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Associate Director of Children's Ministry
Libertyville or Grayslake, Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 01/16/2011
Categories: Children's Pastor
Church Size: 5001 to 7500
Job Type: Full-Time
Develop and dynamically lead a core volunteer leadership team to effectively and infectiously engage, teach, shepherd and inspire children to contagiously live for Jesus in a relevant, safe and fun environment. This person must be an inspiring and proven team builder as well as a strong, compassionate leader of leaders who champions the spiritual development of children through clear and compelling vision. This person must embody The Chapel’s culture by being Authentic, Loving, Joyful and Inspiring. The expectation is for this person to become a Children’s Director at a future campus.
4 OPEN POSITIONS:
2 Full-time, 40 hours
1 Full-time, 35 hours
1 Part-time, 25 hours
For more details, see end of Job Posting
1). Cultivate an Environment of Great Prayer
•Grow spiritually through consistent, meaningful use of spiritual practices (devotional life, prayer, etc.)
•Lead others out of a personal and authentic relationship with Christ
•Live a life worthy of emulation
•Demonstrate a contagious, growing love for God and others by prioritizing prayer in meetings and huddles
•Attract others by being authentic, loving, joyful, and inspiring
2). Create a Great Place that is Safe, Inspiring and Fun
•Ensure that all parent/child/volunteer matters, safety & security issues, and equipment & facility problems are dealt with proactively and completely.
•Train and motivate experience leaders and volunteers toward our purpose, truths on and values
•Train and motivate teachers and volunteers towards ministry excellence
•Provide visible and active servant leadership in all classrooms
•Provide constructive classroom evaluations on the children’s ministry experience
•Provide tangible coaching when called upon for help
•Provide responsible management of your ministry budget
3). Oversee the Implementation of Great Programming with Excellence at all Children’s Ministry Services
•Ensure excellence in all aspects of all services from set up to huddle to teaching, to worship to puppeteering to small group leading. This means that parents, children, visitors, and volunteers all have a knock-your-socks-off experience that compels them to not only return but to invite others.
•Ensure that all programming elements (large group teaching, worship, lighting, equipment, puppets) are executed with excellence. Evaluate weekly and give timely feedback and necessary training.
•Ensure that all feedback on the experience is communicated to all involved parties. Actively contribute ideas for continuous improvement to Children’s Director and TGA Central Support.
•Actively contribute to your campus’ yearly strategic planning process.
•Support other ministry programming/events around our Strengthening the Family and 5th Grade Force initiatives.
4). Develop, Equip and Empower a Team of Great People
•Develop, mentor and build into a core team of area leaders and experience leaders through relational proximity and coaching in leadership development
•Provide passionate and inspiring leadership for area leaders and experience leaders in your direct ministry areas (Special Friends, Nursery, Preschool, or Grace School).
•Collaborate with Children’s Director and TGA Central Support leadership to provide creative solutions for ongoing recruiting needs for the campus.
•Ensure that all classrooms are staffed for successful ministry. This means that each classroom has teams scheduled to serve at each service and that our ratios
(children to volunteer) are above minimum levels.
•Ensure that all volunteer data updates are submitted regularly.
•Ensure that all volunteers are trained and empowered for successful ministry. This includes communicating the vision, procedures, and safety requirements.
•Ensure that all volunteers are part of a strong team led not only for ministry excellence, but also for genuine community.
•Consistently look for volunteers that demonstrate they are ready for more leadership responsibility, and then give them opportunities to develop; experience leader and area leader positions to be maintained at 100%.
5). Champion Great Partnership with Parents
•Champion the spiritual development roadmap for children.
•Encourage parent partnership through weekly Take-Home Parent Connection Sheets, TGA Tokens, and TGA Cards (where applicable).
•Equip and lead area leaders, experience leaders and small group leaders to shepherd and respond to the spiritual needs of children as needs arise.
•Offer spiritual guidance to parents and families as needed.
•Provide solid theological foundation to questions from both children and adults.
•Support The Chapel’s Strengthening the Family initiative.
DAY/TIME: Office hours, flexible between 7 and 5 pm
AVERAGE HOURS PER WEEK: Various (see below)
- Grayslake Assoc. Director of Grade School & Special Friends (Full-Time 35 hrs.)
- Grayslake Assoc. Director of Nursery & Preschool (Full-Time 40 hrs.)
- Libertyville Assoc. Director of Preschool & Grade School (Full-Time 40 hrs.)
- Libertyville Assoc. Director of Nursery & Special Friends (Part-Time 25 hrs.)
CAMPUS: Grayslake and Libertyville
SUPERVISOR: Campus’ Children’s Director