Function: The goal of the Children’s Ministry is to create and develop a family centered ministry, that leads children toward knowing Jesus Christ as their Savior.
The role of the Children’s Ministry is to help validate the importance of children both in and outside the family of God. As a result, the children, family, and volunteers, feel loved and welcomed at church, thus creating a safe environment for them to grow in their faith.
Responsibilities of the children’s Ministry Director:
The CMD is accountable to the current Elders, oversite from the Youth Minister and serves the church, (focusing on ages: birth through 5th grade) in the following areas:
Coordinating church-wide children’s activities and events:
The purpose of the activities and events planned should focus on the mission of the church; they should provide opportunities for growth and fellowship among members and children of members (both church-wide, and in age specific groups.)
Administration of preschool/daycare program
Responsible for administration of preschool/ daycare program to include staffing, staff reviews, calendar establishment, establishing and maintaining work procedures and policies, financial oversight of program reporting to business administrator, and other duties as assigned.
Planning activities and events that provide the opportunity for community outreach:
These activities and events should focus on building relationships within the community.
The recruitment of volunteers is an ongoing, process. It is to be carried out as needed, to ensure a safe and functional environment for the Children of the congregation.
Volunteers should be trained according to their area of interest, before actively serving in the various positions associated with the children’s ministry. All volunteers working with children (in any capacity) are to have a background screening, before they begin serving.
Planning and implementing children’s worship services:
This is to include choosing the curriculum, adapting the curriculum to fit the timeframe available, and the age of the children who will be attending.
Providing opportunities for parents/caregivers to grow spiritually:
We recognize the fact that parents/caregivers have the largest impact in their children’s lives, and as such it is their responsibility to provide the majority of spiritual growth for their children through everyday life. Providing a means for the parents to grow spiritually will enable them to more effectively lead by example.
Providing opportunities for spiritual growth for volunteers:
Volunteer schedules should be such that volunteers are able to attend classes or worship services as desired, to ensure their continued spiritual growth, (As well as to prevent the volunteers from getting burned out.)
Oversee Orange teachers:
The CMD (with the input of the teachers, and approval from elders) will choose, and be responsible for ordering class curriculum; as well as ensure each class has the supplies needed for teaching.
Oversee Nursery/ volunteers:
The CMD is responsible for the cleanliness and function of the nurseries, and is also responsible for ensuring each nursery is adequately staffed each week.
Attend staff/board meetings:
As a full time staff member, the CMD is expected to be present for staff meetings, as well as board meetings, and any other meetings requested by the Leadership of the church.
Other Responsibilities Assigned by Current Elders:
As with any ministry position, it is difficult to try to assume the many responsibilities that may arise, as situations change. As it is the responsibility of the Elders to lead not only the congregation, but also the staff, it is left to their discretion, the assignment of other roles and responsibilities that may become a part of the role of the Children’s Ministry Director.
Starting Salary $30,000-$40,000 based on experience. Benefits included. Please email resume and other documents. Call with questions.