Description: 

Midtown Fellowship East Nashville Kidtown Director works in partnership with the East Nashville Ministry Team to develop and implement an engaging children’s ministry that is gospel centered and ministers to both children and the families of East Nashville. Principally the East Nashville Kidtown Director is responsible for the weekly planning, coordination and leadership of the Kidtown Team that leads at the East Nashville congregation each Sunday.

The ideal candidate lives in the splash zone of East Nashville. Candidates must be active members of Midtown, or will be required to place membership as soon as possible. A background check is required for this role.

Job Status:

Part-Time – 20 Hours/week, Salaried

Functioning:

Labors under direct supervision of East Nashville Pastor, with professional assistance from Kidtown Co-Op Leader

Scope and Description:

  • Create avenues for our covenant children to be discipled in the Gospel
  • Equip the body for their vital participation in that responsibility as the covenant family 
  • Lead the team of people carrying out this ministry

Specific Attitudes, Skills and Requirements:

Attitudes and Skills
  • Has a thriving relationship with Christ 
  • Welcomes discipleship and development
  • Must be a self-starter, vision drive, and detail oriented
  • Cares for and understands children
  • Gifted in shepherding, leadership and teaching
  • Relationship-builder who can be effective in a highly relational environment
  • Team player and team builder
  • Willing to face difficulties and conflict with humility
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Holds to, understands and can teach covenant, reformed theology
Other Requirements
  • Be part of a Midtown East Discipleship Group
  • Disciple 1-2 people in our community
  • Rests and takes vacation
  • Likes to have fun with teammates

General Responsibilities:

  • Own vision for the Kidtown ministry, caring for children and their families from infants through 5th grade
  • Provide strategic planning, programming, and leadership to the ministry
  • Review, determine, and implement curriculum with focus on covenantal/reformed theology
  • Develop, manage, and maintain the resources and budget for this ministry area, including facilities and equipment
  • Build and lead a volunteer team (including recruitment, training and staffing volunteers) to carry out discipleship
  • Recruit, train and oversee paid workers
  • Evaluate volunteers, offering recommendations/commendations
  • Develop and implement existing Kidtown policies and procedures and develop/train for emergency procedures.
  • Communicate to staff, body and volunteers all relevant information (policy, procedures, curriculum, expectations of parents, schedule, etc.)
  • Plan and execute Kidtown events in concert with congregational ministry plan

Strategic Initiatives:

  • Evaluate a KidCare/KidChurch model
  • Create a catechism class for children and parents
  • Establish a plan for children to transition to Youth Group

Breakdown of Time/Roles:

  • Attend weekly Midtown Staff Groups, when applicable
  • Attend bi-weekly Midtown East staff meetings
  • Attend monthly Midtown All Staff meetings
  • Attend monthly Kidtown Cohort meetings
  • Sundays: 2-2.5 hours for 1 service, 4-4.5 hours for 2 services