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Children’s Ministries Pastor

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BridgeWater Church
ohio
3100 Princeton Road Hamilton, OH
Job Info
Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: August 20, 2018
Expiry Date: August 31, 2018
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Any
Years of Experience: any
Salary Info
Salary Type: Negotiable
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Please send resumes to Pastor Kay Wilkerson at kay@bbwch.org.
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GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Job Description: The Children’s Pastor/Director provides direction and oversight for the entire BridgeWater Kids ministry at BridgeWater Church (infant – 6th grade). BridgeWater Church offers full children’s programming for two services on Sunday mornings, currently averaging more than 100 children. The Children’s Pastor/Director provides leadership, training, support and oversight to all Children’s Ministry staff volunteer & paid. The Children’s Pastor/Director works closely with the Family Ministries Pastor and is responsible for the implementation and development of programming for the spiritual formation of children and equipping parents to fulfill their calling as the primary spiritual leaders of their children.

Mission:
As BWC we exist to Seek God, Share the Story, Serve the World, and Send the People. Therefore, the role of the Children’s Ministry Pastor/Director is to provide leadership, development, and direction for the Children’s Ministry staff and volunteer programming teams as it pertains to the vision, mission and strategy of all environments specific to BridgeWater Family Ministries. The Children’s Ministry Pastor/Director also provides direct oversight to all Early Childhood Ministries (0 years – 6th grade).

Personal Qualifications:
·       Committed Christ-follower who feels a call by God into ministry full-time ministry
·       Love for children and families
·       Strong organizational and leadership skills
·       Ability to build and lead volunteer teams


Responsibilities:
·       Oversee all programming and ministry for children ages birth – 6th grades, including Sunday mornings,   Wednesday nights, summer programming, special events, etc…
·       Choose and prepare curriculum for each program and each age level.
·       Create environments, activities and programming for each age group that will facilitate learning and encourage spiritual growth.
·       Recruit, train, schedule and lead teams of volunteers.
·       Provide care for children and families within the church including hospital visits and follow-up.
·       Maintain a strategy for reaching and assimilating new children and families.
·       Plan and oversee special events such as VBS, Fall Festival, Baby Dedications, etc…

Job Qualifications:
·       Previous experience directing a large children’s ministry, including leadership of ministry staff (paid or volunteer staff members and/or a large volunteer team of 25+ volunteers).
·       BA or BS degree required; divinity degree desirable or a degree in child education
·       Meets Biblical qualifications for pastoral leadership

BridgeWater Competencies & Expectations:
·       Fully embraces the mission, vision and values of BridgeWater Church.
·       Be reliable, take initiative and be self-motivated.
·       Embrace and adapt to growth, change, innovation and creativity.
·       Use appropriate judgment in the areas of discretion, sensitivity and confidentiality.
·       Have a cooperative, healthy and motivating relationship with supervisors, coworkers and volunteers.
·       Submit to and pass all background checks

Essential Functions:
·       Provide vision, strategy, & development for all Children’s Ministry environments (birth – 6th grades).
·       Provide leadership, direction and training for all Children’s Ministry Staff
·       Review, purchase and oversee the implementation of all curriculums for the Large Group/Small Group teaching environments (Age 0 – 6th grade).
·       Direct oversight of all Early Childhood Ministries (Age 0 years – Kindergarten).
·       Recruit and oversee all early childhood volunteers providing leadership, training, and appreciation.
·       Develop and maintain safe, clean, aesthetic early childhood learning environments.
·       Oversee childcare for Family Ministries and all-church events as directed including, but not limited to, productions, annual meeting, Family Life Ministry seminars, Christmas Eve.
·       Responsible for check-in procedures and tracking weekly attendance.
·       Meets regularly with the Family Life Ministries Pastor to discuss ministry strategy and effectiveness.

Skill Set:
·       Active and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ, evidenced by action, attitude and behavior.
·       A passion for children’s ministry and to see families grow in their faith together.
·       Previous experience with direction and administration of large church Children’s Ministries or Family Ministries
·       Experience in recruiting, motivating, equipping and scheduling volunteer leaders to minister to children and families.
·       Experience in designing and developing children’s ministry programs.
·       Effective communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal).
·       Demonstrated ability to understand and relate to children and their families and a passion to see families grow in their faith together.
·       Ability to reach out and connect with families involved with BridgeWater Church’s Early Childhood Ministry.
·       Competency with basic computer software (Excel, Word, Publisher), and the capacity to learn new software (Photoshop, Planning Center, others).

Relationships:
·       Reports to the Pastor of Family Ministries.
·       Supervises and directs Children’s Ministry staff.
·       Receives support from peers on Family Ministries team.
·       Receives consistent leadership training from Pastor of Family Ministries.

·       Works closely with all areas of ministries within BridgeWater Church.

Responsibilities:

·       Oversee all programming and ministry for children ages birth – 6th grades, including Sunday mornings,   Wednesday nights, summer programming, special events, etc… ·       Choose and prepare curriculum for each program and each age level. ·       Create environments, activities and programming for each age group that will facilitate learning and encourage spiritual growth. ·       Recruit, train, schedule and lead teams of volunteers. ·       Provide care for children and families within the church including hospital visits and follow-up. ·       Maintain a strategy for reaching and assimilating new children and families. ·       Plan and oversee special events such as VBS, Fall Festival, Baby Dedications, etc…

Educational requirements:

BA or BS degree required; divinity degree desirable or a degree in child education

Experience requirements:

   Previous experience directing a large children’s ministry, including leadership of ministry staff (paid or volunteer staff members and/or a large volunteer team of 25+ volunteers).

Desired Skills:

·       Active and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ, evidenced by action, attitude and behavior. ·       A passion for children’s ministry and to see families grow in their faith together. ·       Previous experience with direction and administration of large church Children’s Ministries or Family Ministries ·       Experience in recruiting, motivating, equipping and scheduling volunteer leaders to minister to children and families. ·       Experience in designing and developing children’s ministry programs. ·       Effective communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal). ·       Demonstrated ability to understand and relate to children and their families and a passion to see families grow in their faith together. ·       Ability to reach out and connect with families involved with BridgeWater Church’s Early Childhood Ministry. ·       Competency with basic computer software (Excel, Word, Publisher), and the capacity to learn new software (Photoshop, Planning Center, others).

Qualifications:

·       Committed Christ-follower who feels a call by God into ministry full-time ministry ·       Love for children and families ·       Strong organizational and leadership skills ·       Ability to build and lead volunteer teams ·       Meets Biblical qualifications for pastoral leadership