Children's Minister

Classification: 
Full-time
Company: 
Hill N Dale Christian Church,
371 Hill N Dale Road,
Lexington,
Kentucky
40503
Contact Person: 
Mitch Cannon
Contact E-mail Address: 
cannonmac@msn.com
Contact Phone Number: 
(859) 2780313
Description/Responsibilities: 
Hill-n-Dale Christian Church Children’s Minister Job Description Position Purpose To equip, shepherd and engage children and their families so that they learn to glorify God in all their relationships as they draw people to Jesus. Position Qualifications The candidate must possess: a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited Christian college or seminary (any exception to this would be considered by the elders on a case-by-case basis); recent experience and/or education in this particular area of ministry; the desire and ability to recruit, train, shepherd and motivate adult leaders; the ability to communicate well via e-mail, phone and in person; a positive spirit and team mentality; an obvious love for the Lord, His Word and children. Reporting Relations Reports directly to the Lead Minister; responsible also to the Elders. Duties and Responsibilities 1. Develop a vibrant, Biblical vision for children’s ministry. Examples of current Children’s Ministry activities include Sunday School, The Garden/God’s Greenhouse (Children’s Church) and REAL Life (mid-week program). 2. Recruit, train, shepherd, encourage and motivate adult leaders who will execute that vision. Examples include monthly leadership meeting/trainings, one-on-one or small group lunches, etc… 3. Communicate Children’s Ministry vision and values to leadership, families and the entire congregation. Examples include web site, worship service announcements, & email updates. 4. Develop strong discipling relationships with children and their parents. Examples include baptism instruction/counseling, meeting kids at their schools and discipleship groups. 5. Continually asses the spiritual growth of children in our congregation and engage them in “leading” appropriate ministry activities. 6. Plan and promote strong large and small scale children’s events. Current examples include VBS, church camp, retreats, Harvest Party & Parents’ Nights Out. 7. Oversee Children’s Ministry budget, curriculum and facilities with a team mentality. 8. Perform other tasks or ministerial roles asked of you that would benefit the overall health and well-being of the church. For example you may be asked to assist with the performance of shepherding duties (hospital visitation, funerals, weddings, counseling, etc.). 9. Take a proactive role in your own spiritual health growing alongside the Hill-n-Dale community and communicating with leadership your own spiritual growth needs in a timely manner. Criteria for Performance Evaluation Performance will be measured by an annual review which evaluates: the manner in which yearly goals were achieved; the fulfillment of the duties and responsibilities listed in this job description; the quality of relationships with children, families, church members, church leadership and other staff members. Subjective issues will be evaluated by answering the following question: Is the Children’s Ministry perceived to be growing in enthusiasm, leadership, quality and depth? Compensation & Benefits Full time compensation and benefits are provided for this position. The specifics of compensation will be based upon experience and educational background.
Requirements/Qualifications: 
Hill-N-Dale Christian Church seeks a full-time Children’s Minister. The candidate must possess the following: • bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited Christian college or seminary (any exception to this would be considered by the elders on a case-by-case basis) • recent experience and/or education in this particular area of ministry • the desire and ability to recruit, train, shepherd and motivate adult leaders • the ability to communicate well via e-mail, phone and in person • positive spirit and team mentality • obvious love for the Lord, His Word and children
Application Instructions: 
The position is to be filled no later than September 1, 2013. Please send cover letter and resume. Electronic copies should be sent to cannonmac@msn.com. Hard copies should be sent to: Hill-N-Dale Christian Church ATTN: MITCH CANNON 371 Hill N Dale Rd Lexington, Kentucky 40503 Check us out on http://hillndale.com/ or Facebook