Kids Elementary Pastor
Location | Ann Arbor
PT FLSA Classification | Commissioned, Non-Exempt, Part Time (20 hours/week) Reports to | Ann Arbor Kids Lead
Influenced by | Kids Director
The Elementary Kids Pastor is called to help 1st-4th graders take next steps with God through knowing God, growing with others, and changing the world. This person will be responsible for assisting in development of the overall curriculum adaptation for weekend services, small group lessons, organizing camps and events and growing a vibrant leadership team that executes the above.
What To Expect From Us:
● Clear expectations for your leadership, ministry impact, and work-flow.
● A work environment that will challenge and inspire you to be the best follower of Christ
you can be (ex: Jesus first, then spouse, then family, then ministry).
● A leadership team that trusts you.
● A leadership team committed to being led by God to impact our communities.
● Coaching and support for your God-given calling.
● A church that encourages and fans your gifts and talents.
As a 2|42 Community Church Staff Member:
All Ministry positions at 2|42 work in a team. You will need to work well with existing team members and align to decisions that are made, even if you don’t agree with them. A good team member has open and honest conversations, allows tensions to exist within the team but always supports the team’s decisions and directions outside of the team meetings. Relational intelligence will be a key component to ensuring collaboration with the ministry teams.
● Attend “All Staff” meetings, Campus Staff events, Leadership Community and Vision Night events, and others as part-time hours allow.
● Respond to all correspondence (email, voicemail, Slack, etc.) within 24 hours either through direct communications or an automated reply letting someone know when they should expect a correspondence back.
● Lean on the systems and resources provided by 2|42 community Church (our databases, leadership pipeline, and any cross-campus interactions).
● That you meet and uphold our Leadership Expectations and agree to the 2|42 Statements of Beliefs, our Mission and Core Values.
● Operate consistently with the 2|42 Campus Model
Job Responsibilities include but not limited to:
● Brings vision, creativity, and innovation into all areas of Kids’ elementary ministry.
● Must be a good organizer and planner.
● Must be able to work well with different personalities, ages, and leadership styles.
● Must have the ability to teach others in both traditional and nontraditional methods.
● Great communication skills, both personally and digitally; relationally intelligent.
● Ability to recruit and develop volunteers and leaders to multiply roles and
responsibilities into others; the ability to recruit, develop, and delegate.
● Familiar with a scope and sequence for Bible lessons applicable to children from first
through fourth grade.
● Continually articulating the Vision, Values and Standards (VVS) of the ministry.
● Promote and maintain overall vision for the ministry with consistent goals and vision.
● Develop elementary children’s learning environments that build a strong foundation of
Bible knowledge and Bible stories in a fun, exciting and energetic setting.
● Foster the formation of a community that is committed to communicating to our
children that they are valued, providing them with instruction from God’s word, nurturing them in love, modeling our faith, and encouraging their participation in the life of the church.
● Developing and executing strategies to build trust, relationship, and awareness of the options parents have for their kids. Presenting 2|42 Kids as the best option for both parents and kids in taking next steps with God.
● Create and maintain a calendar of events. Strategically consider the seasons of ministry as events are conceptualized and executed.
● Utilize the volunteer naming conventions and structures as set by our Central Support.
● Create and coordinate service opportunities.
● Participates in workshops, seminars, and conferences as needed for their own
● Coach volunteer leaders in recruiting, training, and developing of other volunteers.
● Utilize the curriculum as assigned from Central Support. Ensure that leaders are
equipped with curriculum, supplies, materials, etc. for teachers and other volunteers.
● Train leaders on an ongoing basis for policies, procedures, and safety.
● Coordinate MoveUp process, with an emphasis on a successful transition from the Kids
ministry to the Students ministry (4th grade to 5th grade).
● Develop, support, and maintain security and first impressions (physically, emotionally,
and spiritually) systems for children. This includes following the Central background check procedure for all volunteers, recommending facility improvements to ensure safety, and enforce the Kids ministry policies and procedures for safety and security.
● Works with the Kids’ Lead in the development and management of a yearly budget for approval by the Campus Pastor.
● As a member of the ministry staff, the Kids Elementary Pastor will be expected to
support the vision of the church and integrate that vision through the entire children’s area.
● Assist in the coaching and enforce that staff and volunteers in leadership roles are meeting leadership expectations.
● Serve where needed, fill in the gaps, and teach occasionally.
● Partner with parents to empower and equip them as the spiritual leaders of their
Schedule & Hours
● Maximum number of hours per week to not exceed 20 hours without advance permission of your direct report.
● You are expected to work during each weekend service, Kids events, and have office hours on Tuesdays and every 2nd Wednesday of each month (All Staff).
Environment / Safety
● Should have good organization skills and can ensure clean and family friendly environments are maintained.
● Develop and maintain security and first impressions by recommending facility improvements, creating and enforcing necessary policies, and confirming that all volunteers have been background checked or are a supervised “Test Drive”.
● Familiarize yourself with the campus safety protocol documents and processes.
The successful candidate will have a deep and growing relationship with God, active involvement in the leadership of the church and campus, and have a commitment to maintaining healthy and accountable relationships. A Christ-honoring lifestyle marked by, servanthood, generosity, joy, a love for the scriptures and prayer. A growing passion to shepherd others in their walk with God and to work effectively with many key leaders is necessary. Integrity in finances, relationships, and time management are expected.
● A clear and vibrant commitment to Jesus Christ displayed through their personal faith and devotional life.
● A passionate love for the church and a healthy understanding and embracing of its history
● A solid commitment to the authority of Scripture and a well-developed personal theology.
● Sets a positive example and serves as a role model in their personal life.
● Warm, encouraging personality that connects well with others.
● A team player who’s able to both follow and lead while always being FLEXIBLE.
● Great recruiter and trainer of others.
● Clear personal and professional vision.
● A passion for continuous improvement.
● A “whatever it takes” attitude.
Competency & Desired Qualifications:
In addition to the qualifications listed below, additional leadership competencies required are: team building, vision-casting and training leaders for ministry; ability to thrive in a fast-moving environment; excellent working knowledge of the Bible; tactical thinker with proven ability to equip leaders and organize functional structures; transformational leader of leaders; effective communicator to adults of all ages; proven effectiveness in a multi-staff & multi-campus setting; able to connect with people across generations.
● Ideally currently serving in 2|42 Kids (or in children’s ministry elsewhere).
● Background in education or children’s ministry is a plus.
● Demonstrated ability to build teams and leaders.
● Two years minimum ministry experience or equivalent preferred.
● Significant experience in recruiting, training, developing, and coaching volunteers.
● College education is desired, but not required.
● A commitment to continuing education is desired.
● Experience in leading teams in planning and executing camps and trips.
Sacerdotal Duties: This position will report to the Campus Pastor and will become a member of our Campus Leadership Team. As such, this staff position will act in pastoral roles, such as: teaching, baptism, funerals, communion, baby dedications, worship services, spiritual counseling, and administrative affairs of the church.