Children’s Pastor

Church on the Rock

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Job Description: Children’s Pastor

Start Date: ASAP

Type: This is a full-time position (40 hours/week) with full benefits starting after a three-month probationary period. *Alternatively, we are open to filling this position with a co-op or internship student with the potential of it leading to a part-time or full-time position following the completion of the academic terms.

Location: Church on the Rock is located in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. We are a portable church for the moment. We own a building with a large property and we will be moving into once it is complete.  

Reports to: Lead Pastor


Overview of the Organization:

Church on the Rock (COTR) is a vibrant, young at heart church passionate about reaching and transforming lives on the Hamilton Mountain. Our church is evangelical, Bible-based, pursuing the leading of the Spirit.


Primary Purpose:

The children’s pastor is responsible for the evangelism, discipleship and leadership development of children at Church on the Rock. Our target is for children to enter into a relationship with Jesus, grow in that relationship and grow in Biblical literacy. We recognize that parents should be the main provider of Biblical instruction and that the church comes alongside of the parents.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Oversee (and participate in) Sunday morning children’s ministry (nursery, preschool and grades 1-5).
  • Recruit, train and care for children’s volunteers.
  • Collaborate with the youth pastor to facilitate healthy transitions of students from children’s ministry into youth ministry.
  • Provide special events involving children for the church (for example, seasonal programs and community outreaches).
  • Implement midweek program (could be outreach to community children or mom’s and babies or leadership training for older children).  
  • Work with the summer day camp team.
  • Connect with, train and encourage parents.
  • Take part in our staff team and cross-department events.


Interpersonal Skills and Personal Attributes:

  • A vibrant personal relationship with God with strong Biblical knowledge.
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively with all levels of management, staff and volunteers.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to set up systems.
  • Passion and calling to work with children, volunteers and parents.
  • Able to create a fun and engaging learning environment.
  • Willing to try new ideas and aware of/open to cutting edge trends.



  • Experience with leading a team based, church, children’s ministry.


Personal Commitment:

  • Follower of Jesus Christ who wholeheartedly subscribes to Church on the Rock’s Statement of Faith and Partnership Requirements.
  • COTR considers its reputation with its church family and the broader public its greatest asset. Accordingly, employees are expected to be professional, competent, and ethical at all times. We expect all COTR staff to comply with COTR’s policies as introduced and administered during the course of their employment and to lead by example through seeking to abide by the spirit of our Partnership Requirements. 

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to Tina Caissie ( as soon as possible. This posting will remain active until the position is filled.

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