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freedom church

Children’s Pastor
Freedom Church

Gallatin, Tennessee
Freedom Church is a welcoming and friendly church with a great story and future. You get the overwhelming sense that this is a community of real people who love each other and their church. Freedom has a passion and vision to impact the cities surrounding them and beyond. There is a committed core of volunteers and leaders who get that Freedom is about transforming lives. Teaching is biblical, relational and relevant. At Freedom, there is an obvious desire to settle for nothing less than authentic, theologically sound and Christ-honoring worship while making a missional impact on the community.
 

Church Description *

Freedom is vibrant, unique, energetic and passionate in everything they do. They are driven by an urgency and vision to reach the lost and it is evident in every experience and ministry. Creativity and innovation are abundant and a culture of out-of-the-box thinking is refreshing at Freedom. Not only are they led by quality leadership and staff, but they’re also loved, challenged, and shepherded by gifted and invested lead pastors, Terrell and Shanda Somerville. At Freedom, excitement and passion are reflected in a healthy multi-generational community. Current average attendance is 1,000+ adults and 300 kids and students each weekend.

Freedom Church launched on March 3, 2002 at the Hendersonville High School Auditorium after a vision from God and a year of plans and preparation. The first service had 159 people and was the start of seeing lives changed. Freedom purchased 15 1/2 acres of land in October of 2004 and built the first phase facility. In the fall of 2016, they added on a new worship auditorium, devoting the original building to the kids and teen ministries. They have now exceeded 1,000 people in regular weekend attendance, seeing hundreds of lives transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Position Description *
Freedom Church is in need of a Children’s Pastor that is a strong visionary leader that has the ability to develop systems for a growing church and effectively cast vision to garner support of volunteers and the congregation. The amazing volunteers and leaders within the children’s ministry are looking for leadership and direction. They are ready to fully embrace a new leader with a compelling vision.

It is imperative that the new Children’s Pastor designs a ministry structure that is scalable to grow with the church. Currently, there is a gap of middle-level volunteer leadership empowered to lead teams of people. The children’s ministry is staff-run and is maxed in its capacity to grow without the implementation of a volunteer leadership structure. The children’s pastor will need to create a system of development that equips and releases volunteers into leadership.

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