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Children’s Ministry Associate Director Job Description

DEPARTMENT: Children’s Ministries
SUPERVISOR: Director of Children’s Ministries
FULL/PART TIME: Flexible based upon qualified candidate(s) availability.

The Children’s Ministry Associate Director (CMAD) is responsible for assisting the Children’s Ministry Director (CMD) in leading and managing the Children’s Ministry at First Pres. He or she must have a growing faith, a heart for children, and have experience with recruiting and retaining volunteers.  The CMAD works closely with and reports to the CMD. Actual number of hours a week is flexible based upon qualified candidate(s) availability.

What you will do:

As the Children’s Ministry Associate Director, you will assist in overseeing the major programs of our ministries.  This includes Kids Church, Spark, VBS, and other various special events.  The details for each are below.

Kids Church Coordination:

  • Assist the CMD in giving spiritual and organizational leadership to the Kids Church program, with a focus on Kids Church for 1st-5th grade.
  • Assist the CMD and Children’s Ministry Leadership Team (CMLT) in recruiting and training volunteers for Kids Church.
  • Take the lead on vision and execution of growth strategies for Kids Church, 1st-5th grade.
  • Teach Kids Church for 1st-5th grade one Sunday per month and be present for special Sundays.
  • When attending church, check in on Kids Church at arrival or dismissal
  • Prepare weekly lesson plans for Kids Church based on existing curriculum
  • Prepare and organize supplies used for Kids Church
  • Maintain consistent communication with parents keeping them informed about programming.
  • Communicate effectively with volunteers and also assist in coordinating any recognition events to show appreciation.

SPARK, VBS, and Events Coordination:

  • Assist the CMD in spiritual and organizational leadership for Spark, VBS, and other special events.
  • Support the Spark and VBS leadership teams, as necessary.
  • Assist the CMD and CMLT in recruiting and training volunteers for Spark, VBS, and other events.
  • Assist CMD and volunteers in preparing materials for Spark, VBS and Events.
  • Be present at Spark weekly and VBS annually.
  • Communicate with parents and keep them informed about our programs.
  • Communicate with volunteers, schedule and show appreciation to the volunteer team.
  • Manage spreadsheets, registration and parent follow up for these programs.
  • Maintain organization of Spark, VBS and special events supplies.

General:

– Attend Children’s Ministry Leadership Team meetings monthly.

– Assist in other Children’s Ministry tasks where time allows.

What you need:

  • A growing faith.
  • Experience volunteering or working with children, preferably in a church setting.
  • Experience with recruiting and training volunteers.
  • Ability to work well with both adults and children.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • A collaborative spirit.

About First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn:

First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn is a PC(USA) congregation with a rich history of engaging in both local and international mission and justice ministries. Children and families have always been an important part of the First Pres congregation. The outreach programs of the church engage the community through Westminster Preschool, Children’s and youth ministries and adult programs. There is a long history of equipping people for a life-long journey of discipleship through participation in Bible study, small groups, and mission.

How to apply:

To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and 2 references to HR@Firstpresge.org.

Student Ministry Intern

DEPARTMENT: Family Ministries
SUPERVISOR: Director of Student Ministry, under the umbrella of the Associate Pastor for Family Ministries
FULL/PART TIME: Part-time; approximately 10 hours per week

Purpose of the Student Ministry Intern Position

  • Equip students to be lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ who participate in Christ’s mission in Glen Ellyn, surrounding communities, and the world, promising to seek the fellowship of the church wherever they would go.
  • Thoughtfully and creatively balance ministry to the “nones,” “dones,” and “wons.” (i.e.: non-Christians, the disaffected Christians, and intentional Christians).

Specifics of the Worship Ministry Intern Position

  • Engage students where they’re at both physically (i.e.: their sporting events and plays) and spiritually (provide safe places to learn more about faith in Jesus Christ).
  • Be a compelling role model to volunteers, inspiring their own relational ministry to students.
  • Partner with DSM in all aspects of the mid-week ministry for middle school and high school, and nurture a magnetically Christian atmosphere in which every student feels safe and personally cared for by someone on the student ministry team.
  • Collaborate in partnership with volunteers, both adult and student leaders, in all ministries.
  • Attend trips, retreats, and special events as requested.

Ultimate Destinations

Students are Equipped:
  • Students can articulate what it means to have faith in Jesus Christ and live lives transformed by having faith in him.
  • Students are Biblically literate.
  • Students understand what it means to have a rich personal prayer life and the importance of praying with others.
  • Students are participating in a small group, attending worship, and engaging in mission.
  • Students’ worldviews are expanded beyond affluent suburban culture via participation in ministry and mission.
  • Students are sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with their friends.
  • Student participation will increase within the middle school and high school ministry.
Students are integrated into the greater life of the Church:
  • The Intern is helping students have meaningful connections with at least 3 adults who are not related to them.
  • The Intern is engaging students in Sunday morning worship through participation and leadership.
  • The intern is providing all first-time guests to the student ministry with exceptional and timely follow-up, in such a way that all students discover a welcoming community at First Pres.
Partnership with the Family Ministries Team
  • The Intern is an effective collaborator with the various staff members under the umbrella of Family Ministries.
  • Parents know they have a partner in the Intern as they seek to disciple their son and/or daughter as a follower of Jesus Christ.
  • Additional tasks assigned by the Director of Student Ministry are accomplished in a timely fashion.

Who We Are

First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn has a rich history of engaging in both local and international mission and justice ministries. There is a long history of equipping people for a life-long journey of discipleship through participation in Bible study, small groups, and mission. We are a growing PC(USA) congregation with an emphasis on both discipleship and outreach, and are looking for someone to minister to youth through the same lens. Having wrestled through issues at both the denominational and congregational level, First Pres is a church that has remained a family-centered on Jesus Christ. We are a church that desires to see individuals of all ages serve alongside one another in what God is already doing in our church, community, and beyond.

Who The Intern Needs To Be

The Student Ministry Intern needs to be someone with a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ, who possesses a high view of Scripture, and who is intentional with personal prayer and Bible study. While gifted at relational ministry, the Student Ministry Intern is emotionally mature and has healthy boundaries with the students to whom she/he ministers. This intern understands relational ministry, easily connects with youth, and has an understanding of current youth culture. He or she knows and humbly accepts his/her “growing edges.” The Student Ministry Intern attends worship and is periodically involved in worship leadership at First Pres.

Qualifications

  • At least one year of college education preferred
  • A proven interest in ministering to young people

Compensation

Interns are paid a rate of $11 per hour.

How to Apply:

Interested? Contact Blake Riboli, Director of Student Ministries.

Worship Ministry Intern

DEPARTMENT: Worship Ministries
SUPERVISOR: Director of Worship Ministries
FULL/PART TIME: Part-time; approximately 10 hours per week

Purpose of the Worship Ministry Intern Position

  • Help facilitate transformational online/hybrid/gathered worship environments for the community of First Pres, friends of First Pres and visitors to First Pres.
  • Equip worship team members to be lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ who participate in Christ’s mission in Glen Ellyn, surrounding communities, and the world, promising to seek the fellowship of the church wherever they reside.
  • Thoughtfully and creatively balance ministry to the “nones,” “dones,” and “wons.” (i.e.: non-Christians, the disaffected Christians, and intentional Christians).

Specifics of the Worship Ministry Intern Position

  • Worship leadership on and off platform, engage worship participants where they’re at in their spiritual and personal development.
  • Be a compelling role model to volunteers, working to inspire person ownership of faith development.
  • Partner with DWM in all aspects of the worship ministry, seeking to nurture a magnetically Christ-like atmosphere in which every worship participant feels compelled engage with their entire selves.
  • Cultivate adaptability and leadership skills through exposure to Classic, Modern and A/V ministries.
  • Attend trips, retreats, and special events as requested.

Ultimate Destinations

Worship Team Members are Equipped:
  • Worship team members can articulate what it means to have faith in Jesus Christ and live lives transformed by having faith in him.
  • Worship team members understand what it means to have a rich personal spiritual life and the importance of cultivating spirituality within community.
  • Worship team members are participating in a small group, attending worship (outside of ensemble participation), and engaging in mission.
  • Worship team members’ worldviews are expanded beyond affluent suburban culture via participation in ministry and mission.
  • Worship team members are sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with their friends.
  • Worship team members’ participation will increase within the ministry teams.
Partnership with the Worship Ministry Leadership Team:
  • The Intern is an effective collaborator with the Pastors and Worship Ministry Directors.
  • The Intern actively contributes ideas on how to innovate intergenerational ministry in a 21st century world in ways that benefits and engages the First Pres community.
  • Ad-hoc tasks assigned by the Director of Worship Ministries are accomplished in a timely fashion.

Who We Are

First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn (or “First Pres”) has a rich history of engaging in both local and international mission and justice ministries. There is a long history of equipping people for a life-long journey of discipleship through participation in Bible study, small groups, and mission. We are a growing PC(USA) congregation with an emphasis on both discipleship and outreach, and are looking for someone to minister in worship through the same lens. Having wrestled through issues at both the denominational and congregational level, First Pres is a church that has remained a family centered on Jesus Christ. We are a church that desires to see individuals of all ages serve alongside one another in what God is already doing in our church, community, and beyond.

Who The Intern Needs To Be

The Worship Ministry Intern needs to be someone with a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ, who possesses a high view of Scripture, and who is intentional with personal prayer and Bible study. Gifted at music or other art forms, the Worship Ministry Intern is also emotionally mature and has healthy boundaries with the people to whom she/he ministers. This intern understands relational ministry, easily connects with people, and has an understanding of current cultural trends. He or she knows and humbly accepts his/her “growing edges.”

Qualifications

  • At least one year of college education preferred
  • At least six months of relevant experience in worship arts ministry
  • A proven interest in ministering to a local church through worship ministry

Compensation

Interns are paid a rate of $11 per hour.

How to Apply:

Interested? Contact Andrew Sedlacek, Director of Worship Ministries.

Choir Director

DEPARTMENT: Worship Ministries
SUPERVISOR: Director of Worship Ministries
FULL/PART TIME: Part-time; approximately 15 hours per week with seasonal variance

Summary:

The Choir Director brings passion, leadership, and a drive for excellence to the gathered worship experience. S/he leads and develops the Sanctuary Choir, collaborating with a variety of instrumental musicians. S/he demonstrates spiritual and emotional maturity when working with others. S/he collaborates with other staff members in music selection to create theologically deep and musically captivating worship services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Directs Sanctuary Choir for weekly Sunday morning services.
  2. Leads the mid-week choir rehearsal (Thursdays, 7:00pm-9:00pm) during the choir season.
  3. Provides spiritual direction and encouragement to choir.
  4. Makes music selections (i.e. Introits, Anthems, Offertories, Hymns, etc.) for Classic Worship services in collaboration with the Director of Worship Ministries and pastors.
  5. Creates an engaging environment for new and/or prospective choir members.
  6. Works closely with worship ministry staff and musicians to create worship experiences that integrate smoothly with broader church vision and values.
  7. Potential for other collaborative projects depending on ability, interest, and experience.

Time Commitment:

Part-time; an average of 15 hours per week with seasonal variance

Relationships:

Reports to Director of Worship Ministries. Works collaboratively with pastors and staff—particularly the Worship Ministry Coordinator, Organist and Technical Arts Director.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years’ professional experience in the field of music or music education.
  • Highly skilled in musicianship, particularly in choral directing.
  • Demonstrates experience in choral pedagogy; skilled at coaching and developing singers with novice to professional musical experience.
  • Possesses both a broad knowledge base of and passion for interconnecting music styles.
  • Strong understanding of traditional worship liturgy and congregational music.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field strongly preferred.
  • Ability to direct both choral and instrumental ensembles preferred.
  • Skill working with children and younger musicians preferred.
  • Strong keyboard skills preferred.

Compensation:

Competitive hourly compensation commensurate with experience

Applications and Contact:

To apply, contact Andrew Sedlacek, Director of Worship Ministries, and provide a resume, 2-3 relevant references, and video examples of conducting.

Modern Worship Leader

DEPARTMENT: Worship Ministries
SUPERVISOR: Director of Worship Ministries
FULL/PART TIME: approximately 10 hours per week with seasonal variance

Summary:

The Modern Worship Leader brings passion, leadership, and a drive for excellence to the Modern worship experience of First Pres. In close collaboration with the Director of Worship Ministries, s/he leads and develops the worship band, collaborating with a variety of instrumental musicians and singers. S/he exudes spiritual and emotional maturity when working with others. S/he collaborates with other staff members in music selection to create theologically deep and musically captivating worship services.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience leading congregational worship
  • Highly skilled in singing and playing a core band instrument (such as guitar or piano)
  • Proficient in arranging music, and transposing chord charts
  • Skilled at leading band rehearsals for musicians with novice to professional skill levels
  • Versatile in playing a variety of music genres; ability to improvise by ear preferred

Characteristics of an outstanding Worship Leader:

  • Exemplifies a deep personal faith in Jesus Christ through word and conduct
  • Embodies an empathic and patient spirit in working with others
  • Highly organized and able to plan far in advance
  • Adaptable to last minute changes and ability to pivot on short notice
  • A team player, focused on growing the membership and quality of the band

Time commitment:

Approximately 10 hours per week with seasonal variance

Compensation:

$18 per hour

Applications and Contact:

To apply, contact Andrew Sedlacek, Director of Worship Ministries, and provide a resume and 2-3 relevant references. If able, also provide video examples of singing/playing.