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Cypress Meadows Community Church

Children's Director

Cypress Meadows Community Church
Clearwater, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 12/07/2012
Categories: Children's Pastor - Church Staff - Family Pastor
Denominations: Christian Missionary Alliance
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Cypress Meadows Community Church is a seeker driven church where our mission is to make fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ from un-churched people. This is a fast pace, dynamic church with approximately 500 in weekly attendance and growing. Our Children's ministry averages about 110 children per week and we are looking to continue to attract new families through fun, engaging, innovative children's programming.

The ideal candidate will be a fun, high-energy person. You must demonstrate a high level of love and creativity towards teaching children and engaging them as they learn about Jesus and progress in their spiritual journey. You should be a person where one minute you can be demonstrating an experiment where you "blow stuff up" and the next minute teaching how that experiment actually applies toward a lesson that about God's love and grace.

We have adopted and use the Orange philosophy and would require the candidate to be familiar with the concept and curriculum and continue to apply its concepts and visions.

The candidate has to be driven, a self-starter, and a total team player.
You will have to provide and execute vision and leadership to ministries pertaining to the children from birth – 5th grade. This includes the below responsibilities:

• Lead Children's Ministry – Birth – 5th Grade
• Oversee and coordinate all aspects of the family ministry which includes weekend services, special events and future programs.
• Recruit and train volunteers who will serve in all areas of the family ministry and continue ongoing training.
• Ensure that background checks have been completed on all family ministry volunteers.
• Select and/or develop the interactive curriculum and programs that appeal to all 5 senses and that will be used in our family ministry that fit in with our overall vision to reach people for Christ and see them grow to become more like Him. We currently use the Orange Curriculum.
• Ensure that our environments are safe, fun, relational and creative so that children begin and grow in a relationship with Jesus.
• Find ways to connect parents in the spiritual growth of their children.
• It is extremely important that the Family Director is growing spiritually themselves. He/she needs to show evidence of this in the way that she lives. They must also agree with the vision and values of Cypress Meadows Church.

• Minimum of 2 years leading teams
• Proven ability to lead volunteers and develop people to their potential
• Can coach and cast vision to a team and help them stay encouraged
• Organizational, and thrive in a fast paced environment
• Love of Ministry, children and their families

Please make sure you meet all requirements. If you are interested in applying for this position, forward an email with Subject: JOB POSITION: Children's Director and include the following:

1. Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. 3 References

The Cover Letter should answer the following questions:

1. Why are you interested in this position?
2. Define your call to ministry?
3. What makes you stand out from other candidates?