Director of Children's Ministry
Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church
Lexington, South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 07/03/2019
Categories: Children's Ministry
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description:
DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church
JOB DESCRIPTION
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PURPOSE
To lead and serve with a talented staff in developing a ministry that nurtures and equips children (from birth through 5th grade) and their families to flourish as disciples of Jesus Christ in the Reformed Tradition.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Work closely with Assistant Pastor - Next Generation Ministry.
2. Work closely with Next Generation team of elders and deacons and staff.
3. Supervise the work of the Assistant Director of Children's Ministry and Director of Nurseries and Mother's Morning Out.
4. Nurture spiritual growth and development of children birth through 5th grades.
5. Build supportive relationships with parents, children and families.
6. Communicate with children, parents and volunteers via post cards, letters, email, phone calls, and social media, as deemed appropriate by church policy.
7. Provide educational resources to help equip parents and families as disciple-makers in their own homes.
8. Provide compassionate care for children, including hospital and home visits.
9. Nurture volunteers, teachers, fellow colleagues, and interns with words, notes, small gifts and remembrances.
10. Prepare and manage the budget for the children's ministry.
11. Select, order, and facilitate implementation of curriculum and materials for Sunday School, Wednesday night, Sunday Night, VBS and all other programming with guidance from the associate pastor and Next Generation committee.
12. Provide direction, resourcing, and support for Club 45 (4th & 5th grade)
13. Recruit, provide comprehensive training, and offer support for volunteers, teachers and summer interns to work with children from birth to 5th grade.
14. Submit articles, promotions and updates for publication in the weekly newsletter and elsewhere.
15. Plan and implement special seasonal events, including those at Christmas, Easter and spring.
16. Plan and direct specific summer programming.
17. Plan large group time for elementary SS each week.
18. Direct VBS along with Board of Directors and staff support.
19. Plan and direct the children's Wednesday night programs.
20. Attend workshops and conferences to continue education, learn current best practices, and nurture your own spiritual growth.
21. Network with area directors of children's ministries.
22. Perform other duties as assigned.
ACCOUNTABILITY
Associate Pastor of Next Generation Ministries.
Program Support -Next Generation Ministry Team
PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS
1. Growing and flourishing as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
2. Possesses relational skills needed to connect effectively with children and their families.
3. Upbeat, energetic and enthusiastic.
4. Adheres to healthy boundaries in all areas of life including those between ministry and personal life.
5. Physically capable of managing stress and engaging in sustained activity.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
1. Possesses strong knowledge of the Bible as well as the ability to soundly interpret it and apply it to life.
2. Embraces Reformed theology and adheres to the Essential Tenets of the ECO.
3. Understands child development and educational theory.
4. Possess at B.A. in Christian Ministries or equivalent experience
5. Experience preferred.
WORK SCHEDULE
Fulltime (salaried). A flexible schedule is required since this position requires evening and weekend work.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
This position occasionally works at a venue outside of the Church, so a small amount of overnight travel may be required. A valid SC drivers' license is required.

1. Growing and flourishing as a disciple of Jesus Christ. 2. Possesses relational skills needed to connect effectively with children and their families. 3. Upbeat, energetic and enthusiastic. 4. Adheres to healthy boundaries in all areas of life including those between ministry and personal life. 5. Physically capable of managing stress and engaging in sustained activity., 1. Possesses strong knowledge of the Bible as well as the ability to soundly interpret it and apply it to life. 2. Embraces Reformed theology and adheres to the Essential Tenets of the ECO. 3. Understands child development and educational theory. 4. Possess at B.A. in Christian Ministries or equivalent experience 5. Experience preferred. WORK SCHEDULE Fulltime (salaried). A flexible schedule is required since this position requires evening and weekend work. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS This position occasionally works at a venue outside of the Church, so a small amount of overnight travel may be required. A valid SC drivers' license is required.


Associated topics: administrative, administrative assistant, administrative coordinator, administrative officer, administrative staff, assistant, front office, operational assistant, staff, support

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