Director of Children's Ministry
Job type: Part-time
Category: Children's Ministry
Location: Lakeland (a suburb of Memphis), TN Post Date: April 03, 2017
Lakeland First Baptist Children's Ministry is designed to ignite a desire for a genuine relationship with Christ and to equip and disciple kids ages five years through fifth grade in a caring and nurturing. The Director encourages and equips parents to develop a biblical worldview in their children, promotes Scripture memorizing, prayer, and personal Bible reading as well as provide opportunities for ministry leadership, outreach to the community, and connection to mission field.
Primary Areas of Responsibility1) Provides leadership for our Sunday morning Children's Worship, which involves the following:a) In collaboration with the Administrative Director, selects each year's major themes to be explored in the monthly worship gatherings.b) Recruits, trains, and assists volunteer leaders as part of the Children's Ministry Team in the development of weekly lesson plans.c) Oversees the weekly gathering of children. During this time, worship skills are taught, major themes are introduced and interpreted, music may be employed, offerings are collected, Biblical truths taught, Scripture memorized and applied.d) Orders necessary supplies, materials, and resources, and ensures they are maintained and organized in appropriate places.e) Creates and maintains bulletin boards and inviting classroom environments.f) Writes informative and motivational articles for the publications and social media, communicates in a timely fashion to parents and children, and provides publicity as needed.2) Leads and coordinates the children's monthly outreach and mission programs, ensuring appropriate interfacing with the Community Outreach and Missions Ministry Team.a) Organizes and publicizes community and family events on a monthly basis.b) Develop relationships and partnerships with local preschools, elementary and other community-based organizations seeking the spiritual well-being of children.3) Meets weekly with the Executive Director and monthly staff meetings, as well as Ministry Team Meetings.4) Ensures staffing and proper training for childcare needs at all church events that require childcare.5) Recruits and trains volunteers for key Family Events each month and church activities events throughout the year, including:a) Kids Beach Club,b) Summer VBS Program,c) Christmas Programs,d) Easter activities6) Communicates regularly with parents, using e-mail, text, and phone, as well as the use of our church's website and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).7) Seeks to create an expanding base of volunteers on the Children's Ministry Team – mobilizing volunteers in our educational ministries, and ensuring they are trained, equipped, nurtured, supported, affirmed, and recognized.8) Assists in worship leadership responsibilities, including delivering Children's Message at least one Sunday per month during Lakeland's regular Sunday Morning Worship service.9) Assists the Senior Leadership Team in helping develop programs and pathways, consisting of organizing and implementing child-inclusive worship services that both attract young families and incorporate children in active engagement.10) Develops faith-based children's program during the week, providing a safe, fun, nurturing and inspiring environment of spiritual formation and social connectivity.11) Organizes a week-long summer camp for children of our congregation and community (Theater, Sports, Bible, Arts) and partners with local organizations in hosting additional summer camps on campus.
♣ Should exhibit professionalism, demonstrated by: a well-groomed appearance, conscientious work ethic, be willing and able to work at a fast pace within a variety of settings and circumstances, with composure and flexibility.♣ Should be ever conscious of the need for confidentiality.♣ Should exercise discernment and wise judgment.♣ Should be a person who gives extreme attention to details with an eye for excellence.♣ Should be a self-starter, good at multi-tasking and prioritizing projects.♣ Endorse and support the vision and mission of Lakeland First Baptist.♣ Maintain personal spiritual development through Bible reading, prayer, and Christian community
Position Requirements• Must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, be a member in good standing, and have a desire to teach and mentor children with patience and an accepting heart.• An educational background in Christian Ministries, Biblical Studies, or a related field preferred.
Part-Time: 10-15 hours per week
How to apply
Send resume to Jim Avery, Executive Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.