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Children’s & Family Ministry Director star

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Ginghamsburg Church

Tipp City, Ohio, United States

Date Posted:
Children's Pastor - Family Pastor
United Methodist
Church Size:
4001 to 5000
Job Type:
Ginghamsburg Church
Job Description:
Join the staff of Ginghamsburg Church, a large mission-driven and United Methodist community of 5000 attendees weekly that is actively serving locally, nationally and globally to change the world one life at a time. As the paid, full-time Director of Children’s & Family Ministry, you will lead a staff team; recruit, train and deploy great unpaid servant teams; and partner with parents to grow strong families and young followers of Jesus Christ. You will also partner with our adult and student ministry staff directors to dream and implement church wide discipleship initiatives. Details and skill/experience requirements are contained in the full position description below. Interested candidates may submit their résumé and application to Ken Overholser c/o Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Rd. 25A, Tipp City, 45371 or koverholser@ginghamsburg.org.

DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS POSTING via CHURCHSTAFFING.COM. All resumes are to be emailed directly to Karen Smith at ksmith@ginghamsburg.org.

Children’s & Family Ministry Director

Accountable to:
Executive Director of Discipleship Ministries

-Professes Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
-Commitment to personal spiritual growth and healthy lifestyle.
-Considers this position a ministry, not just a job.
-Models standards and expectations of staff members within Ginghamsburg Church including worship attendance at Ginghamsburg Church, cell group participation, lifestyle of tithing and generosity, and faithfully serving out of your call and giftedness.

Education & Experience:
-Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
-Demonstrated experience in multiple-staff management and organization.
-Experience in mega-church setting with children’s/family ministry.

Position Requirements:
-A mature Christian faith, evidence of the fruits of the spirit, and a continuing desire for spiritual growth.
-Able to provide vision and direction for all aspects of children’s and family ministry.
-A demonstrated passion and commitment to the spiritual growth of children and their families.
-Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate, inspire, equip and encourage staff as well as adult servants.
-Pastoral heart for ministry with core value of confidentiality.
-Ability to work as part of a larger “get it done” church staff team.

Skills Required to Succeed:
-Excellent team-based leadership abilities.
-Exceptional communication and organizational skills.
-Understanding of child development and family dynamics.
-Ability to work in and contribute to an overall staff “strengths-based” environment.

Major Responsibilities:
-Support and partner with parents in the spiritual formation of their children, training and equipping them to have discussions with and to teach their children about God’s love for them, what it means to be a follower of Christ, and what it means to be part of a community of faith.
-Develop strong servants and the leadership staff by implementing dynamic recruiting, training, motivating, and support systems that will in turn be able to equip young disciples for the service of Christ.
-Work with and guide the selection of relevant curriculum for weekend and weeknight classes for children that teach biblical principles and truths appropriate for the various developmental levels present.
-Provide leadership for radical hospitality at all times throughout the ministry for new visitors as well as regular attendee children and families.
-Promote growth through cell group ministry for children.
-Create and deploy serving and mission experiences for children and for children with their families.
-Create and nurture a safe sanctuary environment for children and their families where they experience the love of God most powerfully through the relationships they build with one another and with the larger community of faith.
-Work cooperatively with Adult Discipleship to provide classes and learning opportunities for effective parenting.
-Be proactive in researching, reading, and learning about/from other successful children’s and family ministry initiatives across the country.

-Direct multi-campus ministry initiatives for children’s and family ministry.
-Make daily ministry and administrative decisions on behalf of children’s and family ministry.
-Supervise a preschool & childcare curriculum, staff and facility within state and local legalities and state accreditation in conjunction with the center’s director.
-Attend weekly discipleship staff meetings to represent children’s and family ministry, and team together with other discipleship directors on church wide discipleship initiatives/designs.
-Oversee the recruiting, hiring, training and evaluation of the children’s and family ministry staff team.
-Ensure all policies in the employee handbook are followed.
-Coordinate with the team to ensure phone calls, emails, etc. for follow up receive a prompt and appropriate response.
-Work with the team to ensure bulletin announcements, newsletters and mailings, purchase orders, and other communication/administrative projects proceed as needed.
-Oversee the department budget process and expenditures.
-Any additional duties as needed or directed pertinent to the position by the Executive Director of Discipleship Ministries.

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About the Church

Ginghamsburg Church

-A mission-driven church

-A people committed to world change

-A United Methodist community actively serving locally, nationally and globally Ginghamsburg Church...changing the world one life at a time