Hiring: Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries

Position Description:

Children’s and Youth Ministries Director: November, 2019

About the position: Develop, coordinate, and provide overall leadership to the children’s and youth ministry of The Community Church in Ada, with a special emphasis on grades 3-8. Part-time. 

About the employer: The Community Church in Ada seeks to follow in the way of Christ by doing justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with God. We strive for authentic relationships and we find courage for tough conversations. If we err, we will do it on the side of grace. We are a progressive-leaning congregation in the Reformed Church in America denomination.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Actively seeks to grow toward spiritual and emotional maturity in Christ
  • Relates comfortably with people of all ages
  • Organized and self-motivated 
  • Works well both independently and with a team
  • Navigates conflict with courage and grace
  • Communicates effectively both interpersonally and in writing
  • College education
  • Experience leading youth and children

General Responsibilities:

  • Support the mission, vision, and values of The Community Church in Ada and participates in the overall life of the congregation including weekly worship services
  • Establish regular office hours, attend weekly staff meetings, and meet regularly with senior pastors and other staff and volunteers as needed
  • Collaborate with senior pastors and key volunteers to map out a comprehensive strategy for faith formation from birth through grade 12
  • Communicate with the congregation regarding children and youth ministries via bulletin boards, newsletters, up-front announcements, social media, and informal conversation
  • General Administration: recruit, screen, train, schedule, and support volunteers, ensure compliance with Child Protection Policy, maintain accurate database information, manage budgets
  • Adhere to the Personnel Policy of The Community Church in Ada (over)

 

Specific Responsibilities:

Nursery

  • Oversee the nursery ministry by providing supervision for the nursery staff person

Children’s Ministry 

  • Provide administrative and operational support for the Children’s Ministry Team
  • Participate on the Sunday morning teaching team for upper elementary, teaching approximately one time a month

Middle School Youth: Design and implement a middle school youth ministry that …

  • Meets at least bi-weekly
  • Fosters a relationship with God through biblical exploration and spiritual practices 
  • Nurtures authentic relationships between and among youth and adults
  • Provides a safe space to discuss life’s difficult questions
  • Creates opportunities for service projects and play
  • Offers opportunities for yearly retreats; director will leads retreat groups as needed

High School Youth

  • Coordinate with volunteers to foster relationships, plan service opportunities and other events as requested
  • Develop a vision for high school youth ministry for the middle school students to grow into

 

Complete other duties as assigned to support the operations of the church

Reports to the senior pastor

Status and Benefits:

Non-exempt

15 hours a week

Paid time off (prorated accrual begins after 90 days)

 

Submit resumes to mara@thecommunity-ada.org by December 16th, 2019. 

Desired start date: week of January 6th, 2020.

  • Sunday Schedule

    10:00 am – Service
    Nursery - infants through age 3

    Partway through Service - Children’s Worship: Ages 4-10

    After Service – Cookies and Coffee Social Gathering