Young Meadows Presbyterian Church (PCA)
Director of Children’s Discipleship
The Director of Children’s Discipleship is the primary staff member responsible for evangelizing and discipling children, pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade, and coming alongside parents in the Christian rearing of their covenant children.
General responsibilities of the Director of Children’s Discipleship will include:
Being a co-laborer with the Session and entire pastoral staff, especially in areas of church-wide, family, and children’s ministry activities.
Providing staff leadership focused on Children’s Ministries on the Family Ministries Team.
Ensuring that God’s Word and a Christian Worldview is taught to instill a desire in the children to come to know and love the Lord Jesus Christ, and to live for His glory.
Specific responsibilities of the Director of Children’s Discipleship may include:
Planning, training, and supervising missional activities that encourage children and families to engage in service and evangelism.
Creating and implementing new endeavors for children’s discipleship and evangelism (summer programs, day camps, mother’s day out, etc).
Welcoming and offering hospitality to children and families upon their arrival.
Nurturing relationships with all children and their parents, while occasionally visiting classrooms or substituting for teachers.
Spiritually parenting and/or overseeing the spiritual parenting of children of broken families.
Shepherding Sunday School, Wednesday night, and Children’s Church teachers, discussing goals, expectations, frustrations, and curriculum.
Recruiting, training and involving volunteers of all ages in aspects of Children’s Ministries: VBS, Sunday School, Stepping Stones, Children’s Church, Nursery Volunteers.
Shepherding parents on issues related to their children; meeting annually with parents for instruction and feedback.
Developing a scope and sequence for children, K4-age 6, and selecting and evaluating curriculum to promote children’s discipleship.
Developing and implementing plan to encourage scripture memorization.
Training children and teachers on important topics such as personal Bible study, worldview training, evangelism, etc.
Planning and supervising Vacation Bible School, Family Fun Nights, Easter Egg Hunt, Promotion Sunday and other Special Events.
Leading administratively, including event scheduling, assisting in organization of classrooms, stocking of supplies, providing class roster, compiling list of substitute teachers etc.
Monthly scheduling of paid nursery staff and overseeing of volunteer nursery rotation.
Attending children’s conferences or other continuing education regularly.
MINISTRY HEART & ATTITUDE: Do assigned tasks with a God given desire and passion. Maintain character above reproach and exemplary lifestyle modeling grace given godliness. Connect with the children with godly compassion. In addition to being excited about such a ministry, be teachable, humble, and faithful.