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Hope Church

Director of Children's Ministry

Hope Church
Dallas, Georgia, United States

Date Posted: 06/25/2008
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Director of Children’s Ministry

Position Summary: Design, develop and execute all aspects of Children’s ministry for infants from 6 weeks through 5th grade within Hope Church. Manage all paid and volunteer staff ensuring complete excellence in the love, care and spiritual growth of the children.

General Duties:
• Ongoing assessment and development and execution of all Children’s ministry areas KidQuest, Kid Shack Live, Edge & DiscoveryLand with primary focus on activities that support the family at Hope

• Provide a loving and Christian educational environment that leads the children to discovering and develo real relationship with Jesus Christ

• Develop and supervise weekly Children’s ministry programming including KidQuest, Kid Shack Live & Edge that includes: leaders, tech team (sound, lighting, graphics, videos etc…)

• Manage all aspects of paid positions including recruiting, training, scheduling, evaluations and day to day management of staff

• Identify, recruit, train and retain volunteers for all Children’s ministry programs ensuring adequate training and depth in all areas

• Ensure appropriate child to staff/leader ratio is within acceptable limits at all times

• Educate and promote to the church community the opportunities, purpose, and importance of Children’s ministry

• Provide appropriate and up-to-date security and safety measures for all components of Children’s ministry

• Be an outreach for children and their families when needs are apparent

• Attend weekly staff meetings

• Offer complete support and trust to entire church staff promoting an environment of “oneness” all working together towards the same ultimate goal of life transformation through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ

• Responsible for development of annual budget and management to ensure spending stays within the parameters of financial planning including the management of accounts receivable and accounts payable within your ministry area

• Design, develop and execute special events throughout the year that focues on family ministry opportunities both inside and outside the church (i.e. Egg Hunt, VBS, Trunk or Treat etc…)

• Other duties as assigned

Skills Sets Required:
• Genuine and contagious heart for God
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent public relations demeanor
• Extensive experience leading comprehensive small group/large group children’s ministry programming using relevant technology and media
• Positive can-do attitude
• Ability to multi-task simultaneously and manage time and minister effectively
• Detailed oriented
• Strong adherence to confidentiality expectations
• Ability to be strategic and prioritize personal duties along with the duties of the volunteer staff with confidence with very limited guidance
• Ability to work under tight timeframes in stressful situations
• Strong commitment to excellence and sold out to the mission, purpose and vision of Hope Church
• Strong budget planning and management skills
• Strong love and understanding of all children
• Excellent conflict resolution skills