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Director of Children's Ministry

First Presbyterian Church Glen Ellyn

Glen Ellyn, IL

Category: Children's Pastor & Children's Ministry

Posted on: July 09, 2012

Job Description:

Director of Children's Ministry
Position Description

Children's Ministry Mission Statement

The Children's Ministry exists to love, teach and inspire local children in order that they and their families will love God, lead like Christ and confidently live the Christian faith.
Love, Lead, Live

Position Overview:
Reporting to the senior pastor the Director of Children's Ministry:
Demonstrates a LOVE for Jesus Christ, children and families.
LEADS the children's ministry (infant through 5th grade} and directs the implementation of its mission for the children's programs, spiritually preparing children for growth in their faith.
LIVES out the values of
o We_noemailing Ministry
o Community
o Integration
o Engagement
o Intentional Christian Discipleship
o Service
o Communication

Primary Responsibilities

o Guides weekly programs; Sunday School, SPARK (mid-week afternoon ministry), Junior Worship, Nursery.
o Oversees regular and special children and family programming; Vacation Bible School, Family Camp and others.

Selects biblically-based curriculum that shepherds children through a well defined, age appropriate education in the faith.

Volunteer Recruitment and Training
o Recruits volunteers and encourages them to use their talents and gifts for the children's ministry.
o Trains and supervises volunteers to be sure they are equipped lead children and are aware of church's policies.
o Coordinates retention, rotation, review and recognition of volunteers.

Relationships with Families
o Shepherds and helps parents develop their own relationships with Jesus Christ and our church_noemailmunity.
o Actively engages families in the children's ministry
o Work with Pastoral Staff in developing a system to equip parents for parenting, family worship and discipleship.

Develops and carries out_noemailprehensive, timely and regular_noemailmunication for the Children's Ministry to the Church Community, using all available and appropriate methods.

Collaboration with Staff and Other Ministries
Works closely with other staff members and ministry leaders to carryout coordinated programming in line with the Church's mission.
Adheres to all church policies, creates and manages ministry budget, and is an active participant all staff functions.

Other duties as assigned by Senior Pastor.


Passion for children's ministry
Strong grounding in the Christian Faith, reformed theology and the stories of the Bible
Proven leadership and management skills including the recruiting of volunteer staff
3-5 years experience in Children's Ministry or other Educational environment
Teaching and training experience
Strong_noemailmunication and _noemailanizational skills
Team player

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Children's Ministry
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Children's Pastor & Children's Ministry
Organization Type:
Presbyterian - PCUSA
Worship Style:
Church Size:
1000 - 1500

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
First Presbyterian Church Glen Ellyn
Contact Name:
Marsha Mead
550 N Main Street
Glen Ellyn
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