Indian Creek Christian Church- Children’s Minister
Indian Creek Christian Church
Nestled in the rolling countryside of Harrison Co. Kentucky you will find Indian Creek Christian Church. A faith community that has been in existence since 1803 and birthed under the influence of Barton W. Stone. Indian Creek is steeped in the history of the Restoration Movement and happens to only be 25 miles from the site of the Cane Ridge Revival. This history has allowed Indian Creek to be a constant spiritual presence in Harrison, Bourbon, and Nicholas Counties, and allowed hundreds of families to come to know Jesus over their 220 years of existence.
Because of this history and lineage in the Restoration Movement, you will notice on your first Sunday a smiling and engaging group of people that call Indian Creek their spiritual home. You will shake hands with individuals that are new to the faith and freshly following Jesus all the way to families that have a lineage that stretches back to being founding members when the church was first planted. We like to eat together and spend time living life alongside each other as well. We are looking forward to you joining that way of life with us too.
Cynthiana is the county seat and a wonderful place to put down roots. The city itself was founded as an agricultural center and still pays homage to that history with many functioning farms, historical markers, and events. We would love for you to come and be a part of this tight knit rural community and link arms with us to ensure that “All have heard.”
Indian Creek Christian Church in Cynthiana, KY is in search of a biblically grounded, faithfully firm individual to lead our Children’s Ministry. If you see yourself as having the heart of a teacher, a gifted communicator, and having a passion to see children come to know Jesus, we want to talk to you! When you describe yourself to someone, if you happen to use words like lifelong learner, servant leader, relational, and spiritual guide then you may be the individual that we are looking for.
When you look at the staff and performance of each individual ministry, you will see a benchmark that each one of your future teammates is holding themselves to. For your new role here, these expectations or benchmarks could be anything from living directly in the Harrison Co community, holding regular office hours to active community involvement. We pride ourselves on being a close family and want to make sure that we are caring for our current family members as well as seeking and welcoming new family members into the church. In case you are wondering, we define Children’s Ministry as the ministry that disciples our Birth thru 5th grade children.
For Indian Creek’s new Children’s Minister, your potential responsibilities could include discipling the children on Sunday’s and Wednesday’s, creating and implementing an effective communication strategy with parents or being present at a child’s school event. As our new Children’s Minister, we would look to you to have your finger on the pulse of current Children’s Ministry trends and how best to lead children to know Jesus.
What we are bringing to the table
On your first day in the office, you will notice that all of the ministerial offices are located in an office suite. You will get the use of your own private office for you to create lessons, close the door and pray for the church family or meet with individuals for counseling. In your new office is a computer for you to use with current versions of Microsoft Word and other Microsoft Office programs. No need to worry about going and finding a desk or other office equipment, we have you covered with all of that ready for when you arrive.
One of the greatest things we can bring to the table are the committed volunteers that are already in place. We do not have childcare at Indian Creek, we have a Children’s Ministry that seeks to teach children who Jesus is and how to follow Him. We are excited for you to lead this team of volunteers and equip them to take the ministry to the next level.
What we are asking you to bring to the table
As the leader of our Children’s Ministry, we are looking for you to create an engaging environment where our current children can continue to grow as well as new children that walk in to feel welcome. Leading a Children’s Ministry is a lot of work, we know that you will have a limited number of hours to disciple the children that come. However, their parents/guardians have many more hours during the week to disciple their children. We would love for you to develop a strategy that partners with parents/guardians that gives them the tools to disciple their children throughout the week.
We deeply desire the community of Harrison Co. to know Jesus. In order for that to take place, we are looking for you to move into the community and put down roots to live life alongside everyone in the Harrison Co area. The desire of our heart is to be equipped to carry out gospel advancement.
For more information, check out the Job Description where we go into detail about the goals and responsibilities of the role. We want to make sure you know exactly who we are and how you can see success when you arrive for your first day in the office.
To apply, please submit your resume, a recent video of you teaching, and any other applicable accomplishments that show your leadership and talent to our search director JR Horn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Title: Children’s Minister
Category: Full-Time Salaried Minister
Direct Report: Lead Minister
Location: Cynthiana, KY
Salary: Compensation Based on Experience
-Hold regular office hours.
-Be a fully engaged and tithing member of Indian Creek Christian Church.
-Serve or Volunteer regularly in a ministry outside of your oversight.
-Engage with the local community regularly, especially local school functions.
-Participate regularly in a Small Group or Bible Study for your own spiritual growth.
-Other responsibilities as needed
Children’s Ministry (Birth-5th grade)
-Lead the children of ICCC by example in the daily life rhythms of Bible Study, Prayer, Fellowship with the church, Freedom from sin, Sacrificial Generosity, Service, and Sharing Jesus with those who don’t know Him.
-Speak with grace, truth, humility, and love, to Children and their families, both face-to-face and online.
-Develop and operate within an annual Children’s Ministry budget.
-Work alongside Student Minister to ensure all Elementary children transition into the Student Ministry yearly.
-Facilitate the growth of the ICCC Children’s Ministry by planning and implementing effective events/programs.
-Oversee Sunday morning Children’s Ministry programming including Kid’s Church, Bible Study, and Nursery.
-Oversee Wednesday evening Children’s Ministry programming including Children’s activities, Bible Study, and Nursery.
-Lead/Participate in at least one offsite conference/camp for ICCC Children yearly.
-Recruit, Shepherd and Lead ICCC Children’s Ministry volunteers with respect and humility.
-Ensure all Children’s Ministry Volunteers are equipped physically, spiritual, and cognitively to mentor and lead ICCC Children to know God, love God, love people, and make disciples of Jesus.
-Communicate to parents weekly the resources they need to disciple their children at home.
-Coordinate and participate in regular Children’s outreach/community service events.
-Create/Facilitate a trustworthy relationship with local schools for ministry opportunities.
-Be present in and encourage ICCC Children’s Ministry volunteers to be present in student activities outside of church
-Must adhere to the Theological statements of the church as found on the website
-Bachelor Degree from an accredited university (Preferred) or working toward one
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