|Location||5750 King Road, Nobleton, Canada|
|Date Posted||May 3, 2021|
JOB DESCRIPTION: DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES/WORSHIP LEADER
St. Paul’s Church, Nobleton
About St. Paul’s
St. Paul’s Church is a congregation of The Presbyterian Church in Canada which roots itself in the evangelical tradition. Begun in 1958, families have always been at the centre of the congregation’s demographics and ministry efforts. Our mission, as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission, is to encourage people to connect with God, grow in Christ, and serve in community.
Our worship style is primarily contemporary with elements of traditional hymnody included, and is aimed at making guests feel welcome while supporting longtime followers of Christ in their faith life. We have (in non-COVID circumstances) a children’s ministry time for kids from birth to Grade 6 during Sunday worship. There also exist a biweekly ministry for kids from Grade 1 to Grade 6 called “A2J” (All to Jesus), and a weekly ministry for youth from Grade 7 to Grade 12 called “4:12” (from 1 Timothy 4:12). Attendance in all of these ministries, before the pandemic, varied greatly. In the summer, we normally host a Vacation Bible Camp which we call “Bible Fun Camp” that runs for five weekday mornings, typically in the first full week of July. This camp has been one of the primary ‘front doors’ for church growth to happen and is very popular in the community, with anywhere from 50 to 75 children from ages 4-12 enrolled each year.
Our current Pastor, Dr. Jeff Loach, has served the congregation since January 2009 and fully supports the importance of family ministry in the congregation, as does the Session (the Pastor and the Elders).
About the candidate
The successful candidate will:
- Demonstrate a mature, vibrant faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord;
- Have a minimum of five years’ experience in leading children and family ministries in a local church, either as a staff member or as a volunteer;
- Be skilled in leading public worship in word and in song (ability to play the guitar is an asset);
- Be committed to the historic Reformed understanding of Christian life and thought both personally and in choosing curriculum and leading worship; and
- Be willing to be fully engaged in the worship and fellowship life of the congregation.
About the position
St. Paul’s seeks a follower of Jesus who will oversee the ministry to children and families of the congregation, preparing and coordinating online lessons (during COVID) and coordinating teaching and helping volunteers (post-COVID) to engage in their spiritual formation as we encourage families to live as fully-committed disciples of Jesus. This person will also be asked to lead worship, alongside our keyboard musician, on a weekly basis, participating with the Pastor in the crafting of worship gatherings, engaging both youth and adult volunteers to participate in worship leadership.
A comprehensive job description is available for those interested.
The Director of Children and Family Ministries will meet regularly with the Pastor, and will report at least quarterly, in person, to the Session. Other communication with the leadership will happen through the Elder appointed as liaison to Children and Family Ministries.
Hours and Compensation
It is important that there be much flexibility in this position, especially as it relates to children & family ministry, to move where we see God moving in our community, working together to make this an integral ministry within the congregation. Frequent review and evaluation in every way will take place.
Hours Per Week: 20, flexibly assigned, over a three-year contract
Compensation: To be determined
Send a résumé and cover letter by email in portable document format to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is June 15, 2021.