Children/Early Childhood Ministries

Tue Feb 27 00:00:00 MST 2018

Midwest District C&MA

POSITION SUMMARY: The Children’s Director/Pastor will be responsible for the spiritual leadership and operational oversight of infant thru fourth grade (infants - 4th grade). The Children’s Director/Pastor must, above all else, love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. They must radiate the reality that Christ is their LIFE. Additionally, the Children’s Director/Pastor should be highly motivated to mobilize teams of leaders for all aspects of the ministry and be effective in creating optimal environments for children to connect with God – for the purpose of leading children to passionately follow Jesus. The Children’s Director/Pastor will contribute leadership among the larger body at Eagle Church in various capacities as opportunities emerge. This person needs to be a visionary, a strong communicator, have the ability to lead teams of people, self-motivated and have strong interpersonal relational skills. • Full time • This role will work closely with the Eagle Preschool Director. RESPONSIBILITIES Spiritual Leadership: Maintain a heart that is full and fresh of the love of Christ that permeates every aspect of life. Understand the “abide/abound” rhythm to vocational ministry – lasting fruit flows from vital union with the True Vine (John 15) Model a posture of servanthood – “carry the towel” (John 13) Have a passion for the lost; see beyond the walls of the church (local and global missions) • Immerse heart and mind in Scriptures • Pray consistently for children, parents, and families with children from birth to 4th grade • Listen to God’s voice in providing overall direction for the spiritual development of these young children • Prioritize the presence of God & being present with people over all the programs • Display an obvious love for people Operational Oversight • Work with Student Pastor and Eagle Preschool Director to develop a cohesive, Christ-centered vision for the early childhood and elementary school aged ministry at Eagle • Obtain and build into Team Leaders for each age level that will help with ownership and engagement on the vision and values of the early childhood ministry • Read, edit, and implement a curriculum which allows our infants - 4th grade aged children to flourish spiritually Teach volunteer leaders how to use the curriculum and establish guidelines & expectations for their role in implementing the curriculum • Communicate consistently, effectively, and passionately with parents regarding the spiritual development and care of their children • Responsible for all aspects of the Children’s Ministry including: recruiting volunteers, equip- ping volunteers, child-care for designated programs and services, safety procedures in place and being followed, assuring preschool rooms are staffed, in proper order and age appropriate Work collaboratively with Preschool Director to share space effectively and efficiently On Sunday morning, ensure all rooms are staffed and have all necessary tools to carry out that day’s ministry Work with Student Ministry Pastor to contribute to and maintain a consistent direction for the overall ministry through strategic planning and collaboration • Celebrate Christlike character development in children and parents • Keep the missionary heart of God before children and families • Maintain policies and procedures for program operation • Propose and oversee the children’s ministry budget • Plan and organize “Baby Dedication & Baby Dedication Brunch” events throughout the year • Develop a “new parent” program to celebrate and equip families entering this chapter of their lives • Communicate “visitor information” to Team Leaders & Eagle Kids Support staff and work collaboratively on follow up of new families • Responsible for organizing childcare and child-centered activities for church-wide events/ gatherings (ie. Summer Bash, Congregational Meeting, Worship Nights, Prayer Week, etc..) QUALIFICATIONS: It is desired that the candidate has experience in working with infants - 4th grade A degree in early childhood or elementary education or in theology/children’s ministry would be helpful - but not necessary to apply ACCOUNTABILITY: The Children's Pastor/Director will receive direct supervision from the Associate Pastor The Children's Pastor/Director will be indirectly accountable to the Lead Pastor and Board

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