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Children's Minister Search

Hillcrest Church is looking for a new Children’s Minister with a passion to evangelize and disciple children from preschool to sixth grade. Pursuing this passion will require a candidate who combines strong administrative skills with high interpersonal skills. We want someone who can serve as both a resource and an example to others in evangelizing and discipling kids. We’re looking for someone with a minimum of 2 years working with children’s programming. This experience can be gained by serving in a school faculty as a teacher or administrator, but our preference is for a candidate who has served as a paid worker or volunteer worker in children’s ministry. 

Children's Minister Job Description


Job Classification: Ministerial Staff

Position Reports to: The Pastor

Hours per Week: 32

Education Required: College Degree

Eligible for Benefits: Yes 

Position Type: Full-time

Qualifications/Experience Preferred: Minimum of 2 years working with children’s programming. This experience can be gained by serving as a paid worker or volunteer worker in children’s ministry, or by serving in a school faculty as a teacher or administrator. Preference is for someone who has had church staff experience with children’s ministry.

Salary: Amount approved in budget. Additionally, health and retirement benefits provided.


 

The Children’s Minister (CM) serves the mission of Hillcrest Church (www.hillcrest.church), specifically by evangelizing and discipling children from preschool to sixth grade.

Objectives

Hillcrest Church uses the acronym “HILL” to summarize the four objectives of mature discipleship. The CM will personally demonstrate these objectives in his or her life, and will develop programming to help children value these four objectives.

H: Honor the Lord of Life. (“Those who honor me I will honor.” 1 Samuel 2:30, NIV). Mature discipleship involves gathering weekly with other believers on the first day of the week for worship, faithful stewardship, and developing a prayer life. Children and their caregivers should be given the information, motivation, and opportunities to do these things.

I: Invite Your World to Life. (“Let us invite them to come and join us.” 1 Chronicles 13:2, NLT). Mature discipleship involves sharing one’s faith with others in our Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth(Acts 1:8). This means that children should know the value of sharing their faith locally and supporting missionaries globally. For global missions work, the CM will focus primarily but not exclusively on the work of the International Mission Board (IMB). Children and their caregivers should be given the information, motivation, and opportunities to do these things.

L: Love the Fellowship for Life. (“We love each other as a result of his loving us first.” 1 John 4:19, NLT). Mature discipleship involves building healthy relationships with other believers. Children need to be taught the value of church involvement, and develop the skills of good relationships with others. Children and their caregivers should be given the information, motivation, and opportunities to do these things.

L: Live the Word in Life. (“Let me live by your word.” Psalm 119:37, NCV). Mature discipleship involves growing in biblical beliefs and practices. Children need to be taught the value of the Bible, the overarching story of the Bible, and the basic beliefs and ethical practices taught in the Bible. Children and their caregivers should be given the information, motivation, and opportunities to do these things.

Programming

“Do what God’s teaching says; when you only listen and do nothing, you are fooling yourselves”
James 1:22 (NCV)

The CM will work with the Pastor at developing programming to achieve the four objectives. Programming will include, but not be limited to, the following:

Weekly: The CM will be responsible for two hours of Sunday morning programming. The CM will attend the weekly staff meeting, visit regularly with the Pastor for planning, and schedule meetings with his or her volunteers as needed. The CM will be responsible for a midweek program. The CM will do personal follow-up with prospects and absentees. The CM will coordinate with the Executive Minister in scheduling child care for church events and in guiding the weekday child care program.

Monthly: One event designed either for fun or ministry.

Quarterly: One event per quarter designed to draw unchurched families into our ministry. Although all church events, including Sunday morning programming, should be built with outreach in mind, the CM will plan one event per quarter for this specific purpose (e.g., a Sunday morning attendance campaign, Trunk or Treat, or a day camp on a school holiday.) This quarterly event can serve as the monthly event for the month it is scheduled in.

The CM will be responsible for arranging the volunteers, resources, and promotion for these events.

Position Evaluation

“It is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful” 1 Corinthians 4:2

The Pastor and CM will meet at the beginning of each year to agree on goals for the upcoming year. They will meet at least twice a month to review progress on agreed goals. The CM will keep records and provide reports on his/her performance in meeting position programming.


Date Position Approved: April 29, 2018

Date Position Posted: April 30, 2018

Send Resume To: Tom Goodman ( )


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