The children’s director at Glory Fellowship Baptist Church is a full-time position. He or she will work 4 (8-hour) weekdays as well as Sundays. He or she will report directly to the worship/families pastor while being under the leadership of the senior pastor.
Specific Responsibilities of the Children’s Director
The children’s director is responsible for the development and implementation of all ministries that lead to the spiritual growth of children from birth-6th grade. That primary responsibility includes:
Overseeing the Children’s Ministry volunteers
Creating and establishing a leadership pipeline which includes the recruitment, training and scheduling of volunteers and lay leaders.
Making sure that volunteers (and backups) are in place for every church event.
Providing training to improve teaching skills as well as instructing volunteers on how to use the church curriculum.
Creating a safe environment for children.
Making sure rooms are appropriately outfitted for each age.
Making sure volunteers are adhering to safety rules.
Making sure volunteers have been appropriately vetted and background checked.
Choosing and preparing curriculum for each program at each age level.
Helping plan, lead and coordinate–along with the Glory/Kids Team–a children’s corporate worship service each Sunday that teaches children the importance and practice of various elements of worship.
Providing opportunities to equip parents for the role of spiritual leader in their children’s lives.
Planning and overseeing special events such as VBS, Easter/Christmas programs and summer camp.
Building and maintaining an outreach strategy for reaching un-churched children and their families. Strategy should include methods for plugging children in beyond the worship service.
Keeping the church, parents and community informed regarding children’s programs using social media, church announcements and the Glory app.
Creating a budget for children’s programs according to church policies.
Maintaining an accurate record of spending according to church policies.
Other duties as assigned.
Adhere to the qualifications of leadership from 1st Timothy Chapter 3.
Be committed to prayer, God’s Word and personal walk with God.
Consider yourself as a servant of the church with no task being deemed as “below you”.
Build relationships and be visible in the local schools.
Make hospital visits and home visits when appropriate.
Value the unity of the church and the bond among the staff.
Support the doctrine and mission of Glory Fellowship Baptist Church.
Participate in church-wide functions and activities.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to build and lead volunteer teams.
Ability to teach children.
Ability to relate to and communicate with parents.
Ability to use technology to inform and engage with parents and community online.
Bachelor’s degree in related field
Clear experience in organizing programs and people AND/OR clear experience in teaching children.