TITLE: Director of Bel Air Kids
ORGANIZATION: Bel Air Church (BAC)
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
Reports to: Senior Director of Kids and Students
Supervises: Early Childhood Coordinator, Children’s Program Workers, additional staff, interns and volunteers.
Relates to: BAC Staff, Kids Ministry Volunteers, Kids, Parents
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Where we came from...
Since its founding in 1956, Bel Air Presbyterian Church has become one of the largest churches in Los Angeles. The church is on the "Educational Corridor" on Mulholland Drive, on a hill overlooking the San Fernando Valley. In October 1959, construction began
on the historic Evans Chapel and Christian education building. Bel Air Presbyterian Church continued to meet in Evans Chapel until the church moved into its present 1600-seat Sanctuary in September, 1991.
In 2007, the church completed a $12 million campus expansion program, The Campaign for Bel Air: Phase I, which included the two story Education Building, Discipleship Center, and Administration Building, with staff offices featuring stunning views overlooking
the San Fernando Valley. The campus also features Parable, a full-service coffee lab that is open to the community.
Bel Air has a rich history with the Reagan family. Rev. Dr. Moomaw gave the invocation at President Ronald Reagan's first inauguration in 1981. Rev. Dr. Wenning gave the invocation at President Reagan's state funeral. Rev. Dr. Moomaw presided over a private
service for the family of First Lady Nancy Reagan before her state funeral at the Reagan Library.
Rev. Dr. Drew Sams was officially elected as the church's Senior Pastor and Head of Staff on April 13, 2014. In the Fall of 2015, church leadership voted to start using the shortened name of Bel Air Church, and in April of 2016, Bel Air Church celebrated
it’s 60th anniversary.
Where we are going...
Follow Jesus Every Day and Everywhere with Everyone.
Bel Air Church is in a season of change as we seek to restructure our weekly services to better position ourselves to accomplish our mission and vision. In June of 2017, we will be moving to new service times and a new Sunday format. We’re making this move
because we feel that God is leading us into a new season where we can be even more intentional about calling people into community and discipleship.
What we value...
We are working together to further embody and grow in each of our following values.
Hospitality is demonstrating love toward people who are different than you. As we embody a life of hospitality, people feel at home among us.
Courage is living as a follower of Jesus regardless of how vulnerable that makes you. As we embody a life of courage, through our brokenness others will see the power of God at work in our lives.
Health is choosing to thrive in every area of your life. As we embody a life of health, our emotional, relational, financial, physical, and spiritual well-being will be transformed regardless of our circumstances.
Community is desiring so much more than just being in proximity with others. As we embody a life of community, our identity in Christ unifies us as we follow Jesus alongside one another.
Impact is multiplying what God is doing in and through you. As we embody a life of impact, we will be inviting, empowering, and releasing others to follow Jesus as well.
For more information about Bel Air Church, please visit www.belairpres.org
ABOUT THE POSITION:
Bel Air Kids exists to help children follow Jesus every day and everywhere with everyone. We are building a kids ministry that will be fun, dynamic and highly intentional.
Bel Air Kids distinctives include:
- A strong alignment and integration with the life of the entire congregation. Kids Ministry is not a silo. Bel Air Kids is an age appropriate expression of the mission, vision, values and culture of Bel Air Church. Kids are invited and encouraged to be part
of one church through service, relationship, and membership.
A value of high impact VBS and Kids programs that are spiritual catalysts for our Kids.
An intentional strategy to teach kids about missions, both locally and globally.
A cohesive approach to early childhood and elementary ministry, with a commitment to be one team, building a systematic disciple-making journey through the formative years.
A growing commitment to family ministry. One of our main goals is partnering with parents to disciple their children and students.
The Kids Ministry at Bel Air is committed to growing an intergenerational team of caring volunteer leaders. We see volunteer leaders as the core of what God is doing in our family ministries.
Goals and Expectations:
The effective Bel Air Kids Director will achieve the following goals during their first 24 months of work:
- Be a partner in ministry with the Bel Air Family Ministries staff, jumping right in to the ministry, adding their skills and experience to the team.
- Exhibit that they are an Orange Thinker who is committed to excellence. Bel Air is looking for someone familiar with Orange Strategy and who has a clear understanding of Orange curriculum and resources.
Build strong relationships with the staff and community of BAC, recognizing we are all one team with one shared mission.
Create systems and processes that result in a discipleship pathway for Bel Air Kids staff, volunteers and kids. The success of this role is centered on equipping others to be reproducing followers of Jesus. The goal is to make disciples who make disciples.
Be a visible, catalytic leader for the Kids Ministry - providing energizing teaching and leadership for the kids and leaders, while maintaining a strong connection to the parents of kids.
- Develop and execute strategies to create a ministry that is both attractional and missional; thinking creatively about how to teach the Gospel to kids in a way that is innovative, fun and impactful.
- Partner with Bel Air Church’s family ministries to work toward the goal of transitioning individual age and stage ministries into a holistic family ministry, partnering with parents to equip and resource them to disciple their children.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Bel Air Kids Director:
Formal education is not a predetermining factor for the selection of the new Bel Air Kids Director. However, it is likely that they will hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working in a multi-staff setting committed to bringing kids into a growing relationship with Christ. They will show evidence of running a ministry with a high degree of innovation, flexibility and
integrity. Proven experience in creative thinking, problem solving and leadership will be beneficial.
The Kids Director will show competency in many areas, but three stand out:
They will excel in recruiting and leading volunteer leaders. But even more than that, they must develop, equip, empower and unleash leaders to impact every area of the Bel Air Kids Ministry.
They will communicate with precision. Connecting to kids, parents and the church at large with authenticity, authority, passion and effectiveness.
- They will strive for excellence in all things. This person will not settle for “good enough,” but will exceed expectations and will challenge others to rise to their level of intentionality, passion and commitment.
Show a spirit of flexibility and be willing to accept and lead through change.
Exude a strong relational personality that maturely motivates kids.
A demonstrated high level of integrity, guided by a sound set of Biblical principles and a deep relationship with Jesus.
A chemistry that “fits” with Bel Air Church.
A strong work ethic and high energy.
A team player and team builder who focuses on the good of the entire church and can inspire others to work together to achieve organizational excellence. This includes a high level of loyalty to the mission and vision of Bel Air Church as well as to the
senior leadership of the church.
If married, a high commitment to their spouse; if a parent, they model good parenting to the other leaders and kids.
To apply for this position, please send your resume along with a cover letter to Sean.Meade@belairpres.org