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Website First Presbyterian Church

 

JOB TITLE: Director of Children’s Ministry—Elementary K-5th Grade

REPORTS TO: Associate Pastor of Discipleship

FLSA STATUS: Part-Time Up to 29 hours a week (protentional for FT)

 

BASIC FUNCTION: The Associate for Children’s Ministry—Elementary leads the vital area of ministry to

children from kindergarten through fifth grade. This position demands excellent

communication skills, organizational skills, creativity, and a personal relationship with

Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. In addition to relating well to children, this position

requires that the individual also be skilled in relating to parents and volunteers as partners

in ministry. It requires working on Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings during our

main programming. This position has overall responsibility to plan, organize, execute, and oversee all

elementary children’s ministry needs and programs and to work collegially with other

members of the Children’s ministry team and to support and implement the overall vision

of the Church.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Source or develop curriculum for appropriate elementary aged programs including the

recruitment, training, mentoring, and equipping of volunteers and teachers for the

following programs:

Elementary Sunday school K-5th
Kid Connection (Wednesday)
Children’s Church
Vacation Bible School and 5th Grade Missions
Fall Fellowship Retreat (Elementary programming)
Special Events
5th Grade Ambassadors (leadership)
Formulate and monitor overall budget for Children’s Ministry, with Preschool

director

Collaborate with colleagues in developing special children’s activities
Perform additional duties and projects as assigned by supervisor
Support and advise other ministry areas as requested
Participate in maintaining child safety procedures and training
Reporting Relationships
Report to the Associate Pastor of Discipleship or other designee of the Senior Pastor
Supervisory responsibility for part-time administrative assistant assigned to

Children’s ministries with Associate for Nursery and Preschool Ministries

Oversight of lay ministers serving in elementary children’s ministry

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and heart for children’s ministry.
Ability to creatively and effectively communicate and work with elementary age

children and their parents

Be able to manage staff, volunteers and projects; work independently and in a team;

provide leadership and communication

Carry out project planning and workflow management in a multi-tasking environment
Possess knowledge and creativity related to elementary children’s ministry
Computer skills in Microsoft suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook),
Database, internet, etc.

 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN FOUNDATIONAL BELIEF:

God has called us to be His church, His body. Although we may be different, with varying gifts, backgrounds, experiences, and needs, our collective ministries are to unify us under the lordship of Jesus Christ, that He might be glorified. The Apostle Paul writes, “For just as the body is one and has

many members, and all the members of the Body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body…” (I Cor. 12:12&13). When all the parts of the body are working together in accordance with their gifts, the Church is unleashed to be an incomparable force in the world

 

 

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