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Westside Kids Director

Employer
Atlanta Westside Presbyterian Church
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Apr 6, 2024

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Westside Overview

Westside is a 16-year-old church with 700 members located in the westside of Atlanta. Our purpose is to embody and preview the Kingdom of God from Buckhead to Bankhead.

Overview of the Role

In collaboration with the Family Ministry Pastor, the Westside Kids Director will develop and implement clear vision and mission that builds a lasting children’s ministry that embodies grace, service, and community and is supported by adult leadership.

Job Responsibilities

● Meet regularly with the Family Ministry Pastor for:

  • prayer, encouragement, mentoring, accountability, feedback, communication, and equipping in the Family Ministry vision, mission, policies, and procedures.
  • collaborating with other Family Ministry staff to develop a cohesive discipleship plan from infancy through 12th grade, including a commitment to help foster a positive team culture among fellow staff members.
  • creating, updating, and publishing a 12-to-18-month ministry calendar.

● Work with the Family Ministry Pastor to develop and lead the Westside Kids Ministry Team (paid and volunteer):

  • Recruit, train, and manage Westside Kids paid staff.
  • Provide regular opportunities for team prayer, exchange of ideas, mutual encouragement, and regular staff development.
  • Promoting Westside Kids, recruiting and directing volunteers from within the church membership, and then developing these adults.

● Administrative, including:

  • Directing and supervising all Westside Kids ministry needs (Sundays, midweek, church-wide events, special events, VBS, etc.).
  • Planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and events.
  • Delegating tasks, where appropriate, and maintaining volunteer accountability.
  • Organizing regular teaching schedules.
  • Westside Kids ministry budget oversight in consultation with the Family Ministry Pastor – including directing the purchase and preparation of all ministry equipment and supplies.
  • Ensure equipment cleaning and replacement is maintained.
  • Fully implement AWPC’s Safe Church policy, including Ministry Safe with all staff and volunteers.
  • Oversite for Westside Kids social media pages.
  • Ensure timely communication to parents and leaders about upcoming events and needs

Qualifications

● Specialized training and competencies in children’s ministry

● A strong call from God to a church-based ministry to children, with an ability to:

  • shepherd adults to disciple children to mature into Christ-changed, hope-filled, productive adults.
  • develop and maintain doctrinally sound programs in a welcoming, child-friendly, and safe environment, providing relevant and clear Biblical teaching, being able to articulate a relationship with Christ to children. o understand the physical, social, moral, and spiritual development of children to share the Christian faith with both churched and un-churched children.
  • create an ethos in which children are learning to love across differences and work toward breaking down barriers of race, class, and culture.

● A commitment to the Church and to the Reformed faith as summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith, including:

  • Agreement with Westside’s core values and philosophy of ministry.
  • Church membership
  • Deep conviction of the primacy and authority of God’s Word in faith and life.
  • Convinced of and demonstrates the absolute necessity of an abiding, intimate walk with Jesus that is anchored in the grace of God.

● A Christlikeness that loves and includes all the diverse parts of the body of Christ, and models servant leadership with a positive attitude.

  • Is respected by peers who give accountability and provide stimulation for personal growth and ministry.
  • Being above reproach; has a teachable spirit; willing to submit to leadership; transparent, vulnerable, and accountable in all relationships.

● A commitment to excellence, demonstrated by self-motivated preparation, organization, punctuality, creativity, and solid time management skills.

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