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Director of Children’s Ministries – Downtown Campus

Director of Children’s Ministries – Downtown Campus

Job Description

Director of Children’s Ministries – Downtown Campus

DESCRIPTION

The Director of Children’s Ministries – Downtown Campus has the primary responsibility of implementation, organization, coordination, execution, and administration of ministry to children from birth through 5th grade and their families at the Downtown Campus, supporting the ongoing mission of Christ Community Church.

LOCATION: Downtown Campus
REPORTS TO: Associate Pastor
STATUS: Part-Time
CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt

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POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Flexibility in an ever-changing ministry environment
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Completion of the leadership training programs of Christ Community
  • Formal education and experience in child development
  • Ability to build and lead effective teams of volunteers and staff
  • Embrace Christ community’s doctrine, mission, and philosophy
  • Hold true to the theology and beliefs of the EFCA outlined in the Statement of Faith

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support and equip parents and families in forming their children’s growth in Christ
  • Implement programming for children
    – Sunday mornings
    – Special events and programs
  • Participate in campus team meetings
  • Develop and oversee Children’s Ministries Teams
    – Recruit volunteers
    – Conduct volunteer orientation and child protection training
    – Coach and supervise volunteers and Children’s Ministries staff
    – Recognize and appreciate volunteers
    – Evaluate existing and new ministry opportunities
  • Collaboration with Children’s Ministries staff on other campuses is encouraged
  • Use the Children’s Ministries Policy and Procedures Handbook as well as the directional documents of Christ Community as guides for ministry implementation
  • Develop and manage the Campus Children’s Ministries budget and resources

CULTURAL FIT

Embrace a commitment to Christ Community, including doctrine and philosophy, and promote the  mission of Christ Community Church.

Embrace Christ Community staff’s cultural habits: 

  • We expect God.
  • We stay yoked.
  • We take the mission seriously, not ourselves.
  • We remember names.
  • We are better together

CHURCH SPECIFICS

Christ Community, a multi-site, intergenerational congregation located in the Kansas City area and a member of the Evangelical Free Church of America. 

Three Small Ways of Giving to Make a Big Impact

Three Small Ways of Giving to Make a Big Impact

I look forward to each January as a time to reflect on the past year and look for ways to grow in the new year. While New Year’s resolutions often get a bad rap, the idea of reflection and refocus is useful when looking to improve physical, financial, or spiritual health.

If you are looking to improve your spiritual or financial health by increasing your generosity in 2019, here are a few suggestions for getting started.

1) Rejoice in what God has given you.

Take time to look around you, what are you thankful for? What blessings are you surrounded by daily that are easily overlooked? Rejoicing in your present will lead you to bless others in your future.

2) Regularly give.

The best way to build a new habit is to do it regularly. This is true with exercise, prayer, eating healthy, and also with giving. Christ Community’s new tool, the Gyve app, allows you to set up recurring gifts on a schedule that fits your life. You can set up monthly, weekly, bi-weekly, or bi-monthly gifts. It is easy for giving to get lost in all the busyness of life, so setting up a recurring gift makes generosity a priority.

3) Round up.

Much like at the store when you are asked to ‘round up’ your total and donate to a charity, the Gyve app also includes an interesting feature called Round Up. This feature, when linked to a bank account, debit card, or credit card, allows you to ‘round up’ all your purchases to the next dollar, and you can designate giving your “change” to Christ Community.

I have been using this feature for several months and have found that it makes me more aware of my church as I go about my daily life. When I was grocery shopping last week, I found myself smiling at the checkout when I thought about my extra 64 cents being sent to Christ Community. It will be exciting to see how this little rounding up makes a difference over the year.

The extra funds collected through Round Up will be put toward reducing the church’s debt related to our building projects. We will provide a quarterly update on the impact of our combined round-up giving as a congregation.

For those who participated in giving last year, your 2018 giving statements will be arriving in the mail soon. I challenge you to use those as a way to reflect on the past year and refocus on finding ways, big and small, to grow in the next year.

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