Minister for Children's Ministries at South Suburban Christian Church
- Posted: 8/9/2013
- Location: Littleton, CO
- URL: http://www.southsuburban.com
- Hours: Full Time
Minister of Children’s Ministries
South Suburban Christian Church
1.1. Professes Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
1.2. Willing to be an active, visible, and accessible member of SSCC
1.3. Experience in managing multiple staff members and volunteers
1.4. Experience creating and managing ministry budgets
1.5. Loves children, enjoys working with them, has a strong biblical knowledge, and understands the stages of child development
1.6. Bachelor’s degree preferred
1.7. Three (3) years employment experience in oversight and management of a total children’s ministry program
2. Standards of Employment:
2.1. Supervisor: Associate Pastor of Community Life.
2.2. Work Week: Full-time salaried position, including a minimum of 40 hours per week.
2.3. Supervises these direct reports: Nursery Director
2.4. Review: There will be an annual performance evaluation, including appropriate, consistent feedback.
2.5. Compensation: Starting salary per Job Offer Letter.
2.6. Leave: Paid holidays, vacation days, personal days, sick leave, jury duty, conferences and continuing education shall be provided according to church policy.
3. Position Concept and Primary Purpose:
3.1. The Minister of Children’s Ministries plans, supervises, and implements programs for children ages birth through 12 years old 3 years through 6th grade. These programs include but are not limited to: Sunday morning education, various midweek classes, and special events that are outreach focused.
4. Responsibilities include the following Performance Categories:
4.1. Relationship Building and Management with adults, parents, and volunteers:
4.1.1. Recruits, trains and supports volunteers for all children’s classes.
126.96.36.199. Recruits gifted persons who love children, building teaching teams to cover classroom needs.
188.8.131.52. Offers regular teacher training events for equipping existing and potential teachers.
184.108.40.206. Encourages teachers with periodic teacher appreciation activities and individual attention.
220.127.116.11. Maintains a pool of substitute teachers for planned and unplanned needs in children’s classes.
4.1.2. Maintains professional connection with other children’s ministry directors in the community, through INCM (International Network of Children’s Ministry).
4.1.3. Develops and implements health and safety practices in all areas of Children’s Ministries.
18.104.22.168. Assures that uniform, written practices are in place for child’s health and safety.
22.214.171.124. Provides screening of potential children’s workers through the SSCC Business Office.
126.96.36.199. Trains all children’s workers in health and safety practices (CPR training, etc).
188.8.131.52. Regularly evaluates actual practices for compliance with written guidelines,
4.1.4. Organizes a Children’s Ministry Task Force; schedules and attends regular meetings.
4.1.5. Build effective relationships with parents of children.
4.1.6. Partner with parents in laying a spiritual foundation for children at home and at church.
4.2. Teaching and Leading:
4.2.1. Manages Curriculum for all children’s ministry programs.
184.108.40.206. Evaluates, selects, orders and distributes to classrooms available curriculum material/teaching resources on a regular basis, based on children’s needs and the quality of the material.
4.2.2. Teaching in the classroom and worship services
4.2.3. Plans and implements special events similar to the following:
220.127.116.11. Vacation Bible School, Christmas Pageant, Faith Steps, Parenting Workshops, Grade-level Advancements, Teacher Appreciation, Maundy Thursday Service, Easter Eggstravaganza, Fun Fall Festival.
4.2.4. Develops new children’s programming as needs are identified.
4.3. Working with children ages birth through 12 years old:
4.3.1. Understands the various stages of child development, including nursery, preschool, elementary, and preteen children.
4.3.2. Provides age-specific programming for each area of children’s ministry.
4.3.3. Ability to relate to all ages of children personally and ability to select volunteers that match the age group they are working with directly.
4.4. Ministerial and Biblical knowledge:
4.4.1. Possess a solid understanding of the Bible, including personal devotional times, regular attendance at worship services, participating in a Bible study group in order to continue growing in faith.
4.4.2. Ability to provide a foundation of biblical knowledge for each age group.
4.4.3. Some specific programs that assist this process are Faith Steps, New Christians Class, and Baptism.
4.4.4. Attends conferences and workshops, staying current with the trends in children’s ministry.
4.5. Administration and Budgeting:
4.5.1. Submit annual goals and budget to the Financial Management Team.
4.5.2. Maintain communication and relationships with staff, Church Board and appropriate committees necessary for the on-going Children’s Ministries within the life of the congregation.
4.5.3. Work with necessary technical persons to update the website, keep it current, and utilize all applicable forms of social media.
4.5.4. Responsible to coordinate production of all printed materials, including brochures, schedules, and calendars for children’s ministries.
4.5.5. Maintains and assigns (in coordination with the front office) children’s ministry classroom space for children’s ministry events.
18.104.22.168. Insures that classrooms, furniture and equipment are clean, attractive, in good condition, and adequate for ongoing needs, and replaces as necessary.
22.214.171.124. Works with teachers to create a welcoming environment in each classroom.
126.96.36.199. Maintains well supplied resource centers for classroom supplies.