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Family Life Minister

Posted On: 09/29/2014

 

PEACHTREE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Atlanta, Georgia

 

FAMILY LIFE MINISTER

 

 

Position Summary

 

The Family Life Minister is responsible for shepherding the children and youth of Peachtree Christian Church and their parents on the journey to become mature followers of Jesus Christ.  He (or she)[*] is the champion of our ministries to families with children “from birth certificate to diploma,” and leads the integration of those families into the life of the church as a whole.  The Family Life Minister is a member of the pastoral staff reporting directly to the Senior Pastor and provides a loving, approachable pastoral presence to families with children in the home.

 

Qualifications

 

The Family Life Minister must have a strong Biblical faith, be theologically aligned with Peachtree Christian Church, and have a strong desire to work with young people and their families.  He must possess the ability to create, lead, and grow well-rounded, biblically-grounded programs for families; recruit, train, and organize volunteers; and work successfully as a team member with other church staff and key lay leaders.

 

The Family Life Minister must have excellent organizational and developmental skills, have a caring nature, and be able to listen to and communicate successfully with a broad range of people, but particularly with young people.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministry/Education or related field preferred
  • Standing as an Ordained or Commissioned Minister.
  • Extensive experience working with children, youth and families
  • Proficient with electronic communication and social media

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

 

  1. Provide Christian leadership and spiritual guidance to children, youth, parents, and families.
  2. Administer the Nursery, Children’s and Youth programs of Peachtree Christian Church to ensure each area is developing and maintaining a Christ-centered program of the highest quality to Share Christ, Build Believers and Serve Others.
  3. Supervise the Nursery Director, Children’s Director, Youth Director, and Children’s Music Director.
  4. Serve as a member of the pastoral staff reporting directly to the Senior Pastor.

 

A.    Ministry to Parents and Families

  1. Establish personal relationships with and provide spiritual guidance to parents and families.
  2. Provide guidance and support to children, youth, parents, and families.
  3. Reach out to visiting and new member families and help them connect to the nursery, children’s, and youth programs and to the broader church.
  4. Work with the Adult Education Ministry and the staff liaison to develop classes, small groups, and programs of interest to parents.

 

  1. B.     Administrative Responsibilities

Nursery

  1. Work to develop and maintain a high quality, welcoming program of excellence for Peachtree’s Nursery.
  2. Reach out to new parents and establish personal relationships with young families.
  3. Oversee hiring and training of Nursery staff.
  4. Work with the Nursery Director to recruit and train parent volunteers for the Nursery area.
  5. Work with the Childtown director to maintain the safety, cleanliness and appearance of the nursery and ensure the area is mutually beneficial.
  6. Provide leadership and presence to ensure a safe, comfortable, welcoming environment.
  7. Actively promote the Nursery ministry

 

Children

  1. Meet regularly with the Children’s Ministry to ensure shared vision and goals.
  2. Establish personal relationships and encourage the spiritual development of children.
  3. Supervise the selection of Biblically-based curriculum, in harmony with the theological guidance given by the Senior Pastor.
  4. Work with the Children’s Ministry, Children’s Director, and Children’s Music Director to plan, organize and implement a full program of classes, activities, events and opportunities for children and families.
  5. Work with the Children’s Director to recruit, train and support teachers and leaders.
  6. Oversee Children’s Music Director, lending leadership, support and guidance to performance selections and communications.
  7. Promote the active attendance of all children.
  8. Ensure the maintenance and appearance of the children’s area.

 

Youth

  1. Meet regularly with the Youth Ministry to ensure shared vision and goals.
  2. Establish personal relationships and encourage the spiritual development of youth.
  3. Supervise the selection of curriculum for Youth Sunday School in harmony with the theological guidance given by the Senior Pastor.
  4. Provide leadership in identifying and developing appropriate programs.
  5. Work with the Youth Director to develop youth leadership in determining goals and priorities.
  6. Work with the Youth Ministry and Youth Director to provide a well rounded Youth program to include monthly service, social and learning opportunities.
  7. Work with the Youth Director to recruit and train Youth Sunday School teachers and Youth Sponsors.
  8. Provide leadership and presence, as needed, on Sunday evenings.
  9. Oversee the CAST program, lending leadership, support and guidance to script selection, tour itinerary, travel arrangements, and communications.

10.  Monitor the PCC Youth Group FaceBook page.

11.  Ensure the maintenance and appearance of the Youth area.

 

C.    Supervision of Personnel

  1. Supervise the Nursery Director, Children’s Director, Youth Director, and Children’s Music Director.
  2. Ensure each Director is developing, growing, and maintaining a Christ-centered program of the highest quality to Share Christ, Build Believers, and Serve Others.

 

D.    Pastoral Staff Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Carry out the general duties of the church’s pastoral staff: serving in worship services, weddings, funerals, pastoral calls, and other duties and tasks as assigned by the Senior Pastor.
  2. Serve as the staff resource person to the Children’s and Youth Ministries to establish shared vision and goals and transform ideas into actions.
  3. Represent the vision, goals and needs of the Nursery, Children’s and Youth areas and those of parents and families to the ministry staff and the broader church.
  4. Maintain effective communication of programs, schedules and events through the Crossroads, emails, FaceBook, and postal mailings.
  5. Attend weekly staff meetings.
  6. Attend the monthly Official Board meetings.
  7. Maintain an ongoing plan of continuing education through seminars, conventions, and other programs as approved by the Senior Pastor.

 

 



[*] The pronoun “he” is generic, referring to either a male or female candidate.

For more information, contact:
Barry McCarty
bmccarty@peachtree.org
peachtree.org

Address:
Atlanta, GA