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Children's Ministry Director

Crossroads Evangelical Free Church
Plymouth, Indiana, United States


Date Posted: 01/24/2018
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To inspire, equip and train all Children’s Ministry Staff and Volunteers to disciple the children and parents of Crossroads Church.  This includes all early childhood, preschool, elementary and pre-teen weekly programming and special events.

 

Reports to: Pastor of Student Ministries and Senior Pastor

 

Classification: Full-time

 

ESSENTIAL Personal Traits:

  • A personal commitment to follow Jesus, love others like Jesus and pursue living like Jesus
  • A deep appreciation for the local church as God’s established plan to make disciples who make disciples
  • Senses a call by God into full-time ministry
  • Fully embraces the mission, vision and core values of Crossroads Church
  • Relatable and Approachable – enjoys interacting with families; children and, in particular, parents
  • Flexible – Handles change well and cooperates with others to provide workable solutions to unforeseen challenges
  • Uses appropriate judgement in the areas of discretion, sensitivity and confidentiality.
  • Exhibits professionalism as demonstrated by a conscientious work ethic, cooperation and accountability.
  • Takes initiative and is a self-starter – needs little guidance or motivation to fulfill responsibilities

 

IDEAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree in related ministry field
  • Experience in designing and developing creative children’s ministry environments
  • Experience in recruiting, motivating, equipping and scheduling volunteers
  • Evidence of proven organizational skills
  • Effective communication skills (written, verbal, interpersonal)
  • Above average multi-tasking skills and ability to prioritize projects
  • Experience in building and leading teams of multiple team members
  • Enthusiasm to stay current on children’s ministry news and resources
  • Basic familiarity and working knowledge of “Orange”
  • Willingness to undergo a thorough background check
  • Competency with basic computer software (Excel, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint), and the capacity to learn new software.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Crossroads is one church in two locations.  Therefore, these responsibilities pertain to leadership of two campuses and potentially a third.
  • The CMD is directly involved in the Elementary programming at the Plymouth campus as there is not an Elementary Coordinator position at this time.
  • The CMD role is to lead paid and volunteer Ministry Coordinators in this manner…

 

Inspire:

  • To lead with a passion for children and parents to be grounded in the Word of God
  • To lead with a passion for the Gospel to be central in the home of every family that attends Crossroads
  • Provide vision, strategy and innovative development for all Children’s Ministry environments
  • Meet regularly with Coordinators to encourage them in ministry endeavors
  • Inspire Christ followers to utilize their giftedness to disciple children

 

Equip:

  • To make certain ministry environments are equipped with volunteers and resources to accomplish the goal of discipling children to follow Jesus.  Ensure clear and ongoing communication with volunteers is maintained.
  • Select (in conjunction with ministry coordinators), purchase and oversee the implementation of all Christ-centered curriculums for the Large Group/Small Group teaching environments
  • Ensure that materials are prepared for use by coordinators and volunteer teams
  • Encourage parent participation by equipping them to nurture their child’s faith.
  • Establish and maintain a good secure system and team for child check-in and pick up
  • Work with the Usher Team to provide a safe ministry environment
  • Prepare and oversee budget for the children’s ministry.
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures as needed

 

Train:

  • Provide training for all Children’s Ministry Coordinators
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers to serve in the various children’s ministry environments (weekly ministries as well as special events)

 

Other:

  • Assist Coordinators in handling situations that arise during programmed times and special events:  staffing, parental relations, behavior problems, accidents, etc.
  • Attend staff meetings as assigned
  • Participate on the Next Gen Team.  This team is led by the Pastor of Student Ministries
  • Coordinate with the Access Ministries Director (special needs) to develop clear and intentional procedures and policies when involving Children’s Ministry
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends occasionally as needed for special events
  • Works closely with all ministries within Crossroads Church
  • Oversee Children’s Ministry for all-church events as directed; including, but not limited to Good Friday services, periodic conferences and other uncommon events.

 

 Salary and Benefits:

  • Pay is based upon standard pay matrix used at CEFC according to experience, position and classification.
  • Mileage reimbursement to be made whenever a personal vehicle is used to accomplish any church-related task.
  • All church-related conferences and training programs approved by the church will be paid by the church.

  

*Any inquiries in response to this opportunity can be sent to rgamble@crossroads-efc.org