Children's Ministry Director

Refuge Church
Willmar, Minnesota, United States


Date Posted: 05/08/2018
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

REFUGE CHURCH – WILLMAR, MN

JOB DESCRIPTION – Full-time Position

 

REFUGE CHURCH’S MISSION

To be and make disciples of Jesus Christ.

 

FOCUS

To provide vision, leadership, coordination and oversight for all facets of Refuge Children’s Ministry (Birth-4th grade) in alignment with the mission, core values and philosophy of Refuge Church.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A commitment to the ministry of Jesus Christ through a lifestyle that is characterized by prayer, reading God’s Word, love for others, integrity, and support for co-laborers.
  • Agreement with Refuge Statement of Faith. (www.refugewillmar.org)
  • Formal christian education training and/or significant ministry experience, with a passion for children’s ministry.
  • Ability to recruit, train, mentor, and encourage volunteer staff in ministry areas.
  • An ability to communicate and build relationships with volunteers, children and their parents.
  • A passion and excitement for training and enabling volunteers to teach kids about Jesus through stories, worship, service in the church and other creative venues.
  • A genuine concern for the spiritual development, safety and outreach potential of the children and the ministry of early childhood wing and children’s programs.
  • A membership at Refuge Church.

 

MINISTRY SUMMARY

  • Engage, nurture, and encourage children, families, and volunteers on their faith journey.
  • Evaluate annually, along with volunteers, the quality and content of Children’s Ministry curriculum and the teaching and worship experiences -- then make necessary changes.
  • Coordinate the recruiting, scheduling, training, screening (including background checks), supervision and recognition of Children’s Ministry and Early Childhood (nursery and wigglers) volunteers.
  • Implement and maintain safety and security policies within ministry areas to protect participants as established by the Trustee Board.
  • Communicate with Office Administrator to provide publicity regarding Children’s Ministry events within the church.
  • Be involved in pastoral staff meetings to maintain consistency and continuity with other ministry areas of the church (creating calendars, scheduling events, volunteers, etc.).
  • Review, select and circulate appropriate curriculum for the various Refuge Children’s Ministries as approved by the Christian Education Board.
  • Maintain detailed reports and records for Children’s Ministry and Early Childhood areas including budgets, administrative tasks, vision casting, and goal setting.
  • Keep rooms in the early childhood wing equipped with age appropriate/quality equipment as well as cleaned/sanitized regularly; thoroughly sanitizing toys quarterly.
  • Communicate effectively with volunteers, parents, staff, and the church in general by sending monthly schedules to volunteers, sending reminder emails/postcards to weekly volunteers, letting the office administrator and/or staff know of new families, and writing letters to families when necessary.
  • Keep regularly posted church office hours coordinated with Pastoral Staff and the Christian Education Board.
  • Participate in continuing education opportunities in order to stay current with skills in leading Children’s Ministry.

 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY AREAS TO SERVE AND/OR COORDINATE INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • CONNECT hour classes (Sunday School hour)
  • CrissCross (children’s worship: 4 years old to 3rd grade)
  • JAM (Wednesday Evening) (K - 4th grade)
  • Christmas Program (Preschool - 4th grade)
  • Vacation Bible School (One full week in the summer) (Preschool – 4th grade)
  • Volunteers need to be recruited & scheduled for:
  1. Sunday morning - both services and CONNECT hour
  2. Childcare (Women's’ Bible Studies, VBS, Special Events, etc.)

 

ACCOUNTABILITY

This individual will be expected to take an active role in staff meetings, Christian Education Board meetings, and congregational business meetings.

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

  • This position reports to and gives weekly working log to the Associate Pastor.
  • This position will have a 6-month evaluation with the Christian Education Board to determine effectiveness of position and areas where support is needed.
  • Annual job performance evaluations will be conducted with the Christian Education Board and the Associate Pastor.

 

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES/PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Personal faith journey that strives to live as an authentic follower of Christ
  • Self-starter, hard worker, strong interpersonal skills
  • Leadership, encouragement and organizational skills

 

Submit letter of application, resume and references to Refuge Church at refugechurchcareers@gmail.com. 

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