Children's Director

Hilliard Church of Christ

Job Description: Children’s Director Hilliard Church of Christ Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12

JOB SUMMARY

The primary role of the Children’s director is to provide visionary leadership and oversight to the children’s ministry programing for birth through 5th grade. They will be responsible for the planning and programming that will enable our youth to grow into disciples of Jesus Christ. Of equal importance is to assist and empower parents/guardians in raising their children to a spiritual awareness and baptism.

JOB CLASSIFICATION This position is an exempt salaried Full Time position. (Full Time is defined by a minimum 40 hour work week)

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

They will work under the direction of the Elders and the Supervision of the Senior Minister and in cooperation with other ministerial staff and church staff.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS

● The ability to speak, read and write the English Language

● Must pass all pertinent Criminal, Financial and Sexual Misconduct testing as appropriate

● Active, energetic and in good physical and mental health to interact with the youth

● Ability to use basic computer software

● Effective listening and communication skills both orally and written to work collaboratively with all staff

● Must be able to speak clearly and effectively in front of a large group

● Willing to participate in general membership needs including but not limited to the children and their families as needed

● Weekly staff meeting attendance is required and monthly meeting with elders along with update in writing

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

● Study at Seminary or Christian University Degree is preferred but not required

● Prior job experience creating and managing children’s programming is preferred

● A deep-seated relationship with Jesus Christ

● Commitment to Biblical Principles and teachings both professionally and personally

● Passionate heart for children and their families

● Gifts of leadership, teaching and administration

● Enthusiasm and charisma in communication regarding biblical truths

● Commitment to excellence

PHILOSOPHY OF MINISTRY

● A leader who is a team player and a team builder by working with students, parents and adult volunteers

● Philosophy that parental involvement is key in training students to spiritual maturity

● If married: spouse must be fully supportive of the student ministry and the church

● This ministry is not 9-5. Ministry to children generally occurs in the evenings and weekends as their schedule permits

● Ministry to children may include events at the schools, at sporting events, plays, concerts and other local gatherings

● Desire to work together with staff in order to move all ministries of HCC in the same direction with the same vision and in unity believing that we are all a part of the body and must work in concert to the good of the kingdom. 

PROGRAM LEVEL

● Develop a comprehensive children’s ministry program that incorporates the vision of HCC and created enthusiasm among the children and church members while following biblical principles and leads kids toward spiritual Christ

● Administration of the children’s ministry includes: planing, organization, direction and coordination of the children’s activities to be aligned with other activities of the church

● Preparedness to assist and step in for other Ministerial staff as needed

● Develop children’s ministry goal around finances, facilities and administrative processes

● Assure proper care of facilities

● Foster open communication with the parents/guardians of program structure and goals

● Programing expectations include: Nursery and Children’s Programs for ○ Sunday morning worship ○ Wednesday evening lessons ○ Sunday evening fun activities ○ Outreach events ○ Specialized Baptism classes ○ Family Events ○ Summer Camp ○ Curriculum selection

LEADERSHIP LEVEL

● Continually build a team of adult volunteers who will build relationships with the students and assist with personal spiritual development

● Provide leadership training to both adult and student leaders/volunteers

● Provide multiple levels of formal and informal communication with the children, parents and volunteers may include face to face, email, group messaging, facebook etc..

● Be able and willing to counsel both children and parents as needed

ADMINISTRATIVE LEVEL

● Evaluation and selection of teaching materials used in the children’s program

● Maintain a well planned, balanced program throughout the entire year even when on vacation or personal time off

● Pre-schedule activities and programing with timely notifications to our children and families

● Lead out the development of a budget to provide for ministry needs regarding programing, scholarships and capital needs

If interested in applying for this position please send your resume by email to: Hilliard Church of Christ, Danny Vanscoy at dvanscoy@hcchrist.org

For more information, contact:
Hilliard Church of Christ
dvanscoy@hcchrist.org

Address:
4300 Avery Rd
Hilliard, OH 43026