Children's Ministry Leader

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Lake Mary, FL 32746

Category: Children's Ministry

Posted on: June 27, 2019

Time Type: Part Time

Job Description:

Title: Children's Ministry Leader

Position: 7-10 hours a week
Compensation: $11-15/hour

Reports to: Rector (Senior Pastor)

Position Description: Part-time position, responsible for all aspects involved in providing faithful, loving, and responsible care and Christian education for the children of our church.

Qualifications:
- A well-grounded, Scriptural, prayerful Christian whose life has been transformed by the grace of God through the work of Jesus Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit
- A strong sense of pastoral calling to nurture and shape children in the Christian faith, to support and equip parents to raise their children in the faith, and to pray for the children and their families
- Ability to work under direction of church staff, and to work as part of a team
- Leadership abilities, and willingness to oversee and manage several employees
- Visionary, excited about developing innovative programs and equipping staff
- Experience in education and/or childcare a must, along with training in child development; preferably with a college degree in education
- Ability to communicate the Christian faith to students and their families with enthusiasm and joy
- Comfortable with technology, as well as managing budget and marketing for the program


Responsibilities:
1) Lead and manage children's ministry, Kindergarten through 5th grade:
- Oversees children's ministry on Sunday mornings year-round (10:00 am Sunday School & 11:00 Service) and Wednesday night Kids' Group (6:30 to 8:30 pm) during the school year
- Oversees all children's events including annual Christmas program and Easter Egg Hunt
- Select and acquire appropriate children's curriculum and materials each season, with approval of Rector
- Prepare, delegate, and distribute weekly lessons with staff and volunteers
- Support staff and volunteer needs; address issues as they arise
- Recruits, hires, trains, leads, schedules, and provides direction to all teachers and caregivers, paid and volunteer

2) Lead and manage nursery, 6 weeks through age 4:
- Distributes curriculum for nursery, as applicable
- Supports nursery coordinator in scheduling and staff issues
- Monitors nursery budget and protocol with nursery supervisor
- Recruits, hires, trains, leads, schedules, and provides direction to all teachers and caregivers, paid and volunteer

3) Serves as key member of parish staff:
- Attends church staff meetings and holds regular office hours, to be scheduled with rector
- Coordinates yearly calendar of events and curriculum schedule, as well as promotion
- Recommends and assists in preparation of annual children's ministry budget
- Makes expenditures for supplies, materials, equipment and retreats as authorized
- Participates in facility upkeep and communicates improvement needs
- Creates and oversees policies and procedures to provide a safe environment for children
- Communicates vision and purpose of children's ministry to the congregation
- Collaborates with parish administrator (and rector as needed) regarding scheduling, recruitment, hiring & development of staff and volunteers
- Other duties as assigned
 

About St. Peter's Episcopal Church:

St. Peter's is a parish in the Anglican tradition with strong commitments to intercessory prayer, Holy Scripture, and traditional Christian faith and morals. Our tagline is "Building lives on the Rock of Jesus Christ." We have a strong track record in local and foreign mission, with a special heart to serve the poor. We seek an individual with a sense of calling to serve children and their families to oversee our ministries in Christian education and childcare for ages 6 weeks of age through the 5th grade. Our hope is this ministry will grow with the children over the following years, to include middle and high school youth ministry. 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Children's Ministry Leader
Time Type:
Part Time
Salary:
$Less than 20,000
Organization Type:
Church
Denomination:
Worship Style:
Liturgical
Church Size:
250 - 500

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Contact Name:
Fr. Jeremy Bergstrom
Address1:
700 Rinehart Rd.
Address2:
City:
Lake Mary
State or Province:
ZIP Code:
32746
Country:
USA
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