Children’s Ministry Assistant Part time

@ Holy Trinity Anglican Church of Costa Mesa
  • Costa Mesa, California View on Map
  • Denomination: Anglican
  • Job Category: Children’s Ministry
  • Date Posted: 12 September 2021
  • Application closes: 31 December 2021
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    Job Description

    POSITION OVERVIEW:

    In recent years, Holy Trinity Church has been blessed with an increase in young families with children, and we believe God is leading us to nurture the faith of these children/families in creative, holistic, and developmentally appropriate ways. Fostering a hospitable, loving, and formational environment is crucial for all who attend HTC of all ages. The primary functions of this ministry position are: (1) teach age-appropriate curriculum, (2) coordinate volunteers, and (3) set-up and tear-down the classroom.

    This position oversees children ages 3-10 and reports to the Director of Faith Formation (DDF).

    MINISTRY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Teach Age-Appropriate Curriculum
    Learns the biblical curriculum and pedagogical approach chosen by the DFF.
    Participates in biannual training sessions with the DFF.
    Participates in the teaching rotation (meaning 1 out of 3 weeks).
    Adopts a prayerful, contemplative, attentive posture toward the formational work of the Spirit in each child.

    2. Coordinate Volunteers

    Works with the DFF to recruit volunteers and coordinate a volunteer schedule – 1 Storyteller & 1 Welcoming Host for each Sunday.
    Ensures all children are being properly monitored and cared for by volunteers.
    Provides support to volunteers and helps with classroom management.
    Troubleshoots problems as they arise each Sunday (e.g., teacher back-up, supply needs).
    Stands as the primary point of contact for volunteers regarding schedule and classroom.

    3. Set-Up & Tear-Down

    Creates and maintains a clean, well-organized, safe, welcoming, and creative environment for children.
    Ensures the classroom is a place of joy, play, and friendship
    Provides all teaching materials for each week’s lesson and response.
    Keeps an up-to-date record of attendance and contact information.
    Exemplify love and support to all members of HTC.

    ESSENTIAL QUALITIES:

    Lively Christian faith and maturity.
    Able to teach children’s curriculum in a joyful and invitational way.
    Able to communicate effectively with staff, parents, volunteers
    Strong organizational skills.
    Works well in collaboration with others.

    SCHEDULE:

    The Children’s Ministry Coordinator is expected to work in the classroom and church at 2:00-4:15pm on Sundays, plus any additional time for scheduling and programming throughout the week. Requests for time off needs to be presented to the DFF at least two weeks in advance, and the Children’s Ministry Coordinator will be responsible for finding substitutes from an approved volunteer list.

    COMPENSATION: $75-100 per week

    APPLICATION: Please send your cover letter and resume by email.

    Application closes: December 31, 2021

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