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Children & Preteen Pastor/Director

Crossgate Church

Hot Springs, AR

Full-Time Ministry Position
AR, Hot Springs - Crossgate Church  |  CHILDREN & PRETEEN PASTOR/DIRECTOR Image Shadow
AR, Hot Springs - Crossgate Church  |  CHILDREN & PRETEEN PASTOR/DIRECTOR Image Shadow
AR, Hot Springs - Crossgate Church  |  CHILDREN & PRETEEN PASTOR/DIRECTOR Image Shadow


Southern Baptist



We make more and better disciples for Jesus Christ.


  • Glory
    Our highest purpose is to worship God and focus on His glory.
  • Truth
    The Bible is our source of all truth and the final authority in teaching, reproof, correction, equipping, and training in righteousness.
  • Love
    We endeavor to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love others unconditionally.
  • Prayer
    We abide in God through prayer, and in turn God releases His will and power in and through prayer.
  • Community
    We share community with other Christ followers by encouraging one another through relationships of love, trust, authenticity, and transparency.
  • Generosity
    Out of an overflow of love for Jesus Christ, we joyfully and generously give our time, talents, and treasure for God’s glory and others’ needs.
  • Reach
    God has called us to lead others to love and follow Jesus with a reach that extends from Garland County to the ends of the earth.

Discipleship Pathway:
“What is your next step?”

  • Make A Decision
  • Become A Member
  • Join A Group
  • Meet A Need

Profile and Job Description:

The profile of the Children and Preteen Pastor/Director should be a blend between people and task personality traits. This individual should exhibit leadership and people skills as well as have one or more of the following spiritual gifts: • leadership • encouragement • teaching • discernment, and/or • pastor/shepherd

Position Priorities:

  1. Shepherd K-6th grade children by building relationships and investing time in them and their parents.
  2. Create environments of disciple-making, safety, cleanliness, and fun while creatively presenting the Gospel in various ways.
  3. Strategically implement the purpose and priorities of Crossgate within the context of CCM.
    1. Lead children/preteens to make a decision for Christ, including salvation and baptism with a testimony.
      1. Teach children/preteens how to share their testimony, providing opportunities at Crossgate and locally.
    2. Assist children/preteens whose desire is to become a member of Crossgate Church.
      1. Develop and/or provide community opportunities in which children/preteens and their parents can participate (VBS, Spring Fling, Fall Fest, etc.).
      2. Provide camps, as well as other local opportunities (Fields of Faith, Courts for Christ), encouraging the participation of children/preteens and their parents.
    3. Encourage children/preteens to join a group as part of the discipleship pathway.
    4. Embolden children/preteens to meet a need at Crossgate Church and beyond.
  4. Shepherd leaders by building teams and relationships while investing time in them.
    1. Meet with leaders individually at least 2-3 times per year.
    2. Assemble CCM ministry leadership on a regular basis.
    3. Clearly communicate expectations and goals of CCM ministries often.
  5. Recruit great leaders who love children/preteens and want to help point them to Jesus.
    1. Interview potential leaders as it relates to specific needs.
    2. Create an environment that attracts new leaders.
    3. Train and equip growing followers of Jesus who live and love like Jesus and lead children to follow him.
  6. Equip leaders to do ministry with excellence.
    1. Conduct orientation meetings with new and existing leaders.
    2. Provide opportunities for leaders to develop skill sets.
    3. Make available resources and ideas for leaders to use in ministering to children/preteens and parents.
  7. Connect with parents and involve them in ministry as the primary disciple-makers of their children/preteens.
    1. Communicate the importance of parental involvement.
    2. Provide resources to assist parents in being the primary spiritual disciple-makers of their children/preteens.
  8. Develop a ministry that is comprehensive in scope.
    1. Lead the ministry leaders of CCM and work alongside the Preschool Director and the Student Pastor to develop a comprehensive strategy that helps a child grow as a disciple from early childhood to college.
    2. Oversee the Preschool Director with guidance, direction, and assistance.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field from accredited university.
  • Graduate/seminary degree preferred.
  • 3+ years working in children's ministry and/or related field (camps, parachurch, etc.).
  • Committed to personal growth in their relationship with Jesus.
  • Experience managing staff and/or volunteer teams, handling and resolving difficult situations in a skilled and professional manner.
  • Has shown the ability to recruit, train, and develop leaders.




Commensurate with experience. Includes benefits and PTO.


July 28, 2021


Brian Oswalt
3100 E. Grand Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901
(501) 262-9779
[email protected]