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Children’s Pastor/Director

Virginia Beach,


Atlantic Shores is near the beach – cool and casual – but it’s far from laid back when it comes to pastoral leadership in ministry. They’ve rebuilt their staff over the past few years and are now bringing on a new Executive Pastor and Children’s Pastor/Director to round out the team and raise the bar on disciple making. Atlantic Shores needs a gifted, passionate, inspiring, and servant-hearted leader who is called to reach kids and families with the Gospel. The next Children’s Pastor/Director can’t be someone who’s jumping on board with one foot because, in their mind, Shores Kids is a stepping stone to something else. The ideal candidate will have ministry education and experience that demonstrates a personal calling and articulate philosophy of ministry, as well as an ongoing commitment to pastoral development (i.e. seminary coursework in-process or degree completed).

Church Description

From the moment you walk into Atlantic Shores Baptist Church, you know you’re welcome and invited to connect with God and others in Christ-centered community. Founded in 1981, Atlantic Shores grew from one family to a large church with an emphasis on outreach, discipleship, strong family values, and community. Today, this 38-year-old church with SBC affiliation is located at one of Virginia Beach’s busiest intersections. Author, radio Bible teacher, and Lead Pastor Dr. Ron Jones brings a depth and dedication around disciple making that inspires, equips, and propels people into ministry. Each weekend, 750-900 participants engage in worship and teaching across three Sunday services. Something Good Radio with Dr. Ron Jones also airs five times per day on local radio stations, drawing in first time guests to the church weekly.

Atlantic Shores Baptist Church has ministries for people of all ages, stages and walks of life who desire to know, love, and serve Christ together. Shores Kids, Shores Students, and Life Groups gather each weekend and midweek. To take the ministry to the next level, Atlantic Shores is bringing on a new Children’s Pastor that will equip and empower people to gather, grow, give and go in grace-filled community!

Position Description

Atlantic Shores Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, VA, is seeking a full-time Children’s Pastor/Director with proven skills in ministry to children birth through 5th grade. The qualified candidate is a highly creative, relational, strategic, and theologically trained leader of leaders who loves God, loves children and their parents, and creates ministry to children in a way that fulfills the mission of the church to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ who go and make disciples. Candidates must have a proven track record in recruiting, equipping, encouraging, and empowering lay leaders.

The next Children’s Pastor/Director at Atlantic Shores will thrive if they’re solidly anchored in their call to ministry and devoted to disciple making in and through the local church. The ministry needs an inspiring, relational team building leader who can design and implement successful, scalable, sustainable, and strategic ministry among kids and families in Virginia Beach and beyond! Atlantic Shores is poised to get behind a dynamic Children’s Pastor/Director that believes in the power of God and his people serving side-by-side for Christ and his kingdom.

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