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Warragul Anglican Church: Youth & Children’s Ministry Placement

Posted: 02/02/18

Warragul is a small rural town situated 1.5 hours by car or train from the CBD; it is in a rapid growth corridor; current growth is primarily young families (including city commuters) and retirees. 20+ church denominations are represented in the town, of which WAC with a weekly attendance of around 70-120 is the third largest.

Purpose  To co-ordinate our children’s program, assist with growing our youth program, and encourage involvement of children and youth in 9.45 am services, so that WAC provides a high standard of children’s and youth ministry for our families and newcomers.  To ensure that proper risk assessment and safety protocols are observed, so that our young people are appropriately protected. To support volunteer leaders, so that they make use of their gifts, grow in skillfulness, and flourish in their ministry.

Skills, Experience & Qualities Required
The Youth & Children’s worker will be a mature Christian, with a proven track record of commitment to children’s ministry, and of good standing with their present church.  He or she will fulfil all Safe Church requirements set by the Anglican Diocese of Gippsland, and Warragul Anglican Church.  He or she will demonstrate:

  • Commitment to serving children and youth, for the benefit of the whole church
  • Willingness to work co-operatively with the ministry team so that the children’s and youth ministry complement and fit well with the overall ministry direction
  • Teaching skills and experience: communication with children and youth, management of young people’s behavior in groups, preparation and delivery of children’s and youth programs
  • Interpersonal skills, for recruiting, encouraging and equipping volunteer adults and youth, and working alongside volunteers
  • Organizational and administrative skills, to manage a roster of adult volunteers, program sessions, and resource volunteers
  • Good communication skills, including for instance up-front announcements and reports, use of digital and social media, printed advertisements
  • Willingness to accept direction from the Rector or locum as required

Reports to:  The Rector, or locum as the case may be.

Commitment
1 day/week:  Every Sunday morning, from 9am to 12pm, plus one day or evening per month, of up to 6 hours (which day will vary, but with plenty of notice), plus 3.5 hours of preparation, admin, etc.

2 days/week: Every Sunday morning, from 9am to 12pm, plus one day or evening per month, of up to 6 hours (which day will vary, but with plenty of notice), plus 11.5 hours including regular on-site time to be negotiated.

Training:  The out-going minister responsible for our children and youth ministry will be available to train the appointee up to 4th February 2018.

Please email kpeken@gmail.com for more information

 

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