Position Title:  Director of Children’s Ministry

Position Hours:  Full-time

Position Reports to: Connections Pastor

 Purpose:  To partner with parents in building a foundation of faith in their children

 

Summary:

The Director of Children’s Ministry (“Director”) will provide energy, oversight, and daily direction to all aspects of LPC Kids (infants through 6th grade), and seek to integrate children’s ministry within all areas of ministry at Leawood Presbyterian Church (“Leawood Pres”).  The Director will implement Leawood Pres' vision for children’s ministry and lead alongside a team of staff, elders, and key volunteers in developing a ministry in which children and families will come to: KNOW God; GROW in their relationships with God; SHOW God in the community; and GO lead a life of love, witness, and service to God.  The Director will work to further develop a culture in which parents are equipped to be the primary spiritual leaders of their children.

 

Characteristics:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a heart for God with a growing relationship in Christ substantiated by daily Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.  The candidate will have a high level of integrity guided by biblical and ethical principles.  He or she will also display a strong, disciplined, and consistent work ethic. Being a proactive and ambitious “team player” is essential. Exemplifying a teachable spirit and receiving criticism with humility are imperative. The ideal candidate will be a strong leader that demonstrates an attitude of servant-hood; administrative aptitude; and possesses the ability to recruit, build, and manage a team of leaders in the children’s ministry.

 

Responsibilities:

1. Vision:

  • Work with key church leaders to integrate LPC Kids into the overall vision and mission of Leawood Pres
  • Effectively use small groups to encourage and equip kids and families
  • Remain informed with innovations in children’s and family-focused ministries

2. Programming:

  • Create a relational, safe, fun, engaging, and grace-filled culture in which every child experiences the wonder of God’s love, discovers the life God created him/her for and develops a passion to live like Jesus  
  • Equip parents with resources in which they are active participants in the spiritual formation and discipleship of their families
  • Work with staff and key leaders to provide families with intergenerational opportunities for worship, growth, community, and service
  • Develop partnerships and outreach opportunities to our neighboring community, schools, and families
  • Network with other ministries to provide opportunities for nurture and growth (Orange, churches, Kanakuk, K-Life, etc.)

3. Leadership and Recruitment:

  • Recruit, equip, and support volunteers to lead in all areas of children’s ministry    
  • Work with staff to develop a ministry in which small groups are a central component
  • Develop a culture that seeks to foster and employ people’s gifts 

4. Administration:

  • Interview and screen volunteer applicants
  • Work with staff and key leaders to provide a safe environment for children, parents, and teachers (i.e., security check-in and retrieval, evacuation plan, first-aid, CPR training)
  • Work with administrative staff to oversee an existing check-in process 
  • Develop avenues of consistent communication with parents
  • Meet the goals/objectives of children’s ministry by: prioritizing programs, scheduling, budgeting, delegation, accountability, and evaluation on an ongoing basis

5. Shepherding and Parental Training

  • Serve as a living example of a leader and a grace-filled Christ follower
  • Provide children and families direct care, and refer to professionals when appropriate
  • Provide resources that help parents to be spiritual leaders at home

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Christian education preferred
  • Ministry experience that includes working closely with families and children
  • Proven leadership and management skills
  • Strong relational skills and works well in a team setting
  • Creative, highly motivated, proactive, and innovative
  • Strong communication skills
  • Working knowledge of technology/social media
  • Organizational skills for growing, mobilizing, and maintaining a strong and effective team and program

 

If you meet these requirements and think God is leading you to this position, we want to hear from you! Please forward a cover letter and resume to Scott McDonald, Leawood Presbyterian Church, 2715 W. 83rd Street, Leawood, KS 66206 or email a cover letter and resume to smcdonald@leawoodpres.org.