NextGen Kids Ministry Associate
The Kids Ministry Associate position is designed to lead TheMET Kids Ministry team with communication and implementation of ministry programs, events, resources, and opportunities for grades 1-3. This position will support the Kids ministry (Grades 1-6) with the everyday responsibilities associated with running a multifaceted kids ministry. Primary expectations are to prepare materials, communicate with parents and leaders, and coordinate for all weekly programming and ministry events with the Kids Director. This position will assist in teaching, curriculum writing, supply preparation, material organization, as well as providing relational discipleship to volunteers, parents, and kids of TheMET Kids Ministry.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Lead TheMET Kids Ministry for kids in grades 1-3 and assist with preteens in grades 4-6 for the
• Live out the spiritual values and mission of TheMET Church, as directed by leadership.
• Recruit, schedule, coordinate, communicate, and equip Kids Volunteers to become disciple makers who are following Christ, being changed by Christ, and committed to the mission of Christ.
• Responsible for ensuring that all Kids Volunteers meet all requirements to serve according to TheMET Policy.
• Carry out TheMET Kids Mission of reaching, teaching, and training kids to become disciples and to make other disciples.
• Model and encourage personal spiritual development. Present the Gospel clearly to all ages including children and able to answer questions about salvation and baptism.
• Assist in the planning and managing of Kids Ministry expenses and monthly budget.
• Prepare materials for weekly Sunday and Wednesday night kid programs and assist with preteen ministry.
• Lead the kid programs for Sunday and Wednesday ministry programs and assist with preteen ministry.
• Carry out weekly efforts and encouragement to children in Kids Ministry, first time guests, and volunteer leaders.
• Assist in preparing, planning, promoting, implementing and leading kids programming for events outside of Sunday and Wednesday ministry programs.
• Assist in keeping social media and website content current as well as responsible for maintaining and updating all applicable church software (i.e. FellowshipOne, Planning Center).
• Willing to adjust regular scheduled work hours as needed.
• This position should be ready to act in a ministry leading capacity in the absence of the Kids Director.
• 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.
• Experience 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.
• 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.
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.
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.