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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 12:06 AM

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Park Avenue Christian Church is seeking a Children and Youth Ministry Leader to create meaningful educational experiences which aid and inspire the spiritual growth of our congregation’s children and youth (2-10yo). This person will work with a diverse pastoral and worship staff to help prepare our young people to be servant leaders in the diverse ministries of Jesus Christ.

Fundamental Job Responsibilities:
· Work with the pastoral staff to create meaningful and creative educational experiences for the worship hour. Including both the Children’s Moment during Worship and the following Children and Youth Sunday School.
· Exegete the biblical text chosen for the week in a way that speaks to the diversity of our children, youth, and families.
· Provide consistent and age-appropriate inclusive biblical interpretation that speaks to, but is not limited to age, sexuality, family structure, gender, and race.
· Compose a weekly paragraph to include in the newsletter about the program.
· Create, maintain, and distribute a calendar of events for Children and Youth Programming.
· Plan and execute quarterly events for the Children, Youth, and Families outside the worship hour.
· Work with staff to maintain an up-to-date contact list for all children and youth.
· Attend a weekly pastoral staff meeting.
· Schedule the Sunday School assistants or substitutes.


Supplementary Responsibilities:
· Attend all worship planning retreats.
· Serve as staff liaison between families and pastoral staff.
· Coordinate with the administrative staff to ensure all paperwork or information needed for any Sunday School substitute is on file before they start. Including New Hire Paperwork, a Background-Check, and CPR/First Aid certification.
· Participate in church worship services as assigned by the Worship Team.
· Fulfill all other duties as assigned by this position’s supervisor.
· Enjoy the company of children and youth and have a passion for accompanying their individual and unique paths of spiritual growth.


Education / Experience Requirements:
· Either a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, a Master of Divinity, or equivalent work experience in education.
· Highly developed interpersonal and intergenerational communication and organizational skills.
· A commitment to the theological positions of Park Avenue Christian Church and its focus on the “Divinity of Diversity.”
· Proficient in all Microsoft Operating Suits.
· CPR and First Aid Certified including proficiency in Children and Youth.
Able to pass our background check.


Please email swilson@parkavenuechristian.com by November 4. Applications are subject to approval from our elective board.

• Location: Manhattan

• Post ID: 138294257 newyork
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