Overseeing Grace Church Greenwich’s Sunday School and Youth ministry, including partnering with parents/guardians in teaching, encouraging and growing the faith of their children through building relationships with the families within Grace Church.
Teaching youth and children, helping them to engage with what is being taught in an age-appropriate and fun way.
Coordinating the teaching programs, choosing the teaching material, sending it out to leaders in a timely fashion, organising termly rotas for leaders, ensuring ratios are met. Matching this material with songs for Sunday School to learn and sing.
Recruiting and training volunteers, doing all relevant checks, including references and DBS.
Running training sessions for leaders, to discuss teaching methods and strategies so that leaders feel supported and prepared.
‘Checking in’ with leaders for the upcoming sessions to check they have everything they need and are ready.
Giving safeguarding training and updates to volunteers throughout the year. Liaising with the church Safeguarding officer as necessary.
Organising the rota for the Children’s Talk slot in the service and giving some of those talks.
Taking an older group of children to St Helen’s Bishopsgate for Friday evening ‘Bridge’ meetings, which will involve meeting parents for pickups and drop offs.
Regularly check Sunday School stock boxes and refill supplies as necessary.
Playing an active part in the full range of church activities including attending Sunday services, leading a weekly Grace Group small group BIble study, attending BIble study leader training sessions, joining monthly Big Questions evenings, termly “Book of the Term” discussions, twice annual Church weekends away, annual “Sceptic’s Guide” week and occasional outreach events. As a member of the staff team, you will help to ensure the smooth running of all of these events, although specific responsibilities are shared out as much as possible.
Depending on the candidate there may also be opportunity for leading and preaching in Sunday services.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive it may be necessary to take on more responsibilities to enable the growth and effectiveness of Grace Church Greenwich.
General role and responsibilities
Overseeing the administration and implementation of all aspects of Children and Youth ministry.
Diligently assisting the Ministers in facilitating wider church activities.
Being a Christian witness in the workplace (Colossians 3:22-24).
Being a Christian witness in the community in the course of your duties (Matthew 5:13-16).
Praying for the ongoing ministry of Grace Church Greenwich, both in private and at the monthly church prayer meeting.
Participating in the weekly Ministry Meeting, and other meetings as appropriate.
Contributing to our promotion of Christian standards in our ministry and working relationships and contributing to a culture of mutual Christian encouragement on the staff team (Matthew 18:15-17; Psalm 133).
Taking an active part in the spiritual life of Grace Church Greenwich (Hebrews 10:25)
Presenting the good news of Jesus to everyone both as a call to repentance and a source of spiritual sustenance for life.
Using home as a place of private study, and if appropriate, as a place where you might host one to one Bible studies or offer hospitality.
Qualifications, knowledge and skills
Ability to teach Biblical truth to children aged from 3-18 years
Strong personal drive with ability to take initiative and work independently
Excellent planning and organisational skills with high level of attention to detail in administration
Awareness of Safeguarding policies and procedures
Literacy and clear communication in spoken and written English
Computer literacy so that you will be able to use email, MS Teams, Google calendar, Microsoft Word, and Klemi (our online Church management software)
Ability to give clear instructions, and instruct and supervise others
Confident telephone manner
Personal knowledge of and obedience to the Christian gospel
Key behaviours required for success in the job
Concern for the spiritual welfare of children and young people
Ability to maintain a consistent discipline of prayer and learning from God’s word
Self-motivation and ability to work unsupervised as well as part of a team
Ability to prioritise, to follow through and to meet deadlines
Reliability in executing projects as directed by the Ministers
Honesty and integrity
Servant-hearted attitude in line with scripture, sensitive to others’ concerns and personal issues
Patience and courtesy with the Church Family and the general public, especially when called outside of normal working hours
Humility and the ability to admit mistakes
Ability to travel easily to central Greenwich
Rev. Dr. Andrew Latimer and Rev. Dr. Andrew Sach (Ministers)
Mr Jonathan Pick (Church Coordinator)
Growth in personal knowledge and training in the practice of Youth & Children’s ministry, through regular training and teaching received by all members of staff