The Children’s Ministry Coordinator’s primary role is to build strong, positive relationships with children and families while providing them opportunities to form their Christian faith, help to instill the value of service, and build community. This a part-time (24 hour per week) position.
• Create a schedule of lesson plans for Sunday School for children ages 3 years to 5th grade based on curricula of choice. St. Andrew’s currently uses the Godly Play curriculum for the 3 years to 2nd grade classes and Building Faith Brick by Brick for 3rd to 5th grade.
• Recruit and train Sunday school teachers; communicate with Sunday school teachers on a regular basis to answer questions; ensure they have lesson plans and are prepared to teach on Sunday mornings.
• Design weekly worship for Children’s Chapel as the children’s Liturgy of the Word in Holy Eucharist; root worship design in the liturgical seasons or a scriptural theme.
• Work with the Children’s Ministry Commission and volunteers to plan and execute events such as, but not limited to, St. Nicholas Party, Boo Bash, Christmas Pageant, Easter Egg Hunt, Vacation Bible School and quarterly family events, e.g. the Back to School dinner.
• Hire and supervise paid nursery staff; create work schedules for the nursery staff.
• Arrange for childcare for special events in the church as requested by the event organizers.
• Regularly communicate with families about events and provide formation resources for home use.
• Ensure Children’s Ministry activities are being promoted through the weekly bulletin, weekly church newsletter, church website, and social media.
• Assist with baptism preparation classes.
• Work with volunteers to develop and grow the Welcome Baby ministry for new parents.
• Meet with parents regularly to build relationships; identify and respond to their pastoral needs (with the Minister for Younger Adults and Families and clergy).
• Encourage the inclusion of children at every possible opportunity in the parish’s life, including, but not limited to, active participation in worship.
• Create intergenerational opportunities, teaming with other commissions for service projects or church events.
• Work with other staff to integrate Christian formation across the life cycle, taking a life-long and life-wide approach.
• Participate in the following meetings: Staff, Children’s Ministry Commission, Formation Team, Worship Commission.
• Outgoing and personable; a heart for building relationships.
• Experience working with children and families in a church setting.
• A strong personal faith foundation, the ability to share that faith, and an understanding of the Episcopal Church, its worship, faith, and practice. (Being an Episcopalian is not a requirement.)
• Strong self-direction and time management skills.
• Ability to coordinate multiple projects and events simultaneously.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Strong computer skills; including database, internet and scheduling proficiency.
• Available to work Sundays.
Contact and submit resume to: Jean Long, Minister to Youth, Younger Adults and Families at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.523.1602