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We are inviting applicants for the Children's Pastor role at Elim Church Dunedin. We are a growing Pentecostal church on a bicultural journey committed to discovering our potential as children of God and followers of Jesus. You can find out more about what it looks like to work at Elim Dunedin by watching the above video. 

Children's Pastor
3 JOHN 1:4

Are you the person to lead our thriving children’s ministry into its next season of growth and discipleship?

Hours: Part Time

As the Children’s Pastor we’re looking for your creativity and passion to inspire children to become disciples of Jesus. You will oversee and pastor the Sunday morning Children’s Ministry of Elim Church Dunedin which is particularly focused on children, but includes the wider relationships with families. There is also room to create opportunities for outreach. This will involve leading and developing a team of dedicated children’s ministry leaders and coordinating the curriculum for children from 0-10, and a strong liaison with the youth pastor as children enter intermediate. 

As Children’s Pastor you will:


  • Nurture the growth of the children’s ministry in line with relevant objectives, goals and safety standards. 

  • Build a team of leaders who are passionate about children’s ministry, meeting regularly with this team to provide vision, care, assistance, prayer, accountability and to build a positive and healthy team culture.

  • Prepare age appropriate curriculum in line with the vision and ethos of Elim Church Dunedin.

  • Provide age appropriate opportunities for children to worship, come to Christ, be discipled, learn His purposes for them, make friends and have fun in a positive Christian faith environment

  • Endeavour to build relationships with parents, keeping them informed about the childrens’ program and to assist/facilitate parents in developing their children

  • Be responsible for operating within allocated resources and budget and meeting all reporting requirements.

  • Develop outreach opportunities, for example school holiday events

  • Make Elim Church your spiritual home, engaging in the life of the church

  • Attend staff meetings once a week and other core events and conferences as required

  • Actively demonstrate personal growth and lifestyle example as a Christian and as a leader, through personal discipline and professional development.

This role requires someone with at least two years of children’s ministry experience. Relevant  ministry and/or leadership qualifications will be highly regarded. 

We look forward to receiving your application. Please your application and any enquiries to

Job 1


Interning at Elim Dunedin 

If you choose to intern at with us you will need to complete an Elim Leadership College (ELC) programme as part of your internship. These are programmes that teach Christian leadership and ministry while developing real-world skills. Internships are between 1-3 years and are always connected to a ministry in the church. 

what the ELC Programme looks like 

has three internship programmes each of which builds on learning gained in the previous years to form a progression from years 1 to 3. 

How do I become an intern?
  1. Pray, asking God for clear direction as to whether Internship is where He is calling you.

  2. Talk to Gabe, share what God has shown you and ask for their confirmation of the call.

  3. Read the information on our website.

  4. Agree with Gabe on the ministry area you will serve in and discuss the responsibilities you would have.

  5. Discuss a potential supervisor and mentor with Gabe.

  6. Once the supervisor and mentor have agreed to these roles, they need to read the Supervisor and Mentor Handbook.

  7. Complete the application form and the police vetting form.

  8. Gather the required documents and signatures to accompany your application.

  9. Send in your application. Email it to or mail it to PO Box 58-644, Botany, Auckland 2163.

  10. Throughout the application process, continue to pray for God’s leading and wisdom.

Once ELC receives your application, you will be notified by email and advised of the next steps in the enrolment process.

Let us know you are interested.

Thanks for submitting!

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