Children/Early Childhood Ministries

Fri Sep 22 00:00:00 MDT 2017

Central Pacific District C&MA

Parkside Chapel, Visalia, CA PURPOSE OF POSITION: • To ignite in children a desire for a genuine relationship with Christ and to equip them for the spiritual battle. • To encourage and equip parents to develop a biblical worldview in their children. • To promote Scripture memorization, prayer, personal Bible reading, and age appropriate opportunities for ministry. • To teach a Bible-based curriculum and encourage a Biblically-based lifestyle among the children. QUALIFICATIONS: • A vital, personal relationship with Jesus Christ; maintaining personal spiritual development through Bible reading, prayer, and Christian community. • A call to serve in children’s ministry and the ability to relate to parents and children with love and understanding. • Ability to teach and mentor children with patience and an accepting heart. • Strong organizational and leadership skills; a self-starter with the ability to prioritize projects and attend to details with excellence. • Ability to build and lead volunteer teams • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study; minimum of 5 years of experience in Children’s Ministry preferred • In agreement with Christian & Missionary Alliance doctrine and mission as well as endorse and support Parkside Chapel’s Vision. RESPONSIBLE TO: Responsible to the Board of Elders, working directly under the supervision of the Lead Pastor. RESPONSIBILITIES • Oversee & develop the Sunday morning ministry (nursery – 6th grade); provide leadership of additional Children’s ministries including AWANA, special events, Vacation Bible School; opportunities for 4th-6th grade children's camps and retreats. • Maintain safe workplace procedures and child protection policies. • Recruit, equip and lead an adult volunteer staff. • Identify and recommend Biblical teaching material for Elder approval and train the staff in the effective use of approved materials. • Effectively manage the ministry budget. • Communicate consistently with parents. • Provide tools to help parents with the spiritual training of their children. • Demonstrate caring and concern for Parkside children and families by making hospital visits and follow-up as circumstances may require • Work with other pastors to coordinate areas of ministry within the larger life of the church body in pursuit of Parkside’s Vision Statement. • Always exhibit professionalism, demonstrated by a well-groomed appearance, a conscientious work ethic, and a willingness to work at a fast pace within a variety of settings and circumstances with composure and flexibility. • Always conscious of the need for confidentiality, exercising discernment and wise judgment. • Maintain a strategy for reaching and assimilating new children and families. • Provide and oversee childcare for church-wide events on an “as needed” basis. • Other duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor & Elders. HOURS: 40 hours a week TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to office@parksidevisalia.org

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