Children’s Ministry Coordinator
City on a Hill Wollongong
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’. We are now a movement of nine churches, across five cities, united together by a vision to reach 10 cities with the beauty, truth and relevance of Jesus by planting 50 churches.
City on a Hill Wollongong was planted in 2022 as the first church plant in New South Wales. Since then, we have seen many evidences of God’s grace in Wollongong, with new believers putting their faith in Jesus, and countless more being strengthened and equipped for a life of mission.
City on a Hill is passionate about equipping the next generation and sees this as a core responsibility of the church. The Children’s Ministry (City Kids) Coordinator plays a key role in this as they oversee the City Kids ministry. The successful applicant 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 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 and youth in our church and community grow in their intimacy with Jesus, obedience to Jesus and mission for Jesus. This is a paid part time position of 1-2 days per week and is based in Wollongong. The City Kids Coordinator will report to and work closely with the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Wollongong.
As City on a Hill Wollongong is part of the City on a Hill movement of churches, significant support is provided through the leadership of Matthew Keller (National Director of Next Generations), including training, supervision and curriculum.
- Lead our children to ‘know Jesus and make Jesus known’ by leading in the building of an intergenerational culture that is fun, dynamic and brings the good news of Jesus Christ to the church of City on a Hill Wollongong.
- Oversee and implement City Kids curriculum to faithfully and engagingly disciple and grow the children and families of the church body.
- Raise gospel leaders by recruiting, supporting and training City Kids volunteers to disciple and evangelise children through relevant gospel-centered programs.
- Maintaining active communication with parents to foster a culture of family discipleship, integrating new families into the life of the church.
- 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.
- Work with the Lead Pastor to ensure healthy integration between children’s ministry and the wider church body.
- Be a valued participant in staff events and community life at City on a Hill Wollongong and the wider City on a Hill Movement.
KEY SKILLS AND GIFTING
- 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.
- 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.
- Ability to recruit, lead and develop volunteer leaders.
- Demonstrated relational skills and a capacity to work with children and their families.
- Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate, manage time, and self-direct and manage duties & responsibilities.
- Able to maintain trust and confidentiality when handling sensitive information.
All City on a Hill staff must hold a current Working with Child Check, complete a National Police History Check that returns no disclosed outcomes that would exclude them from the role.
To apply for the role please send your current resume along with an application letter addressing the key skills, gifting and character requirements to our HR Officer, Romina Barata at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include contact details of at least two referees most familiar with your relevant skills to this role.
For more information please contact us on 03 9640 0990, or email email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!