GEORGETOWN CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE:
Georgetown Church of the Nazarene is a contemporary congregation that averages 135-175 in attendance. Our median age is between 45-55, in a community whose median age is 32. Georgetown is has a population of 32,000, in a county of 45,000 people and is located just north of Lexington, KY. Our mission is: “Love God, Love People, and Serve the World.” Our goal is to make Christ-like disciples in Scott County.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY MISSION:
To see the birth through 5thgrade students of Scott County grow closer in their relationship with their Savior, Jesus Christ.
For some of these students, their parent(s) is the number one spiritual leader in their life. For them, the youth ministry at Georgetown Church of the Nazarene seeks to create a life-changing childern’s ministry that partners with their parents to provide the skills, experiences, and resources that will enable their students to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
For other students whose parents are not Christ followers, the children’s ministry at Georgetown Church of the Nazarene seeks to surrounds the child with supportive Christian models and influences. Further, it seeks ways to connect these parents to the life of the church.
Define a vision for the Children’s Ministry that contributes to the church’s overall vision. Develop a ministry plan to achieve that vision.
Direct/oversee all areas of children’s ministry. This would include long range planning as well as the promoting and scheduling of the following areas within children’s ministry:
Children’s Sunday School
Wednesday Night Children’s programming
Special events: Family Fun Day, Trunk or Treat, Christmas play, district & general church events, etc.
Develop and manage a team of adults that are passionate about children and children’s ministry. Meet with your Children’s Ministry Team at least quarterly to train the staff, evaluate the ministry, and plan future events and activities. All Children’s Ministry Staff MUST have annual background checks on file – NO EXCEPTIONS!
Create a ministry that is fun for children and teaches biblical principles. Create a dynamic atmosphere in which children’s ministry can take place – a place that is inviting and exciting for children.
Find or develop a high-energy curriculum from a Wesleyan-Holiness theology that is packed with purposeful games and lessons that are age and developmentally appropriate for each age group involved in the children’s ministry (babies, preschool, and elementary).
Develop a program that will help children become excited about being in God’s house (fun) and teaches them God’s Word (life-changing).
Develop a logo for the children’s ministry that identifies the ministry.
Decorate dedicated and shared spaces in age appropriate ways that will attract children and says, “Come in, have fun and learn about God!”
Find a balance between entertainment and quality life-changing programming. Every time there’s a Children’s Ministry gathering, two questions need to be answered by every kid: “Did you have fun?” and “What did you learn about God?”
Oversee the scheduling, planning, coordinating, and resourcing and recruiting of assistants for all student activities, fundraising events, service projects, discipleship programs, etc.
Work closely with the Lead Pastor and SDMI President in selecting theologically appropriate curriculum necessary; adapt materials as necessary to fit the needs of the specific age group and program.
Be accessible to students and parents, as is appropriate.
Provide and instill biblical principles of discipleship in students.
Provide hands on opportunities for students to serve others within the church and community.
Submit a one-year outline to the Lead Pastor regarding finances, calendar, and personnel each year.
Continue your education through periodicals, conferences, training, etc. Explore emerging technologies that improve the Children’s Ministry and helps engage more volunteers in the ministry of the church.
Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly church board meetings for the purpose of visioning, planning, communication, and calendaring.
Fulfill other duties as assigned by the senior pastor.
• A bachelor’s degree or working towards a degree (preferably in education or Christian ministry).
• A desire to teach and mentor children in biblical truth.
• A growing Christian faith and character.
• Ability to pass a background check.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent organization skills.
• A self-starter who shows initiative to make things better.
• Understanding of and willingness to serve within the doctrinal commitments of the Church of the Nazarene.
• A commitment to the mission of the Georgetown Church of the Nazarene
• A sense of calling toward pastoral ministry.
• A lifestyle congruent with the biblical requirements for leaders (1 Tim. 3:1-13; 2 Tim. 2; Titus 1:5-9). ти