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Director of Children's Ministry

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Lubbock, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 01/23/2018
Categories: Children's Ministry
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Westminster Presbyterian Church ("WPC") is situated in the heart of the city of Lubbock, TX - a growing, mid-size city which is home to Texas Tech University.  Lubbock is a great mixture of a college town in a suburban setting with modern hospitals, booming businesses, affordable housing, great public and private schools - and opportunities for ministry.  WPC is an Evangelical Presbyterian Church with a historic presence in the city, a legacy of effective ministry, and an eye towards the future.  WPC worships in Modern expressions at 9 AM and Traditional at 11 AM (with a well-attended Sunday School hour in-between).

 We are looking for an highly relational, student-loving, Christ-centered Director of Children's Ministry.

  1. Director of Children’s Ministries
  2. Purpose
  3. The Director of Children’s Ministries at Westminster Presbyterian Church provides direction and oversight for the Elementary (Kindergarten – 5th Grade) Children’s Ministry and the Nursery (Infant-Prekindergarten) Ministry.  Responsibilities include Sunday mornings, midweek programming, special events, attending children’s extracurricular events, and leading chapel weekly for our WPC Preschool.
  4. Organizational Relationship
  5. The Director of Children’s Ministries directly reports to the Senior Pastor.
  6. The Director of Children’s Ministries is a direct supervisor to the Nursery Coordinator, the Children’s Choir Director and Accompanist, the Cherub’s Choir Director, Nursery volunteers and paid staff, and Children’s Elementary Ministry volunteers.
  7. In addition, the Director of Children’s Ministries works directly with the following church persons/committees:

                                                              i.      WPC Elder: Children’s Ministries

                                                            ii.      Discipleship and Evangelism Committee (D+E)

                                                          iii.      Children’s Ministries Parent Committee

                                                          iv.      WPC Preschool Director and Assistant Director

  1. Responsibilities
  2. To oversee the children’s ministries at Westminster Presbyterian Church. This includes oversight for all staff, both paid and voluntary, in association with children’s ministries.
  3. To plan and direct Sunday morning programming for Infants – 5th graders.
  4. To plan and direct midweek programming for Infants – 5th graders.

                                                              i.      During school year – Wednesday Nights

  1. In addition, Supervise and support the children’s and cherub’s choirs.

                                                            ii.      During summer – Summer Shenanigans (a morning, fun-oriented fellowship event!)

  1. To plan and direct monthly “Parent’s Night Out” for Infants – 5th graders.
  2. To plan for and supervise a yearly summer camp for 2nd Graders – 5th Graders.
  3. To plan and direct a yearly Vacation Bible School for Infants – 5th Graders.
  4. To plan and direct weekly chapel programming for our WPC Preschool (Wednesdays or Thursdays).
  5. Evangelism – Share the love and sacrifice of Jesus with the children of our church and community.
  6. Growth – A goal to see every child actively growing in their faith.
  7. To enlist, train, resource, and encourage adult leadership to lead Sunday mornings, midweek activities, camp counselors, and partner with parents.
  8. To encourage and motivate the children in a growing commitment and connection to the body of Christ and an expanding contribution to the mission of Christ.
  9. To help parents be involved in the spiritual formation of their child’s life.
  10. To make decisions on the most effective programs and projects to best impact our children.
  11. To annually develop and oversee the children’s ministry budget so it effectively and wisely utilizes church resources and maximizes ministry opportunity.
  12. To support, encourage, and love each child by attending extracurricular events; at least one event per child per year when invited and/or schedules are made available by their guardians.
  13. Qualifications
  14. 2-4 years experience directing or assisting in the direction of children’s ministries, including leadership of ministry staff and volunteers.
  15. BA or BS degree required.
  16. Meets Biblical qualifications for pastoral leadership.
  17. Desired Strengths and Competencies:

                                                              i.      Leadership gifting

                                                            ii.      Creative and Innovative

                                                          iii.      Skilled in planning, organizing, and implementing children’s ministry programs

                                                          iv.      Maintain cooperative and motivating relationships with supervisors, staff, volunteers, and parents

                                                             v.      Be reliable, take initiative, and be self-motivated

                                                          vi.      Embrace and adapt to growth, and change

                                                        vii.      Basic computer software competency (Excel, Word, Publisher) and the capacity and willingness to learn new software (Planning Center, Website editing, and others)

  1. Other
  2. This is a full-time position: 40 hours per week.

                                                              i.      May-July: 50 hours per week.

  1. Terms of employment are determined by the Organization and Leadership Ministry Team and the Session in consultation with the appropriate supervisor and Ministry Team Moderator.
  2.  Revised November 20, 2017