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Director of Children's Ministries
Irvine Presbyterian Church
Irvine, California, United States
Date Posted: 01/28/2010
Categories: Children's Pastor - Christian Education
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time
Irvine Presbyterian Church (IPC) has an immediate opening for the position of Director of Children’s Ministries.
• Strong Biblical understanding of reformed theology
• Strong teaching skills that are age appropriate, coupled with the ability to equip others to teach
• Demonstrated organizational abilities
• Energetic, dynamic individual with the ability to communicate with all age groups (children and adults)
• Experience with evaluating, selecting and/or developing Sunday School curriculums
• Ability to develop and implement events, activities and programs
• Leadership skills for working within a committee environment with the ability to work with different constituencies
• Leadership skills for recruiting, training and encouraging volunteers
Education and Work Experience
• 3+ years experience strongly preferred, which may include active involvement and leadership in volunteer capacities in Children’s Ministries
• BS or BA in related field required
• Teaching credential, masters or other related advanced degrees will be considered a plus.
• Full time, benefited position
• Salary range: $45K - $58K
Send Resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 4445 Alton Parkway, Irvine CA 92604
IRVINE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Director of Children’s Ministries
Together, we will follow Jesus as Lord, make disciples,
and engage our culture with God’s transforming love.
Position: Director of Children’s Ministries
Department: Program Staff
Reports to: Associate Pastor, Tim Avazian
The Director of Children’s Ministries leads the ministry of spiritual formation – growing disciples of Jesus Christ – among the children of Irvine Presbyterian Church and assists with IPC’s ministries to and with the families of the children.
Responding to IPC missional objectives, the Director:
• develops and guides ministries that will introduce children to Christ, engage them in the church community, and assist them to grow in faith (Discipleship Objective)
• encourages the expression of young faith through practical involvement in Kingdom service (Servanthood Objective)
• disciples and develops leaders, teachers, and other ministry partners throughout the church (Leadership Objective)
• enhances the vitality and outreach of IPC ministries to and with families with children. (Future Objective)
The Director leads the church in spiritual formation, vision development, and team-building for the ministry with children and assists with IPC’s ministries to families with children..
Spiritual Formation -- Sets the tone of spiritual growth, developing expectations for ministry design, and establishing standards for curriculum selection and writing;
Vision -- Brings creativity, fresh thinking, and “big-picture” ideas, assisting IPC to focus on spiritual goals and measurable results in ministry to and with children;
Team-building -- Calls, disciples, and equips a growing team of leaders, developing committees and task groups to guide an enlarging program, creating a collegial environment of leadership relationships
The Director oversees programs for spiritual growth for children and their families.
Sunday School and Weekly Programs – The Director works in partnership with the Children’s Ministries Committee –
• to provide structure and organization for the Sunday School;
• to supervise curriculum selection and/or writing;
• to advance the calling and equipping of volunteer leaders among IPC adults.
Special Children’s Ministry Events – The Director works in partnership with the Children’s Ministry Committee and ministries—
• to promote the effectiveness of special events through recruiting leadership, program planning, equipping leaders, developing publicity, etc.;
Examples of possible special events include: Camps (winter and summer); Vacation Bible School; Harvest Celebration; Family Christmas Festival; Family Easter Celebration; Sixth Grade Graduation; Teacher Appreciation; and others.
• To evaluate special events within the overall life of the church.
Administrative Structure -- The Director provides administrative leadership --
• oversees, gives direction to, and is a resource for the members of the Children’s Ministries Staff and other leaders;
• leads in goal-setting, program evaluation, problem-solving, and adjustment of Children’s Ministries in order to better fulfill IPC’s mission statement objectives;
• plans budgets and allocation of resources, in cooperation with the Children’s Ministries Committee, staff and Session leadership;
• supervises the office and organizational systems of Children’s Ministries, insuring effective operation, campus safety, and proper use of department facilities.
• assists in furthering the relationship between the ministries of IPC and the Jenny Hart Preschool, including acting as a liaison between IPC’s Children’s Ministries and the Preschool Board.
Evaluation, Development, and Renewal:
It is expected that over time, the program of Children’s Ministries will grow and change, in vision, program options, and outreach scope. The Director will lead the on-going work of transformation by--
• seeking opportunities for enhanced ministry to and with children and their families;
• evaluating program effectiveness, and making recommendations for program adjustments or eliminations where appropriate;
• developing program designs and new initiatives for future ministry growth
• encouraging and equipping the congregation for energetic support of this growing ministry