JOB TITLE: Kids Serve Team Pastor
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time
MINISTRY: CT Kids
MANAGER: Kids Operations Pastor & Team Lead
GENERAL WORK WEEK: Sunday – Thursday
JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE:
The CT Kids Serve Team Pastor will directly report to the CT Kids Operations Pastor & Team Lead. This position is responsible for connecting people to the CT Kids ministry through serving, spiritual growth, and leadership opportunities. The Kids Serve Team Pastor will need a unique blend of 3 elements: pastoring people; managing volunteers; organizational and administratively minded as well as an extroverted/energetic personality. This role requires a high level of discernment, wisdom, and confidentiality as a pastor. This position is the chief recruiter for all Serve Team (volunteers) need in the CT Kids ministry.
Culture is critical to the success of Cross Timbers and its employees. We define our culture in this way. “The environment we create by how we work and how we work with each other”. We continually strive for a high output, happy and healthy team; H3.
As a condition of employment with Cross Timbers, it is essential (required) that employees and their families become active participants in the life and ministry of CT. This includes regular attendance to services and finding a way to volunteer with a ministry not in the scope of this job.
- Previous experience in a pastoral role demonstrating the ability to encourage and lead people
- Experience in all aspects of volunteer recruiting and management
- Highly organized, administrative, and dependable
- Experience in Kids ministry is preferred
- Experience in Planning Center or similar planning software
- Have experience working in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
- Willing and open to change, be flexible in a variety of situations
- A team player giving and receiving input, willing to compromise & cooperate
- Exhibit clear and effective verbal and non-verbal communications skills
- Able to develop people and systems to optimize growth and effectiveness
- Forward thinker who assumes responsibility and takes initiative
- Must possess a genuine humility and work well in the context of a team
- Clearance of a criminal background check
A Cross Timbers Church pastor exhibits the heart to pray for, provide spiritual guidance, encourage, and lead people to Christ. The church qualifies and commissions a pastor as an individual who has been given the responsibility and or authority to administer in full or in part the following:
- Biblical Teaching to the congregation or sub-part of the congregation (i.e., kids; students; college, financial freedom)
- Lead or have oversight of a church ministry, program, or department
- Perform religious/spiritual functions of the church
- Funerals/memorial services
- Pastoral (not licensed) counsel
A Cross Timbers Church pastor will become a part of the Pastor On-Call rotation cycle which helps the organization accomplish and meet the needs of various pastoral aspects in the life and ministry of the church.
- Oversight and leadership of the full Serve Team (volunteers) process for all areas of CT Kids ministry. This includes but is not limited to responding to potential inquiries to serve, recruiting efforts, training, scheduling, and pastoring CT Kids Serve Team members
- Assist others in assessing their gifts, skills, interests, and help place them in serving opportunities
- Coordinate and schedule any Serve Team gatherings, trainings, appreciation events
- Establish, oversee, and develop CT Kids ministry Team Leads
- Maintain a record of and acknowledge CT Kids Serve Team birthdays, graduations, and other major life events
- Oversee the CT Kids Serve Team breakroom ensuring a welcoming environment, snacks, etc.
- Manage and utilize Planning Center for scheduling and regular communication with CT Kids Serve Team
- Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of Ministry Platform becoming a Super User for all aspects related to Serve Team
- Support the CT Kids team in planning, coordinating, and executing special projects and events as needed and under the direction of the Kids Operation Pastor and Team Lead
- Execute all administrative and organizational tasks related to primary responsibilities
- The statements contained in the document are intended to describe the general nature of this role and level of work performed by employees in this role. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this role. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties required by their Manager.
- The hours of work may vary within the 7:00 am – 7:00 pm work-window on a general basis. The established work week is Sunday through Saturday for payroll purposes and is based upon a 40-hour work week. Full-time staff work weeks are categorized by position as Monday – Friday or Sunday–Thursday. This role may be approved for a flex schedule which include the potential for 1-2 days remote working with the remainder of the workdays in-office. A finalized schedule will be established with the Manager but typically falls within the general hours noted below.
- A 1-hour lunch break is provided and required to be taken by an employee. The actual time of the lunch break is determined with the manager.
- The hours listed below are generalized work hours and may or may not be done in the office depending on the needs of the position and approval of the manager on any given day. Employees must understand that ministry does not always fall within a normal schedule and working outside of that schedule can periodically including weekends, evenings and holidays for CT sponsored events that are essential (required). Additional hours outside the normal scope of the role such as these will be coordinated with the manager and may be accommodated with comp time and/or a temporary adjustment to the normal schedule.
- General Hours - This generalized schedule allows for the flexibility needed to fulfill a 40-hour work week in a ministry environment. The expectation of a full-time employee is always 40 hours of work.
- Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Friday 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Sunday 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. (hours will vary by need for Argyle Campus)
- Sunday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. (hours will vary by need for the Hope Center)
- All full-time employees are required to attend essential staff meetings/functions. All employees will have various essential (required) workdays such as Christmas and Easter services and possibly the week leading up to each holiday or surrounding other essential functions/events. The essential dates may vary for each ministry area. The schedule for these services or other special events (in-person or digital) can vary according to the needs and the yearly calendar as determined by Leadership. Vacation and personal time should not be scheduled during those times. Any exceptions or requests to be absent other than illness must be approved by the manager and/or Human Resources.
WORK ENVIRONMENT – PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Position requires bending, stooping, and stretching to file, and occasional lifting of boxes weighing up to 25 pounds. Work is generally performed indoors but may involve limited exposure to outdoor weather conditions.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of this job and the level of work performed by employees in this position. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties required by their manager.
The employment relationship remains subject to the employment at will doctrine in the State of Texas, meaning either the employee or the employer may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without cause and with or without notice If you are in agreement with the above, please sign and return this document to Human Resources.