DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES
First Evangelical Free Church of Chicago
First Evangelical Free Church (First Free) is a young, contemporary, urban congregation of approximately 325 people in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood. First Free has a rich heritage of initiating and supporting numerous ministries both in the city and around the world. We believe God has strategically placed us in a culturally, socially and economically diverse location presenting us with many opportunities to serve our_noemailmunity. For more information about First Free, see www.firstfree_noemail.
First Free's vision is to cultivate a thriving urban_noemailmunity by experiencing life in Jesus through reaching up, reaching in and reaching out. In reaching up, we want to love God with our whole heart and live out our passion for worship, scripture reading and prayer. In reaching in, we seek to experience life together according to the principles of Acts 2. In reaching out, we desire to serve and share Christ's love with our_noemailmunity and world.
Children and Family Ministries Mission
Partner with parents in helping their children experience new life in Jesus Christ and cultivate thriving families who experience life in Jesus together. Specific details regarding Children and Family Ministries vision and currents goals are available at First Free's website.
Children and Family Ministries Programming
Programming for Children and Family Ministries includes regular Sunday morning and midweek programs, special family events, and all-church events/meetings.
Summary Description of Position
Reporting to the Senior Pastor, the Director of Children and Family Ministries is responsible for developing, overseeing and coordinating all ministry and programming related to children from birth to 5th grade and their families. (Approx. 65 children)
Primary Responsibilities and Goals
Work with Senior Pastor, Children and Family Ministries Vision Team and Parent Advisory Team to develop ministry goals and keep the ministry on track with the mission, values, and ministry goals of the church as related to children and families.
Communicate the vision and goals of the ministry regularly with other staff, parents, volunteers, and congregation promoting awareness of Children and Family Ministries with in the church body.
Oversee/direct volunteers and paid staff in Children and Family Ministries. Develop and care for a strong volunteer leadership staff by implementing dynamic recruiting, training, motivating, accountability, and volunteer support systems.
Desire to learn, grow, educate others regarding how God designed children.
Develop and oversee Children and Family Ministries annual budget.
Maintain and ensure safety of the children and volunteers in the ministry by followin