Creation Kids Ministry Director

Bend, OR Religion Created Apr 18, 2019 2:38 am
Creation Church
http://creationinbend.com
Job Type:
Part-time
Hours Per Week:
15
Job Description:

Creation Church is a new church, planting out of Westside Church, in Bend, OR in the Fall of 2019. We are a new church focused on creating compassionate people, healthy families, and thriving communities. We have already established a church plant CORE Team of more than 100 people and plan to launch with great momentum and forward growth.

The Creation Church Kids Ministry Director oversees ministry vision, strategy, and programming related to nursery through primary school, up to 5th grade.

To access a full ministry description visit: https://bit.ly/2D5tQxC

Please respond with:

  • Resumé
  • Personal Passion Statement
  • Links to relevant social media accounts
  • Video/Audio of you speaking or leading
Job Requirements:

Personal Spiritual Development

  • Maintain a healthy personal prayer and devotional life
  • Read, listen, watch, research, resource and equip yourself to continue growing as a Ministry Director
  • Consistently operate from a place of connectedness to God in hearing His voice and moving in His power
  • Have a direct connection to a spiritual mentor speaking into your life on a monthly basis
  • Is humble and teachable as a leader
  • Pray, dream, imagine, innovate
  • Work with leadership/pastoral teams to develop vision, strategies, and programs supporting Creation Church’s Mission, Vision and Core Values
  • Act as the primary driver of vision, mission, values, and programming for the Creation Kids ministry team, ensuring that all volunteers have a clear understanding and commitment to these things
  • Create an environment of partnership and trust with parents in the discipleship and care of children
  • Be available to meet with parents concerning issues regarding their child’s experience
  • Partner in cohesive strategy and communication between Creation Kids & Creation Youth
  • Lead the Creation Kids team in the development of systems and processes for effective operations, safety, and risk management
  • Oversee the development and management of budget and finances
  • Oversee selection, development, and implementation of curriculum
  • Oversee all special events (Holidays, VBS, etc.)

Care & Management of Volunteers

  • Work with the Creation Youth Director and Lead Pastor to facilitate Creation Kids Team meetings with the leadership team
  • Build, mentor, coach and train team and volunteers to meet personal goals
  • Provide pastoral care and encouragement for team and volunteers
  • Create a plan for ongoing collaboration and inclusion for the team at large
  • Work alongside pastoral staff to support and ensure proper alignment
  • Identify prospective new leaders
  • Pray for, recruit, train, disciple and coach volunteers to lead and serve
  • Meet volunteers regularly or host team gatherings/trainings (coffee, lunch, etc.) to build relationship, pastor, disciple, and coach
  • Develop and implement proper policies and procedures for application, interview and screening process for all volunteers

Discipleship

  • Oversee the discipleship strategy for nursery - 5th grade children
  • Lead/teach services only as part of the greater strategy to develop other volunteer leaders and teachers
  • Distribute weekly lessons to Leaders, providing ongoing coaching as needed
  • Meet with leaders for a pre-service huddles
  • Prepare curriculum/games /crafts for the weekend and midweek services
  • Add to and edit each weekly lesson plan
  • Print and change posters and promotion for each new series
  • Set up curriculum slides and videos
  • Print all weekly take-home materials
  • Create age-appropriate activities that will encourage spiritual growth
  • Discover ways to lead our children into Holy Spirit encounters in our services
  • Passionately pursue the gifts of the Spirit being developed in our children
  • Find creative ways for live worship experiences to be a normal part of children's ministry
  • Advocate for Creation Kids involvement in services, finding creative ways to involve children in every area of ministry

Team Participation & Administration

  • Participate in all meetings required from Lead Pastor
  • Participate in weekly leadership meetings with other departments
  • Answer all email and phone calls in a timely manner
  • Maintain up-to-date calendar and communicate with staff regularly
  • Adhere to and lead others in following guidelines and policies in the Staff Handbook
Highly Desired:

Qualifications:

  • Possesses excellent leadership and team building skills with direct reports, volunteers, parents, and children
  • Implementation and teaching of approved curriculum
  • Portrays and trains the team in excellent classroom management
  • Models effective, healthy communication
  • Fosters a Spirit-filled environment that displays the fruits of the Spirit
  • Facilitates wise, biblical judgment when making decisions; is dependable, reliable, and integrous
  • Flexible throughout changes and demands, while displaying compassion and empathy
  • Results-oriented with a constant drive to seek wisdom, knowledge, and understanding
  • Extensive understanding of infant, child and young adult development, and the family unit in today’s culture
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies and platforms
  • Either possesses or is willing to begin the process to acquire, their Foursquare Pastoral License within the first year of serving at Creation Church
Reports To:
Lead Pastor