Family Ministry Minister/Pastor

Date Posted: March 9, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Oversea Chinese Mission Church
New York, NY, USA
Job Type: Ministry Director
Other Details

The Family Ministry Minister provides pastoral vision and faith formation care for the children of OCM’s vibrant and growing multi-cultured congregations (Mandarin, Cantonese, and English congregations) from birth to college ages.

Job Posting:

Denomination: Non-denominational Church
Size: 1300-1500
Job Type: Full-Time
Position Title: The Family Ministry Minister
Reports to: Senior Pastor
  • Master’s degree in biblical studies, Family or Christian Education or Equivalent Training.
  • Three to five years previous experience directing and working in Children’s or Youth ministry including teaching, counseling, supervising and training of staff and volunteers.
  • Mandarin, Cantonese and English preferably.
  • Effective communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal).
  • Competency with basic computer software (Word, Google docs, Excel, Publisher).


  • Embrace and support the mission, vision and core beliefs of Oversea Chinese Mission.
  • Demonstrate a passion for infant, children and youth ministry and a vision to see families grow in their faith together.
  • Demonstrate an ability to teach, motivate and nurture children and youth.
  • Demonstrate an ability to teach, motivate and train parents and children’s ministry and youth volunteers.
  • Work closely with all areas of ministry within OCM to ensure a consistent vision for faith formation programs for ages birth through college.
  • Use appropriate judgment in the areas of discretion, sensitivity and confidentiality in teaching, counseling and providing accountability for Children’s Ministry and Youth staff.
  • Be an integral part of the pastoral team as the shepherd of the youngest generation of OCM’s congregations.
Pastoral Responsibilities
  • Provide pastoral vision and responsible for the development and implementation of programming for the spiritual formation of children and youth from birth to college.
  • Provide resources to equip parents to lead and nurture children in their faith formation.
  • Provide leadership, training, support and faith formation direction to Children’s and Youth ministry staff and volunteers.

General functions

  • Serve as the guiding pastor and a speaker for our Children and Youth Worship services.
  • Provide care and pastoral support for children and families in need.
  • Review and oversight of curriculum choices and implementation for family ministry use.
  • Oversee the Children and Youth Worship team monthly meetings.
  • Provide vision, training and mentorship for Children’s Ministry and Youth staff.
  • Develop and oversight of age-appropriate learning environment that foster spiritual formation throughout children’s and youth ministry.
  • Oversight of a yearly ministry budget.
  • Develop yearly calendar with the Director of Children’s Ministry and Middle School and Youth Directors.
  • Attend pastoral/staff meeting.


  • Pastor and head of Family Ministry Department.
  • Reports to the Senior Pastor.5.3 Supervises and directs all Children’s Ministry and Youth staff and volunteers.
  • Receives support from Pastoral ministry team.
  • Communicates Family ministry vision to all congregations and provides pastoral care to children & their families.

How To Apply

To apply for an open position at our church please do one of the following:
Contact the Pastoral Search Committee by emailing HR at [email protected]
or by Regular Mail to:
Personnel Committee
Oversea Chinese Mission
154 Hester Street
New York, NY 10013