Brentwood Presbyterian Church Job Openings
 
DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Job Description

Mission of Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry at BPC is committed to nurturing children in their Christian faith, providing them with opportunities to grow in God’s grace, and enabling them to develop the spiritual resources necessary for life’s journey and for a loving relationship with God, self and others.

Position Summary: The Director of Children’s Ministry is responsible for creating an environment and an educational curriculum that will nurture children (birth – 5th grade) in their Christian faith, and provide them with the opportunity to experience God’s grace, giving them the spiritual resources necessary for a lifelong loving relationship with God, one’s self and others.

Our ideal candidate would have a strong Christian faith, a history of participation in a worshipping community, energy and enthusiasm for sharing the stories of God’s people with children, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with children and their families.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The director supports the vision of the Session by developing, supervising and taking responsibility for all programs and curricula for children ages preschool-elementary, in partnership with parents, the Children’s Ministry elders and committee.
  • Ensure that a welcoming, safe and nurturing environment is created and maintained for the children and their families.
  • Attend regularly scheduled CMC meetings, preschool board meetings, and weekly staff meetings.
  • Plan and organize a meaningful weekly Christian classroom experience for our children.
  • Organize & direct our annual VBS program
  • Organize monthly and seasonal events (Welcome Back Sunday, Halloween Meet-n-Greet, Night in Bethlehem, Easter Egg Hunt, etc.)
  • Plan & lead Passages Program (Bible Passage, Communion Passage, Baptism Passage Mission Passage, etc.)
  • Be responsible for weekly Children’s Sermon in worship
  • Oversee Children’s Choir with Worship Director & Children’s Choir Director
  • Assure that a welcoming, safe, and nurturing environment is maintained for the children and their families.
  • Maintain continuing and open communications with the families, staff and congregational members to facilitate a successful children Sunday school program.
  • Oversee Childcare staff and scheduling
  • Develop and oversee Children’s Ministry budgets & finances

Experience/Education:

  • College degree from an accredited university
  • Experience working with children including child development and behavior, teaching techniques, classroom management, preparing and implementing curriculum and planning events.
  • Experience in administration including group leadership, team building, and the recruitment, training and support of volunteers.

Position Specifics:

  • Hours: 40 hrs/wk including Sundays & Wednesdays (some hybrid possible)
  • Benefits: Health insurance, sick pay, 2 weeks paid vacation (not to be taken during Easter/Advent)
  • FSLA Status: Exempt
Submit applications to: info@bpcusa.org