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Children's Ministry Director

Company: Evangelical Covenant Church
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Church Without Walls Berkeley (CWOW) is a cross-cultural faith community that follows Jesus, loving God, the Bible, our neighbor, and the world. We believe in living out our faith in community life, bringing justice to the poor and the afflicted, and sharing the good news of Christ by engaging in relational ministry with the people around us. CWOW is part of the Evangelical Covenant (ECC) Denomination.
CWOW desires to grow its children's ministry and is seeking a Christian woman or man of faith, vision, and spiritual maturity to lead it. The Children's Ministry Director will oversee the program for children ages 18 months to 5th grade. Partnering with parents and other volunteers, CWOW's Children's Ministry endeavors to create a safe and intentional space to nurture spiritual curiosity and lay down the foundations of our children's spiritual formation.
Sunday Spiritual Formation

  • Research and create age-appropriate Sunday curriculum
  • Plan and implement the Sunday children's ministry program
  • Recruit, train, mentor, and care for teachers and volunteers

    Community Development

    • Plan and implement outreach gatherings and programs to invite new families and kids
    • Plan and implement children's programs at church retreats

      Communication & Administration

      • Codify, enforce, and regularly review child safety and security guidelines in coordination with Youth Ministry Director
      • Comply with all federal and state-mandated child abuse prevention training requirements and train parents, staff, and volunteer accordingly
      • Provide regular written ministry updates to parents
      • Meet regularly with the pastor and youth ministry director for supervision and collaboration, respectively
      • Organize and maintain all children's ministry materials
      • Prepare and oversee the children's ministry budget

        Desired Characteristics and Skills

        • Spiritual maturity: rooted, growing, and resilient faith in Jesus
        • Pastoral heart and warmth for children, parents, staff, and volunteers
        • Good verbal and written communication skills
        • Good organizational skills
        • 5 plus years of prior children's ministry experience or equivalent

          Work Environment/Physical Demands

          • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
          • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is often required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
          • The employee must lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
          • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
          • The employee is required to work outdoors regularly
          • Mobility to quickly respond to emergencies

            Reports to Pastor or Executive Director
            Works closely with Youth Ministry Director
            Hours 50% Part-time Non-Exempt
            Compensation $32,000 - $35,000 Annually

Keywords: Evangelical Covenant Church, Berkeley , Children's Ministry Director, Executive , Berkeley, California

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