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Director of Children's Ministries

First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich

Greenwich, CT

Category: Children's Pastor & Children's Ministry

Posted on: June 21, 2019

Job Description:

Ministry Summary:
The Director of Children's Ministries is responsible for the spiritual nourishment of young disciples, Pre-K through 5th grade. The Director will minister to the congregation through meaningful intergenerational worship, care for the family unit, and will_noemailmunicate through word and deed the Children's Ministry purpose of providing a safe and inspiring environment for children to experience the love of Jesus Christ.

Reports to: Associate Minister

Duties and Responsibilities:
Mission & Vision
o In partnership with church leadership, develop and implement the mission and vision for ministries to children and families.
o Live the ethos of FPCG in the_noemailmunity, representing the family of God in word and deed.
o Help to design an overarching spiritual development plan for children and youth.
o Develop and implement curricula and meaningful rites of passage for children.
o Communicate with enthusiasm the spiritual development plan for children and youth.
o Lead worship and Christian education programs for children on Sunday mornings.
o Develop and lead mid-week programming for children, especially around Wednesday evenings.
o Lead and participate in special events throughout the year, especially during holiday seasons including Christmas, Lent, Easter and Vacation Bible Camp.
o Develop meaningful relationships with the congregation, especially with families and children.
o Work with staff and Elders to effectively recruit and train volunteers for various roles around children's ministries.
o Work and collaborate with clergy, staff, Elders and_noemailmittees, helping to foster an environment of optimism and mutual support.
o Provide leadership to the Children and Youth Ministries Committees.
o Serve as the primary advocate for children and families in leadership circles with regard to worship, programs,_noemailmunications, budget, staff and facilities.
o Work to build bridges and relationships between the church, the FPCG Nursery School, other faith groups and_noemailanizations, and the_noemailmunity of Greenwich.
o Help to develop and maintain_noemailmunications and media pertaining to family ministries.
o Manage the annual children's ministries budget.
o Keep regular office hours during the week.
o Participate in weekly staff and ministry leadership meetings.
o Develop healthy boundaries toward a sustainable work-life balance.
o Comply with and enforce FPCG's Children Protection and Sexual Misconduct Policies. 

About First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich:

Whether you are new to the Greenwich area, or attending a special event at the church, we sincerely appreciate your interest. First Presbyterian Church is blessed with a talented and loving congregation and a beautiful church home at the center of a diverse New England community. Our church has been known for the beauty of its traditional services combing with a progressive culture. We love to worship God, build relationships, gather in community, and grow in faith and understanding of scripture through our weekly worship services and programming. Our services follow an order of worship, which our ushers will hand you as you walk through the door. Come as you are, sit wherever you like, and make yourself at home! 


Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university, majoring in childhood development or education, or comparable experience in the field.
Some biblical/theological training preferred.
Multiple years of experience in curriculum design and execution, spiritual development, and creative inspiration of elementary-aged children.
Must be willing to submit to and pass background screenings.
Must have current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR training and certification for infants and children, or be willing to complete the certification at the church's expense.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in verbal and written English. 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Children's Ministries
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Children's Pastor & Children's Ministry
50,000 - 60,000
Organization Type:
Presbyterian - PCUSA
Worship Style:
Church Size:
750 - 1000

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich
Contact Name:
Andre Castillo
1 West Putnam Ave.
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