Grace Church, Edgeworth is looking for a Children’s Minister! Find out more below!
Title: Children’s Minister
Reports to: Rector, the Rev. Chance Perdue
Primary Responsibility: Planning, leading, and staffing Grace Church Children’s Chapel on most Sunday mornings during the school year for children aged 4-4th grade.
Start Date: Late Summer/Fall of 2019
Hours per week: 5-8
Grace Church, Edgeworth is a growing church plant in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. While the number of children in our parish is already substantial, that figure continues to rise. Our ideal Children’s Minister will be excited to join in the work that God is doing in our midst, to help steward the vision of the parish, and to promote growth by fostering hospitality, warmth, and attentiveness to the children and families who show up on our doorstep. Our vision as a neighborhood church is to be a people who are constantly “receiving the love of God right where we are, just as we are”, and who share the Gospel and serve the world out of the abundance of life in Christ. As we continue to grow, our goal is for the Children’s Minister position to grow as well, both in scope and pay.
The ideal candidate will display:
Evidence of dynamic Christian faith, with a commitment to and knowledge of Scripture, with a life rooted in prayer
Passion for the spirituality of children and their integrity as baptized, full members of the Church
A basic understanding of and appreciation for the liturgical, sacramental, prayer book tradition of Anglicanism, particularly as it is expressed at Grace Church, Edgeworth
Previous experience in children’s ministry
Experience with Godly Play, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, or Young Children in Worship curriculum or willingness to learn
A warm, inviting presence with the ability to welcome and integrate new families into the life of the parish
Punctuality and attention to administrative detail
A willingness to participate, along with one’s family (if applicable), in the life of Grace Church, Edgeworth
The Children’s Minister prays regularly for the children and families of Grace Church - that they might be nurtured in the faith and grow in their awareness of God’s love, mercy, and grace in every part of lives.
The Children’s Minister plans, leads, and (as necessary) staffs Children’s Chapel on Sunday mornings at Grace Church during the school year. Worship at Grace Church begins at 10:15 a.m. on Sundays. Children’s Chapel begins concurrently, and children join the rest of the parish in the nave before Holy Communion.
The Children’s Minister actively seeks out Sunday visitors, especially families, in order to welcome and integrate them into the life of the parish.
The Children’s Minister helps to create a safe environment by maintaining and ensuring clearances (diocesan, state, etc.) for all who serve in Children’s Ministry at Grace Church.
The Children’s Minister ensures the cleanliness and orderliness of the Commons Room.
The Children’s Minister coordinates both the annual Children’s Christmas Pageant and the Easter Egg Hunt at Grace Church.
The Children’s Minister will, at the Rector’s discretion, collaborate with the Choirmaster from time to time to facilitate the kids singing with the adult Choir. No musical experience is necessary.
The Children’s Minister will be present and actively involved with Grace Church’s annual neighborhood outreach event, the St. Francis Festival, each year.
All qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume with references to Fr. Chance Perdue at email@example.com