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Christ the King Community Church

Kids Worship Life Director

Christ the King Community Church
Bellingham, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 05/20/2011
Categories: Church Staff
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 4001 to 5000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
The Kids Worship Life Director will help to fulfill the mission of CTK by leading the Kid’s Worship staff to provide an authentic, Christian weekend experience for kids birth through 5th grade that effectively reaches out to the unchurched and challenges the churched in the same mission.

The vision for this position is to have a person who can see life and spiritual development through the eyes of children, both the churched and unchurched, and provide a meaningful experience to both.

Management of Kids Worship Life
o Directly supervises all members of this team
o Able to fill in for all other positions on the team during vacations, unexpected absences, etc.
o Exhibits strong leadership toward the goals of team cohesion, healthy team dynamics and clear performance expectations
o Collects input from all team members in order to make relevant, wise decisions
o Facilitates productive, efficient team meetings to ensure communication and cooperation
o Creates and manages the Kids Worship Life budget to promote stewardship and spend dollars in alignment with vision and that year’s specific goals

Stewards the vision for Kids Worship Life
o Oversees all aspects of kids weekend experience to ensure accessibility to a wide audience and age-appropriate content, including the family room and nursing mother’s room
o Sits on Adult Worship Creative Team, looking for ways to cross-germinate ideas, share, and collaborate, and when possible create some overlap in what children and their parents are learning
o Collaborates with Student Life to maximize the transition from 5th to 6th grade, as well as to encourage leadership training opportunities for students in the kids’ programs
o Maintain excellent communication with Life Stages Community Life Pastors in order to build ways for families to get connected to weekday Communities

Gives leadership and direction for weekend Elementary, Preschool, and Nursery program
o Casts vision and sets direction that empowers the Elementary Communications and Creativity Coordinators and enables their work to be focused and their goals measurable
o Guides the overall vision of Preschool and Nursery programs to ensure continuity across age groups in both vision and mission (see above)
o Views these programs at the big picture level through several lenses (mission, audience, creative goals, technical excellence, etc.)

o Attend CTK staff meetings
o Lead Kids Worship Life Team meetings
o Meet individually with Kids WL Team members as needed to review and direct work
o Participate in Adult Worship Life Creative team meetings
o Periodically participate in volunteer committee meetings (curriculum team, etc.) to support volunteers and to observe staff in their leadership roles
o Attend volunteer training events, as appropriate
o Attend applicable CTK trainings, be an active and effective learner

o Minimum two years church leadership experience
o Background in children’s ministry preferred; education or children’s social service experience may be substituted
o Bachelors Degree preferred
o Ability to track several projects at the same time, monitor deadlines and expectations, address issues as they arise, make big picture decisions and empower staff & volunteers to make smaller decisions, keep staff members on mission weekly
o Experience in leading and managing a staff of 3 or more people
o Adaptable to lead staff of varied personality styles
o Ability to creatively think outside the box in regards to ministry ideas with the ability to make the ideas reality according to the mission and vision of CTK