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St. George's Episcopal Church

Director of Children’s Ministries

St. George's Episcopal Church

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Job Summary

St George’s Episcopal Church, Nashville is looking for a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry. We are a large parish that seeks as a church to receive, live, and share the abundant life of Jesus Christ, through worship, Christian fellowship, and outreach and service to the world. Our Director of Children’s Ministry will work with our Family Ministries team to help our parish fulfill our promise as a congregation at baptism to “do all in our power to support these children in their life in Christ.” 

Job Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Work closely with the Family Ministries team to create a vision for children’s ministry at St. George’s and develop a pathway of formation for our children from birth to high school graduation.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of Sunday School curricular scope, sequence, and programming for children ages 3 years old-6th grade.  Review and evaluate scope regularly to ensure that it fulfills the ministry’s vision and meets the needs of parishioner families. Visit Sunday School classes regularly to teach, build relationships with children and teachers, and evaluate the effectiveness of our Sunday School program.
  • Lead recruitment, training, and spiritual formation of adult volunteers who serve with Children’s Ministries/Sunday School.
  • Develop and oversee liturgical planning and staff/volunteer scheduling for weekly Kids’ Chapel; lead kids’ chapel 1-2 times per month.
  • Plan and implement liturgical services designed for children on feast days such as Ash Wednesday service, Children’s Stations of the Cross service, Pentecost Candle Lighting, and the Christmas pageant.
  • Work with lay volunteer chairs to plan and implement annual family ministry events such as Advent Wreath Party, Mardi Gras Party, Easter Egg Hunt, VBS, and other summer offerings.
  • Supervise and direct Children’s Ministry Intern.
  • Oversee monthly “4-5-6 Club” fellowship events for 4th-6th graders.
  • Co-lead with Associate Director of Parent Engagement the Parents’ Children Ministry Committee, which provides feedback and support for children’s programs and coordinates grade-level fellowship activities.
  • Work with the Director of Outreach to offer service and mission opportunities for children and families outside of the parish.
  • Work with Family Ministry Administrator on communications, facilities requests, logistics, and calendaring for children’s ministry events.
  • Participate as part of a large church staff in an active schedule of gatherings for prayer, enrichment, and communication.
  • Prepare and oversee the Children’s Ministry budget.

Qualifications

  • A strong and personal Christian faith and a desire to continue to grow in their relationship with Christ
  • A desire to see children and their families grow in the love and knowledge of God
  • An appreciation of the Anglican tradition and a desire to pass it on to the next generation
  • Experience in children/youth ministries focused on education, spiritual formation, and discipleship
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to operate in a team-oriented environment while being able to take initiative and work independently
  • Creativity, adaptability, and resourcefulness
  • General experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Canva
  • A Bachelor’s degree

Additional Information

Benefits

TBD

How to Apply

Please send a resume to Betsy Walker, Family Ministry Administrator, at betsy.walker@stgeorgesnashville.org.

Details

  • Date Posted: June 29, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Working Hours: 4 weekdays from 8:30am-4:30pm, plus approximately 4-6 hours on Sundays