Toronto, Ontario , M3A 3C6
This is an innovative children’s ministry role, which will facilitate two primary objectives: 1) optimize the children’s presence in the church service together with the adults, and 2) interpret the teachings and seasonal liturgical themes through creative arts. The ideal candidate will have a creative arts background and/or a strong personal interest/experience in the sphere of arts, but an openness to learning this methodology and philosophy of integrating the children in the church will suffice in the absence of significant prior artistic experience.
The hours will be 9:30-11:30 am, with the service taking place 10-11 am, and the half an hour on each end is to be used to greet the children and families, allow for an unhurried dismissal, and extra time to complete the activities. There will be other opportunities to engage with the children, but for the time being, the main responsibility will be to facilitate their Sunday morning experience. The children will range in age from 3-10 years-old, and for now, there will be no more than 4 present at one time. The pay is $25/hour.
The Children’s Minister Will:
Help the children to observe and participate in practically the entire service, except the homily. The children will take their occasional turns reading, serving, and playing music, and they will need to rehearse their jobs in the 30 mins before the service (with the help of the music director, head server, etc.) When not contributing to the service directly, the children will need to be oriented to the order of service, and encouraged to pray, pay attention, and receive the communion.
Help the children to interpret the lesson and/or liturgical theme through various artistic media. The key points for the lessons will be provided, as they will coincide with the key points of the adults’ sermon. However, the children will explore them, in a simplified form, through paintings, drama, and music -- as determined by the teacher, with the guidance from the Rector. The projects may span several Sundays, encompassing the same theme over a month or a season (again, planned and developed in collaboration with the Rector). This is to be done during the homily, as well as in the 30 mins following the service. The products (paintings, plays, songs) are to be presented to the congregation regularly upon their completion.
The parish is Anglican, but the candidate may belong to any Christian denomination. The successful candidate will have to provide a police check and proof of full vaccination against COVID. Please forward your resume and two references to the email address.
Posted Under: Pastoral - Children's Ministries
Career ID: [ 9475 ]