Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries


Collegiate Presbyterian Church - Ames, IA

Job Type: Full-Time   Posted: 2 months ago   Denomination: Presbyterian (PCUSA)



Church Description:

We call ourselves CPC—Collegiate Presbyterian Church—but these three letters also reflect a number of our core values. At CPC, we are Compassionate, Progressive, and Committed to our mission and ministries. As Christians, we aspire to grow, to learn, and to be transformed in order to share Christ’s love with the world. Located in Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University, CPC offers a beautiful blend of ages and points of life in our worship, mission and spiritual formation activities. CPC is where we nourish our faith together as one family.


Average Attendance: 130  No. of Active Youth: 45


Job Description:

The Director of Children, Youth, & Family Ministries position encompasses the duties and responsibilities of administering and leading the children, youth, and family ministry program for Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Ames, Iowa. This position will develop, implement, educate, lead, and innovate in children, youth, and family programming by providing sound biblically based spiritual formation. This position will work alongside and in collaboration with a team that includes the Pastor / Head of Staff, several member-led committees, and other members dedicated to children and youth. At CPC, children, youth, & family ministry is defined as 0-18 years old and their families.

This is a salaried position and requires some regular office hours, (as well as time outside “normal office hours”) in order to meet children, youth, and families’ needs. There will be a performance evaluation to occur within the first year from date of hire.

Personal and Professional Attributes
Believer: Solid foundation in Christian faith.
Leader: Able to build a program that is true to Christian values, in a safe and inclusive environment.
Collaborator: Able to work across staff, parents, church leadership, and the congregation to seek input and to inform others as programs evolve.
Organizer: Lays out plans for programs and tracks the tasks needed to execute and build the program.
Spiritual Nurturer: Creates a safe space for children, youth, and their families to feel welcomed and comfortable asking big questions and growing in their faith journey.
Creative Instructor: Willing to experiment and find new ways to help children, youth, and their families learn, grow, and develop a deeper sense of faith.
Fun Loving: Loves to work with children and youth and has fun doing it.

Essential Duties
*Plan, organize, implement, and attend the programs and events in children and youth ministry. This includes weekly Wednesday prekindergarten through high school programming, Sunday school, small groups, summer Bible School, visits to families in homes, and other activities as well as retreats and mission trips.
*Recruit, organize, lead, and train volunteers and assistants as needed.
*Lead Confirmation Classes.
*Participate in planning and implementation of worship services throughout the year. Engage in such ministerial activities as the Head Pastor and/or Session may designate, insofar as permitted by the Book of Order (the guiding organizational book of the Presbyterian Church).
*Track and manage children and youth programming budget and spending, follow church finance policies and procedures and reporting requirements.
*Lead and/or assist with children and youth baptism.
*Attend weekly staff meetings and be an active participant representing the programs and needs of the children and youth while also serving as a collaborative team member.
*Plan, organize, and attend monthly meetings with the Children, Youth, and Family Ministries Committee and other committees as needed.
*Perform other responsibilities as requested by the head of staff.

Other Responsibilities
Administration: Plan and implement activities in conjunction with the overall church calendar. Proficiency with technology and social media management.
Deadline Management: Work in a way that completes tasks and programs on time to create programming, on which members and parents can rely.
Worship: Participate in worship services according to the beliefs and guidance of the Christian faith. Lead Children’s Worship segment of Sunday church service.

Required Qualifications
Christian Education Certified or related experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications
Christian Education Certified or related experience
Experience and passion for working with children and youth programming
Experience creating and implementing a children and youth church ministry
Experience coordinating projects
Experience engaging families in Christian education programs
Experience recruiting, training, and coordinating volunteers
Experience or training in managing groups

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