Early Childhood Ministry Associate – Prospect

Children's Ministry
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Early Childhood Ministry Associate – Prospect | Southeast Christian Church Are you the servant-hearted individual we’re looking for to come alongside our SE!KIDS Ministry Leader at Prospect Campus and offer Early Childhood support and oversight?  This Is Us We’re a growing, multi-site, Bible-based community in the greater Louisville area with a passion for connecting people to Jesus & one another. We value: Connection over production (John 15:5). Risk & adventure over safety & comfort (John 3:8). Innovation over tradition (Luke 5:19). Personal engagement over attendance (Luke 9:62). Expressive worship over religious rituals (Luke 7:38). Summary/Objective The Early Childhood (EC) Associate is the “face” of the EC ministry. This person supports the SE!KIDS Ministry Leader in implementing the mission, vision and strategies of Southeast Christian Church as it pertains to children, ages birth through pre-kindergarten. The EC Associate will partner with volunteers and parents to equip them to do the work of ministry, not only on Sunday, but also the “other 6 days” of the week! The Early Childhood Associate will work alongside the SE!KIDS Ministry Leader to create a safe and nurturing environment for children to “Discover God, His Story and Our Place in It! Essential Functions Lead and shepherd: Early Childhood Team Leaders Preschool Chapel Invest in all EC volunteers relationally EC volunteer recruitment, training, and retention (investing and appreciation) Recruit EC volunteers strategically (do we have enough volunteers and are they in the right role?) Process background applications, follow up with potential volunteers, and schedule volunteers Update EC volunteer schedules in Planning Center (weekly) Training sessions and refresher trainings through meetings, email, or 1-on-1 conversations Solicit feedback from volunteers and incorporate when possible Send birthday/appreciation cards, phone calls, etc. Edit weekly SE!KIDS Curriculum (both small & large group) and communication pieces by going through curriculum and strategically choosing activities we can support with supplies and resources (everything prepared and in place for first scheduled weekend service time). Load music and other worship elements into ProPresenter Work with volunteers during the week to set up for the weekend May recruit, train, and schedule Weekday workers as well as adapt EC curriculum for Weekday sessions May perform administrative duties to support the SE!KIDS Ministry Attend required staff meetings and ministry meetings Participate in SE!KIDS ministry events throughout the year Essential Competencies Highly relational Ability to cast vision and lead by example Multi-tasker; ability to prioritize competing tasks/issues quickly Awareness of safety/government/medical policies and procedures to ensure a safe ministry environment Strong problem-solving skills Creative skills Highly effective communication skills – spoken and written Effective budgeting skills Required Education, Experience, and Membership Bachelor’s degree preferred. Proven communication skills. Critical thinking skills and the ability to multi-task projects. Collaboratively work within a team environment. Ability to model a way of living that inspires others to follow. Intimate walk with the Father, Spirit led, and grounded in the Gospel Engaged member of Southeast Christian Church (or willing to become one); supports our Statement of Faith and submits to the leadership established by the church; lives out our church Mantra in tangible ways. https://www.southeastchristian.org/sermons/mantra/be-the-branch-2 If this gets you excited, apply now!