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Ministry Description

Minister of Children (Nursery – 6th Grade)

Ministry Purpose:

The Minister of Children is commissioned by the elders to lead the church’s ministry to children.  The purpose of this position is to transform children to Christ-likeness. 

It is essential that this person not only be qualified and gifted in the needed ministry skills, but also be a Christian in the New Testament sense and show the fruit of the Spirit in his/her life.  It is also important that this person be able to whole-heartedly accept the mission statement of Maple Avenue Christian Church (transforming people to Christ-likeness) and apply it to his/her duties on the job so the church can be aided to achieve her goals.

  1. Ministry Relationships:
    1. Elders—The Minister of Children is commissioned by the elders to lead in children’s ministry and is to attend designated elder’s meetings.
    1. Staff—The Minister of Children is part of a team of paid staff led by the Senior Minister.  He/she will be responsible to the elders through the Senior Minister.  The staff will meet once a week for prayer, planning, sharing, training, goal setting, and general administration of the church.
    1. Ministry Leaders—The Minister of Children is to offer vision, encouragement, support, resources, and training to & children’s ministry leaders.  He/she is responsible for recruiting and training new leaders, as ministry requires.  He/she is to ensure good communication between these leaders, the staff, and eldership. 
    1. Children (Nursery – 6th grade)—The Minister of Children is to build significant relationships with children in the church family and local community.  He/she is to model discipleship, evangelism, and spiritual encouragement through these personal relationships.
    1. Parents/Guardians—The Minister of Children is to establish positive relationships with parents/guardians of children  
    1. Office—The Minister of Children has available the facilities and support staff of the office.  This includes availability of administrative assistance based on need and availability in coordination with office demands.
    1. Congregation—The Minister of Children is a member of the MACC congregation and is expected to build significant relationships. 
  1. Specific Ministry Responsibilities:
    1. The Minister of Children is to ensure that the MACC ministry for children is grounded in and committed to each of the following core values: (values are currently being developed).
    1. The Minister of Children will oversee many and varied administrative tasks, including:
  1. Develop a team leadership approach, which causes other leaders to work cooperatively with one another in the recruitment, training, and implementation of ministry goals.
    1. Oversee planning the budget and the expenditures of funds in the area of youth and children’s ministry.
    1. Appropriately communicating activities, dates, plans, etc. to all necessary people.  This includes events such as but not limited too:
      1. VBS
      1. Christian Service Camps
      1. Children’s Worship
      1. Sunday School
      1. Mid-week ministry
      1. After school events
      1. Community outreach
    1. Keep necessary records of all programs for the purpose of regular evaluation. 
    1. Ensure that all supplies, materials, equipment, facilities, etc. are kept on hand and in usable condition for all children’s ministries. 
    1. Pass along items for agenda to the senior minister for the weekly staff meetings and for bi-weekly (or special sessions) elders meetings.  
  1. General Ministry Responsibilities:
    1. He/she shall report important issues in Children ministries to the senior minister and/or elders (or as requested).
    1. He/she is expected to engage in workshops, classes, and reading that will keep him/her aware of new resources and ideas for ministry.
    1. He/she shall make ministerial shepherding calls in coordination with other staff (e.g. hospital, new members, evangelism, pastoral, etc.), especially as related to children.
    1. He/she shall fulfill additional responsibilities as mutually agreed upon with the elders and/or senior minister.
    1. He/she is expected to strive for excellence in personal and pastoral responsibilities. 

To apply for this job email your cover letter and resume to dcase@macc.ws

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