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Kids Ministry Associate

Kids Ministry Associate

Company: Grant Memorial Church
Contact Person: Jennifer
Location/Address:
877 Wilkes Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Phone: 2049898392

Position Description

The Kids Ministry Associate is responsible for the oversight, spiritual care and discipleship of children connected to Grant Memorial Baptist Church from Kindergarten to grade 4. Grant Memorial Baptist Church embraces a philosophy of Family Ministry that strives to equip family leaders to be the primary disciple makers in order to cultivate lasting faith in children and youth. In keeping with this, the Children’s Ministry Associate will collaborate with the Family Ministry team to set the overall direction of the Children’s Ministry. The role includes strategic planning and ministry implementation to reach children who are not yet followers of Christ and discipleship of existing believers.

Time Requirements

This is a full time position of 37.5 hours weekly. General office hours are 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday, alternative working hours will be required periodically to meet the requirements of the position. For this position Sunday is considered a regular work day.

Responsibilities

  • Adhere to Biblical principles believed and taught by the church and maintain a lifestyle that is congruent with them
  • Work as a member of the staff in a way that reflects the ministry objectives and the philosophy of Grant Memorial Baptist Church.
  • Maintain regular, consistent and professional attendance, punctuality and personal appearance
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, staff, volunteers and the general church constituency

Ministry Duties

  • Teach regularly or ensure qualified individuals provide biblical teaching in Children’s Ministry
  • Responsible to ensure all children’s preschool programming and events are planned and carried out in a manner consistent with the vision of GMBC
  • Attend and contribute to GMBC staff meetings, Family Ministry meetings and all congregational meetings.

Spiritual Care and Training for Volunteers

  • Provide “hands–on” training and modelling for adult volunteers
  • Model team building by recruiting, training, equipping and evaluating Children’s Ministry
  • Ensure that Children’s Ministry has an active social media presence, and church wide presence in all avenues offered in the larger church body
  • Provide personal spiritual ministry to volunteers and lay leaders in Children’s Ministry area

Administrative Duties

  • In collaboration with the Senior Kids Ministry Associate and Director of Care support the departmental expenditures within the budget
  • Ensure the volunteer process is completed for all Children’s Ministry volunteers in accordance with Plan to Protect
  • In keeping with Plan to Protect, maintain ratios of volunteers to students in all ministry environments

Personal Spiritual Development

  • Includes personal study of scripture, theology and prayer
  • Participate in conferences and all team projects
  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the role

Family Ministry Responsibilities

  • Support the Senior Kids Ministry Associate and in turn Director of Care in the presence of family in all ministry areas of GMBC
  • Responsible to work in collaboration with the Family Ministry team to ensure that children’s programming is consistent with GMBC’s philosophy of family ministry

Qualifications

  • Passion to serve God and inspire His people through the development of personal relationships, community and small groups
  • Self-motivated and outgoing
  • Proven excellence in people skills and a strong communicator
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate, train, and manage volunteers and staff
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to write and speak effectively to children, staff, volunteers, constituents and the public
  • Proficient in use of current technologies and communication tools
  • Proven skills to develop and implement successful children’s programs
  • Committed to team ministry, able to participate in the setting of the vision and execution of the Family Ministry Team

Requirements

  • Committed, growing, mature follower of Christ
  • Qualified for church membership and willing to become a member of GMBC
  • Supportive of the vision and leadership of the church
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited Bible College in Children’s or Family Ministry, or Religious studies, or equivalent training and experience
  • Actively pursuing a personal study of scripture, theology and prayer
  • A completed Criminal Record check including the vulnerable sector search

Staff at Grant Memorial Church exemplify:

  • A sincere love for the Lord evidenced by lifestyle
  • Regular attendance at weekly services
  • Commitment to a small group
  • Faithfulness in tithing
  • Adherence to Doctrinal Statement of Faith, Core Beliefs & Lifestyle Commitment Staff at Grant Memorial Church are expected to:
  • Attend weekly staff prayer meetings and general staff meetings
  • Be available for other areas to support the successful ministry of the school and church
  • Be able to interact with others and demonstrate the values of GMC
  • Be available as opportunity arises to share faith, Bible scriptures and principles based on the Statement of Faith, Core Beliefs and Lifestyle Commitment, to pray with individuals and to actively communicate a belief in the Lord Jesus Christ

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

To Apply

Please send the following attachments to humanresources@grantmemorial.ca:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. One pastoral reference
  4. Please use ‘Kid’s Ministry Associate’ in the subject line of the email

Interested candidates should review the Statement of Faith/Community Lifestyle Commitment that follows this employment opportunity.

Posted: April 27, 2021 | Expires: July 26, 2021
Posted Under: Ministry - General
Career ID: [ 8827 ]