New Guilford Brethren in Christ Church is seeking a Children’s Ministry Director to oversee and coordinate the children’s ministries of the church. This is a part-time position of approximately 12 hours per week. He/she will be part of a leadership team that will pursue New Guilford BIC’s vision of “building and nurturing relationships with God and others, worshipping God in everyday life and serving the community in Jesus’ name.”

Qualifications

  1. Stable and solid Spirit-filled life: The Director of Children’s Ministries shall be a person of exemplary character and commitment whose life is in accord with his/her calling.
  2. Training/experience in children’s ministries
  3. Works well with people
  4. Reasonable administrative ability
  5. Heart for children’s ministry
  6. Eagerness to recruit and involve people (a go-getter)
  7. Readiness to function as a team player
  8. Commitment to outreach and growth
  9. Ability to develop others (i.e., to teach and to train)

Procedures

The Director of Children’s Ministries shall:

  1. Be a member of the church
  2. Be accountable to the senior pastor
  3. Meet with the senior pastor on a regular basis

Duties

  1. To enjoy and maintain consistent fellowship with the Lord
  2. To oversee the administration of all children’s ministries
  3. To project a vision and goals and to develop a coordinated ministry for children (ages infant through grade 6) that orients them to the Christian walk
  4. To chair the Children’s Ministry Board
  5. To train and recruit leaders and teachers who can work with children according to their gifts and interests
  6. To recognize and affirm the many dedicated persons who work in the children’s department
  7. To promote children’s ministries within the church and community, such as VBS, kid’s club, family fun night, and other events
  8. To provide opportunities for service and outreach for children
  9. To oversee the administration of pastoral care given to children
  10. To plan intergenerational programs and activities
  11. To anticipate financial needs for the children’s department in the coming year and present a budget request to the Board of Stewardship
  12. To ensure the safety of the children and volunteers by keeping clearances up to date, enforcing appropriate safety measures, and providing proper training in this area

Tenure

Appointment shall be made by the senior pastor after consultation with the Church Board.

The initial term of service shall be for one year. Further terms shall be possible when jointly agreed upon by the senior pastor, the Church Board and the Director of Children’s Ministries.

Remuneration

The salary and benefit arrangement shall be reviewed and recommended by the Church Board on an annual basis. A written agreement shall be forthcoming. This shall state the particular provisions, the pertinent expectations, and the vacation allowance.

Application

If interested, please send a resume to pastorlawton@ngbic.org or New Guilford Brethren in Christ Church, Chambersburg, PA, 17202. Please respond by October 26.