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Youth and Children's Ministry

Director of Christian Education

Living Water Bible Fellowship
Posted: 11/22/2021
Salary/Range: TBD
Location
Alamosa, Colorado
Description:

Director of Christian Education

Overview

We exist to lead people to a life-changing and ever-growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Thousands of children in our community do not know God, nor understand what it means to follow the Lord. We feel a heavy responsibility to help young people (and their parents) become disciples of Jesus Christ. We believe that the right person, placed in the role of Director of Christian Education, supported by church leadership, partnered up with the congregation, and empowered by the Spirit, is essential to fulfilling our vision of seeing San Luis Valley children and youth become followers of Jesus.

Duties

The Director of Christian Education (DCE) is responsible to organize and resource Living Water Bible Fellowship’s Kindergarten-High School education programs. The DCE will personally take charge of Sunday morning K-5 ministries while overseeing and staffing other ministries or programs serving youth eighteen and under. This is a large span of care which will require strong and vibrant teams.

  • Works with the Lead Pastor and other staff to organize, communicate, and implement the mission and vision of evangelizing, edifying, and equipping youth and children.
  • Leads and coordinates ministry and program directors who are focusing on youth and children.
  • Recruits, trains, supports, and evaluates educational staff and volunteers.
  • Develops the Christian Education budget and collaborates with the Executive Pastor and office staff in CE administrative tasks
  • Recruits and resources children’s outreach events (such as Vacation Bible School)

Professional Qualifications

We prefer candidates have a master’s degree in education, with demonstrated effectiveness in teaching children and leading educational teams. Applicants with bachelor’s degrees in education will be evaluated based on their experience and vocational achievements. The DCE must have a solid philosophy of education and be knowledgeable on how to disciple children in partnership with parents.

Desired Attributes

  • Mature in Christian character
  • Solid understanding of Christian doctrine and practice
  • Love for children and youth
  • Enthusiastic about passing on the faith to younger generations and seeing them become disciples of Jesus.
  • Connects well relationally with children and youth
  • Strong verbal communication skills: ability to communicate well with parents of children and youth
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Understanding of development of children, Pre-K through teens
  • Understanding of the importance and role of parents and the home of origin in discipleship
  • Ability to recruit, coordinate, train and supervise volunteers
  • Can build and oversee effective educational teams of staff and volunteers
  • Self‐motivated with a strong commitment to excellence
  • Works well with others and has a “Can do” attitude

Compensation   TBD

To Apply: Pastor Jeron Parkins lwbf@gojade.org 719-588-7286