The Director partners with the children and families of the Lytham campus to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ. The Director is responsible for Kids’ Ministries at Lytham Road leading with the UALC vision, portrait, and practices so that more families take their next steps of following Jesus and experience the desired outcomes for discipleship. The Director will lead by living the mission and vision of the ministries in ways that are engaging and contagious.
Key Ministries Areas:
30% Program and Ministry Development The director is responsible for the preparation, execution, and management of Kids’ Church as well as the supervision and collaborative leadership of other core kids’ ministries at Lytham such as Young Kids’ VBS. Working with staff, leaders and students, the director will consistently be evaluating, planning, and developing ministry for children (3 years old through 5th grade).
35% Personal Ministry with Students The director invests in personal ministry to students during Kids’ Church and ministry events at Lytham Rd. Leading by example for other kids’ ministry team members is part of their role.
5% Personal Ministry with Parents of Students Regular communication with parents is key to their participation and building trusted relationships. Since parental engagement with their children is critical to faith formation, the director works with parents to help them identify ways they can be supportive of their child’s developing discipleship.
10% Discipling and Developing Volunteers A great ministry team is foundational to a healthy kids’ ministry. Personal investment in discipling and developing volunteer adults/teens is central to the work of the director. In addition to recruiting, training, coaching, and supervising, the director models the value of relational ministry by helping each volunteer discover or develop their giftings and passion within the ministry.
20% Administration and Coordination of Ministries Collaboration with the Youth and Kids’ ministry staff is highly valued as we pursue cohesive discipleship across all ages and a successful transition to the middle school ministries. Partnering with the Preschool/Kindergarten staff to build a culture of invitation into our church is also a priority. The director coordinates scheduling, budgeting and communication with the Kids’ and Youth Ministry staff and with all other relevant parties within UALC. The Director is an active part of a working team of ministry professionals at UALC who intersect in working to disciple kids and families at Lytham Road.
Qualifications – Education, Skills, Experience and Personal Attributes The Director will be an energetic and contagious disciple of Jesus, who has a passion for seeing every child discover the love of God and become a confident follower of Christ. They will have a knack for building diverse teams of leaders who share that passion and work as a network to reach a diverse array of kids in a variety of settings.
The Director’s preferred qualifications include:
Education • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in a related field. • Willingness to understand and value how to function within a Lutheran Confessional community.
Skills and Experience – Job and life history and demonstrated proficiency acquired: • A minimum of three to five years of relevant work experience. • Experience managing and/or leading ministry with physical, emotional, and spiritual safety of children and volunteers as a priority. Holds certificate in First Aid and CPR. • Experience managing complex details, including scheduling, communication, budgeting, and reporting. • Effective written and oral, small, and large group communication skills. • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Personal Attributes – Personal “giftedness” and passion: • Ready and able to share a personal testimony of the transforming power of Jesus Christ in their life; can describe experience sharing faith and discipling others. • Humility in dealing with mistakes and initiative in resolving conflict. • Experience working cooperatively in a multi-staff setting. • Successfully complete criminal background screening and Sexual Abuse Awareness Training.
Reporting: This position reports to the Director of Kids’ Ministry at Mill Run.
Work Week and Hours As required and determined by Manager averaging 25 hours/week with some higher variance in the summer months and some lower variance at points in the school year. Consistent Sunday morning responsibilities throughout the year. Wednesday afternoons and evenings are necessary hours during the school year.
Working Conditions & Environment The position works in a church environment where the employee is regularly required to speak, see, hear, sit, stand, type, walk and bend while moving about the facility. The noise level in the facility is quiet.