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Slingshot Group

Orland Park, Illinois, United States

Date Posted:
05/21/2015
Categories:
Children's Pastor - Executive Pastor - Family Pastor
Denomination:
Not Applicable
Church Size:
Not Applicable
Job Type:
Full-Time
Slingshot Group
Job Description:

HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB:

 

If you sense that this position would be a good fit for you, or would like more

information, please email vance@slingshotgroup.net with a copy of your resume.

Please do not contact the church directly.

 

NOTE: To qualify for this position you must have full-time vocational ministry experience with leading a ministry of 400+ kids and leading multiple staff.

 

IMPORTANT: Please do not apply through the Church Staffing Website. You will

not receive any follow up by applying through the Church Staffing Website.

 

Career Note: We are working on a number of key Children’s Pastors and other Ministry Leadership positions at this time in various locations around the country. Feel free to contact us via www.slingshotgroup.org to learn more about these potential opportunities

 

 

Parkview Christian Church

 

Education – Preferred

 

Pay – Negotiable

 

Full Time

 

Company Name – Slingshot Group

 

Worship Style – Contemporary/Modern

 

Denomination – Christian Church/Non-Denominational

 

Church Size – 7,000

 

Department – Slingshot Group

 

Contact: Traci Tront

 

ttront@slingshotgroup.org

 

Website:

http://slingshotgroup.org/job_posting/childrens-director/

http://www.parkviewchurch.com 

 

Job Description:

 

In 2010, Parkview was once again included on Outreach Magazine’s list of the top 100 fastest growing churches, and was also included on the magazine’s list of the top 100 largest churches in the country in 2010, 2011, and 2012, serving 7,000 people during eight weekend services at the Orland Park Campus and the newer Lockport Campus that was launched in 2008.

 

They currently gather for worship five times a weekend on their Orland Park Campus: 3.45pm & 5.45pm on Saturdays, 9am, 11am, & 5.45pm on Sundays, and three times on their Lockport Campus at 9am, 11am, & 5pm. Quality and creative adult, student and children’s ministry are an important part of the weekend experience and provide not only the opportunity for extra growth, but also to develop and maintain a strong relational network, which is clearly evident in the lives of all who call PCC their home. Healthy boundaries exist for staff in light of the intense production cycle. They are results oriented and provide freedom for those that are ‘getting it done’ and encourage regular and scheduled time off for family.

 

CHILDREN’S MINISRTY:

Parkview Kids serves an average of 1100 children birth-5th grade at the Orland campus (over 5 services) and an additional 150 children at the satellite campus (over 3 services) for a total combined average attendance of 1250. Parkview Kids is an extremely healthy and a well organized children’s ministry! Every single ministry space is inviting and engaging for kids and families. Volunteers are well trained and equipped for their ministry roles. Parkview Kids has six departments that the Children’s Director gives oversight to:

 

  • Green Team (Check-in/Security)
  • The Garden (Birth – 2 years)
  • The Backyard (3 years – Kindergarten)
  • The City (1st-3rd Grade)
  • The Alley (4th-5th Grade)
  • The Sandbox (Special Needs)

 

Parkview is an “Orange” church that uses 252 Basics and My First Look during the school year and in the summer uses Kidmo. Both Early Childhood and Elementary Environments are large group/small group in structure.

 

Volunteers are the life blood of this thriving ministry. There are currently 5 full-time and 6 part-time staff that make up the Children’s Ministry team at the Orland Park campus leading and developing 100’s of volunteers. The Children’s Director will be leading, developing and casting vision for this staff and volunteer army.

 

 

Full-time staff position: Children’s Pastor/Director (an at-will employment position)

 

Purpose:

Parkview Christian Church’s Children’s Ministry seeks to develop the spiritual formation of each child (birth-5th grade) and to equip each parent to fulfill their calling as their child’s primary spiritual leader.

 

The Director of Children’s Ministry develops and implements vision and strategy for this program and provides leadership, training, and support for the entire children’s staff (paid and volunteer) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.

 

Personal Qualifications:

  • Growing relationship with Jesus Christ as evidenced by action, attitude, and behavior
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to children and a passion for seeing families grow in their faith together
  • Dedicated to providing a safe, creative, and fun environment for children, families, and volunteers to grow in their faith
  • Fully committed to Parkview’s vision and mission statement and is eager to embrace Parkview’s culture
  • Deep desire to carry out ministry through the development, empowerment, and abilities of others
  • Strong organizational and administrative gifts
  • Exhibits flexibility and adapts readily to change in order to accommodate growth
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills and is able to develop and maintain healthy relationships with supervisors, peers, direct reports, and volunteers
  • Proven ability to achieve results through thoughtful planning and a dedication to follow-through
  • Exhibits excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Oversee development and implementation of weekend programming for all departments (nursery, early childhood, elementary, special needs, and greeter/security teams)
  • Provide leadership and direct oversight of paid staff team at Orland campus (5 full-time and 6 part-time)
  • Cast vision, provide programming oversight, and give guidance to children’s staff at current and future multisite locations
  • Encourage and equip paid staff through trainings, staff meetings, retreats, and on-on-one coaching
  • Develop volunteer recruitment strategies and implement a streamlined assimilation plan so that no potential volunteer is left behind
  • Develop a comprehensive plan for equipping, training, and empowering a volunteer team in each department
  • Develop and implement strategies to effectively partner with parents
  • Plan for and lead special events such as Vacation Bible School, SuperStart, Kids What We Believe classes, camp, various connection events and team trainings
  • Create annual budget and work with team to remain within budgetary guidelines regarding department spending
  • Work alongside other directors and pastors to be united in carrying out overall church mission and vision
  • Work alongside preschool director to manage any shared-space challenges
  • Manage Parkview Kids social media presence and blog posts on the Parkview Parents website

 

 

Parkview Children’s Ministry Overview

The weekend programming sees an average of 1100 children birth-5th grade at the Orland campus (over 5 services) and an additional 150 children at the satellite campus (over 3 services) for a total combined average attendance of 1250.

 

Curriculum: 

  • First Look (Early Childhood)
  • 252 Basics (Elementary)

 

Departments

  • Green Team (Check-in/Security)
  • The Garden (Birth – 2 years)
  • The Backyard (3 years – Kindergarten)
  • The City (1st-3rd Grade)
  • The Alley (4th-5th Grade)
  • The Sandbox (Special Needs)

 

Current Special Events

  • Weekend VBS (held at each service over 4 weekends in July/Aug)
  • 5-day overnight camp (held at a local summer camp)
  • Kids What We Believe class (held twice a year over two weekends)
  • Alley After Hours (4th-5th grade connection event)

 

Compensation Package:

  • Total compensation is negotiable based on experience and education
  • Entire package may be proportioned to accommodate the needs of person (salary, housing, retirement or health insurance)

 

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB:

 

If you sense that this position would be a good fit for you, or would like more

information, please email ttront@slingshotgroup.org  with a copy of your resume.

 

Please do not contact the church directly.

 

NOTE: To qualify for this position you must have full-time vocational ministry experience with leading a ministry of 400+ kids and leading multiple staff.

 

IMPORTANT: Please do not apply through the Church Staffing Website. You will

not receive any follow up by applying through the Church Staffing Website.

 

Career Note: We are working on a number of key Children’s Pastors and other Ministry Leadership positions at this time in various locations around the country. Feel free to contact us via www.slingshotgroup.org to learn more about these potential opportunities

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