Christ Community Church of Columbus, Georgia, prayerfully seeks a Full Time Pastor of Children’s Ministries.
Under general supervision of the Family Ministries Team Leader, prayerfully directs all ministries to children, birth through 5th grade. Specifically, provides visionary, strategic and administrative leadership for all Children's Ministry activities and volunteers. These activities include, but are not limited to: Kingdom Kids, Little Kingdom Kids, nursery, childcare, Retreats, Vacation Bible School, Kids Camp, Harvest Festival, prayer weeks, summer events and other seasonal programs. Director will follow model of leadership development to ensure that each area of ministry has a coach who leads leaders and leaders who lead members. This is a full time position and includes working/serving on Sundays.
a)Champions a biblically sound and inspiring vision for the spiritual development of children.
b)Builds and leads a Children's Ministry Leadership Team consisting of all coaches and key leaders. The purpose of this team is to come alongside the director to provide oversight of every aspect of the ministry. The team should meet as needed (monthly suggested) to pray, dream, encourage, evaluate, plan and communicate vital information.
c)Champions a vision/mission statement and strategic plan for Children's Ministries that grows out of the mission statement of the church and consistently casts that vision for the Children's Ministries team at meetings and through various forms of communication, i.e, social media, parent communication, texts, emails, etc.
d)Using the Leadership Path model and training materials, ensures that leaders are intentionally and continually developed in every area and level of leadership within the ministry.
e)Develops and oversees necessary systems for adequately recruiting, training and providing support for all children's ministry volunteers. Emphasis should be given to ensuring that all volunteers are serving where they are Gifted to Serve. Works with the SERVE Team to effectively assimilate Gifted to Serve graduates who indicate an interest in working with children.
f)Leads a team meeting of all volunteers on a quarterly basis to build team morale, coach on various topics, and cast vision.
g)Evaluates the effectiveness of coaches and provides appropriate feedback. Encourages coaches to evaluate their leaders in the same manner.
h)Works with the Family Ministries Team to create ways of helping children make a healthy and meaningful transition from Children's Ministry to Student Ministry.
i)Provides oversight and support for church-sponsored childcare.
j)Develops a means of regularly communicating with parents in order to cast vision, build support, share vital information, and obtain feedback.
k)Utilizes church functions (especially those children-focused) as a way of interacting with families, and sharing the vision of Children's Ministries.
a)Visits parents of newborns within 48 hours of birth to give pastoral care and information regarding dedication/infant baptism.
b)Works alongside Pastoral Care team in regards to children in crisis – hospital, chronic illness, etc.
c)Works with the Worship Pastor to coordinate Sunday morning dates that involve children who are to be dedicated or baptized. This will include preparatory meetings to ensure that parents (in the case of dedication) and children (in the case of baptism) fully understand and are ready to respond to the relevant questions.
d)Leads or participates in CCC's Baby Crave team that prays over babies that will be baptized or dedicated.
a)With the help of the coaches, sets goals (at least annually) for Children's Ministry. These goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused, and timely.
b)Gives administrative oversight to all age-level and ministry team coaches.
c)Establishes timelines and schedules for all ministry activities.
d)Ensures that all volunteers are scheduled and notified in a timely manner.
e)Ensures that all volunteers have the curricula and materials needed to carry out their responsibilities with excellence.
f)Maintains Kingdom Kids database and ensures timely follow-up with Parents of Children attendees through myCCC connections or Kingdom Kids database.
g)Develops an annual budget and submits it to the Family Ministries Team Leader for approval.
h)Coordinates and arranges all logistical functions for the ministries to include audio-visual support, facilities, snacks, special equipment, etc.
i)Takes responsibility for the creation and distribution of all communications to children, volunteers, and parents (Newsletter, Birthday cards, bulletin boards, web site, pamphlets, flyers, "We Miss You" cards, etc...).
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