The Foundry: a Christian Church, Rapid City, SD - Pastor to Children & Families

The Foundry: a Christian Church

Church Information

Church/Organization Employee Average Attendance Location
1 Full Time; 4 Part Time 100-120 (164 last Easter) Rapid City, SD USA

Contact Information


Trevor Harrison
phone   1 (605) 342-5707

730 Quincy St
Rapid City, SD 57701

Position Information

Position Category Position Title Position Type Weekly Hours
Grade School, Jr/Sr High Pastor to Children & Families Paid Full-Time 30-40+

Job Summary

The Foundry is a church that is at the start of their next chapter, relaunching after 75 years of faithful ministry in order to walk into all that Jesus has in store for our future. 
We are located in the Black Hills of South Dakota: a desirable tourist destination that is alluring enough to drive people to sell their businesses and move here for a lifestyle change. 
We are searching for an individual who doesn’t just fill a job. Rather, we are looking for someone who is creative, talented, and passionate enough to redefine their role. We are searching for a big-vision person who can develop a pathway of spiritual growth for children from the crib to college. 
This individual would be primarily responsible for leading the nursery, preschool, and elementary programs. We believe these ministries require consistent parental communication, engagement, and participation. So this dynamic leader would be accountable for those opportunities, while working in direct relationship to the senior leadership for church-wide continuity. 
We are committed to using these children’s programs as tools to disciple students (middle school, high school and college) as well as adults. Therefore, we are searching for a leader who is passionate about leveraging their Biblical influence, not just someone who check-marks daily responsibilities. The “job” is 40 hours a week, with potentially more hours on peak weeks (i.e. Christmas, Easter, retreats, etc), but the role is a lifestyle. 
We desire to lead people in their next step with Jesus. This pastoral servant should be ardent about using leadership and creativity to build Jesus’ kingdom by discipling servant leaders in their next step of faith.

Applicant Requirements

Ideally this person would be able to not just run a children’s program, but could lead a children’s ministry team. They should have that unique ability to be organizationally clear and creatively driven. A strong understanding of the “Orange philosophy” is encouraged, although use of Orange curriculum is not mandatory. The ability to lead and teach volunteers and teams is invaluable. 
As a church we desire to lead people in their next step with Jesus. We prioritize the people in our statement as children, teenagers, young families and generations. Understanding how you similarly prioritize people would be a major asset in a ministry with us. The applicant should contact The Foundry at with a resume.