Kids Pastor

Celebration Church

Austin, Texas


Celebration Church is hiring a Kids Pastor who will lead and oversee the vibrant and growing Celebration KiDS ministry for ages birth to 5th grade. This is a central role that will oversee the KiDS ministry at multiple Celebration Church locations.

This position has been filled


In 2000, as Pastors Joe and Lori Champion were praying about
where to plant a life-giving church, they both heard from the
Lord, “It is Austin”.

Later that year, Pastors Joe and Lori packed up their three
young boys and moved from Louisiana to Round Rock, Texas.
The church started in the Round Rock Public library, but quickly
outgrew capacity and the church moved to the Wingate hotel,
then a retail space on Chisholm Trail.

Today, Celebration Church has an on-line presence and global
locations in Texas, Italy, and Africa with additional campuses in
development. More than twenty years later, we celebrate all that
God has done and the many lives that have been impacted.


Celebration church exists to connect people to
their destiny by connecting them to Christ, the

Church, and their Calling


  • Christ First: We commit to place Christ at the center
    of our lives in all we do
  • People Are A Big Deal: We ensure every person is
    known, loved, and celebrated
  • Excellence In All Things: We do the best with what
    we have, always looking to improve
  • Everyone Grows: We are always taking our next step
    with Christ and encouraging others to do the same
  • We Are Family: We are unified for each other, loyal
    in all times, and unified for a greater cause


Celebration Church is hiring a Kids Pastor who will lead and
oversee the vibrant and growing Celebration KiDS ministry for
ages birth to 5th grade. This is a central role that will oversee
the KiDS ministry at multiple Celebration Church locations.


  • Passion for children and their families to be connected and
    thrive at the local church
  • Effective leader who can inspire others to work together to
    achieve organizational excellence
  • Maturity and compassion with others in dealing with
    spiritual issues among children, families, and parents
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Natural ability to relate well to parents, children, and
    volunteers (Dream Team)
  • Ability to focus within a collaborative, energy-filled, fast-
    paced team environment
  • Proficiency in macOS, Microsoft Office Suite, and database/contact management software
  • Multi-site leadership experience


  • Mature Christian who calls Celebration Church home and
    supports the Church’s culture, vision, and values
  • Unwavering commitment to place Christ first in all you do
  • Desire to ensure people are known, loved, and celebrated
  • Continually seeking growth with Christ and encouraging
    others to do the same
  • Passion for excellence, always looking to improve
  • Deep understanding of the value of being part of a family
    that is unified for a greater cause



  • Collaborate with the Celebration Next Gen Pastor to ensure alignment and a
    cohesive strategy in ministering to parents and their children from birth
    through 5th grade
  • Implement initiatives for church-wide KiDS ministry growth and health towards
    goals as defined by Celebration Leadership
  • Responsible for modeling and carrying the culture of Celebration Church within
    KiDS ministry
  • Consistently communicate the vision of Celebration Church to Dream Team
    and staff, provide vision and standards and ensure a vibrant KiDS ministry
    culture of creativity and excellence at all locations
  • Collaborate with the Student team to ensure seamless transition experiences
    from the KiDS ministry to the Students ministry
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the KiDS ministry, identify deficiencies, and
    develop innovative methods for improvement to create excellence in all areas
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with parents about ministry goals,
    activities, spiritual growth plans, and serving opportunities for the whole family
  • Oversee direction for curriculum across all locations for services, Pursuit
    Nights/Weeks, and All-Stars
  • Represent the KiDS ministry through speaking or presence at designated
    events and activities
  • Be a visible weekend presence in KiDS environments to connect with parents
    and guests
  • Lead central KiDS ministry meetings and meet with campus KiDs staff
  • Provide feedback to leadership across locations to ensure consistent KiDS
    ministry experiences
  • Responsible for ensuring staff direct reports are led, developed, and supported
    within their areas
  • Recruit, encourage, and appreciate Kids Dream Teams


Pastor and care for families to further spiritual and personal development
Pastor families as needed during services on day of baptisms and parent-child
Fulfill pastoral responsibilities as outlined in the Pastoral Role Essentials


  • Develop and implement best practices for ministry moments within the KiDS
    ministry, including but not limited to: contacting families after a child prays the
    salvation prayer to resource them with next steps; parent child dedication best
  • Ensure parents and children have a clear understanding of the
    process and are ready to participate in child baptisms, etc.
  • Lead vision and planning efforts for church-wide Kids ministry events, such as KiDS Camp
  • Oversee Celebration KiDS ministry policies are followed across all Celebration
  • Provide regular status reporting to NextGen Pastor and Leadership Teams on
    ministry metrics, health, and operations


  • Lead annual KiDS departmental budgeting across locations
  • Review church-wide KiDS budgets monthly, ensuring resources are stewarded
  • Maintain up to date expense report as needed


Austin is the state capital of Texas, an inland city
bordering the Hill Country region. Home to the
University of Texas flagship campus, Austin is
known for its eclectic live-music scene centered
around country, blues and rock. Its many parks and
lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and
boating. The greater Austin (Pflugerville, Round
Rock, and Hutto) area is a unique place where
someone can raise a family while enjoying the perks
of Austin. Whether you are single or married with
kids, the greater Austin area has something for