Children’s Ministry Job Summary

Manages the children’s ministry in establishing curricula and recruiting leaders and volunteers to equip and train the children to live and love like Jesus according to God’s Word.

Part-time: Approximately 15 hours per week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Oversees all programming and ministry for children (infants through 5th grade) including Sunday mornings, summer programming, Vacation Bible School, and special events

Recruits, trains, deploys and nurtures leaders and volunteers to equip the children for God’s Kingdom by developing attributes of worship, outreach, reading of God’s Word, hands-on ministry and servanthood

Develops training and teaching workshops for those serving in the Children’s Ministry of SMVC

Works as a team member with the pastoral staff to integrate and harmonize the Children’s Ministry with the church vision

Clearly communicates the vision and mission of the Children’s Ministry to the Council, volunteers and members of the congregation

Produces a harmonious, exciting, smooth running Children’s Ministry that inspires children and parents to participate in continual discipleship development within the church

Establishes and meets meaningful and measurable goals that have been agreed upon with the Lead Pastor

Creates and manages the Children’s Ministry budget

Create a culture of ever increasing excellence and safety for the Children’s Ministry.

Oversees and utilizes our check-in system to ensure a smooth experience for parents and safe experience for children.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Service – Manages difficult or emotional situations; Responds promptly to others needs; Responds to request for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

Interpersonal – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting.

Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.

Team Work – Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests.

Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; Conserves organizational resources.

Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes tasks correctly and on time.

Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments.

Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.

Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Successfully pass a background check

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required:

Understands and embraces the Vineyard’s beliefs and philosophy as stated in the “Vineyard Genetic Code” and the “Vineyard Statement of Faith”

Meets the Vineyard Leadership Requirements as delineated in the Vineyard Statement of Faith

Demonstrates solid time management skills and organizational abilities

Demonstrates ability to recruit, train, empower, mobilize, nurture, and monitor volunteers

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School diploma plus three years related experience and/or training working with children. Proficient student of the Bible.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and speak effectively with pastors, Ministry Team, parents and most importantly children.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to prepare an annual budget for Children’s Ministry.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to remain focused on vision and direction.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to talk and may have to bend, stoop and do occasional lifting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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