Mission of Children and Family Pastor and KID Ministry:
To know God and to make Him known to others are the goals of the Children and Family Pastor and the KID ministry. It is through intentional teaching, encouraging, supporting, loving and praying for families of IAC that these goals are accomplished. All of this is working toward our ultimate goal of growing deeper in our love for Him
Philosophy of KID ministry:
Here at International Anglican Church (IAC), we hope and encourage our children participate in the service, Children’s Church, fun family events, and the sacraments. We offer these things to help form the children and their families in the faith, but we also realize that we often learn about God from watching them follow God! While a team of dedicated volunteers teaches our kids on Sunday mornings, we also focus on equipping the child’s parents to be the primary spiritual heroes in their children’s lives. We are partnering with them, not the other way around.
Role of Intern: The intern would be discipled by the Children and Family Pastor, the Assistant Children and Family Pastor, as well as create, plan and execute Children’s Ministry Programs, including KID church, 56 events, family events, Winter camp, and Family ministry opportunities.
Specific Responsibilities/Concrete Tasks: The intern would first observe and learn the culture at IAC and the KID team; eventually the Intern would plan weekly KID Church lessons, activities, crafts, games and skits. The Intern would also help plan and execute other activities such as weekly 56 Bible Study, monthly family activities, Advent and Lent activities/family resources, etc. Finally, the Intern would learn about discipleship by pouring into the KID team volunteers as they minister to the kids, as well as being discipled.
The specific schedule can be a bit flexible; however some consistent requirements would be Sunday morning from 8am-12:30pm, Sunday evening from 4:30pm-6pm, and Wednesday staff meeting from 8am-930am.
Short-Term and Long-Term Goals:
-Plan and execute one Family event per month with the help of the Children and Family Pastor and the Assistant Children and Family Pastor.
-Help plan and participate in monthly 56 events as well as weekly Bible Study on Sunday evenings.
-Help plan and execute 56 Winter Camp in March. (Weekend of March 13-15)
-Teach at least one time for every age group once a month.
-Teach a large group opening and Bible Teaching once a month.
-Help plan and participate in trainings for volunteers.
-Grow in your relationship with the Lord and professionally through the opportunities given to help understand and execute KID ministry at IAC.
-Sit in and participate in weekly all church staff meetings.
-Sit in and participate in other ministry meetings as scheduled.
-Lead a KID team meeting.
-Teach in big and small group settings.
-Have opportunity to create, plan, and lead KID church and events.
-Be in discipleship relationship with Children and Family Pastor and the Assistant Children and Family Pastor. This includes weekly meetings, reading articles, talking about the Bible and praying together.
-Have opportunities to to observe different leaders and teachers, interact with kids, as well as learn from other ministry leaders and pastors on staff.
-Participate in Ministry Safe training (required) upon arrival. This includes a background check and training on sexual assault awareness.
-Additional training will include computer programs used by the church.
The intern will be directly supervised by the Children and Family Pastor at IAC. The intern will also interface with the Assistant Children and Family Pastor and other pastors and interns on staff. Not all 30 hours will be directly supervised but daily check-ins will be expected.
The intern will need to be comfortable in front of people. There will also be lots of opportunity, training and resources available for Bible teaching.
Position Requirements (if applicable): High School Diploma; Some previous experience working with children and youth
Compensation details for this position: Stipend
Start/End Date: August 18, 2019 - May 10, 2020
Hours: 20-30 hours per week
1305 N. Union Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Other Pertinent Information: We rent space from this church so we met there on Sundays but most of the other times we are working at coffee shops, working from home, etc. with a very flexible schedule.