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Second Presbyterian Church

Children's Ministry Director

Memphis,

Tennessee

Why I Love This Opportunity

Christine Kreisher

Associate

I love this opportunity so much because 2PC is coming out of the pandemic stronger than ever and ready to reach families in the Memphis area with the love of Jesus. This is a ministry area that is highly valued by senior leadership, and the right leader with have the opportunity to “write the book” on Children’s Ministry at Second. There is a great team in place excited to fall inline with a new leader and his/her fresh vision and direction for the future.

About This Organization

Second Presbyterian is 175 years old with a rich history of serving the city of Memphis. We’ve been committed to sharing the Gospel with people through word and deed, and we have tried to live this out in the different cultural times of those many years. While it has been a tough road these last two years because of the pandemic, we have been blessed to come out of it with a strong and committed congregation. Attendance is strong and growing. Giving is strong and growing. And a commitment to love and serve our neighbors is strong and growing.

Position Description

The Director of Children’s Ministry serves the families of Second by coming alongside parents to help enrich and deepen the spiritual lives of our children through planning, organizing, and implementing grace-filled, Gospel-centered ministries for children birth through 5th grade.
The primary objective is to equip the parents and members of Second to lead our children to faith in Christ and grow them in the nurture and admonition of the LORD. The Children’s Ministry Director will oversee four staff members and a growing team of volunteers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • PERSONAL LIFE – A woman/man of God; a woman/man of prayer; who knows by personal daily experience what it means to be renewed by God’s grace and who demonstrates godliness in her/his personal relationships: in the Church and in the community.
  • VISION – Lead the vision for Children’s Ministry by creating and establishing ministries, setting the goals, and keeping the ministry aligned with the larger vision at Second.
  • LEADING AND MANAGING – Supervise and administer the overall organization and design of Children’s Ministry programs. Develop, equip, and supervise the Children’s Ministry staff. Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers for ministry programs.
  • SHEPHERDING – See that volunteers and staff in the ministry are shepherded as they do their work. Encourage and cultivate a culture of prayer, fellowship, spiritual growth, and caring for the needs of each other.
  • EQUIPPING PARENTS – Assist parents in their role as the primary disciple-makers by proactively building relationships, providing resources, and communicating effectively.
  • ADMINISTRATION – Select, evaluate, and monitor the overall curriculum. Develop and administer the Children’s Ministry budget. Fully implement child protection policies. Work with our Facilities Director to ensure the ministry facilities are well cleaned, well stocked, and organized to support the work of the Children’s Ministry.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • LOVE FOR THE LORD – Able to articulate their relationship with Jesus Christ, profess a well-grounded and vital faith, and exhibit a Christ-centered life.
  • LOVE FOR GOD’S PEOPLE – Strongly relational with the ability to build rapport with children, parents, and team members. Approachable and humble with a confidence grounded in their identity in Christ.
  • LOVE FOR GOD’S WORD – A belief in the inerrancy and primacy of the Bible. As expressed in the Westminster Standards, a strong understanding of and commitment to the evangelical and Reformed faith.
  • LOVE FOR GOD’S CHURCH – Strongly committed to corporate worship. A humble and teachable spirit who appreciates and responds to the leadership structure at Second.
  • LOVE FOR CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – At least three years of experience in children’s ministry or education. A bachelor’s degree or higher is strongly preferred. A desire for continued professional development.

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