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Director, Elementary Ministries
Olathe Bible Church
Olathe, Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 05/05/2008
Categories: Children's Pastor
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time
To partner and/or lead in the development, coordination, oversight, evaluation and staffing in all areas of children’s ministry from preschool through 6th grade. To build relationships with kids, parents and volunteers through Sunday morning, midweek, special events, personal communications and other ministry settings.
Create exciting learning and relational environments for children in order to increase their understanding of God’s love for them and encourage a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Support and partnership with parents in the spiritual formation of their children.
Ensure sound and relevant curriculum is selected and used that teaches Biblical principals and truths appropriate for the various developmental levels within the ministry purview.
Assist in the development of a strong volunteer and leadership staff by implementing dynamic recruiting, training, motivating and support systems that will in turn be able to reach the lost, disciple the found and inspire all children to live as fully-devoted followers of Christ.
The Director of Elementary Ministries (DEM) will have a personal testimony of salvation and a vibrant daily walk with the Lord as well as a strong sense of God’s call to ministry in this particular area. They must be committed to continuous personal, spiritual and professional growth.
A clear call to ministry and with a specific vision to reach kids for Christ is essential
The DEM will set an example and serve as a role model in both their professional and personal life. The DEM must be gifted in communication, administrative, organizational, and people skills and possess the spiritual gifts that are relevant to this ministry position.
Must be a committed follower of Jesus Christ who is able to endorse and support the Olathe Bible Church statement of faith and church covenant.
Demonstrates Christian maturity and a deep and prayerful dependence upon God.
Positional Qualifications (required):
Previous experience in church ministry to children (250+).
Successful experience building teams and recruiting volunteers and / or interns.
Strong leadership, creative teaching, excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to foster teamwork in a positive atmosphere with both staff and volunteers.
A member or willing to become a member of Olathe Bible Church.
Well organized with solid administration and communication skills and computer proficiency (especially MS Office).
High level of energy, creativity, relevancy and capacity to learn and grow.
Ability to continually attract and equip children’s workers.
Passionate for children and their personal and family faith journey.
Positional Qualifications (preferred):
Bachelor’s degree in education or related field.
Previous experience and training in child development and / or children’s issues.
The primary responsibilities of this position are outlined below. Additional responsibilities may be assigned from time to time.
1. Coordinate recruitment and training of ministry volunteers and substitutes, plus leaders of specific activities.
2. Communication with volunteers, children, youth and parents of children. Volunteers' meetings, training opportunities, mailings, newsletter articles, conversations, website postings, and other means will be utilized.
3. Assist in the review and selection of curriculum materials and educational tools for children's ministries programs.
4. Attendance on Sunday mornings for ministry responsibilities, assist in class as needed, answer questions, general coordination: "being in charge." Also, regular participation in worship services.
5. Attendance on Wednesday evenings for ministry responsibilities, assist in class as needed, answer questions, general coordination: "being in charge."
6. Involve children and youth in ministry settings and other special events.
7. Make contact with visitors and new families with children as assigned.
8. Attend weekly staff meetings for team building, prayer, and support and planning.
9. Maintain an accurate inventory of equipment and supplies, purchasing supplies as needed.
10. Establish ministry goals and objectives by prioritizing related programs, managing the use of facilities, planning an appropriate budget, delegating tasks and evaluating progress regularly.
11. Oversee curriculum ordering, room usages, equipment and supplies, oversee budget expenditures.
12. Make personal contact with children and their families; be available to counsel and make referrals when needed.
13. Models authenticity in life and words.
14. Stays current of innovations and developments in children’s ministry and children’s issues.
15. Maintains high degree of relevancy to the world and culture in which kids and families are growing up.