Children’s Worker

City on a Hill Wollongong

Applications closed Sunday 27th February 2022

THE STORY SO FAR

City on a Hill began with a small team and a big vision to make a difference in our world for the glory of God. Since our inception in Melbourne in 2007, we have witnessed a special work of God's grace as he has united hundreds of men and women around the mission of 'knowing Jesus and making Jesus known'.

Today, City on a Hill is a movement of many churches across three states and in April 2022, City on a Hill will be launching our eighth church in Wollongong.

ROLE DESCRIPTION

The Children’s Worker is a person who has a love for children and is passionate about seeing them encounter God, in his word and through his people. They love working as part of the wider staff team to see our kids have an active and substantial role in the mission of our church to ‘know Jesus and make Jesus known’.

The position exists so that children in our church and community grow in their intimacy with Jesus, obedience to Jesus and mission for Jesus. The Children’s Worker is a paid role of 1-2 days per week and is based in Wollongong.

The successful applicant will report to, and work closely with, the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Wollongong with coaching, training and support from the City on a Hill Movement Director of Next Generation Ministry.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Lead our children to ‘know Jesus and make Jesus known’ by cultivating a children’s ministry that is engaging, fun and brings the good news of Jesus to City on a Hill’s children.
  2. Oversee the growth of the children of City on a Hill Wollongong as a community of life, love and maturity.
  3. Develop innovative and excellent ministry systems, structures, programs and events.
  4. Raise gospel leaders by recruiting, supporting and training City Kids volunteers to disciple and evangelise children through relevant gospel-centered programs.
  5. Communicate with and encourage parents to actively disciple their children.
  6. Be a valued participant in staff events and community life at City on a Hill Wollongong and the wider City on a Hill Movement.
  7. Helping to pioneer mission opportunities for making Jesus known (eg. Playgroup, afternoon kids club, holiday programs etc)
  8. Work with the Lead Pastor to ensure healthy integration between children’s ministry and the wider church body.
  9. Cultivate a culture of safe ministry for all people involved in children’s ministry at City on a Hill Wollongong, upholding all safeguarding policies and practices.

KEY SKILL, COMPETENCY AND CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

  • A demonstrated love for Jesus and his people.
  • Willingness to commit to the vision and mission of the church as a member of City on a Hill Wollongong.
  • A robust understanding of the Gospel and the Scriptures (formal theological training will be well regarded, either completed, in progress or willing to commence – but is not essential).
  • Fulfil the character qualifications outlined for deacons in 1 Timothy 3:8-13.
  • Ability to recruit, lead and develop volunteer leaders.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and disciple children.
  • A ‘gospel confidence’ that boldly trusts in God’s saving power while seeking to innovate in order to mature existing people and reach new people through ministry.
  • Be able to effectively and efficiently communicate, manage time, and self-direct and manage duties & responsibilities.
  • Able to maintain trust and confidentiality when handling sensitive information.

CHARACTER

All City on a Hill staff must hold a current Working with Children Check, a National Police History Check that returns no disclosed outcomes that would exclude you from the role, and uphold the standards outlined in the Anglican Church of Australia Faithfulness in Service code of personal behaviour for church workers.


Applications closed Sunday 27th February 2022

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