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Director of Children's Ministry

South Bend City Church
South Bend, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 01/17/2018
Categories: Children's Ministry - Church Staff
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Role Summary:

This is a dynamic role with a new church plant that’s growing quickly. The right leader will bring creative energy to the challenge — leading volunteers who serve our families through programming that is informed by early childhood and elementary education best practices.You’ll search out and implement curriculum, recruit and train volunteers, partner with families, and ensure a safe, nurturing environment for the children of South Bend City Church.

Core Areas of Responsibility:
• Develop a children’s ministry strategy to serve children (currently comprising birth through 5th grade) and partner with families in collaboration with SBCC leadership
• Find (or create) and implement a ministry curriculum in alignment with SBCC’s theological vision and ministry values
• Lead, recruit for, and train a team of volunteers (currently 60+ team members)
• Maintain effective safety and security protocols to ensure the protection of the children in our ministry
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
• Resourcefulness — we’re a young church with a lot of work to do, and often that means coming up with solutions from scratch
• Adaptability — success with our team means being responsive to changing situations and new opportunities.
• Education and experience — the ideal applicant will have a degree in early childhood education or children’s ministry, with some experience in a church context, like volunteering in a leadership capacity or interning. Because we serve a city with a diverse population, multicultural life background or work experience is especially important.
• Technological aptitude — you don’t need to be an IT whiz or gear geek, but we pretty much live in Slack, Google docs, and Planning Center, and we work remotely. If you feel comfortable getting the job done on your smart phone and computer, you’ll fit right in.

Please send cover letter and resume to by Friday, Feb 9, 2018.
*If the person hired has been ordained previously, it is SBCC’s practice to honor that ordination. If not, we’re looking for someone who discerns a pastoral vocation and would work with them in furthering that discernment with our community. We hold an egalitarian view of leadership and celebrate men and women in ordained work as pastors.