Children’s Ministry Director

New Life Fullerton Published: 11/13/2017

Description

To apply, please email resume to hr@newlifefullerton.org

Summary: Provide relational, spiritual, and logistical leadership to New Life Fullerton’s children’s ministry (ages nursery-6th grade).
Job Type: half time, 20 hours/week

General Job Responsibilities
• Create a grace-filled, enthusiastic learning environment
• Serve as a welcoming presence for regular and new parents and their children
• Work with Pastor and session to form practical strategies based on New Life Fullerton’s vision and philosophy of ministry

Weekly Responsibilities
• Prepare and present a short devotional for children’s service
• Coordinate logistics of children’s ministry service and Sunday school (including songs, slide presentations, substitute teachers, etc.)

Administration and Communication
• Schedule Sunday volunteers each quarter
• Order and distribute curriculum materials each quarter
• Facilitate weekly communication with parents regarding lesson/activities
• Serve as communication “hub” between Pastor/session, Parents, and Members
• Maintain and re-order basic teacher/lesson related supplies
• Maintain class rosters and updated directory
• Review and implement child protection policies/practices
• Participate in staff meetings as necessary

Supervision, Teaching, and Training
• Provide oversight of all class teachers/assistants
• Perform periodic review of curriculum effectiveness with input from teachers and parents
• Create systems for traffic/flow, ensuring that ministry space is safe, organized, effective; direct support staff and volunteers in setting up of rooms
• Prepare/teach lesson as a substitute when needed
• Lead adult training/equipping meetings; routinely encourage teachers and members/volunteers

Parent/Family Liaison
• Develop supportive, collaborative relationships with parents of children
• Coordinate with pastor and session when parent support, child development, and discipline needs arise
• Provide necessary support to families to assist in the spiritual nurture of children at home

Special Events
• Plan and implement childcare/activities for church-wide events as needed
• Plan, coordinate, and implement special events for Children’s ministry (e.g.,
holiday events, VBS, etc.)

Qualifications
• Prior experience with local church children’s ministries required
• Degree from a Reformed Seminary with strong convictions for reformed theology
and ministry
• Strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills with adults and
children; personable demeanor and relational style
• Strong administrative, organizational, and problem-solving skills
• Flexible, able to adapt quickly within a growing (i.e., changing) church
environment
• Embraces and is able to articulate New Life Fullerton’s vision, particularly as it
relates to children’s ministry
• Background check required; experience in infant/child CPR certification preferred
• Hours: 20 hours/week
• Pay: Available upon request
• Start date: Immediate

To apply, please email resume to hr@newlifefullerton.org

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