Kids Ministry Associate



Position Summary

This role is a ministry partner to our Kids Ministry Director. Together, both positions work together to meet the spiritual needs of our parents, children and volunteers that engage in programming for our 1st – 6th graders. This person is expected to live out the core virtues and mission of TheMET to lead others to follow Jesus, and His essential methods for making disciples through meaningful relationships. The Kids Ministry Associate will create and lead programming & events, along with the Ministry Director, for our kids (1st-3rd grade) and preteen ministries (4th-6th), oversee communication to parents & volunteers, and responsible for other essential duties such as budget management, reporting and curriculum planning. The Associate should be ready to act on behalf of the Kids Ministry Director in their absence.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Carry out TheMET Kids Mission of inviting preteens and kids into meaningful relationship with God and each other.
  • Oversee management of the volunteer pipeline, ensure serving requirements are met according to TheMET policies, and leading efforts to build and strengthen a volunteer culture. This includes recruiting, screening, coordinating, training, and equipping volunteers to become disciple makers who are following Christ, being changed by Christ, and committed to the mission of Christ.
  • Model and encourage personal spiritual development and perform spiritual counseling as requested and appropriate. Present the Gospel clearly to all ages and be able to answer questions about salvation and baptism. Lead others to understand scriptural truths and provide guidance on how to apply these truths in their lives.
  • Accountable for overseeing the safety of children during ministry events on and off campus. Ensures incidents and injuries are reported within 24 hours of the occurrence and follows up as appropriate.
  • Assist in the planning and managing of the Kids Ministry expenses and monthly budget (i.e., purchase orders, check requests, special orders, vendor management).
  • Responsible for updating, maintaining and reporting for all applicable church software (Fellowship One, Planning Center, ServiceU) with guest/membership data, event registrations, job & roster assignments, people list, etc.
  • Lead kids programming efforts for Sunday morning and Wednesday nights. This includes curriculum writing, worship planning, stage decoration and material preparation.
  • Assist in preparing, planning, promoting, implementing and leading kids programming for events outside of Sunday and Wednesday ministry programs.
  • Prioritize relational outreaches. Serve as a touchpoint for children, parents and volunteers and be available to meet and counsel outside of scheduled work hours as needed.
  • Plan, execute and evaluate all facets of the summer programming events with excellence.
  • Proactively partner with Marketing & Communication team to plan content creation and promotion for upcoming ministry programs and events.
  • Responsible for overseeing the Kids Ministry social media communication as well as ensuring our church website is always current with the upcoming ministry activities.
  • Willing to adjust regular scheduled work hours as needed and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Education & Experience

  • Must be a fully committed follower of Jesus Christ.
  • Must be an active member of TheMET Church (or willing to transfer membership to TheMET Church).
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required; associates or bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Called by God to full time ministry with a genuine love and passion for kids.
  • Minimum of 1 year of ministry experience at a medium to large church, preferred, or other work-related experience.
  • Involvement in teaching/leading kids in childhood education and/or church ministry environments strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel and Outlook. Experience with church software such as FellowshipOne, Planning Center, Service U, ProPresenter is a plus.

Competencies/Abilities

  • You agree with and act in accordance with TheMET Church beliefs.
  • Comfortable and confident leading large and small groups of kids.
  • You are able to quickly learn and adapt to new technology and systems.
  • You are resourceful – able to use your personal judgement, experience, research and available resources to solve problems quickly and effectively.
  • Serving: You have a heart to serve, you anticipate needs and meet them with humility and compassion.
  • Communication: You speak and write effectively, using appropriate convention and communication channels based on the situation; you actively listen to others, ask questions to verify understanding, and you use tact and consideration when delivering feedback to others.
  • Discretion: You handle personal or confidential information with integrity and respect for those involved.
  • Flexibility: You respond positively and adapt to change initiatives. You demonstrate ongoing support for change efforts.
  • Collaboration and Partnership: You encourage and embrace dialogue from team members, while anticipating and resolving conflicting differences by exploring mutually agreeable solutions. You share key information with others involved in a project or effort. You follow the biblical model for resolving conflict in accordance with Matthew 18.
  • Managing Work: You are methodical and efficient in structuring and completing tasks. You are able to work with minimal supervision, self-motivated, and show initiative.
  • Quality: You set high standards for your work and ensure quality and accuracy in every aspect of work performed.
  • Coachable: You are able to receive constructive feedback and coaching from leaders and peers without being defensive. You promptly modify behavior to meet expectations.
  • Maturity: You are able to separate emotional feelings from the real issues at hand. You are able to put the needs of the ministry above your personal needs.
  • Accountability: You take personal responsibility and ownership for adhering to all policies and procedures while also completing work timely and in accordance with performance expectations. You take responsibility and ownership for your own personal spiritual development.
  • Responsibility: You are able to independently make and meet commitments made to yourself and others, keeping the promises you make, and acknowledging and accepting the choices you have made, the actions you have taken, and the results.

Physical Demands

  • Light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities involved in administrative work such as typing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, writing, pushing, pulling, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 30 pounds. This position requires sufficient hand eye coordination (vision correctable to 20/20), manual dexterity, sufficient visual acuity to recognize words, letters and numbers; ability to speak, hear and remember conversations and instructions in person or over the phone.

Work Environment

  • Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting. Typical schedule is Sunday – Thursday, as well as other times as required by the ministry workload and as directed by leadership.