Director of Family Ministries (25hrs/week):

Christ’s Community Church is seeking a Director of Family Ministries. This person will direct discipleship ministries for children from birth through elementary school. This person must have a strong Christian faith, be passionate for discipling children with the Gospel, and have experience working with volunteers.

Purpose

To create and coordinate opportunities within the church for ministry to children and parents, to help identify areas of spiritual need, and to empower those serving to use their gifts and talents for God and His church.

Reports to

Senior Pastor

Role Description

Ministry

  • Disciple children, parents, and volunteers in the worship and way of Jesus and toward greater dependence upon him.
  • Direct spiritual formation for all children’s ministries. These currently include the nursery (3 months–3 years), L’il Worship (3yrs–6yrs), and Children’s Worship (7yrs–11yrs).
  • Evaluate, build, and develop children’s ministries to meet current and future needs for all age groups, particularly for current ministry needs for grades 4 and 5.
  • Develop meaningful, gospel-centered relationships with children and families at CCC.
  • Provide for welcoming ministry to families who are churched, unchurched, and de-churched.
  • Coordinate and pursue unity with other areas of ministry at CCC.
  • Along with the Senior Pastor, develop a five-year strategy for the discipleship of students from middle school through college.

Volunteer discipleship

  • Recruit, coordinate, and schedule volunteers for serving in all areas of children’s ministry.
  • Communicate both formally and informally with volunteers for the sake of spiritual care.
  • Evaluate and implement curriculum under direction of pastor and CCC Session.
  • Train and assist volunteers in their particular areas of ministry and lesson preparation.

Administrative

  • Maintain updated background checks with the assistance of the church secretary.
  • Clarify and implement volunteer processes and policies and train volunteers in them, particularly CCC’s existing Child Safety Policy.
  • Maintain and prepare ministry spaces for children.
  • Coordinate welcome and check-in process for children on Sunday mornings.
  • Regularly report on state of ministry and program needs to the CCC Session.
  • Develop annual budget narrative.

Job Requirements

Personal profession of faith in Jesus ChristAbility to work independently
Acceptance of CCC’s beliefs and confessionsAbility to minister to neuro-divergent children
Demonstrate a clear understanding of the gospel and its implications for ministryGood interpersonal, communication, planning, and organizational skills
Ability and experience in volunteer recruitment, support, and maintaining volunteersMust pass background check, motor vehicle review, and be committed to CCC’s child safety policy
Must love children and show commitment to radical, gospel welcome of children and parentsSome background in spiritual formation or mental health preferred

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Christ’s Community Church (CCC) in Fort Wayne, IN is seeking a part-time Director of Family Ministries. CCC exists to glorify God and make fruitful disciples of Jesus. We desire to be centered on Jesus Christ, to be hungry for God’s Word, to pursue transformation in the Gospel, and to be intentional and real disciples of Jesus.

We believe that the gospel of Jesus—that Jesus alone is perfectly able to save all who come to him because he died and rose again—has deep implications for how we do ministry. Therefore, we are committed to forming disciples in every stage of life to live lives of repentance and faith, rather than seeking moralistic and behavioral management. Therefore, the person we are looking for must have a clear commitment to the gospel and display understanding of its implications for ministry to children and parents.

CCC is committed to the spiritual care and health of its staff. The overall engagement of the congregation in volunteering for children’s ministries is very strong, including most of our elders and deacons.

Christ’s Community Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). Please send letter of interest along with resumé to clerkofsession@cccfortwayne.org. More information about CCC can be found at cccfortwayne.org.