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The Children’s Ministry Associate will be a dynamic leader with a passion and vision for partnering with the Frisco Bible Church staff, parents and volunteer leaders. The Associate will help to create an environment where families are welcomed into a healthy community to meet Jesus Christ, to grow in their faith and be equipped to share the gospel with friends.

Help in the equipping and organization of the ministries for children from nursery through 5thgrade
Working with lead volunteers to resource their ministry for children from nursery through 5thgrade
Work with Director of Children’s Ministry
Recruit and shepherd volunteer team members
Create a discipleship model that both draws in those from the outside and multiplies disciple makers.

Has a high level of teen volunteers so having some student ministry experience is a plus!

Sunday Morning (worship, teaching and activities)
AWANA
1-45 Camp and Pine Cove Camp in the City
Summer VBS
Events
AHG
Trail Life

5+ years’ experience in Children’s Ministry or related employment
Understand Basic Microsoft Office Programs

Bachelors Degree or work experience considered.

Please send resume and cover letter to

tjacobs@friscobible.com

The First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills is seeking a committed follower of Jesus to join our ministry team as the full-time Director of Children’s Ministries, responsible for the Christian nurture and education of our youngest disciples birth through fifth grade.

 

First Pres sees its ministry to our youngest disciples as a high priority of its mission. We are dedicated to helping our children discover and experience the love of Jesus, encouraging and equipping them to be faithful disciples through worship, study, community and service.

 

The Director of Children’s Ministries is responsible for planning and leading our Sunday School, recruiting and training volunteer teachers, planning and leading special events for children and working with Family Ministries on intergenerational events.

 

If interested in more information about the Church, please check our website www.fpcgh.org. For specific information on the position, salary range and benefits please email Bryant@fpcgh.org or call the Church Office 818.360.1831.

 

 

Director of Children’s Ministries

 

Classification: Exempt

Report to:       Executive Director of Family Life

Date Edited:   10-28-19

 

Collierville United Methodist Church is a 3,000+ member church with over 750 in three worship services on two campuses every Sunday morning. With full programming for preschool, elementary, middle school, high school, adults, and seniors, we have over 25 church staff, over 30 preschool staff, and over 15 nursery staff.

Vision: Reaching out to transform lives by extending God’s love to all.

Mission: To know Christ and to make Him known.

Core Values: Scripture, Love, Humility, Servanthood, Mission

Find us at: www.colliervilleumc.org

The person in this position should be a committed Christian Disciple.  Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of Family Life, this position provides programs and activities that meet the spiritual needs and help the children of Collierville UMC through the fifth grade grow in their discipleship of Jesus Christ. This person will work with a diverse group of members and visitors as well as internal contacts at all levels of the church. Independent judgement is required to plan, prioritize and organize diversified workloads.

 

Essential Functions

Provide overall direction and administration for all the children’s ministries of CUMC.
Plan and be responsible for all structured children’s ministry activities, including but not limited to Sundays and Wednesdays.
Collaborate with music ministry staff to ensure the success of SNAP (Sunday Night Arts & Praise)
Provide direction for all special events for children and their families, including seasonal events such as a Family Easter event, Fall festival and VBS.
Teaching the Christian faith as understood through the doctrinal standards of the United Methodist Church.
Work collaboratively with other ministry directors for the full benefit of the Church.
Be responsible for ongoing recruitment, training and evaluating of Children’s ministry staff and volunteers.
Select and approve all curriculum used for Sunday school and other children’s programming.
Serves as Staff Ministry Partner, providing assistance and direction when required for designated ministry Task Teams, especially working directly with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and MOMs Next.
Be responsible for the compliance of the children’s ministry with regard to safe sanctuaries training and execution.
Prepares budget requests and monitors expenditures of the children’s ministries.
Serves and assists with occasional specialized ministry projects as assigned.
Competencies

Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
Thoroughness
Communication Proficiency
Collaboration Skills
Flexibility
Organizational Leadership skills
Maintenance skills
Supervisory Responsibility

This position has supervisory responsibility for the Director of Nursery Ministries and the Children’s Ministry Assistant.

 

Work Environment

This position operates in a professional church office environment and age appropriate ministry environments. The range of work requires adaptability and may require routine use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

 

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position and includes working during programming hours on Sundays and Wednesdays with weekend events and evening meetings, as needed.

 

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor Degree
5 years of experience in a similar or related field.
Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position: Children’s Ministries Director/Pastor

Trinitarian Congregational Church, Wayland, MA (TCC)

 

Who we are:

TCC is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, family-oriented church located in Wayland, MA, serving a population in the greater  Metro-West area.  As an historic church steeped in the New England evangelical tradition of renewal and revival, TCC seeks to equip disciples of all ages for Gospel ministry in a pluralistic context. We are a sending church, innovating and creating opportunities to proclaim the Gospel both at the local and global level.

 

 

Job Objectives:

●       To oversee all aspects of the Pre-K and K-5 programming, staff and volunteers;

●       To report to, support, and work with the Family Ministries Pastor, who provides leadership for  the Children’s Ministry (Nursery-Grade 5) and Student Ministries (Grades 6-12) programs;

●       To teach and impart love and integration of Scripture to nursery through Grade 5 children;

●       To articulate the Gospel in theologically sound and creative (age-appropriate) ways;

●       To integrate best educational practices in every aspect of the Children’s ministries;

●       To foster spiritual growth for the children and their parents/guardians;

●       To contribute to TCC’s mission to be a multi-generational worshipping community;

●       To create ways to reach new families in the greater MetroWest area ;

●       To articulate and model theology, worship and praxis across the generations within the protestant evangelical tradition (see www.tccwayland.org).

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

Children’s Ministry (39 hrs):

●              To grow, develop and execute nursery through grade 5 weekly curriculum and programming;

●              To lead teach kindergarten through grade 5 Large Group programming on Sunday mornings as a redemptive historical movement (OT Foundations to NT Fulfillment);

●              To recruit and equip children’s program small group leaders with Gospel-centered Small Group programming materials.

Pastoral Leadership (6 hrs)

●       To support and disciple the lay leadership;

●       To provide Pastoral care and visitation in cooperation with the TCC care team.

 

Education:

B.A. in Bible or M.Div. or Equivalent

Early Childhood Education experience

 

Full Time (40-50 hours):

While the position is technically 40 hours per week, the responsibilities entrusted to full-time ministry employees at TCC often requires a greater hourly commitment. Therefore, we place an especially high value on Sabbath rest.

 

Working Relationships:

The Director (or Pastor) of Children’s Ministries oversees the part-time Pre-K assistant and answers to the Pastor of Family Ministries and the Senior Pastor. He/she is part of the ministry leadership team (Senior Pastor, Pastor of Family Ministries, Director of Worship and Community Life, and Executive Director).  Compensation (with benefits) is commensurate with experience.

The TCC Board empowers pastoral staff in ministry and holds the pastoral staff accountable to the bylaws and guidelines of TCC.

All staff are governed by the policies set forth in the most recent version of the Employee Handbook of TCC.

The Director of Family Ministries is a vital member of the staff of Foundry United Methodist Church, a large downtown Washington DC church whose diverse, ecumenical congregation and tradition of leadership in the community date to 1814. The Director of Family Ministries shares Foundry’s core values, among them a belief in Christ and His teachings, the commandment to serve others and to act and speak for the powerless, a compelling desire for diversity and full inclusion of all God’s children in the life of the church, and the critical nature of curiosity and intellectual honesty as we discern God’s path for us.

The Director of Family Ministries is responsible for developing, energizing, and maintaining a vibrant system for supporting Foundry’s children, youth and families in their faith journeys from infancy through adulthood.  The Director, utilizing a collaborative style, works with and relies on teams of volunteers to carry out a vision and program that provide a firm foundation for the growth of children and youth in Christian faith, engages them in learning the stories of the Bible, gives them practice in worship, mission, and service, and seeks to strengthen family relationships. Throughout these ministries, the Director and volunteer ministry teams will strive to create an atmosphere of enthusiasm and fun that attracts and retains children and youth as they encounter a wide variety of challenging learning experiences.

Essential Functions

·         Envisioning, creating, and implementing a system of generational ministries for children, youth and families that gains the support of the congregation.

·         Collaborates with staff and laity ministry teams to strengthen the Scope of Work for Family Ministries

·         Enlisting, equipping, training and empowering volunteer ministry teams to staff ministry areas for children, ministries for youth, and ministries for families, encouraging each of the ministry teams to be open to innovative ideas for change and improvement.

·         Collaborating with church staff and lay leaders to ensure that children, youth and family ministries are fully integrated into the life of the church.

·         Continuing and strengthening existing ministries for children, including but not limited to Children’s Choir, Sunday School, Bible Sunday, Community Christmas Festival, Christmas Pageant, and the Community Easter Egg Hunt.

·         Continuing and strengthening existing ministries for Youth, including but not limited to Sunday Morning Youth Leaders, Confirmation, Youth Ministry, Fundraising, Lock-Ins, Monthly Gatherings, Mission Leaders, Scholarships and Youth Sunday.

·         Developing and strengthening community partnerships to collaborate on Family Ministries programs, missions, and ministries.

·         Creating and developing a vision for supporting families, as well as continuing and strengthening existing programs to engage and support families, including providing a Nursery/Toddler Room, conducting a Family Camp, and holding Parent Sessions on a variety of topics relevant to families.

·         Employing curricula for the children, youth, and family ministries that encompass a full range of learning and experiences from cradle to college, coupled with a robust system for identifying, enlisting, orienting, and training teachers.

·         Engaging with the Worship Pastor to strengthen the monthly Children’s Church as a forum for preparing children for the adult worship experience and nurture children in worship roles.

·         Overseeing all aspects of Safe Sanctuary implementation, including communications, training, background checks, and maintenance of records and files.

·         Establishing and maintaining connections with associated ministries at the district and conference levels, as well as collaborating with nearby United Methodist local churches such as Asbury UMC to share program opportunities.

·         Actively engaging lay leaders and a wide range of members throughout the congregation in order to share the scope, value, and opportunities for service in children, youth, and family opportunities, while at the same time gaining knowledge of the congregation and its gifts

Other Functions

Attending staff meetings, retreats, etc.
Managing the Family Ministries budget
Establishing and maintaining appropriate connections with other churches, etc.
Participation in pastoral care as part of the clergy/care ministry team
Providing data and support for Charge Conference, statistical and other reports, as required

Core Competencies

·         An understanding of, and commitment to, the ministry, values, mission, goals and Statement of Call of Foundry Church.

·         Ability to craft and communicate a vision for children, youth, and family ministries within the overall mission and vision for Foundry Church.

·         Leadership ability, with a knack for enlisting, developing, and inspiring volunteer ministry teams and an ability to collaborate effectively with others on the staff and in the congregation.

·         Understanding of systems, their development and implementation, and the importance of follow-through.

·         Ability to communicate with, and relate to, diverse groups and individuals, coupled with the ability to show interest and empathy.

·         A broad knowledge of developments in the field of children, youth and family ministries and an ability to integrate new concepts, as appropriate into Foundry’s programs.

·         Demonstrative maturity, including acceptance of responsibility, openness to criticism, and an ability to defuse through personal example.

·         Proven leadership and experience in growing children and youth ministries in church or other organizational setting.

Recognizes the importance of, and practices, maintaining healthy personal and professional boundaries, accepting full responsibility for one’s own work, understanding its limits, and avoiding interference in the work of others.
Maintains a healthy work/life balance, giving appropriate attention to personal development, self-care and enjoying a sabbath day for rest and reflection.
Spiritual Maturity:  Attentive to personal spiritual development, discipline and growth. Models and encourages spiritual growth and discipleship in others.

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Ministry Summary:

The Director of Children’s Ministries is responsible for the spiritual nourishment of young disciples, Pre-K through 5th grade. The Director will minister to the congregation through meaningful intergenerational worship, care for the family unit, and will communicate through word and deed the Children’s Ministry purpose of providing a safe and inspiring environment for children to experience the love of Jesus Christ.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

o   In partnership with church leadership, develop and implement the mission and vision for ministries to children and families.

o   Live the ethos of FPCG in the community, representing the family of God in word and deed.

o   Help to design an overarching spiritual development plan for children and youth.

o   Develop and implement curricula and meaningful rites of passage for children.

o   Communicate with enthusiasm the spiritual development plan for children and youth.

o   Lead worship and Christian education programs for children on Sunday mornings.

o   Develop and lead mid-week programming for children, especially around Wednesday evenings.

o   Lead and participate in special events throughout the year, especially during holiday seasons including Christmas, Lent, Easter and Vacation Bible Camp.

o   Develop meaningful relationships with the congregation, especially with families and children.

o   Work with staff and Elders to effectively recruit and train volunteers for various roles around children’s ministries.

o   Work and collaborate with clergy, staff, Elders and committees, helping to foster an environment of optimism and mutual support.

o   Provide leadership to the Children and Youth Ministries Committees.

o   Serve as the primary advocate for children and families in leadership circles with regard to worship, programs, communications, budget, staff and facilities.

o   Work to build bridges and relationships between the church, the FPCG Nursery School, other faith groups and organizations, and the community of Greenwich.

o   Help to develop and maintain communications and media pertaining to family ministries.

o   Manage the annual children’s ministries budget.

o   Keep regular office hours during the week.

o   Participate in weekly staff and ministry leadership meetings.

o   Develop healthy boundaries toward a sustainable work-life balance.

Comply with and enforce FPCG’s Children Protection and Sexual Misconduct Policies.

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