Director of Children's Ministry

The Bridge Church in North Vancouver is seeking a Director of Children’s Ministry who will contribute to God’s ongoing Kingdom work in and through us. We are a growing, multi-generational, multi-ethnic congregation in the Deep Cove-Seymour area of North Vancouver. We are absolutely committed to the good news that has come to us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and deeply desire to see our surrounding community know this good news as well. Our hope is that the Director of Children’s Ministries will facilitate an experience of the presence of Christ for the children of our church and community.If you share that desire and are the kind of person described below, we welcome your application for this position!

Overview

The Director of Children’s Ministry is a part-time position (20-25 hours/week) with an hourly wage (range of $20-25/hour, commensurate with experience and education). Responsibilities will include:

Sunday Morning Kids’ Church

  • Plan and lead kids’ large group time
  • Regularly teach own class
  • Create volunteer schedules for Kids’ Church teaching and for Sunday morning set-up and take-down
  • Co-ordinate with volunteers on a weekly basis, reminding of responsibilities and providing necessary resources
  • Planning and ordering curriculum
  • Being a “front-line” person for new families, helping them sign in and get oriented to children’s ministry at The Bridge
  • Ensuring compliance with Child & Youth Protection Policy
  • Being responsible for various other tasks related to Kids Church (sign-in sheets, classroom assignments, setting up AV in large kids class, etc.)

Bridge Kids

  • Plan and lead weekly after-school kids’ program (Kindergarten-Grade 4, runs from September-November and January-March)
  • Recruit and equip volunteers for Bridge Kids

Other

  • Co-ordinate a yearly kids’ Christmas production for a Sunday morning in December
  • Co-ordinate a summer day camp in July (hours will likely increase in the lead-up to and implementation of these two events)
  • Participate in regular staff meetings and contribute to the overall ministry direction of The Bridge Church

Qualifications

  • Must agree with The Bridge Church statement of faith (http://www.bridgenorthvan.ca/about/our-beliefs)
  • Experience in leading children’s ministries in a church setting would be a considerable asset
  • Education in a related field (Biblical studies, education, child development, etc.) would be an asset

Personal Traits

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has a sincere love for Jesus, cultivating a relationship with him through regular times in prayer and the Word
  • Connects well with kids
  • Has a humble and teachable spirit
  • Is friendly and has an outgoing, relational personality
  • Has a passion for outreach
  • Is self-motivated and takes initiative
  • Is gifted with strong administrative and organizational skills

Application

  • Apply with a cover letter and resume by email to Tim Hoh at [email protected]
  • Target date for start is September 1, 2019, though this is flexible