Like many churches, Covid has hit our church in difficult ways, including with young families. However, as a church, God has providentially blessed the church’s finances. We are seeking to start a children’s ministry with the few children we have. There are not any area churches that have a vital children’s group, and we think one could develop a children’s ministry program in a short period of time. As you can see from the job responsibilities, this person would have a lot of freedom to create a children’s ministry the way he or she envisions it. Our hope is that the children’s minister will use their gifts and abilities to be involved in the community (possibly within the school system) getting to know children and families, and thus making connections with Bergen Presbyterian. The church has a youth minister for 6th grade and up, but the children’s minister will have a few responsibilities there as well. This is meant to be a part time position, but we are open to the position being full time.
1) Have a sincere faith In Jesus. 2) Seek to grow spiritually by reading one’s Bible and through prayer. 3) Seek to be fed spiritually if he/she is not able to attend Sunday morning worship. 4) Be a self-starter, needing minimal supervision. 5) Have an outreach mindset, much like a church planter. 6) Be a visionary about the possibilities of Bergen Presbyterian and especially its children’s ministry. 7) Be committed to Bergen Presbyterian and its various ministries. 8) Hold to the essentials of the EPC (https://epc.org/about/beliefs/#essentials). 9) Be comfortable with the distinctives of the EPC (https://epc.org/about/beliefs/#wcf). 10) Become a member of Bergen Presbyterian unless he or she is ordained in which case the candidate would be a member of presbytery.
Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these questions:
- Why do you believe that you might be a good fit to be the Children’s Minister at Bergen Presbyterian?
- Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Children’s Minister at Bergen Presbyterian?
- In just a few sentences, explain the Gospel, what it means to you personally, and how this inspires to reach families who are not Christians and don’t belong to a church family?
Please send your resume and the answers to these questions to Jason@LancasterSearch.com
Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church
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Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC)
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Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church (Bergen, NY) Children’s Minister
The Big Picture
Bergen Evangelical Presbyterian Church (bergenepc.com) is seeking a full-time Children’s Minister to use their gifts and abilities to be involved in the community getting to know children and families, and thus making connections with Bergen Presbyterian.Contact Via Email