Children's Director

New Life Community Church

Aurora, CO 80013

Denomination: Evangelical Free

Category: Children's Ministry

Church Size: 500 - 750

Salary: $40,000 - 50,000

Posted on: August 05, 2021

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Our Children's Ministry has been a strength of New Life Community Church for decades. Our previous Children's Ministry Director led the ministry for 21 years! We offer Sunday morning classes and nursery for birth through 5th grade. Every Wednesday, AWANA gets the entire church to itself. Some of our special events include a Christmas musical, community Easter Egg Hunt, 5-day clubs (which is our version of VBS done out at community parks), and a Good News Club that meets after school at Vassar Elementary. The Children's Ministry has always been a ministry that adapts and changes to better minister to families and their children.

We are excited for the next season of Children's Ministry at New Life and are anxious to see who God has prepared to provide leadership in that season. May He give you discernment as you explore this ministry opportunity and seek future direction for your life and calling!

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Owner of the Children's Ministry development, direction, and execution
- Cast vision and set yearly ministry goals in alignment with New Life and Next Gen Team
- Plan and execute weekly gatherings (Sunday morning and AWANA) and special events in alignment with the vision and direction
- Observe, evaluate, and adjust ministry for effectiveness
- Chief culture officer who cultivates a fun environment that loves Jesus, children, and families of all nations

2. Provide team leadership for the Children's Ministry
- Oversee, develop, and evaluate paid Children's Ministry staff: Elementary Coordinator (18 hours), Early Childhood Coordinator (7 hours), New Life Kidz Intern (5 hours)
- Recruit, develop, and shepherd disciple-making volunteers: AWANA leaders, Sunday class teachers and helpers, nursery workers, event volunteers, etc.
- Appropriately delegate responsibilities

3. Provide practical and administrative leadership to the Children's Ministry
- Children's Ministry planning, organizing, and scheduling
- Check and approve all curriculum used
- Develop systems that streamline the ministry
- Design and update posters, announcements, bulletin boards, and emails
- Responsible planning, spending, and accountability of a $16,000 budget
- Communicate effectively and timely to parents, volunteers, and staff

4. Provide ministry care to children and their families: praying, visiting, coaching, and discipling

5. Oversee, communicate, and enforce the church's approved child protection policy and safety protocols
- Ensure the safety of every child who is entrusted to the Children's Ministry
- Organize systematic cleaning of toys
- Update the New Life Child Protection Policy when needed
- Run all adult background checks for both Children's and Youth Ministry
- Know and train safety protocols such as fire, severe weather, lockdown, etc.
- Cancel ministry when needed due to weather

Other Responsibilities:
- Contributing team member of the Next Gen Team (one meeting per month for a total of 2 hours)
- Attend all-staff meetings (twice per month for a total of 2 hours)

For more information contact:
Christa Flannery

About New Life Community Church:

New Life is a multi-ethnic and multi-generational church from 30+ nations and is affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America ( In addition to our Sunday morning New Life services in English, we also have services on Sunday afternoons that are Hispanic, Ethiopian, Arabic and Filipino (some are ministries of New Life and some are sister ministries). New Life truly is "a house of prayer all nations" (Mark 11:17)!  

Job Qualifications:

- Children's Ministry experience, paid or volunteer, is a requirement
- Preferably have an educational background in Children's Ministry or Christian Education
- Willing to become a member of New Life (as well as spouse, if applicable)
- Agrees with and upholds the New Life Constitution including the statement of faith, by-laws and Employee Handbook; Supports the mission, vision, core values of New Life Community Church and Next Gen Ministry.  See information online at 

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Children's Director
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Full Time
$40,000 - 50,000
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500 - 750

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Christa Flannery
17690 E Iliff Ave
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