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Children’s Ministry

Job Title: Children’s Ministry Director
Reports to: Executive Director
Dept/Ministry: Children’s Ministry Hours: 40+ Hours per Week (Salary)
Salary: $45,000 – $50,000 (based on experience)

Pikes Peak Christian Church is looking for a dynamic man or woman who loves young people to direct their Children’s Ministry by casting vision and directing a staff and volunteer team in serving children birth through 5th grade.  The Children’s Ministry also oversees the childcare ministry that supports many of the weekday programs and events. Our post-Covid numbers are about 200 kids each Sunday, with great opportunities to reach the rapidly expanding community. PPCC is located in the bedroom community of Security, Colorado, which is on the south edge of Colorado Springs.  Experience in children’s education in church or in the public sector required. For questions or to request a job description and application, contact Senior Pastor Darrin Ronde at dronde@yes2God.org. For more information on the church, go to our website at yes2God.org.

 

Position Summary:
To champion the spiritual development of children birth – 5th grade by providing direction and oversight for the KidMin team and empowering parents to lead children into a life impacting relationship with Jesus Christ.

Scope of Responsibility:

  • Develop and implement a strategy and the processes for leading children into a deeper understanding of God, His Word and His Church and to live a life marked by faith and love.
  • Provide leadership, direction, oversight and care for the Kids’ Ministry staff and volunteers. This includes clear and regular communication of direction and responsibilities and performance evaluations within the ministry. The current paid staff are:
    • Base Camp Coordinator (Birth through 4 year olds or Pre-K)
    • Ascent Coordinator (Kindergarten through 5th Grade)
    • Childcare Coordinator
  • Coordinate a recruitment and training strategy for volunteers for the Kids’ Ministry. This includes the following roles:
    • Small Group Leaders and Assistant Group Leaders
    • Tech Support
    • Check-In Desk
    • Special Event Leadership
    • Special Needs Support
  • Develop and implement a plan for equipping parents to better fulfill their role as the primary spiritual leaders of their children within the home and to oversee Parent/Baby Dedications.
  • Maintain effective security and safety protocol within the Kids’ Ministry that includes check-in and check-out procedures, maintaining secure areas, teacher policies, background checks, emergency plans, and classroom rules and procedures.
  • Provide instruction and training for parents and children regarding the ordinances of baptism and communion, leading kids in the process of surrendering their lives to Christ and assisting with baptisms as requested.
  • Implement a strategy to reach and bring new children and their families into the life of the church. This includes a follow up plan for new attenders.
  • Oversee the Childcare ministry that serves other ministries in the church and to assist with the hiring process of Childcare workers.
  • Coordinate a strategy to serve children with special needs and their families through integration in existing programs when possible and creating appropriate special programs when needed.
  • Tactfully respond to questions and address conflicts that arise in the Kids’ Ministry.
  • Work closely with the Staff to ensure the ministry is fulfilling the overall mission and vision of PPCC and helping other ministries who depend on the Children’s Ministry to do the same.

Skills/Experience/Qualities Needed:

  • Must be a baptized believer in Christ who fully supports the ministry of Pikes Peak Christian Church.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in child development, children’s ministry or other related field.
  • Has volunteered or worked with children in a local church.
  • Able to lead children and adults in large and small group settings.
  • Possesses skills or is able to learn to use technology tools, including MS Word, Excel,

    PowerPoint, Planning Center, Google Calendar and YNAB (financial software).

  • Is proficient with internet search tools, online services, and a multi-line phone system.
  • Able to multi-task, problem-solve and adapt under pressure.
  • Has a shepherd’s heart that cares deeply for teammates, volunteers, members and guests.
  • Able to lead teams and volunteer leaders with creatively and collaboratively.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Able to manage time effectively and manage interruptions.
  • Able to show compassion, grace, and mercy to others and to pray with them.
  • Able to be trusted with confidential information.
  • Is characterized by the following values:
    • Humility: Thinks of others more than self and thinks of God most of all.
    • Honesty: Willing to speak truthfully to one another and admit personal failures.
    • Harmony: Works toward maintaining unity in staff relationships, refusing to participate in gossip and protecting confidential information.
    • Honor: Speaks well of those in leadership and supports their ministry.
    • Hunger: An active member of Pikes Peak Christian Church and devoted to spiritual disciplines, such as Bible study, fellowship, prayer, giving and serving.
    • Hard Work: Sets an example by putting forth good effort for the work of God’s Kingdom.
    • Humor: Able to laugh at oneself and laugh with others.

 

Physical Address:
Pikes Peak Christian Church
4955 Bradley Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80911


Contact:
Darrin Ronde
dronde@yes2God.org

Website:
yes2God.org

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