College/Children’s Pastor

Grace Life Church

Columbia, MD USA   MAP

Grace Life Church (Columbia, MD) – College/Children’s Pastor
The Big Picture
Grace Life Church ( is seeking a full-time College/Children’s Pastor.

The Church
We are a church with about 45 adults in our directory with 13 kids ranging from 1-8 years old and 3 more babies coming this summer. We also have a collegiate ministry at Johns Hopkins with about 30 students. Prior to covid, the collegiate ministry had about 60-80 students. We are looking for someone that has a passion for the youth and next generation (kids and college) along with a desire to teach regularly. Our church has contributed to planting 2 churches in Baltimore and 1 in Lima, Peru in the past 15 years through our founding Pastor. We have a heart for missions globally and locally.
The Candidate
• Cast the vision for a vibrant Children’s Ministry that will allow kids to experience God in a relevant and relational way. Help us make the Gospel not only heard, but seen and felt.
• Join in serving our Collegiate Ministry at Johns Hopkins University. Joint leadership with another pastor overseeing about 30-40 students.
• Develop a dynamic leadership team of volunteers by providing resources and training, and by implementing appreciation strategies.
• Oversee weekly programs and environments for GLC Kids that are age aware, mission minded, and engaging.
• Implement and evaluate strategies to ensure children are known, loved well, and safe. This includes check-in tools and procedures, attendance tracking, first time guest follow up, and safety policies for leaders and GLC Kids spaces.
• Potentially joining the preaching rotation on Sunday.
The Qualifications
• Be a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, continually learning and growing
• Embrace a vibrant vision for GLC Kids consistent with our mission
• Demonstrate flexibility; be a grace-filled problem solver
• Continue to study and grow in knowledge and practical ministry strategies current with culture, trends, and societal changes
• College degree or experience in related fields preferred
• Seminary training near completion or have sufficient ministry experiences.
• Be relational and intentional with kids, leaders, parents, and staff
• Pass a criminal background check

The Compensation
42k-48k plus benefits depending on qualifications/experience

The Process
Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these questions:

Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the College/Children’s Pastor at Grace Life Church?

Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Pastor of Grace Life Church?

In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of Grace Life Church?

Date Posted: Mon, Apr 25, 2022   (108 days ago)

Point of Contact:

Jason Lancaster

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