Children’s Minister

  • Church Name: Northbrook Baptist Church
  • Church Website: https://northbrookbc.com
  • Church City: Cullman
  • Church State: AL
  • Church Denomination: SBC
  • Job Requirements:

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Create and maintain safe and welcoming environments for all guests, children, and their families.
    • Cast vision and develop strategic plans consistent, and aligned, with NBC and next-generation ministry philosophies under the direction of the Discipleship Pastor.
    • Implement and coordinate ministry plans to achieve short-range and long-range ministry objectives resulting in spiritual transformation.
    • Oversee the planning and execution of weekly programs, including curriculum selection and implementation, lesson planning, and volunteer scheduling.
    • Identify, recruit, train, deploy, motivate, evaluate and oversee all levels of leadership within the Children’s Ministry including volunteers, parents, and interns.
    • Manage assigned budget within the appropriate processes and accountability expectations.
    • Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of our Children’s Ministry, making adjustments as needed to ensure they are meeting the spiritual and developmental needs of children/families.
    • Work within the existing culture of a staff team with a high value for teamwork and excellence.
    • Develop a strategy that engages parents in the first steps of their ongoing responsibility of sharing the Gospel & discipling their children.
    • Continually evaluate trends in Children’s Ministry, implementing the best quality program for children, while evaluating sustainability with volunteer teams.
    • Intentionally build relationships with children and their families.
    • Oversee the provision of our childcare needs for church-wide events.
    • Align Children’s Ministry with the Student Ministry while working to ensure a strong, cohesive next-generation team.
    • Effectively communicate with volunteers, parents, and our church via our website, social media, email and print materials.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Discipleship Pastor.

    General Expectations

    • Loves children and fostering their spiritual formation.
    • A teachable, and an enthusiastic learner.
    • Attends worship services and special services regularly.
    • Stays current with ministry trends.
    • Self-starter needing minimal supervision.
    • Begin and end projects within a reasonable timeframe.
    • Proficient with current technology and communication tools.
    • Aligned with the vision, mission, values, and policies of Northbrook.
    • Represents the Children’s Ministry well to staff, our team leaders, parents, and the church.
    • Works well with others and within a team environment.

     

    PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS

     

    Character Traits

    • Pursuing Christ-likeness and a life that is beyond reproach.
    • Possessing leadership and organizational skills.
    • Supporting fellow staff as a team player.
    • Participating in pastoral care of our faith family as directed by the senior pastor.
    • Leading your family to actively participate in the weekly life and ministry of Northbrook.
    • Promoting and supporting a kingdom vision and mission for Northbrook.
    • Modeling an evangelistic lifestyle.
    • Honest and trustworthy.
    • Maintains confidentiality.

    Gifts, Skills, and Talents

    • Strong leadership gifting and demonstrated leadership capacity.
    • Highly relational and energetic
    • Possesses strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Creative and innovative.
    • Ability to discern needs and respond appropriately, sensitively, and proactively.
    • Good listener.
    • Able to multi-task and maintain composure under pressure.
    • Strong servant leader.

     

    EXPERIENCE

    • Previous children’s ministry leadership, internship, or residency experience is preferred.
      • Track record of success in recruiting, developing, and leading volunteers and teams.
      • Ability to create a strategic ministry plan and associated budget under the direction of the Discipleship Pastor.

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Master-level degree desired.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

    • Children’s Ministry assistant
    • Children’s Ministry Volunteers

    HOURS, COMPENSATION, PTO

    • 40 hrs/week: The Northbrook office is open Monday-Thursday, 8-5, and Friday, 8-12. It is expected that each full-time staff member works 32 hours during these office hours Monday-Friday, and 8 hours on Sunday and Wednesday night. Each staff member has the flexibility to organize their weekly schedule with the approval of their supervisor to best meet their personal needs and the needs of their ministry.
    • Full Time – Salaried, Benefits negotiated and determined upon hire, based on experience
  • Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time
  • Contact Name: Dave Wright
  • Contact Email: dave@northbrookbc.com