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Children’s Pastor/Director



Situated along the winding roads of the Texas Hill Country of Austin sits a church on the side of a rocky ridge just outside the city that serves as a spiritual lighthouse on the hill. Austin Ridge has become more than just a “place.” It’s a community that’s fresh, authentic, alive, and committed to telling an ancient story to break through even the most hardened of hearts.

Church Description *

Austin Ridge Bible Church started with a handful of people as Westlake Bible Church. In 2004, Brad Thomas became the Lead Pastor of the then congregation of 300. With a heart and vision to reach the city, Austin Ridge has blossomed into a church with three campuses and over 4,000+ people in attendance each week. Looking forward to what’s next, they are preparing for the future with a $50 million generosity campaign that will enable them to continue to grow and reach the over 2 million people of Austin, plus the 150 new families that move there every day.

By using bold teaching methods and various art mediums and technology, Austin Ridge creates experiences rooted in scripture that are both culturally relevant and deeply personal. Focusing less on a “demographic” and more on a state of mind, the palette at Austin Ridge spans every age, religious background (or none at all), and ethnic group. Austin Ridge is a mix of modern methods of church ministry, paired with timeless theological and biblical teaching that speaks truth into a culture that desperately needs the hope and love found in Jesus.

Position Description *
Ridge Kids is the children’s ministry of the Ridge and serves over 500 kids age birth through 5th grade during both the Sunday morning services each week at the Bee Cave Campus.

With multiple direct reports and a team of four, it is vital that the Children’s Pastor/Director be a developer leader who is investing in the ministry leaders to help them reach their greatest potential. The leader in this role must have the ability to develop a team approach to ministry and create an atmosphere of challenge and support for all of the Children’s Ministry teams.

The new Children’s Pastor/Director will be responsible for leading the children’s ministry of the Bee Cave Campus. There is vast opportunity to impact and develop leaders and systems to make a lasting legacy of ministry. There is opportunity to not only develop and lead a ministry to impact thousands of families at Austin Ridge at Bee Cave, but also through the reach of all of the Ridge Campuses. The central structure is collaborative in nature and with Bee Cave the largest campus, it serves as the pacesetter in children’s ministry.