Children's Pastor

Children's · Surrey, British Columbia
Department Children's
Employment Type Negotiable 32-40hrs/week
Minimum Experience Experienced

Children’s Pastor 


Reports To: Spiritual Formation Pastor 

Term: Permanent


Job Summary 

As part of the Spiritual Formation Team, the Children’s Pastor will provide leadership and cultivate spiritual growth for Peace Portal’s children and their families. As one of Peace Portal’s pastors, your voice will be involved in the shaping of how Peace Portal fulfills its mission, vision, and values with a specific focus on the development and alignment of Peace Portal’s Children’s Ministry (KidShine) with the rest of the church. In addition, your role will include the supervision of KidShine staff, the development, equipping and deployment of volunteer leadership teams, and the development of ministry content and curriculum for both children and their parents—encouraging and equipping them in their primary role of discipling their kids. 


Person Summary 

  • Has a mature and growing relationship with Jesus, and a love for His church 
  • Fulfills Peace Portals "Call to Kingdom Excellence “ 
  • Agrees with the Christian & Missionary Alliance “Statement of Faith”  
  • Is aligned with Peace Portal’s “Mission, Vision, Values” 
  • Comfortable relating to people, problem-solving, taking initiative, and anticipating issues to be addressed 
  • A self-starter, responsible, dependable, able to work under time constraints and deadlines 
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills both verbal and written 
  • A team player with the ability to be led 
  • Has the desire to see children and families grow in relationship with Jesus 
  • Has the ability to lead, develop, and organize volunteer teams 
  • Good people skills with the capacity to relate well to children, parents, and volunteers of all ages 
  • Able to create compelling physical environments for kids to thrive 
  • Is committed, or is willing to commit, to being a member of Peace Portal Alliance Church 



  • Directly supervise KidShine staff with the ability to develop department goals, follow-through on objectives, and facilitate meetings 
  • Oversee and execute the equipping and training of KidShine volunteer teams. Maintain current safety protocol training for all volunteers.  
  • Oversee KidShine budget planning and follow through 
  • Recruit, lead, equip, and coach volunteer teams for Sundays, family events, and summer camps 
  • Develop and tailor curriculum to the needs of the children of Peace Portal. Ensure the theological content of teaching and activities are engaging, age-appropriate, and in line with the Christian and Missionary Alliance “Statement of Faith” 
  • Provide oversight to the KidShine team in the planning of Sunday services, summer camps, volunteer training, and events 
  • Provide quarterly workshops for parents on participating in their kids’ spiritual formation 
  • Coordinate and facilitate Child Dedication classes 
  • Participate as a member of the pastoral team which includes: team meetings, Sunday service participation, all-church events/initiatives and general Pastoral leadership 


Skills + Experience + Qualifications 

  • Completed formal education in theology, church ministry, or education
  • Previous experience as children’s ministry pastor/leader in a mid-size to large congregation 
  • Experience leading and communicating with parents, volunteer leaders and teams of all ages 
  • Must be eligible to receive ‘Official Workers’ credentials and/or be ordained or pursuing ordination with the Alliance Canada
  • Successful criminal record background check, and vulnerable sector check and reference 

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  • Location
    Surrey, British Columbia
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Negotiable 32-40hrs/week
  • Minimum Experience