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Director of Children's Ministries

Director of Children's Ministries

The Edge Community Church seeks a committed follower of Christ with energy, vision, and team building skills to continue an established youth ministry program, and lead it into a new level of effectiveness and obedience to Jesus Christ. If you have a call from God to raise up young people as disciples for Jesus Christ and a proven track record of leadership and disciple-making, send a cover letter and resume.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
STATUS: Part-time, Salaried
HOURS: 15-20 Hours per week

General Purpose of Position:

To build young disciples for Jesus Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry (in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.

Organizational Relationship and Supervision:

The Director of Children's Ministries (DCM) reports to the Senior Pastor for spiritual and ministry guidance. The Senior Pastor, in cooperation with the Executive Administrator, provides an annual evaluation of the DCMs performance. The DCM will be responsible and subject to Edge Community Church bylaws. Attendance at the following meetings is expected: Weekly Staff Meetings, Sunday Children's Meetings.

The Primary Task:

There shall be a comprehensive approach to the development and implementation of the youth ministry at all levels in the connectional system and in all ministry areas of the Edge. This comprehensive approach is based on the understanding of the primary task of youth ministry to:
-love youth where they are
-encourage youth in developing their relationship to God
-provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth
-challenge them to respond to Gods call to serve in their communities and world

Responsibilities:

Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and needs of youth in the local church and community.
Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.
Support and guide the work of the Edge in an annual process of evaluating the vision and goals of the youth ministry and directing monthly planning sessions.
Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills.
Be aware of resources for developing the youth ministry programming and participate in continuing education events and training opportunities.
Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios.
Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people, and resources that relate to youth and youth ministries.
Coordinate Sunday school curriculum for youth (grades k-5, and children ages 1- 5)
Coordinate Confirmation classes in partnership with the pastor(s) and provide leadership for confirmands, mentors, and parents beyond the classroom.

Work in partnership with the Edge to effectively reach youth in the community and develop a strategic youth ministry outreach plan.
Keep records of youth participation and manage the youth ministry budget.
Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources (email, website, bulletin, newsletter, bulletin board, etc.). Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and the congregation as a whole.
Make yourself available to youth in a variety of ways (i.e. lunch at school, attendance at extracurricular activities, visitation, times of crisis, etc.)
Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff members and maintain a teamwork mentality.
Qualifications and Aptitudes:

Must embrace Christian discipline and theology.
Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a youth ministry within the parameters of the Edge.
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills.
Must posses a proven ability to work effectively with youth, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers.
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