Missionary Field Staff - Children's Ministry

Cadence International

Job Description

Cadence International is a support-based mission. All appointed missionaries are required to raise their individual support before they are released to the field.


Provide a ministry for the children within the military community in support of the Garrison Chaplain/Wing Chaplain.

Time Commitment: Minimum of 4 years

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide caring and sympathetic advice, encouragement, support, and Biblical direction to participants.
  • Initiate and maintain contact ministry among military personnel and families in the community.
  • Develop corporate contextual Cadence Children's Ministry (CCM) vision with CCM staff and chaplains.
  • Show proficiency at sharing the Gospel individually and corporately.
  • Creates a plan and culture of sharing the Gospel and making disciples.
  • Building a safe biblical community which invites transparency and grace.
  • Develop and train leaders to assist in ministry.
  • Builds opportunities for volunteers and children to engage in a lifestyle of ministry.
  • Supports and encourages children-initiated ministry.
  • Creates opportunities for children and volunteers to serve in their families, their children's ministry, school, community, host nation, and foreign nations.
  • Provide community leadership:
  • Plan and execute regular programs up to and including any of the following:
  • Primary contact and resource for community ministry questions and issues.
  • Developing appropriate team roles and expectations according to context and gifting.
  • Local support for parent/children/community/chaplain conflict issues (injuries, angry parent, facility problems, etc.).
  • Building a support team and tasking assignments for contributing to the overall success of children's ministry in the community.
  • Procuring resources to contribute to the community ministry.
  • Sr. chaplain representation of local ministry activities and plans.
  • Plan and execute weekly children's ministry programs:
  • Plan and execute children's group meetings and Bible studies.
  • Plan and execute volunteer ministry team training.
  • Plan and execute children's retreats/special events/mission trips.
  • Recruit and train adult volunteer staff.
  • Complete required reports and invoicing according to deadlines.
  • Attend and participate in CCM and Cadence events (monthly meetings, staff conferences, combined retreats).
  • Build a donor support team, raise all necessary funding for Cadence position, maintain that financial support level, and maintain communication with that donor support team.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Born again, mature Christian with an affinity for the mission and work of Cadence International.
  • Because of the distinctly Christian emphasis of Cadence's mission work, willing to sign and comply with Cadence International's Code of Christian Conduct.
  • Bachelor's degree with 30 hours of Bible training.
  • Demonstrated spiritual, emotional, marital (if applicable), and financial health.
  • Willingness to abide with policies in missionary handbook.
  • Specific Skills:
  • Knowledge of standard business written communications. Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in general computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability and willingness to learn and become proficient in software applications used by Cadence.
  • Strengths in administration, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to graciously re-prioritize workload as demands change throughout the day. Flexibility to meet the demands of a dynamic work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to disciple children.
  • Demonstrated ability to evangelize effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and equip volunteers.
  • Demonstrated skills in managing a ministry budget.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters of Divinity or education beyond bachelor's degree: preferably ministry focused.
  • 3-5 years of children's ministry experience.
  • Previous experience preparing and delivering sermons or group discussions.

Character and Competencies for Success:

  • Able to spiritually self-feed.
  • Teachability - willing to accept guidance and direction from all levels of leadership and learn from peers.
  • Communication skills, including conflict resolution.
  • Team skills - able to partner with others to do ministry, within Cadence and without.
  • Demonstrate planning and organizing skills.
  • Adaptability to culture, change, and tempo.
  • Servant leadership based in humility.
  • Willingness to embrace, develop, and maintain a ministry that reflects the Cadence Road.
  • Heart for reaching the military and the world reflected through the personal serving of others and sharing of resources.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

Cadence International is an evangelical mission agency dedicated to reaching the military communities of the United States and the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, climb stairs, talk, listen, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Employees may be required to travel locally and internationally; this may include the use of public transit.

Important Notice: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in the classification.

Equal Employment Opportunity (Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans):

Cadence is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. The organization prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, or disability in accordance with applicable legal requirements. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment because of an individual's membership in any of these protected classes.

Because it is a religious organization, Cadence is permitted by law to use its religious doctrines and practices as a basis for hiring and other employment decisions with all employees. In addition, employees having ministerial functions, including missionaries and employees in leadership roles, may be subject to special requirements or qualifications based upon religious principles.

If you would like to review our Veteran and Disabled policies, please contact Human Resources at 303-762-1400 during normal business hours.

Cadence International will not discharge or, in any other manner, discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

About Cadence International

Cadence International is an evangelical mission agency dedicated to reaching the military communities of the United States by sharing the gospel and our lives. 

Cadence serves all branches of the military in stateside and overseas locations. Comprised of 1.4 million active-duty personnel, the U.S. military community has proven to be one of the largest, most responsive sub-cultures today. Cadence ministers not only to military personnel, but to their spouses and dependents.

Posted 3 months ago
World Wide, HQ -, Colorado
Education Requirement
Some College
Experience Requirement
1-5 years