Position Title: Pastor/Director of Children’s Ministry
Description: The primary role of the Pastor/Director of Children’s Ministry is to assist the congregation in fulfilling our mission of “Changing lives to change the world” by directing, developing, and maintaining our ministries to children from infancy
through grade 5.
• Develop and implement a ministry vision and philosophy that balances outreach and discipleship and that strategically unites all children’s ministries.
• Establish annual goals with children’s ministry leaders that are consistent with our Mission, Vision and Values.
• Lead each ministry through an evaluation process annually to ensure fulfillment of goals.
• Provide support in the development (recruiting, training, supervising) and nurturing of children’s ministry leadership.
• Supervise ministry leaders in the selection, training and evaluation of children’s ministry staff.
• Oversee children’s ministry leaders in the selection of curriculum and other educational materials for all programs and activities
• Provide administrative leadership for long-range planning, budgeting, and calendar coordination.
• Raise the visibility of children’s ministries to the entire congregation and to the surrounding community
• Provide direction and coordination of each children’s ministry team during monthly meetings.
• Meet regularly with the pastoral staff team
• Ability to work independently or as a member of a team
• Ability to multi-task and stay on track with regular interruptions
• Creative, detail oriented, flexible, and decisive with the ability to organize and coordinate work, set priorities, create and maintain systems, and motivate others
• Ability to maintain high standards of confidentiality with sensitive information.
• Demonstrated interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including strong listening skills
• Ability to help assist parents in the spiritual formation of children
• Ability to motivate adult leaders and to elevate effectiveness of children’s ministry.
• Gifts of Leadership, Administration, Encouragement and Teaching