned including serving at weddings, funerals, hospital visitations, etc. as needed.

  • Empower and resource each team member to grow in the gifts God has given them and to lead volunteers as they grow in these gifts.

  • Oversee the health of the team as a spiritual community moving in one direction to serve the families of our church.

  • Drive the agenda for partnering with parents, including the creation of resources.

  • Create, facilitate, and execute ministry opportunities for our COTM families and their kids during the week, not just weekend experiences, with a mindset that ministry doesn’t just happen on the weekends.

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What You Bring:

Education & Experience

  • A minimum of a BA is required, preference for early childhood or education degrees.

  • At least 7-10 years of experience in Kids Ministry is required.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Experience in pastoring and shepherding people.

  • Ability to coach and evaluate communicators.

  • Ability to partner with parents to disciple their children.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Strong networking capabilities to recruit new volunteers.

  • Ability to strategically think and empower people to build efficient systems with the future of our church at the forefront.

  • Track record of developing teams.

Personal Characteristics

  • Must be called to Kids Ministry.

  • Passion for introducing kids to the real Jesus.

  • Vision for a world-class children’s ministry that reflects the foundation our church was built on.

  • Enjoys working in a highly collaborative team environment.

  • Thinks outside the box.

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What it's Like to Live in Tulsa, Oklahoma:

With unique local coffee shops, a thriving art community, and restaurants that any foodie would love, the Tulsa area has a ton to offer any young family.

Tulsa has a diverse community that attracts young professionals, entrepreneurs, and commerce, while still maintaining a low living cost. The total population in the City of Tulsa is 400,669, and the population in Tulsa County is 651,552.

In the center of the “Bible Belt,” it is still a predominantly religious community where most Tulsans were raised with a Christian affiliation.

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