Children's and family minister job description

Main Purpose: To partner with parents in the spiritual development of children and students by creating safe and secure disciple-making environments that fit within the vision of Osage Hills Christian Church.  

  • The Vision of Osage HIlls

    We are a group of imperfect people, each with a unique story and in a different place in our walk with Christ. We strive to meet others where they live, so they can know Jesus. We believe that church is not a place you go but a place you come from.

  • basic Goals

    - Lead Children’s and Family Ministries toward the fulfillment of the vision and values of OHCC

    - Recruit, train and develop a leadership team of adults that in turn will disciple children and students

    - Equip parents with the resources needed to continue the discipleship process at home.

    - Teach and lead Children’s Ministry (hands on). Coordinate and Administer Student Ministry (Volunteer Development)

    - Develop a fun and dynamic Bible-based program that kids are excited about

    Encourage children and students to reach their friends with the gospel, develop lifelong habits for growing faith, and to live out faith in a way that serves Christ in the world

  • Qualifications

    The successful candidate for this position must…

    - Give evidence of a life that continues to be changed by the grace of Jesus Christ

    - Possess strong skills in training, motivating, and rewarding adult volunteers

    - Exude a passion for children and students to be in a relationship with Jesus

    - Be capable of leading a ministry administratively

    - Display an energetic and positive personality along with excellent communication skills

    - Exhibit a high level of creativity

    - Possess the appropriate education, training and experience for the position

  • responsibilities

    - Establish the Children’s and Family Ministry in a fashion that is relevant, outward focused, and will effectively reach the children and students of our area for Jesus Christ

    - Develop vibrant Sunday morning and mid-week programming that accomplish the goals for this area

    - Develop a team of adult leaders through recruitment and ongoing training

    - Develop a scope of ministry goals for children and students

    - Work with the Office Manager to keep the Family Ministry at a high level of visibility

    - Promote and attend Sunset Bible Camp

    - Promote appropriate CIY events

    - Be a resource for students, families, and volunteers who seek spiritual counsel

    Maintain strict safety-conscious guidelines for the protection of children, students and volunteers by following the OHCC Child Safety Protocol

  • general expectations

    - Spends time in prayer and God’s word on a daily basis

    - Stays current with children’s ministry and student ministry trends by listening to podcasts, reading books and periodicals, and attending conferences

    - Attends regular worship services

    - Is personally available to guests and members before and after services as duties allow

    - Maintains flexible working hours as determined by the needs of the ministry

    - Meets regularly with the Sr. Minister to assess progress toward visionary goals

    - Spends one day a month as a desert day for spiritual refueling and refreshment

    Keep office hours, except when doing ministry with children, students, or parents off-site (8:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Thurs)

  • accountability

    All staff members at Osage Hills Christian Church are accountable to God and must answer to God for their personal conduct and ministerial performance. The Children’s and Family Director is also accountable to the Sr. Minister regarding regular duties and responsibilities, and to the Elders on an overall basis.