About the job
Church Without Walls Berkeley (CWOW) is a cross-cultural faith community that follows Jesus, loving God, the Bible, our neighbor, and the world. We believe in living out our faith in community life, bringing justice to the poor and the afflicted, and sharing the good news of Christ by engaging in relational ministry with the people around us.
CWOW is seeking a Christian woman or man of faith, vision, and spiritual maturity to grow our children’s ministry. The Children’s Ministry Director plays an essential role in leading toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary school students from 18 months to 5th grade in our care into deeper relationships with Christ and cultivating their sense of belonging within our community. Partnering with parents, our Children’s Ministry endeavors to create a safe and intentional space to nurture spiritual curiosity and to lay down the foundations of our children’s spiritual formation.
Sunday Spiritual Formation
Research and create age-appropriate Sunday curriculum
Plan and implement the Sunday children’s ministry program
Identify spiritual milestones and set forth a spiritual formation journey including baby dedication/baptism, first communion and confirmation
Plan age-appropriate contents and events to celebrate the liturgical church calendar including Advent and Lent
Collaborate with pastor, worship leaders, and youth ministry director for devotional life development for children and youth
Recruit, train, mentor, and care for teachers and volunteers
Plan and implement fellowship and service opportunities for kids, parents, teachers, and volunteers through both church events and personal meetings
Plan and implement outreach gatherings and programs to invite new families and kids
Host parenting seminars and parent support groups
Coordinate and undertake pastoral care for kids, families, teachers and volunteers in partnership with pastoral leadership
Plan and implement children’s programs at church retreats
Communication & Administration
Codify, enforce, and regularly review child safety and security guidelines in coordination with Youth Ministry Director
Comply with all federal and state mandated child abuse prevention training requirements and train parents, staff, and volunteer accordingly
Provide regular written ministry updates to parents
Meet regularly with pastor and youth ministry director for supervision and collaboration respectively
Organize and maintain all children’s ministry materials
Prepare and oversee the children’s ministry budget
Create a streamlined system to track attendance and Sunday check-in/check-out
Desired Characteristics and Skills
Spiritual maturity: rooted, growing, and resilient faith in Jesus
Pastoral heart and warmth for children, parents, staff and volunteers
Willingness to immerse in the missions of CWOW and to cultivate deep missional and relational connections and accountability with the CWOW community
Humility and commitment to work through conflicts toward God’s shalom
Good verbal and written communication skills
Good organizational and leadership skills
5 plus years of prior children’s ministry experience or equivalent
Work Environment/Physical Demands
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is often required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee is required to work outdoors regularly
Mobility to quickly respond to emergencies
Reports to Pastor or Executive Director
Works closely with Youth Ministry Director
Hours 50% Part-time
Compensation $32,000 - $35,000
Church Without Walls, Berkeley
1700 Shattuck Ave #199
Berkeley, California 94709
Anne Park Grant