The position exists to provide leadership to the children’s ministry of the church and helping to fulfill the mission of Conoy BIC Church to our youngest generation – leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Evidence of a call to ministry.
- A vital Christian experience that is evidenced through one’s testimony and life.
- An ability to relate to people, particularly children in the church and community.
- Administration, technology, and communication skills and proficiency.
- An ability to develop, implement, and evaluate ideas and programs.
- An appropriate education and/or experience background and a commitment to continuing education.
- A commitment to working in a team relationship with other staff as well as in cooperation with the goals, purpose and program of the church.
- Must be a teacher, leader, and mentor.
Relationship, Appointment, and Term
- Direct accountability to the Senior Pastor.
- Hiring is done by the Senior Pastor with the approval of The Church Board.
- 90-day probationary hire with a one-year initial Subsequent contracts are three-year terms with yearly reviews from the Senior Pastor or his/her appointee.
- This is a part-time ministry staff position as of February 1, 2022.
- The Pastor/Director of Children’s Ministry shall establish, develop, and deepen relationships with parents and guardians of children attending children’s ministry programming and events. This includes personal follow-up of parents and families of children in the community and our church who attend our functions.
- The Pastor/Director of Children’s Ministry will commit to being a regular part of church community life which may involve attending or participating in church wide, non- children’s ministry events and programs.
- Coordinate and oversee the ministry to children (birth – age 12).
- Identify, recruit, develop and train spiritually gifted teachers, leaders, and others as needed to promote healthy growth while providing a safe environment for children.
- Write or select current, relevant curriculum and necessary resources.
- Maintain frequent informal and periodic formal contact with children’s ministry staff and volunteers for the purpose of encouragement, communication, and accountability.
- Develop, communicate and cultivate personal relationships with parents of children, the children’s ministry staff/volunteers within the congregation and community for the purpose of discipleship.
- Create a family environment that promotes a sense of community.
- Continually study, research, and develop relevant opportunities that promote both personal and ministry growth.
- Continually evaluate needs and programs as they relate to the vision and mission of the church.
- Participate in various aspects of the worship services as scheduled.
- Participate in developing the annual budget needs for assigned ministry areas.
- Be involved in appropriate ways in the regional conference and denomination.
- Set an example of faithfulness, diligence, and Christian attitudes in carrying out the duties of this position.
Benefits and Renumeration
Income – Salary will be market competitive and based on education and experience. Number of hours: 18/week
Benefits – Employee 403B Contribution – optional employee-elective salary reduction contributions to a 403b plan with the Brethren in Christ Foundation. Participation is not mandatory.
Work time to pursue pastoral credentialing with the Brethren in Christ Denomination and/or work time to participate in the Directed Study Program with the Brethren in Christ Denomination.
Reimbursements – Professional Expense: $250/year | Continuing Education Expense: $250/year
Vacation – 1 week paid vacation, including 1 Sunday
To apply, send your resume to Pastor Nick Ressler at firstname.lastname@example.org.