Job Description

WEST HILL BAPTIST CHURCH

“Hill Kids” Children’s Ministries

WHO ARE WE:

West Hill Baptist Church was founded in 1966. We have a rich legacy of being a Jesus-focused church that stands firmly on the truth of God’s Word and boldly proclaims the Gospel to all men. We are located in the city of Wooster, Ohio with a population of approximately 27,000 people. Wooster is located in Wayne county, which has a population over 110,000. We are located 1 hour south of Cleveland and an hour and a half north of Columbus. Several mid-size cities surround us that offer a wide variety of activities.

We are a church of 600 to 700 with a warm spirit and a heart for Jesus, each other, the community, and the world.

OUR MISSION:

Our mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

OUR STRATEGY:

Our strategy is to cultivate a church life where people are encouraged and equipped to pursue intimacy with God, community with those inside the church, and influence with people outside the church.

OUR FOCUS:

Weekend Services: Bible teaching, worship, serving, fellowship

In-Home Adult Small Groups: Spiritual growth, community, outreach

Kids/Students/Adult Ministries: Birth thru senior adults

Outreach: Personal evangelism, community events, The One Campaign

Missions: Financial, physical, and prayer support

OUR CORE VALUES

Core Values have a great impact on the health of a church. They are the fuel for our mission and strategy, and they permeate everything we do.

BELONG: We belong to Christ by faith in Him alone.

GROW: We grow in Christ by knowing and following God’s Word.

CONNECT: We join with Christ by living in community with those in the Body.

GIVE: We prioritize Christ by giving our time and resources toward His purpose.

SERVE: We reflect Christ by serving inside and outside the Church.

TRAIN: We imitate Christ by equipping others to be disciples.

SEND: We share Christ by proclaiming the gospel to the world around us.

Videos from our services and a full list of our leadership and staff can be found at whbcwooster.com

We are looking for a full-time Children’s Director/Pastor to take us to the next level of growth. This person must have a heart for Jesus, the church, children, and their parents. Our children’s pastor must be committed to the Word and must place a high priority on developing community within the ministry. The Children’s Director/Pastor must have a deep love for parents/families and must be passionate about partnering with parents, as they are the primary spiritual influence in a child’s spiritual life.

POSITION TITLE: Children’s Director/Pastor

REPORTS TO: Senior Pastor

POSITION STATUS: Full-time Employee

POSITION SUMMARY: Develop, manage, and direct all aspects of children’s ministry (birth through Fifth Grade) which includes Sunday morning classes, seasonal/special Events, VBS, potential childcare for church functions, Special Needs/Respite Care

MINISTRY SIZE: 100-150 kids, 50+ volunteers

PAY: TBD/Based on experience

MAJOR MEDICAL HEALTH INSURANCE + HSA: Available, if desired (no vision or dental available)

RETIREMENT: Available after 1 year of employment through Guidestone Financial Services (up to 3% employer match)

OTHER BENEFITS: 3 weeks paid vacation, unlimited PTO, flexible work schedule, MacBook provided

Moving expenses (truck/fuel) will be covered

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION

• A personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a life surrendered to Him

Desire to work in children’s ministry as a way to serve God and advance His kingdom

• Must agree to abide by and teach in light of doctrinal tenets of the church (We are not Reformed or Arminian)

• Clearance of criminal background check

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND SKILLS

• 3+ years of experience in church/children’s ministry and/or management of children’s programs

• Previous experience with (or willingness to become familiar with) the Orange strategy & curriculum

REQUIREMENTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Servant-attitude towards God, leaders, other team members, the church body, and guests

· Ability to work with children, volunteers, staff, and parents to coordinate children’s ministry

• Ability to make changes, corrections, and solve problems quickly under pressure

• Self-motivated, organizational skills, and leadership ability

• Time management skills and punctuality

• Embrace the Orange strategy of partnering with parents and making disciples

• A desire and ability to work as a team and cooperate with others to meet stated goals

• Communicate openly and honestly with Senior Pastor and staff about needs, problems, and ideas for improvement

• Follow directions and leadership of supervisor, Senior Pastor

• Solve problems resourcefully

• Resolve conflict in a Christ-like manner

· Continue to implement and carry out the established mission/vision for children’s ministry at WHBC

• Recruit, schedule, oversee, train and equip volunteers to serve in the children’s ministry

• Plan and execute all children’s Sunday morning gatherings

• Plan and execute children's seasonal/special events

• Plan and execute VBS

• Lovingly manage the Special Needs/Respite Care element of the ministry

• Follow-up with visitors

Develop consistent communication with parents

Parent counseling, if needed

• Develop, maintain, and stay within the children’s ministry budget

Manage the Hill Kids Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages

Coordinate volunteer background checks, making sure they are complete and current

• Participate in church staff meetings

• Participate in main services, when possible

• Be involved with baptisms, as needed

Experience Required
1 – 5 years
Education Required
High school diploma
Job Type
Full-time

Location
Wooster, Ohio
Denomination
Baptist
Church Size
500-750