Grace Kids Director

Children’s ministry
Full time with benefits

Grace EFC

Mason City, IA
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Job Description

Primary Role

To support the vision and mission of the church. Focus on goals and not specific programs to create a more collaborative and adaptable environment.

Ministry Role

To help families and children, in 6th grade and younger, know, experience and follow Jesus, and to equip parents to be the primary disciplemakers in their children’s lives.

Responsibilities

  • Disciple kids and families. Consistently connect to set example
  • Identify, deploy and sustain strategic kid’s ministry programming
  • Identify, train, empower and care for volunteer leaders
  • Set goals, track results and make changes accordingly
  • Develop/execute annual budget
  • Oversee Child Protection Plan and background checks

Responsible for

This person should eagerly and humbly learn ministry skills. Responsibilities will increase as he/she proves his/her competence in each ministry skill. He/She should be initially responsible for:

  • Maintaining a personal walk with God
  • Developing positive relationships with kids and their parents
  • Completing the 90-day onboarding with the Student Family Pastor
  • Fulfilling weekly, monthly and yearly ministry tasks
  • Learning the church family culture and working in alignment with Grace Church leadership

Qualifications

Spiritual

  • Display a growing faith with a vibrant, consistent dependency on Jesus Christ
  • Be committed to love his/her family well
  • Possess a heart for God and a heart for people (Matthew 22:37-40, 28:18-20)
    • Demonstrated by reflecting the character of Christ (Philippians 2:1-11)
    • Multiplying priorities of Christ (Luke 8:15; John 15:8)
    • Leadership qualities of a Deacon (1 Timothy 3:8-13)
    • Be consistent in his/her devotional life, including prayer and Bible study (2 Tim 3:16; Rom. 12:12; Phil. 4:6-7)
  • Demonstrate ability to disciple and relate well to people

Personal

  • Character - honest, humble, supportive, good steward (Romans 12:3)
  • Chemistry - care for one another as God has cared for us (Romans 12:4-6a & Philippians 2:2b-8)
  • Culture - go the extra mile (Ephesians 4:32-5:2)
  • Competence - do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, the best it can be done (Eph. 6:7)
    Educational/Doctrinal
  • BA or BS undergraduate degree or proportionate ministry experience.
  • Agreement/alignment with EFCA doctrinal statement and Grace Church’s by-laws

Skill Sets

  • One who loves and relates well to children and adults
  • Someone possessing strong organizational and communication skills
  • One who enjoys teamwork and can lead teams, but who also takes personal initiative
  • A person who is proven in the area of equipping others for ministry
  • Able to handle the Scriptures effectively in a ministry setting and speak effectively
  • Proven ministry experience in working with children
  • Ability to minister to a diverse group of people. Good conflict resolution skills

About this Church

Grace Church is an influential, Christ-centered church in Mason City, Iowa. With a desire to reach the lost, build up believers, and serve the community, Grace has grown to three services, over 500 attenders and a budget exceeding one million dollars. Having 20 acres of land in town, Grace continues to find new ways to utilize the property; from athletic practices to daddy daughter dances to Night to Shine. The original church building was constructed in 2004. In 2016, The Bridge, a 12,000 sq. ft. space used for Kids and Student Ministry as well as several community events, was added. The church is located in a prime location for ministry - two blocks away from the public middle and high schools and just a few more blocks away from two of the four public elementary schools. Grace is a member of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) denomination.