May 12, 2022

Kids Ministry Director

£13,520 - £15,600 yearly
  • Latimer Church
  • A mixture of home-working & church working
Part time Church/Ministry Faith Based Youth and Children

Job Description

To lead in delivering the children’s church experience on a Sunday morning and other discipleship pathways that encourages our children to be whole of life disciples and passionate followers of Jesus Christ in an increasingly contested world.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, develop and execute the children’s programme that serves the discipleship of our children. 
  • Recruit, build, and train our kids ministry team who will deliver children’s discipleship on a Sunday morning. 
  • Integrate the 0-13s ministry and mission into the whole life of the church including Latimer Communities. 
  • Ensure compliance with Latimer Church’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures as they relate to the 0-13s. 
  • Plan and execute 2-3 special events throughout the year that create additional opportunities for growth for our families and kids.
  • Champion the vision of Latimer Church and contribute to the overall ministry of the church as a member of our staff team.  

Personal Characteristics 

  • A deep calling to love, envision and equip the emerging generations.
  • A vibrant personal faith, biblically-grounded and Spirit-filled, lived out winsomely and wisely and in a way that connects with the under-13s.
  • Compelled by the gospel and its implications for all of life.
  • Committed to and capable of developing the ministry and mission across the full 0-13s age range.
  • Able to inspire, gather and sustain the engagement of others in this cause; an outstanding team-player and coach.
  • Be able to inspire a desire amongst 0-13s to know and hear God for themselves.
  • A person of deep integrity, able to create safe and fun spaces for the under-13s to explore faith, and to be bold and courageous in living it out in an age-appropriate way.
  • A high-capacity person, being willing to innovate and be adaptable, to pitch in where needed.
  • A person of discernment and prayer; a good listener; a non-anxious presence in any team.

 Skills & Experience 

  • Experience in working with 0-13s in a church setting (paid or voluntary).
  • Exceptional skills in building teams that work and be able to demonstrate your ability to develop the gifting of others.
  • Great communicator in a variety of media as well as in-person. 
  • Confident in your Bible teaching, with strategies for engaging the 0-13s with God through Word and Spirit, in community. 
  • Ability to plan and organise, and know how to draw on the support of others as needed.
  • Good numeracy, literacy & technology skills, with the ability to use core Microsoft and G-Suite packages.
  • Good understanding of DBS and safeguarding requirements.
  • There is an Occupational Requirement that the post-holder is a Christian. 

What We Offer

  • Permanent post for 20 hours per week, with the opportunity to grow the scope of the role for the right candidate
  • Flexible working from home and/or our church office; Sundays would be required as well as attendance at the staff team meeting on a Tuesday, and there is likely to be some evening work but otherwise flexibility around days and hours of work
  • 13 days paid annual leave (including up to 5 Sundays) and 4 statutory holidays (pro-rata entitlement); contributory pension scheme.
  • Supported and supervised by the Senior Pastor of Latimer Church.

Deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 20th June 2022.  First round interviews are likely to take place 27th-29th June with second round interviews on 14th July.

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