Children’s Ministry Coordinator

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The Salvation Army The Willows
Published
August 9, 2019
Location
Langley, Canada
Job Type
Category
Salary
$18.70 to $23.37
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
dave_mcfadden@can.salvationarmy.org
Closing date
August 21, 2019

Description

The Children’s Ministry Coordinator provides a discipleship and outreach ministry to children from the Church and the local community.

Part Time – 15 hours per week

Responsibilities

• Contributes to the spiritual and pastoral development of the children (0-13 years) in the church by mentoring, discipling, encouraging and modeling appropriate Christian attitudes and behaviours.
• Develops, implements, maintains and evaluates programs / ministries relevant to the children of the church and community at large: Plans and conducts both spiritual formation and fellowship activities for Sunday School (each Sunday morning) and Junior Youth Group (typically Friday evenings during the school year Gr. 4-8) in conjunction with volunteers.
• Scheduling of volunteers and preparation of weekly classroom materials for Orange Sunday School, purchasing and replenishing resources as needed for Nursery (extended Toddler), Preschool (First Look), Elementary (252 Kids) and Preteen (XP3).
• Works in coordination and cooperation with the officers to provide pastoral care and appropriate Biblical teaching for young families. Prays with and leads children to faith in Jesus Christ as opportunity permits, reinforcing spiritual habits and building partnerships with parents.
• Makes connections in the community for outreach (local elementary schools, community centre) to help launch the annual Community Children’s Christmas Musical and the Red Cap program in partnership with the officers.
• Cultivates, trains and develops volunteer leaders / mentors for this age group, ensuring compliance with security procedures, screening documentation and safety protocol required by The Salvation Army when working with children and youth.
• Administrative requirements include compiling statistics from events, following department budget, planning, purchasing of resources, transportation and safety, set up and clean-up of activities and rental spaces as needed.
• Ensures timely promotion and communication of children’s ministry events with leaders and congregation and parents, through creative means including tools like the Parent Cue app for Orange.
• Participation in staff meetings and leadership program team meetings as needed relating to the promotion of whole church events.
• Actively supports Divisional Children’s events including Junior Youth Councils and camping ministry.

Qualifications

• The successful job applicant will have completed high school, plus specialized courses of up to a year at a post-secondary education institution
• One year but less than three years of prior related experience, including experience working with children & youth
• Valid driver license

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:
• Background check consent
• A clear vulnerable sector screening
• A clean driver’s abstract
• Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training

 

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable Human Rights Legislation. If you require a disability related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

Internal Applicants: Please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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