Children’s Ministry Coordinator
The Children’s Ministry Coordinator will provide relational, spiritual, and logistical leadership to Grace Meridian Hill’s children’s ministry while fostering a joyful, grace-filled environment for kids, parents, and member volunteers. In addition, the coordinator will provide oversight and a welcoming presence to our Sunday ministry programming in accordance with the development of our children and families.
- Provide organizational direction and relational care as the primary point person on Sundays
- Prepare and be ready with the day’s line-up of volunteers, lessons, etc
- Manage the set-up of tables and classrooms along with other staff and volunteers
- Promote a sense of readiness, teamwork, and accountability by checking-in teachers, assistants, nursery volunteers, large group leader, paid childcare workers and leading the Morning Huddle
- Facilitate the parent check-in process, serving as “front face” of ministry
- Support the weekly Sunday volunteer supervisor and serve as “on call” for major decisions/trouble-shooting
Teacher Training and Administrative Duties
- Provide care for our members, fostering a joyful serving environment and providing them with gospel-centered confidence (encouragement) and competence (training) to instruct our children
- Prepare weekly lessons and materials for teachers
- Encourage and inform teachers, assistants, and leaders on a weekly basis; provide encouragement and accountability to teachers and volunteers
- Equip and empower teachers, members, and volunteers through yearly trainings and weekly huddles, etc.
- Ensure that basic administrative systems are orderly and effective: lesson supplies, classroom set-up details, class rosters, etc.
- Provide care for parents, primarily by keeping them engaged and informed and promoting a spirit of encouragement and parental involvement
- Keep parents informed/engaged through regular communication and interpersonal contact
- Send weekly parents’ email re: Sunday preview/follow-up, lesson/activities, etc.
- Set up and lead at least one (1) parents’ meeting per year
- Walk with parents regarding child-/parent-specific needs, triaging to Children’s Committee members or Pastor as needed
- Occasionally provide “tips” or resources on how parents can support their children’s spiritual growth at church or at home
- Provide leadership for specific areas of ministry improvement and development, collaborating with pastor and members of the Children’s Committee
- Meet with Children’s Ministry Committee for feedback, collaboration, and program implementation
- Collaborate with Pastor on developing an approach to confirming, improve training and support systems for our members
- Help implement new policy via communication, training, and enforcement
- Additional Projects: as determined by Coordinator, Pastor, and Children’s Ministry Committee
Special Events and Activities
- Help lead and organize children’s ministry events and childcare support
- Spearhead special opportunities for children in main service: Christmas/Advent, Holy Week/Easter, Summer Events and the like
- Plan and implement childcare/activities for special ministries and events: Fall Retreat, Annual Member/Parent meetings, etc.
- Strong relational skills; personable demeanor/style; able to set an encouraging/joyful “tone”
- Organized and detail-oriented; strong administrative skills
- Strong leadership skills; problem-solver; able to make decisions confidently/independently
- Able to communicate vision and logistics clearly and compellingly in verbal and written form
- Prior experience with children and local church children’s ministries
- Flexible, able to adapt quickly within a growing/changing church environment
- Background check required; experience in infant/child CPR certification preferred
Application Process: To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. We are looking to hire someone and have someone start as early as May 24, 2021.
Grace Meridian Hill
Contact Name & Contact Info
Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)
Washington, DC, DC
Description of Organization
Our church desires to build a gospel community that is intentionally “spiritually diverse,” cross-cultural and neighborhood-centered for the good of our neighbors and the glory of Jesus Christ in Northwest Washington, DC.Contact Via Email