Our Childrenâ€™s Minister is responsible to the church, supervised by the Senior Pastor, for providing staff leadership to the entire church in the area of Childrenâ€™s Ministry (ageâ€™s birth to grade 6). Effectiveness will be measured through the spirit in which duties are carried out; the skills exhibited in communication with church members, committees, and other staff and the timeliness with which routine as well as special assignments are accomplished. The concept of ministry for our churchâ€™s staff is that it is a team ministry. Therefore, there will be occasions when duties not covered in the job description will be expected to be performed.
ï‚· A personal relationship with Christ and a sense of Godâ€™s call
ï‚· An on-going student of the Bible
ï‚· A Christian witness through personal evangelism and ministry
ï‚· Motivation and commitment to serve through a local Baptist church
ï‚· Abilities for church growth, leadership training, human relationships, and administration
ï‚· Evidence of Christian morals and ethics through a personal/family lifestyle
ï‚· Experienced or will to be trained in computer literacy and skills
ï‚· Affirmation of the mission and core values of Mount Moriah Baptist Church
ï‚· Have a spirit of Christian love, interest, and fellowship with other people
ï‚· Cooperate with the pastor and other ministers in supporting and correlating various ministries into the total ministry of the church
ï‚· It is strongly recommended that this person hold a four-year degree from an accredited institution
ï‚· Minister to children, their families, and our childrenâ€™s workers
ï‚· Lead our church in outreach to the families of un-churched children of our community and in-reach to our inactive childrenâ€™s families
ï‚· Share in pastoral visitation involving hospital calls, shut-ins and prospects, as well as other crisis situations
ï‚· Assist Senior Pastor in the planning, conducting, and evaluating all congregational services as requested
ï‚· Guide the church in providing worship experiences to meet the needs of our children (i.e. childrenâ€™s sermons, childrenâ€™s bulletins, worship focus materials, and preschool worship)
ï‚· Be available for counsel as necessary
ï‚· Lead/assign worship experience during chapel at Mount Moriah Preschool
ï‚· Direct the planning, organization, coordination, and evaluation of a comprehensive program of Christian Education for children in support of our church mission. This work will be done with the assistance of the Childrenâ€™s Ministry Team
ï‚· Advise in the use of educational materials, equipment, supplies, and space
ï‚· Lead in a nurturing ministry to parents and families in our church and community. This will include training in parenting skills, and may be provided through the use of speakers, seminars, video courses or curriculum.
ï‚· Lead our church in a nurturing ministry for children as they make initial commitments to Christ (mentor program). This may include resources for parents, devotions for children, and discipleship studies to encourage spiritual growth and Bible knowledge
ï‚· Offer a Christian Basics class for children who have made a profession of faith, or who are asking questions about salvation. (1-2 times annually, according to need.)
ï‚· Plan, direct, and participate in the Vacation Bible School as an outreach to our community
ï‚· Develop special education and training projects (camps, retreats, seminars, etc.) for our children, parents and leaders. Promote convention, state, and association events.
ï‚· Aid the transition of children from the Childrenâ€™s Ministry to the Youth ministry.
ï‚· Maintain a database of all children participating in the ministry
ï‚· Keep a current list of ministry volunteers and required background checks and updated documentation
ï‚· Assist the church Nominating Committee in the recruitment, enlistment, and training of childrenâ€™s leaders in all aspects of Church ministry, including WMU, (GAâ€™s and Mission Friends), Menâ€™s Ministries (RAâ€™s), Sunday School, and Discipleship
ï‚· Design and update a promotional materials for the childrenâ€™s ministry
ï‚· Serve as liaison to Mt. Moriah Preschool regarding shared space and equipment
This position will require set office hours, participation in worship and church activities, and unstructured ministry hours.