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Media Presbyterian Church
Published
June 14, 2024
Location
30 E. Baltimore Pike, Media, PA
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Media Presbyterian Church
MISSION: 'Worship. grow. serve. Together'

VISION: Our church will be a spirit-filled community that invites God to work powerfully among us as we worship, grow, and serve together as a sanctuary of grace, we welcome all who enter to experience the love of Jesus Christ.  United in the essentials of our shared faith, we are committed to growing deeper in relationship with God and one another. We are especially devoted to nurturing the faith of the next generation, helping them become compassionate disciples who share god's love.  Empowered by the holy spirit, we aim to be a radiant light in today's world, sharing the good news of God's mercy and grace in word and deed.

Position Title: Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministries
Accountable to: Senior Pastor and Children and Youth Committees
Classification: Full Time Exempt? YES
Purpose of position: To provide all Christian education programming and minister to infant through 12th grade and their parents or guardians. To nurture and inspire all in their spiritual development by providing opportunities for learning and encouraging full engagement in the life of the church.
Date of Latest Revision: August 20, 2023
Education: Bachelor's degree with focus on Christian Education preferred. Demonstrated work experience in lieu of degree will be considered.

Job Responsibilities:
● Work collaboratively with pastors, staff and volunteers to provide leadership, coordination and integration of programs for all generations of the MPC family.
● Develop and implement the vision, budget and safety policies for Children’s Ministry and

Youth Ministry in collaboration with the appropriate Committee and Committee Chair(s).
● Provide leadership for all Children & Youth Ministry – including but not limited to Sunday

Mornings, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, church retreats, and mission trips.
● This includes programming, curriculum, training, resourcing, staffing, teaching, scheduling, and participating.
● Coordinate volunteers/teachers/adult leaders for programs including recruiting, training, supporting, resourcing, and supervising. Secure drivers and chaperones as needed for distant/overnight trips.

● Ensure policies are enforced related to minors, including ensuring all volunteers have clearances for interacting with minors and that documentation is maintained according to guidelines.

● Provide opportunities for times of parent and family fellowship.
● Initiate, plan and implement Outreach Programs, including Vacation Bible School.
● Plan and conduct an annual Confirmation Class.
● Plan, coordinate and/or facilitate church-sponsored programs for Youth such as group activities, Bible studies, Sunday School, Teen Ministry, Youth Retreats, intergenerational activities, Youth-led Church Services, Missions, Youth as volunteers, etc.

● Oversee facility upkeep of Youth Room and Children’s Wing in coordination with volunteers and Property Committee.

● Recruit, train, encourage, and supervise Nursery Attendants and Nursery volunteers.
● Attend meetings as a participating member: Staff, Children’s Committee, and Youth

Committee. Serve as Staff Liaison to Committees as assigned.
● Hold regularly scheduled office hours to be available to parents, congregants, and youth.
● Integrate children and youth into times of worship together.

● Promote internal and external communication of events using social media and other available avenues.

● Engage with youth outside of church by attending youth events in the community.
● Maintain contact information for children and youth families, in cooperation with the church office.
● Expected to be present:

▪ on Sunday mornings 48 Sundays a year
▪ on Wednesday evenings
▪ for Youth group (currently Thursday evenings)
▪ for VBS week, including VBS Sunday
▪ for special events related to Children and Youth

● Performs other duties as requested.

Competencies & Expectations
● Demonstrates passion for ministry to children, youth, and their families, encouraging growth in their faith.
● Demonstrates growing relationship with Jesus Christ evidenced by action, attitude, and behavior.
● Ability to come alongside others in time of distress and provide encouragement and guidance towards their walk with Jesus Christ.
● Exhibits reliability, integrity, trustworthiness, self-starter qualities, and attention to details.
● Embraces innovation and creativity while adapting to growth and change.
● Uses appropriate judgment, discretion, sensitivity, and confidentiality.
● Leads with a cooperative, collaborative team leadership style.
● Possesses strong interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain healthy relationships with supervisors, coworkers, members and volunteers.
● Understands and keeps current on issues related to safety and security resulting in the implementation of associated policies, activities and safeguards.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $51,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Work Location: In person

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