DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY
Approximately 20 hours/week; Compensation DOE
Community Presbyterian Church (CPC) is looking for the next leader of our ministry to youth focused on community, faith, discipleship and service. We are seeking a candidate with a passion for cultivating faith in the next generation with a creative approach to leading youth ministry in a rapidly changing context.
The ideal candidate for this position is strong in character, committed to faith formation, and focused on relationships. We desire a youth director who is outreach oriented, creative and adaptable, visionary, and gifted in leadership.
This Director of Youth Ministry is responsible for the following:
1. Build relationships with kids and families in our church and in our town.
2. Develop and lead discipling ministries for middle school and high school kids.
3. Plan and facilitate one annual mission/service trip and one faith-building retreat.
4. Recruit, equip, and engage with mentors (volunteers) to connect with our kids.
5. Partner with the Mission Team, worship leaders, a support team, and the pastor to engage youth and families in the full ministries of the church.
6. Other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.
1. Education in ministry, education, or human development; or
2. Experience in ministry (professional, internship or volunteer)
3. Effective verbal and written communicator with demonstrated organizational skills.
4. Maintain compliance with all state of Oregon and Federal employment law.
5. Candidate must pass a drug and alcohol test, and a criminal background check.
This position is supervised by the Senior Pastor and will partner with Director of Kids Ministry, administrative, and worship staff. The director will be responsive to goals of Session, the pastor, and the Elder for Youth and Children. They will be reviewed annually to evaluate performance.
To apply: If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to andrew (at) redmondcpc.org. Please include contact information for at least two professional and two personal references.
Holy Apostles Episcopal Church is currently looking to fill a Children’s Ministry Director Role. The role is to envision, implement, and run a vibrant children’s ministry at Holy Apostles. The Children’s Minister will plan, coordinate and direct all ministry from kindergarten through sixth grade and to recruit and train the necessary volunteers for the vision of the ministry.
Kids and Family Pastor
To reach the people of Kingman with the good news by making disciples who make disciples.
We believe that children are a blessing from God. As a church we want to do all we can to raise up the next generation to love and serve the Lord. In order to do this we seek to develop a dynamic children’s ministry program where kids encounter the living God through His word and through the love of his people. To be effective we know that our strategy must include supporting and equipping parents.
We seek a Christ-centered leader who is passionate and values kids and families as much as we do! We seek a leader who can build a large and effective ministry team of caring volunteers to run a dynamic discipleship program. We seek a leader who will partner with families for pastoral support and spiritual direction.
Roles and Responsibilities
· Take responsibility for all aspects of Journey Church’s children’s ministry. Age zero up through 5th grade.
· Recruit, equip, mobilize, and encourage a dynamic team of adults to serve in the children’s ministry.
· Identify and empower lead volunteer directors who can lead other volunteers.
· Create dynamic, fun, and effective environments, activities and programming for each age group that will facilitate learning and encourage spiritual growth.
· Minister to parents, helping them become the leaders in their child’s spiritual development.
· Uphold all safety policies and procedures for Journey Kids Ministry, making sure all leaders and volunteers are trained in appropriate safety guidelines.
· Host events or trainings to encourage, support and equip parents.
· Provide support to children and/or their families as needed.
· Oversee a yearly Vacation Bible School or similar event every summer.
· Meet throughout the week with parents for support and discipleship.
· Work together with the Youth Pastor to provide a seamless flow between children’s and youth ministry as well as create rite of passage events for kids and families.
· Communicate regularly and effectively with families about schedule, events, etc.
· A strong personal commitment to maintaining a healthy relationship with Jesus.
· Possess a “servant leader” leadership philosophy.
· Bachelors degree, seminary training, or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
· 2+ years of experience building, leading, equipping and motivating volunteer leaders and teams of people.
· 3+ years of active and relevant children’s ministry leadership experience.
· Excellent communication skills: written, verbal, and interpersonal.
· Passionate about kids and families.
· Strong ability to multitask, organize and handle a high volume of details.
· Skilled in problem solving and conflict resolution techniques.
· Ability to understand and relate to children and their families.
· High energy and passionate about executing a team-led ministry.
· Must meet Biblical qualifications for pastoral leadership.
Position is full time, salaried, commensurate with education and experience.
Other benefits are included.
To apply please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com
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.
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.
· 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
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
· 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.
This is a Full-Time Youth Pastor position with the focus on discipling the Students, Leaders, and Parents of the families that attend Centerpoint Fellowship Church. Previous leadership experience and a strong competency in Discipling are needed. We are a non-denominational church with multiple campuses that uses the Bible as our guide in all matters of faith and practice. This position would be for the main Centerpoint Campus in Prattville, Alabama. To apply for this position email your resume to email@example.com along with a brief cover letter.
· Administrate the Sunday morning Children’s Church, and nursery each week, overseeing ages preschool through 4th grade during each of our worship services.
· Encourage participation by all children and families in our ministries, fostering a joyous atmosphere of inclusion and growth in knowledge of God’s love.
· Prepare lesson plans and resources for teachers for each of the classrooms prior to Sundays.
· In consultation with Pastor and Children’s Ministries teachers select and implement age-appropriate Christian curriculum.
· Host training events for teachers and helpers throughout the year.
· Recruit new teachers, helpers, nursery care volunteers and special events volunteers.
· Assist with oversight and running of special events associated with Children’s Ministries, “Fun for Kids” monthly gatherings, and seasonal offerings like Summer Vacation Bible School, Bible Sunday and the Christmas Pageant.
· Participate in regular meetings with Pastor and staff and attend monthly Church Leadership Team gatherings.
· Oversee our Safe Church policies to ensure children are in a safe environment.
· Regularly communicate with teachers, Pastor, staff, leadership and families regarding Children’s Ministries, needs and opportunities.
· Join with other staff and lay leadership as an ambassador for Cornerstone and our ministries, which we may continue to serve God, to love our neighbors, and to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Past experience in Christian Children’s and/or Family Ministries including leadership examples; Bachelors-level education or higher, preferably in Christian education, Children’s education or Early Child Development; an evident passion for God and for encouraging others to grow in Christ; Excellent verbal and written communication; General computing skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and basic email and social media; Strong organizational and people skills; Ability to multi-task; a Servant’s attitude; Familiarity with The United Methodist Church. Responsibility and dependability essential. This is a motivated, relational individual, who can work with a large base of both volunteers and staff.
Sunday Mornings typically 8:30am-1:00pm, in addition to other Children’s Ministries events, seasonal practices, Cornerstone special events, staff meetings and preparatory hours, both on and off site.
Totaling 20-30 hours a week
Submit resume and cover letter
Church in suburban Charlotte, NC, seeks full-time Family Minister. Primary responsibilities include evangelism, fostering households of faith, and quarter-time youth ministry. Our congregational focus is Deeper Faith (80% come back to church each week to deepen faith), Joyful Community (we are multigenerational and view church as family), and Reaching More (25% of our budget is used for missions). Spirit of Joy is a bible-believing church in the Lutheran tradition (LCMC). Professional level salary, commensurate with experience.
Creekside Church in Cumming, GA is looking for their next Minister to Students and Families. This person will be responsible for the oversight and direction of both junior high and high school ministries. This person will lead both student and adult leaders in Biblical training and discipleship. Our student ministry will also build relationships with parents that equip them to build Christ-centered relationships with their children.
North Georgia is a wonderful place to live and raise a family, with ten National Blue Ribbon schools in our county. We are close enough to Atlanta to experience big city life, but also close to the North Georgia mountains and minutes away from Lake Lanier. Our community is rapidly growing and a vibrant place to live.
One of the key priorities for the Minister to Students and Families is to cast a vision and create a plan to reach students in our area. With a high school adjacent to our campus, there is a great opportunity for our church to be a haven for students. We want this person to be involved in the lives of our students and their families on a regular basis. Volunteer leaders are a large part of this ministry and key to the success of reaching our students.
We’re looking for a relational leader with a strong work ethic, who has a passion for reaching students and sharing the love of Jesus with them.
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