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  • Children's Ministry
  • Christian Education

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  • is Presbyterian
  • has an average worship attendance of 2 thousand

Job at Open Door Presbyterian Church

Children's Ministry Pastor/Director

Job Description

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The Director of Children’s Ministries (CM) of Open Door Presbyterian Church (ODPC) Christian Education (CE) department shall, in
partnership with the English‐speaking Congregation (EC) Pastors and Korean‐speaking Congregation (KC) Pastors of ODPC,
provide provides leadership, training, support and oversight for the entire CM and AWANA ministry (CM&A) and Pastors/
Directors who are ministering to the young children (Infants through 6th grade) of the entire ODPC family in harmony and pursue
the mission and vision of ODPC. The Director is responsible for setting a vision for the CM&A staff and leading and advocating for
them to fulfill it. ODPC offers full children’s programing for two services on Sunday mornings, currently averaging 600 children.
The AWANA programs primarily operates on Friday evenings with around 200 participants. The Director must work on weekends
(Friday through Sunday) to oversee the preparation and execution of the Sunday School program as well as assume the role of Commander of ODPC’s AWANA ministry on Friday evenings. The Director will also support the EC & KC pastoral staff and CE staff
in congregation‐wide and CE‐wide events.
Primary CM ResponsibiliƟes & DuƟes:
This person will fulfill the following responsibiliƟes:
 Lead the CM&A ministry under a clear vision and direction  Provide training and/or training resources for CM&A Staff  Advocate on behalf of the ministries and act as a liaison between the Pastoral Staff, Elder Boards & Directors  Strengthen partnership with the adult and youth ministries  In collaboration with the Directors, enlist regular parent support and involvement  In collaboration with the Directors, recruit and retain long‐term volunteers  Proactively implement measures to avoid burnout  Strengthen and cultivate lay leadership development and growth within CM&A  Visit all ministries on a regular basis to provide support, encouragement, feedback and evaluation

 Provide leadership, direction, and training for all the CM&A Directors and staff  Provide spiritual care for the CM&A Directors and staff  Strengthen relationships within the staff and provide an atmosphere to foster collaboration between ministries  Provide pulpit support by giving messages to all age groups (pre‐school – 6th grade) on a periodic basis  Provide coaching, shepherding and accountability to CM&A Directors and staff, as necessary Administration
 Act as a liaison between CM&A and adult and youth ministries  Facilitate teamwork and open communication  Initiate, lead and support CM&A staff in planning all programs and events (e.g., VBS, Fall Festival, Christmas Celebration, Passion Week/Good Friday services, children’s programs during revivals, AWANA game day, etc.)
 Communicate with Pastoral Staff, Elders, and Admin Staff when their support is needed  Organize and prepare weekly ministry reports and represent CM&A at pastoral staff meetings  Address concerns that are reported in the CM&A Director’s weekly reports  Work with appropriate church staff to resolve maintenance and/or AV issues that are reported in the Directors’ weekly report  Provide CM&A staff regular updates via email  Lead monthly CM&A staff meetings  Lead, plan and organize CM&A staff planning & team building days (2 times a year)  Organize and process all financial paperwork; reimbursement requests; manage annual budget process  Other duties, as assigned Accountability
The CM Director is accountable to the Senior Pastors (EC and KC) of Open Door Presbyterian Church and the joint EC and KC elder
board session (through the CE Elders) of the church.
Special Traits/Skills
 Demonstrated ability to understand & relate to children and their families and a passion to see families grow in faith together  Excellent shepherding, administraƟve and organizaƟonal skills and experience  Strong leadership skills, but not short fused or quick to anger  EffecƟve communicaƟon skills with staff, parents, children & volunteers (Sunday School teachers, classroom volunteers, etc.)  Have a cooperaƟve, healthy and moƟvaƟng relaƟonship with supervisors, co‐workers and volunteers  Ability to recruit, develop and lead/nurture volunteer teams/members  Broad understanding of Children’s Ministry curriculums  Pastoral preaching primarily for Sunday Schools on periodic basis  Ability to embrace and adapt to growth and change  Use appropriate judgment in the areas of discreƟon, sensiƟvity, and confidenƟality AddiƟonal ResponsibiliƟes & ExpectaƟons
 Born‐again ChrisƟan who feels a call by God into vocaƟonal ministry  Commitment to the authority of Scripture and Commitment to living out Jesus’ Great Commission  Competency with basic computer soŌware (Excel, Word, etc.), and the capacity to learn new soŌware  Minimum three‐year commitment

ApplicaƟons Accepted By:
Fax: 703 657 0342
Email: [email protected] (Subject Line: Director of Children’s Ministries)
Mail: Open Door Presbyterian Church
2999 Centreville Road Herndon, Virginia 20171

Open Door Presbyterian Church

Open Door Presbyterian Church’s (ODPC) vision is to be an open door to a life changing grace. ODPC is an
independent church, Presbyterian in polity, in Herndon, Virginia, consisting of two interdependent
congregations: the English-speaking Congregation (EC) and the Korean-speaking Congregation (KC). Each of EC
and KC is governed by its own board of elders, with issues affecting both EC and KC addressed jointly by both
boards of elders. On Sundays, approximately 450 adults attend EC services while approximately 2,000 adults
attend KC services. In addition, there are about 300 Youth Group students as well as about 600 children in our Children’s Ministry.