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Full-Time Children and Family Director - King's Way UMC (Springfield)

Post Date: January 13, 2023
Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

  • To cultivate a safe and nurturing environment for children to grow in their discipleship of Jesus Christ and explore their spirituality
  • An advocate and the voice of children in all matters that affect children’s inclusion, discipleship, and leadership in the church.
This position exists to serve as a core member of the Discipleship Team. This staff person provides leadership and guidance to our children’s ministry (children from pregnancy to sixth grade). The Director supports the discipleship of adults who raise children (households with children from birth to 12th grade). The Director works with other areas of the Discipleship Team to prioritize inter-generational discipleship, as well as weekly opportunities for children.

  • A desire to serve in Christian ministry and the desire to encourage a safe place to do so
  • Be a self-starter. Able to work independently and as part of a team as situations dictate
  • Willing to develop mentoring relationships with a variety of children, parents, and leaders
  • Ability to help lead Bible study, discussions and group activities as a part of a team of adult ministry partners
  • Must pass a background check and adhere to our Safe Gatherings policy
In partnership with the Associate Pastor and the Discipleship Team, provide overall direction and oversight for all children’s programing, including:
  • Serve as the point person for all discipleship for households with school-aged children
  • Planning and leading children’s activities (Sunday and Wednesday) consistent with the Christian calendar. King’s Way's family ministry programs utilize Orange Curriculum
  • Planning and leading other activities for discipleship, fun or relationship building
  • Seasonal serving opportunities as appropriate
  • Planning and leading family mission trips/serving opportunities
  • Coordinate nursery care staff of all events necessary
  • Administrative support for communication with parents/guardians, children’s volunteers, and support staff
  • With the help of the Discipleship Team, develop and implement a system to recruit, train and provide resources to a diverse section of small group leaders
  • Leverage digital strategies to enhance learning, relationships, and information sharing
  • Manage the budget and resources needed to make children’s ministry successful
  • Be an active, collaborative and life-giving member of the team by living out the policies of our staff values and employee manual Implement five points of King’s Way’s discipleship pathways framework: Worship, Mentoring, Spiritual Practices, Formational (Life) Groups and Serving
SCHEDULE AND SUPERVISION: This is a full-time position (hours negotiable) that reports to the Associate Pastor/Pastor of Discipleship.

Contact for this Listing

Contact: Julia Alderman

Address: 2401 S. Lone Pine Ave., Springfield, MO, 65804

Phone: 417-881-6363

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