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.
● 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).
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.
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.
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.
Job Title: Family Pastor
Manager/Direct Report: Lead Pastor
I. Summary of the position: To provide leadership, vision, and direction that creates a life-giving atmosphere of vibrant and enticing discipleship and evangelism for the next generation, parents, and ministry teams of Bethel Church. The Family Pastor will manage the church-wide direction of the Bethel Kids, the Bethel Youth Group Students, and all of the Volunteers associated with these two ministries. This oversight includes direct responsibility for Bethel Kids, Bethel Students, and the Volunteers in these two ministries.
II. Experience and Knowledge Required:
• 3-5 years’ experience leading in children’s ministry, youth ministry, or both is encouraged but not required
• Ability to communicate the Gospel through various means at various ages.
• Leadership background and experience serving with kids & students.
• Proven ability to lead staff and Serve Teams.
• Service Project and Mission Project management experience.
• Ability to articulate and implement the vision of Bethel Church.
• Exceptional leadership and communication skills.
• Superior interpersonal skills working with a variety of people.
• Solid theological grounding and ability to fully implement the Wesleyan Doctrine.
• Positive attitude and a positive approach to problem-solving. Training in conflict resolution.
• Computer competency in Planning Center, Microsoft Office, Google Drive Suite, Excel, etc.
• Strong organizational and time management skills and the pursuit of excellence through attention to detail.
III. Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
• Develop and oversee the implementation of policies and procedures throughout Bethel Church, as well as enforcing compliance.
• Formulate next-generation ministry facility standards for existing locations.
• Develop integrated training processes for nursery, preschool, kids, students, and future special needs ministry leaders and Dream Team members (Volunteers).
• Work closely with ministry leaders at Bethel Church and analyze the effectiveness of programming and adjust as needed.
• Lead and build teams to execute all aspects of next-generation ministry for mid-week and weekend services.
• Recruit, develop, and train high-quality leaders for Dream team roles.
• Consistent communication with key leaders and parents.
• Develop a healthy community among parents and equip parents for discipleship through Sunday School and small-group experience.
• Oversee all aspects of department administration to include: budget forecasting, purchasing, departmental account tracking, and Human Resource needs.
IV. Responsible for staffing: interviewing process, recruitment of new volunteers, team training, team member reviews, Dream Team recruitment.
• Help develop and maintain all security standards.
• Track growth for future development.
• Oversee and develop the Ministry experience for all children and students.
• Oversee special event planning & Dream Team appreciation events.
• Oversee the quality of services and function.
• Fulfill pastoral duties: including counseling, baptism, communion, hospital visitation, and general pastoral care.
• Lead department meetings and empower team members to fulfill their unique roles
• Oversee and develop all internal and external communication that represents the Bethel Church Family Ministry Department.
• Maintain strong communication and relationship with the Lead Pastor to ensure the vision of the Lead Pastor is implemented in all aspects of family ministry.
• Positive attitude
• Heart of a servant
• Be a team player
• Must share the vision of Bethel Church to fulfill the Great Commission with integrity and passion
• Strong work ethic
VI. The extent of Public Contact:
• Daily contact with students and leaders
• Bethel Church Pastors, Deacons, Stewards, and staff members
Please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you looking for a new adventure? Do you enjoy experiencing God’s creation through hiking, fishing, skiing, and hunting? Do you seek relationships with others that are deep and full of authenticity?
First Presbyterian Church of Fairbanks, Alaska is seeking a Director of Children’s Ministry. Our church is different from many others in that we are a downtown, missionally-minded church with families of all backgrounds. The remote nature of the Fairbanks community is a perfect platform for creating relationships with other people that are rich and fulfilling. The church is where our members find familial support and encouragement.
We are seeking a full-time Children’s minister that is energetic and has experience to build up the program and recruit more volunteers. We would love to see a person who has a passion for the middle grades where students are encountering more of the world and need a trusted adult who can help them in the tween years.
When applying, please include a statement of faith along with your resume and cover letter.
Karnes City United Methodist Church
Director of Discipleship for Children and Youth
1. Create a safe and organized system to transport children and youth
2. Ensure background checks are current on all adult volunteers
3. Choose curriculum, along with pastor and youth council, which reflects our church values and theology
4. Equip volunteers to lead effectively
5. Foster an environment with children and youth where they look forward to participating and building lasting memories
6. Develop and cast a vision for the children and youth ministries, and keep that vision before the whole church
7. Develop, submit, and monitor the children and youth ministry budget
8. Recruit volunteers and helpers
9. Meet regularly with volunteers and youth council for advice and support
10. Arrange a variety of activities: Sunday School, After School Programs, Youth Bible studies, “lock-ins”, mission trips, camps, retreats, fundraisers, etc.
11. Stay current with curriculums and studies, ensure volunteers always have the best available resources for working with children and youth
12. Confidentiality between the Youth Director, parents /guardians and the children and/or youth should always be maintained.
13. Create a culture where children and youth desire to invite their friends
14. Regularly attend Church Board meetings to present updates on the Youth and Children Ministry
15. Regularly participate in worship at Karnes City UMC
Must love children. Must be a strong disciple of Jesus Christ, who displays evidence of the Holy’s Spirit’s power and influence within them. A children and youth director should have the capacity to juggle responsibilities and prioritize them effectively. This person will be detailed oriented with a soft, nurturing, and kind relationship among children and youth and adults.
Specific considerations include:
* No criminal history
* On fire for the Lord and Spirit filled
* A thorough understanding of biblical theology and the ability to communicate this to children and youth
* The ability to teach, and respond spontaneously to all questions.
* Strong personal references
* A respect for confidentiality
* A strong work ethic and ability to make difficult decisions
* Energetic & passionate with a confidence to lead children and youth ministry
* A background in Christian education, or youth ministry, or significant equivalent ministry experience
* The ability to promote the program and raise funds for events
* A capacity to communicate clearly to children, youth, and adults
* Leadership skills
* The ability to build and maintain rapport with administrative and pastoral staff, volunteers, youth and children
* Strong organizational skills and follow-through
* The ability to work unsupervised
* An understanding of how to safely and legally use digital technology to engage youth, their families, and the community
* A strong vision for a growing youth ministry program
* Exceptional communication skills