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Children's Ministry Director
First Presbyterian Church of River Forest
River Forest, IL
Category: Children's Ministry
Posted on: June 28, 2019
First Pres, a congregation within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is a Christ-centered, warm, welcoming fellowship. While we are diverse in our political and social opinions, we are united in affirming the lordship of Jesus Christ, the authority of Scripture, and our call to glorify God and enjoy him in all things. We desire to share the love of Jesus in the life of our fellowship and in compassionate service to our community. One of the hopes for our church is that we positively transform our community's culture, not conform to it. As a local expression of the Body of Christ, our highest goal and purpose is to missionally live out in community the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
The staff of First Pres is a ministry team. Each has their own areas of strength and focus. Together, we support and nurture one another through prayer, fellowship, and service to Jesus Christ, his people gathered in this congregation, and the surrounding communities.
Children's Ministry at First Pres exists to share the love and knowledge of the Triune God with children, and to lovingly nurture them toward spiritual health and maturity. The Children's Ministry staff and volunteers must be safe, trusted followers of Christ who are also actively engaged in the life of the church and committed to nurturing children to grow in the knowledge and love of Christ. They can offer a faith community as a non-parental voice of biblical knowledge, wisdom, and love.
It is our expectation that the new Children's Ministry Director will work with church staff and leadership to discern and define the mission of Children's Ministry based on the guiding values in our Philosophy of Ministry, designing and managing the ministry in a framework of:
The First Pres Children's Ministry seeks to foster an environment that nurtures spiritually healthy children—one where children feel welcome, invited to participate, and valued, where they are physically and emotionally safe, and where they feel free to raise questions and express doubts.
The Children's Ministry Director reports to the Session through the Senior Pastor and the Staff Care Ministry Team. Ministry fruitfulness, responsibilities, and compensation will be reviewed annually.
Please view our Philosophy of Ministry at http://images.acswebnetworks.com/1/2096/CMPhilosophyofMinistry.pdf
About First Presbyterian Church of River Forest:
We are a community dedicated to growing in Jesus Christ through worship, prayer, study of the Bible, and service. We are committed to exemplifying God's love, in word and deed, by caring for one another, our neighbors, and the world.
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree – Two years' Children's Ministry experience/related is desirable
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