Mountain Christian Church – Mountain Rd Campus (MTR) is part of a growing multi-site church that has 4 locations. The MTR Campus has an avg. of 2,800 people/weekend in 5 services. MTN Kids programming at MTR Campus averages over 400 kids/weekend and is ministered by a staff team of 5 and approx. 65 volunteers. The Mtn Kids space at the MTR Campus will be newly renovated and will be an exciting location in a few months! Mountain applies the Orange strategy to our mission-driven Kids programming.
Purpose of the Role
To provide pastoral leadership for the Mountain Road Campus Kids Ministry, ages Birth thru 5th grade. To lead and oversee the Mountain Road Kids staff team of 5, with approx. 65 volunteers.
This “pastoral leadership” will take the form of recruiting and training people for ministry to children and families; building and shepherding teams to lead Mountain Kids programming and any other initiatives that contribute to Mountain’s ministry to children in the Mountain Road community. It is a pastoral role because the person acts as a shepherd for volunteers in Mountain Kids and the children and families who are part of the Mountain Road Campus.
As Team Leader, this person should be able to:
- Communicate well in both writing and speech across multiple organizational levels
- Develop the Kids team staff members
- Use core technology systems and program used by the church (i.e. Microsoft Office, Google Drive, etc.)
- Make steady progress on long-term goals while managing short-term concerns
- Develop people – Invite, assimilate, equip, edify volunteers into meaningful ministry roles
- Lead with a vision of where the ministry needs to go
- Solve problems with creativity, strategic thinking, and care for people
- Identify and communicate ministry-specific values/vision/processes/systems
- Evaluate aspects of ministry, systems, and volunteers, giving helpful feedback
- Deal with conflict and lead through tension
- Manage the Campus Kids budget and allocate resources
- Stay organized
More specifically, this person’s responsibilities are as follows:
- Recruiting, training, and scheduling teams of people to lead and serve in Mountain Kids programming for children ages Birth thru 5th grade during 5 services at the Mountain Road Campus.
- Leading and discipling the people in the teams of Preschool, Elementary, Kids Welcome Desk, and Special Needs.
- Developing a comprehensive vision for ministry to children in the Mountain Road community, and then planning, coordinating, and executing events, initiatives, and programs that contribute to the fulfillment of that vision.
- Building and maintaining strong relationships with parents and communicating regularly with them regarding what’s happening with Mountain Kids.
- Working with the broader Kids Ministry team to plan, write and revise curriculum for Kids programming as needed to assure it succeeds at the Mountain Road Campus.
- Responding with pastoral care as necessary to children & families of the Mountain Road Campus.
- Managing the budget related to the Mountain Road Campus Kid’s Ministry.
- Helping the broader Mountain Kids Ministry team as needed, e.g. serve at a different campus/service/events that cross Campuses as needed.
- Remaining open to change and the shifting of responsibilities as the ministry grows and changes.
- Fulfilling other responsibilities and tasks as assigned.
About Mountain Christian Church
We don’t believe in labels, we believe in people. We are life-change junkies and nothing gets us more excited than seeing lives transformed through God’s work. Everyone has a story and we’d love to hear yours.
God Gets the Credit
Simply, this is God’s church; we’re just glad we get to be a part of it!
Grace & Truth
No “perfect” people allowed. Everyone makes mistakes and if you do it right, you’ll learn from them. Here, we challenge each other to be the best version of ourselves that we can be.
Life can be hard; sometimes it is tough to know where to turn. Here you’ll find a community that is willing to support you in facing down life’s toughest challenges. We’re just imperfect people searching for answers in the lessons Jesus taught.
We don’t take ourselves too seriously. Life should be celebrated because God is good. Don’t be surprised to see our parking lots full of people playing games or celebrating from time to time, and, you are officially invited to join us.
We strive for unity among Christ followers and choose not to let ourselves be divided by man-made traditions and “rules”. We believe all people are created in God’s image, regardless of race or “color”.
We see our ministry and our lives as “the Body of Christ,” an extension of Jesus’ ministry, empowered by the Holy Spirit to fulfill God’s Kingdom “on earth as it is in heaven.”
We believe our mission is to “make disciples – more and better disciples” which is expressed by calling people to personally respond in faith to Jesus as savior and Lord, and continuing to follow him in community as we Love God, Love People, and Serve the World.
We believe God’s heart is equally devoted to reaching those far from Him and to spiritually forming His children into mature disciples of His Son, and therefore strive to model our ministry in the same way.
We accept the Bible alone as our guide for faith and practice as it is the Word of God written, revealing God’s intentions and will.
We are a non-denominational free church under Christ. Overseen by Elders and led and administered by Staff, we determine policies and practices allowing us to be as effective as possible, voluntarily cooperating with other Christ followers in fulfilling our Lord’s Great Commission.
We are devoted to the cause of Christian unity, and express this in part by working with other churches and Christians as led by the Spirit and in accordance with the Scriptures for the sake of Christ’s work.
Our community welcomes everyone on the basis that “God loves you just as you are, but too much to leave you that way.” We require for church membership just what was required in New Testament times. We practice the baptism that was taught and practiced in the Scriptures -- immersion of a penitent believer as a symbol of Christ’s own death, burial and resurrection.
We share in the communion of the Lord’s Supper every week, as was the custom of the early church.