Job Description for the Director Children’s Ministry  (Maternity Leave)

 Location: Friendship Community Church
Reports to: Associate and Senior Pastor, Board of Directors
Hours: 30-35/week
Date: Feb 1st 2017-Jan 31st 2018

 I. Who you are: 

·       You have a proven passion for children’s ministry
·       You have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, evidenced in action, attitude and behavior
·       You fully embrace the vision, values, and statement of faith of FCC
·       You have demonstrated discernment and wisdom in decision making
·       You have demonstrated appropriate judgment, discretion, sensitivity and confidentiality
·       You have demonstrated success in leading a team (eg. Overseeing volunteers)
·       You are capable of working solo, and on a team, bringing excellence to both situations
·       You have a desire to challenge yourself and grow as a leader and as an individual


II. Who you’re working with

·       First and foremost, you are a vessel for God to work through, and everything is for His glory
·       You will report to the Associate Pastor, the Senior Pastor and the Board of Directors
·       You will coordinate ministry goals with FCC staff and Board
·       You will oversee a team of volunteers
·       You will work directly with FCC children and their parents           

III. What you’d be doing:

It should be clear that the Children’s Ministry Mat Leave Position does not have to personally be involved in every one of the following aspects (with some exceptions), but the person holding the position is responsible to make sure these are all being accomplished. (Eg. Summer Interns can run camps)

1.    Facilitate the “Kidzone” Sunday School Program in both services

  •   Planning curriculum and program, including adapting/writing curriculum as needed.
    ·       Setting up/taking down of sign in tables, décor, and materials for the Nursery-Grade 5 classes.
    ·       Managing volunteers, including:
    • Recruitment of volunteers annually and as required
    • Ongoing set up and management of volunteer schedule
    • Ongoing communication to volunteers
    • Volunteer training and appreciation
    • Ensuring current CRCs are on file
  • Registering children to the program annually and on an ongoing basis, including:
  • Preparation and updates of class lists
  • Preparing weekly bulletin announcements
  •  Preparing brochures and various forms, as required.
  • Organizing, creating, collecting and preparing classroom and curriculum supplies
  • Managing the children’s ministry budget
  • Communication with parents (eg. monthly newsletters and emails)
  • Have strong follow-up with visiting children and parents
  • Maintaining a strong online presence in social media for promotion of program

2. Planning, organizing and implementing at least one summer camp, including:

·       Choose a curriculum; Order and purchase supplies
·       Recruit, and communicate with volunteers
·       Managing the camp budget(s)
·       Properly advertise the program
·       Decorate for the week
·       Applying for summer intern(s) and overseeing them as they plan and facilitate multiple Camps

3. Running the Kidzone Tent at the Saanich Fair, including:

·       Plan age appropriate activities for all three days
·       Set up and take down (tent put up by Fair; carpets, chairs, etc. to be set up by you)
·       Recruit volunteers
·       Obtain and hand out volunteer bands
·       Facilitate the Kidzone Tent all three days with your volunteers 

4. Run various Bible Studies for children
            To foster their spiritual growth
            To familiarize themselves with Bible reading midweek
            To encourage fellowship, accountability

5. Run extra-curricular events for children/families (eg. Park Plays or Laser Tag events)

          To encourage fellowship
            To bless parents
            To build relationships with the kids in other settings
            To reach out to the community

6. Mentor children
            In sibling or friend groups, take kids out (eg. for ice cream)
                        To build relationships
                        To build into their lives
                        To mentor and encourage
                        To have fun 

7. Attend weekly church staff meetings.


If you are interested in applying for this position please submit your resume to Pastor Byron Knight. or drop it off at the church office.