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Company: Burnside Christian Church
Location: Fishers
Posted on: March 13, 2023

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Weekly Attendance:900
Location:Fishers, IN
The Role:Children's Ministry Director
Meet Pennington Park Church:
Pennington Park's history begins with our sending church, College Park Church in northern Indianapolis, who sought to ignite a passion to follow Jesus throughout the greater Indy-metro region. In its young life, Pennington Park Church has continued to see God's faithfulness and providential hand working in our people and city, and we continue to respond with faithfulness as we consider the future God has for us.After spending five years as a mobile church worshiping in a school, God led us to complete a capital campaign and building project.On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Pennington Park Church received approval for occupancy from the City of Fishers and held its first in-person services on Sunday, June 21. We are so thankful for the countless people who have used their God-given gifts and abilities to make the vision of Pennington Park Church become a reality. God is doing faithful work in and through this bodyto know Jesus and make Him known.
About the Children's Ministry Director:
The Children's Ministry Director will implement and manage all programming and staff for ministries offered from nursery through the sixth grade at Pennington Park Church. This oversight includes Sunday morning Children's Ministry offerings for both services, Children's Ministry-related events outside of Sunday morning, and volunteers.
Specifically, this staff member will supervise the development and weekly responsibilities of Children's Ministry staff members, including the Children's Ministry Coordinator and Ministry Assistant. Additionally, the Children's Ministry Director will ensure a cohesive vision exists within Children's Ministry from nursery through sixth-grade programming while also implementing an attainable strategy of family discipleship and equipping at Pennington Park Church.
The Children's Ministry Director's Responsibilities Include:
Manage and develop the Children's Ministry staff
Develop and manage Children's Ministry staff by conducting weekly meetings, having one-on-one touchpoints, and ensuring staff is developing.
Willingness to address areas of growth for each Children's Ministry staff member by balancing truth and grace
Oversee Children's Ministry programming
Communicate and implement vision for programs from nursery to 6thgrade
Meet with and invest in key leaders, including teachers and room leaders
Oversee implementation of Sunday morning curriculum
Ensure each Children's Ministry programming is fully staffed while working alongside the Children's Ministry staff, including recruiting new volunteers
Develop and maintain all training resources and processes for volunteers
Create and enforce policies and procedures related to safety and security within the classroom
Oversee and drive summer programming for families such as Backyard Bible Clubs by recruiting and training volunteers, overseeing the theme and curriculum, and executing the vision
Maintain and wisely steward related budgets and ministry spending
Develop and manage key family discipleship opportunities and strategies
Develop and maintain a Milestones Ministry, which seeks to provide a straightforward pathway of family discipleship
Oversee recurring Child Dedication services and processes (3x a year)
Teach and manage curriculum for the Parenting Seminar in order to provide a biblical understanding of parental calling and responsibilities (3x a year)
Work alongside the Pastor of Discipleship in creating Equip Classes intended to further train parents in family discipleship and roles within the home
Seek to develop relationships with families and connect with parents and children regularly on Sunday mornings and throughout the week
Maintain and wisely steward related budgets and ministry spending
What You Bring:
Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree preferred
3-5 years of experience in a local church or Christian family ministry
Experience in leading and training ministry teams and volunteers
Knowledgeable background and experience in family discipleship, recruitment, and strategy
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Able to prioritize relationships without neglecting processes and systems
Gifted in staff management and development
Able to teach and communicate in large-group or small-group settings
Skilled in recruiting, training, developing, and leading volunteers and lay teams
Gifted in problem-solving, strategy, and creating processes
Desire to disciple, pour into, and counsel lay leaders, children, and parents
Capable of overseeing and managing curriculum (Gospel Project) to equip and train a variety of ages and teams in the church (at times, writing and producing your own)
Skilled in triaging responsibilities
Able to be flexible and address needs as determined by the Lead Pastor and Executive Pastor
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications
Passionate about the vision and mission of Pennington Park Church
Passionate about children
Clear desire for casting a vision of biblical family life and roles within the home
A heart for equipping and ministering to children, students, parents, and caregivers through the counsel of God's Word
Covenant member of Pennington Park Church
Exhibits the fruit of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23
Lives out a commitment to the disciplines of prayer and the study of God's Word
Committed to spiritual growth and being in community with other believers
What it's Like to Live in Fishers, Indiana:
Fishers is located in the southeast corner of Hamilton County and is home to over a dozen parks and nature preserves. The Fishers Trail & Greenway System has more than 85 miles available for use. Fishers has a humid continental climate. Summers in Fishers are hot and humid with temperatures regularly in the 85 -F range. Autumns and springs have very comfortable temperatures normally around 70 -F.Fishers is known for several of the area's top attractions, such as the Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Fishers Train Station, and Geist Reservoir. While many parts of Fishers have modernized, a distinct "old town" feel still exists in the Nickel Plate District, near the Fishers Train Station.
The Geist Reservoir offers activities like fishing and waterskiing. The reservoir is located 5 miles south of the Hamilton Town Center shopping complex and the downtown area of Fishers. There are many golf courses around Fishers, and it was named the second Best Under-rated Golf Community in the U.S. by Livability in 2010.
The city also offers a free summer concert series behind the Fishers Government Center in the refurbished Nickel Plate District, where an amphitheater was built in 2012. Fishers Music Works, an umbrella organization for smaller music performance ensembles, was created in spring 2013, offering a wide range of free and ticketed concerts, performed by Fishers residents and local talent. The Parks and Recreation Department hosts outdoor movie nights at the amphitheater as well as holiday events.
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Keywords: Burnside Christian Church, Fishers , Pennington Park Church - CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR, Executive , Fishers, Indiana

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