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Houston Chinese Church

Houston, Texas, United States

Date Posted:
11/20/2015
Categories:
Children's Pastor - Christian Education - Christian Teacher - Church Staff - Combo Positions - Discipleship Pastor - Family Pastor - Other - Other Pastor
Denomination:
Non-Denominational
Church Size:
751 to 1000
Job Type:
Full-Time
Houston Chinese Church
Job Description:

Houston Chinese Church is looking for a Children’s Director/Minister to lead and oversee the children’s ministry known as “Kidnection” (pre-school through elementary) and the Nursery ministry (birth to age 3). The Children’s Director/Minister will provide leadership to the children’s ministry staff, which includes a part-time Children’s Administrative Assistant and a part-time Nursery Coordinator. Beginning in 1975, HCC now has English, Mandarin, and Cantonese-speaking congregations, with Sunday attendance around 1000, and total children’s attendance of approximately 150 kids (~110 of which are in pre-school through elementary and 40 of which are nursery age). HCC children’s ministry aims to provide a safe place for faith formation where children will learn, grow, and be cared for, where co-laborers are equipped and encouraged, and where parents are the primary disciplers of their children. Therefore, HCC wants a children’s director/minister who has a vision and passion to connect children and their families to Jesus, and to make God-loving and compassionate disciples beginning at a young age.


Relationship: Accountable to Senior Pastor

Education: Undergraduate degree required; specialization in Christian Education, child development, elementary education, seminary training preferred.

Experience: 2+ years experience in Christian education and/or Children’s ministry in North America (volunteer and/or staff)

Language: Fluent in English language required; knowledge of Chinese language a plus.


General Responsibilities:

  • Work with the pastoral staff to align the children’s ministry vision to that of HCC.
  • Provide leadership and oversee the general direction of the children’s ministries, which includes: nursery, pre-school, elementary, Awana Clubs, and Vacation Bible School (VBS), and summer programs.
  • Recruit, train, and care for teachers, worship/song leaders and musicians, ministry coordinator(s).
  • Determine quarterly curriculum for Sunday school classes for pre-school through elementary.
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment in classrooms.
  • Communicate with General Affairs Deacon and Church Administrator for facility needs.
  • Work with Children’s Ministry Staff and Deacon to prepare annual budget.
  • Welcome and acquaint new families and visitors.
  • Be familiar with and care for HCC children and their families.
  • Provide resources and periodic seminars for parents.
  • Recruit church members to lead and serve on the children’s ministry prayer team.
  • Advocate for the place of children and children’s ministries in the church community.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a baptized believer of Jesus Christ, and demonstrate integrity, grace, and commitment to HCC.
  • Agrees completely with the articles of faith, church constitution, mission and core values of HCC.
  • 2+ years experience in Christian education and/or Children’s ministry in North America (volunteer and/or staff)
  • Knowledge of children’s spiritual development and innovative approaches to children’s ministry.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, management, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Possess sensitivity to Chinese and Western cultures and values.
  • Fluent in English language required; knowledge of Chinese language a plus.
  • Experience as a parent of young children a plus.
  • Undergraduate degree required; specialization in Christian Education, child development, elementary education, seminary training preferred.
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About the Church

Houston Chinese Church

Houston Chinese Church is a Mandarin, English, and Cantonese speaking church with a history of over 38 years and an average Sunday attendance of approximately 1,000. HCC exists to make God-loving and compassionate disciples of Jesus Christ among all nations. More...