Director of Youth & Children Ministries – (Full-Time)
The Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries serves as a teacher and mentor to the youth and the children (hereafter: youth) of our congregation by organizing, engaging, and teaching in a manner that is consistent with the Book of Church Order. The Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries helps prepare our children and teenagers to lead a Christian life and to become lifelong members of the Christian Church through the following essential functions:
Education: Teaching the Word of God and developing in our youth a progressively deeper understanding of scripture.
Worship: Involving all our youth in weekly worship, prayer, and reflection.
Mission: Providing progressively greater involvement in hands-on mission and outreach activities.
Fellowship: Building bonds among our youth, the families of our children and our congregation.
1. Plan, develop and supervise Sunday school and infant care, its curriculum; helping to recruit and to support teachers and activities. (Infant – Grade 8)
2. Plan, develop and supervise Vacation Bible School.
3. Lead Confirmation class (Grade 8-9) from September to May every other year, including curriculum development and planning; preparation of lectures and discussions; and teach the classes. Confirmation curriculum currently includes one overnight retreat and one year-end Confirmation Sunday worship service (which is coordinated with the Senior Pastor).
4. Be present Sunday mornings to greet families, assist Sunday school teachers if needed, attend worship and conduct children’s moment whenever scheduled by Minister.
5. Work with the Children’s Committee to plan, prepare and lead the mission, The Young Families Group, and other fellowship opportunities.
6. Work with the Youth Committee to plan, prepare and lead the weekly junior and senior high school youth group meetings.
7. Plan, prepare and lead the end-of-school-year mission trip for senior high.
The Director shall have the full support of the Children’s Committee and the Youth Committee and shall attend their monthly meetings, but shall not be the chair of either committee. The Director shall attend regular church staff meetings and is encouraged to attend major church functions.
• Have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and an ability to articulate or relate to children and youth.
• Demonstrate a balance of administrative and relational skills.
• Creative thinker who engages in innovative responses to challenges facing the church.
• Exercise harmonious personal relationships and a team spirit.
• Show an ability to generate excitement and enthusiasm for church programs.
• Exhibit an ability to equip and encourage others in ministry.
• Illustrate a servant attitude.
• Display good organizational and communication skills.
• Affirm Reformed theology.
• Bachelor’s degree required or relevant experience.
The Director is accountable to the Senior Pastor. An annual performance review will be
provided by the Senior Pastor and the Personnel committee.