The coordinator of children's ministry will be attentive to the hopes, concerns, and needs of children in the community to determine how the congregation might serve them and their families and how they might serve one another as Christian disciples and good neighbors. The coordinator should identify key people in the congregation and community who are advocates for children's needs and issues.
The coordinator needs to be familiar with the congregation's mission and how the mission and goals are achieved through the congregation's ministry by, with, and for children and their families. This leader should pray intentionally for children and their families.
This leader will advocate that all children are welcome and expected to be fully engaged in the ministries of the church.
The coordinator will work with others to plan and carry out a comprehensive program for children that include worship, study, fellowship, service experiences, and other experiences that guide children as they grow in faith, such events should include VBS, children's sermons and regular events that provide children with an opportunity to invite friends to church and /or church activities. The coordinator will advocate for quality leadership and ample funding.
The coordinator will lead the church in creating and annually updating Safe Sanctuaries policies and guidelines and living into them as a community of nurture.
The coordinator will regularly and intentionally communicate with parents, families, and children's ministry leaders in other churches, denominations, and non-profits, so that children have multiple opportunities to thrive.
The coordinator will work with other leaders to develop and secure theologically aligned and developmentally appropriate resources and curriculum that support the work of teachers and group leaders in ministry with children.
The coordinator is encouraged to maintain a healthy and growing personal spiritual life and to lead others to do the same.