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Pastor/Director of Children’s Ministry
Johnston E Free Church

Johnston, Iowa
Church Description *
Johnston E Free is a church which exemplifies their vision to Glorify God by loving Him, loving people and sharing the Good news. With weekend attendance near 650 adults and 150 unique children and growing by 8-10 new families each Sunday, Johnston E Free is a warm and welcoming church. Ministries for kids, youth and adults in various stages of life are a vibrant part of the life of the church. While the Sunday services are vital, they believe the church is more than just a service. Their desire to see people get connected in meaningful relationships and ministry is evident in that community groups are attended by almost 50% of the congregation. Johnston E Free is affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America.

JEFC is located in Johnston, IA on the outskirts of Des Moines. Johnston is one of the fastest growing cities in the state with a population of 20,000, and draws from the Des Moines metropolitan area of 600,000. The mean age is 37 and almost 50% of people over 25 have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Johnston has a thriving school system, bike trails, city parks, and excellent sports programs. The residents of Johnston and the surrounding communities are very proud of their area and work hard to make it a great place to live, work and raise their families.

Position Description *
JEFC is looking for their next team member for the position of Pastor/Director of Children’s ministry. The children’s ministry encompasses nursery to 6th grade and has Wednesday evening programming as well as two services on Sunday. This is a great opportunity for a high energy, clear-thinking and visionary leader. Someone able to foster improvement in volunteer recruitment, placement and training, systems and security, curriculum and programming. The Pastor of Children’s ministry will have room to build a staff and team structure. With a newly and beautifully renovated Nursery area, the road is paved to continue the improvements to all the children’s areas. Overall, this role will have the support and encouragement needed to walk the children’s ministry of JEFC into a very bright, energetic and growing future.

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