(1.5 working days per week)
We are a community of believers designed to transform nations, and we want to support families as they raise the next generation of God’s children.
The role of Children's Ministry Co-ordinator at Hillview Community Church is a key role within the church as children are greatly valued. Our heart is that our children engage with God and each other in a fun and loving environment, while being given the keys to live supernatural lives. The Children's Ministry Co-ordinator will guide, support, lead and encourage children in understanding, hearing and learning about Jesus and what it means to accept Him into their lives, love His presence and be empowered by the Holy Spirit.
The following is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed as part of this role. It is not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
The Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator will primarily bring together and oversee our community of children age 0 to 12 years, their families, carers and our volunteer leaders. Initially, you will establish and then lead a team of volunteers to develop and deliver an age-appropriate weekly Sunday morning program. It is also envisaged that a crèche for pre-school aged children will also be established.
The development and implementation of Child Safe Policies and regulations is also required.
General duties will include supervision of our Children’s Ministry Assistant, responding to enquires, attending staff meetings, training and scheduling volunteers, developing and planning curriculum, preparing materials and lesson plans.
Ultimately the person in this role will lead the establishment of a vibrant worship and learning space for our children to grow as powerful sons and daughters of God.
PERSONAL QUALITIES AND SPIRITUAL LIFE
It is anticipated that you will:
Have a life that reflects love for, delight in, and devotion to God, characterized by walking in the Spirit, desire for His presence and a heart of worship
Have a heart for helping children to see and know the joy and excitement of hearing and having Jesus in their young lives
Be warm and genuine, honest and hard working
Be discreet and able to maintain confidences
Be discerning, professional and relational in interacting with children and their families.
Before we are leaders, we are a Son or Daughter of God. Your relationship with God is a priority.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
To be successful in this role you will:
Be an excellent mobilizer, equipper and trainer of others
Have great organisational and administration skills
Be creative, energetic and genuine in your interactions with others
Know God's Word to a level where it can be effectively used as a tool for ministry
Have a good understanding of child developmental issues (or capacity to do so)
Have an ability to remain calm and implement workable solutions
Be a good “delegator”
Have excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills
Have gifts in leadership, teaching and encouragement
Relate well to both children and parents
Have a proven ability to work harmoniously within a team environment
Be able to resource the ministry with appropriate curriculum
Be up to date with the latest Child Safe Regulations and procedures (or capacity to do so).
Experience working in Children’s ministry is preferred (but not essential).
THE ROLE WITHIN HILLVIEW
Demonstrate commitment to Hillview Community Church and its vision.
Be supportive of the Hillview Leadership Team and attend meetings when required.
The role of Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator will report directly to the Senior Pastor/s.
The Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator will supervise, train and work in partnership with our Children’s Ministry Assistant.
REMUNERATION AND CONDITIONS
This is a paid role for 1.5 working days (including Sundays) and requires a current Police Check and Working with Children’s Check. Remuneration will be discussed upon application.
We are looking for the successful applicant to start immediately. There will be an initial review following the first 6 months in this role.
HOW TO APPLY
Please provide a cover-letter summarising your Christian journey, and the relevant experience and personal qualities applicable to this role. Please include a current CV, and details of two referees (one professional and one pastoral).
Forward application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on January 29th 2019 at 5pm. Only short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview.
For further information please email email@example.com and provide your contact details – we’ll call you back if requested.