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Grace Christian Church

Children's Pastor





Denomination: Non-Denominational

Weekly Attendance: 1,200

Location: Georgetown, Kentucky

The Role: The Children’s Pastor will serve the church by developing, coordinating and administering a comprehensive and expanding ministry program for children of the church and the surrounding community (infant through 5th grade). To provide leadership and supervision to staff members and volunteers involved in this ministry.


Meet Grace Christian Church:

Thirty years ago, God called a family to plant a church in Georgetown, Kentucky. It had a simple but extraordinary mission: love God, love people, and make a difference.

Three people attended Grace Christian's first service. Fast-forward decades later. Now that small church has become a large community. Even though our size has changed, the heart of our mission stays the same.

We are fueled to live life to the fullest by following Jesus. In Him lies the key to living an extraordinary story, and we want those across central Kentucky and beyond to ​realize that monumental plot twist within each of their lives.


About the Children's Pastor:

The Children’s Pastor will serve the church by developing, coordinating and administering a comprehensive and expanding ministry program for children of the church and the surrounding community (infant through 5th grade). To provide leadership and supervision to staff members and volunteers involved in this ministry.


The Children's Pastor will: 

  • (40%) - Recruit, train and motivate volunteers for leadership in children’s ministries vision, strategy and outcomes. Develop an Org Chart with a healthy “span of care.” Invest regularly in your direct reports.

  • (10%) - Recruit, train, coordinate and supervise Early Childhood Director.

  • (10%) - Develop and maintain a spiritual formation strategy for children that mirrors Grace Christian’s strategy and language (celebrate, connect & contribute). Pay specific attention early-on to creating welcoming environments (first impressions) and small groups (assimilation).

  • (5%) - Manage the use of facilities and budget effectively, while maintaining a positive and synergistic relationship with the ELC.

  • (5%) - Review and select curriculum materials and educational tools for children’s ministries defined outcomes.

  • (10%) - Develop and maintain an outreach program for children and families.

  • (10%) - Represent the church by preparing for and serving on appropriate Grace Christian teams (All Staff, First Sundays) and “All Hands on Deck” Events (Super Bowl, Race at Grace, etc.).

  • (5%) - Stay up-to-date on national children’s ministry movements and ministry ideas. Establish annual CM goals and evaluate progress.

  • (5%) - Occasionally perform other ministerial duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor or Executive Pastor.


What you bring: 

Education & Experience

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree. Prior experience as a full time church staff member is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of ministry leadership experience as well. 

Personal Characteristics

  • Relational personality who loves to work with a team.

  • Ability to identify leaders and build teams around those leaders.

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of children’s work and good oral and written communication skills.

  • Must have demonstrated leadership abilities and strong planning skills. 

  • A strong commitment to winning lost children to Christ.

  • Must have patience and love for children.

  • Someone who loves to laugh and have fun.

  • Able to receive and give constructive feedback.

  • History of developing leaders.

  • History of relational recruiting volunteers.


What it's like to live in Georgetown, Kentucky: 

Georgetown - Kentucky's Horse Headquarters - is a town east of Louisville with a population of about 34,000 residents and a love of horses. Located in close proximity to the Kentucky Horse Park Campground, it’s a fun place to visit, but there’s also some pretty great reason to live here too: 

It’s a small town bursting with charm in the midst of Kentucky Horse Country.

Sitting in the midst of Horse Country, Georgetown is the (disputed) birthplace of bourbon and hometown of numerous horse-centric attractions. It is a place where you can: 

  • See a Toyota automobile constructed from the ground up at the largest Toyota Manufacturing plant in the world.

  • Get up close and personal with stars of the turf at Horse Racing’s living history museum, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm.

  • Meet one of the South’s sassiest and brassiest belles at Ward Hall, one of the finest Greek Revival-style mansions in the United States.

  • Share Kentucky’s love of horses at the Kentucky Horse Park, an over 1,200 acre world famous equine attraction.

Established in 1786, Georgetown is a place that honors its history and embraces its future.

Step into the Victorian era on a downtown walking tour, home to 200 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Remain in the era with a visit to Ward Hall, a National Landmark built circa 1853-1857, whose tour guides will share the stories and politics of the family that lived in what is considered the largest Greek Revival-style house in Kentucky.

Downtown offers an array of dining options, with additional eclectic restaurants opening soon.

Local Feed, a Kentucky Proud restaurant in a former 1890s ice house, lives up to its name with a menu showcasing scratch-made, farm-to-table delicacies. Award-winning Rodney’s on Broadway features culinary masterpieces like Woodford Reserve Shrimp and Scallops from chef-owner Rodney Jones, while Fava’s has been serving up satisfying home-cooked meals for more than a century.

Just outside of downtown, try the crave-worthy award-winning pizzas at Fat Kats or American favorites at Wilshire’s, located in the fully restored historic home of General John Payne and his wife, Betsy. 

Come experience the authentic charm of Georgetown, a historic and scenic treasure where horses are cared for as lovingly as the buildings are preserved, outdoor attractions are made for both big adventure and quiet moments, and photo ops are waiting around every corner. 

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