We are excited to become part of a new national pilot project on developing intergenerational ministry programs at our church beginning in 2019. Right now, we are looking for someone to become involved with our children and current Lead Teacher on Sunday mornings. This will involve caring for the children, interacting with their parents, planning with the Lead Teacher for stories and activities with the children, and helping to plan and participate in intergenerational activities during the 11 a.m. worship service.
This would be a great internship opportunity for a student!
Send a cover letter, resume, and three references by September 18 to:
Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church – Attn: Children’s Ministry Associate
5441 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97215
Here is a more complete position description:
Children’s Ministry Associate
Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church
5441 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97215
www.mttaborchurch.net or find us on Facebook
Mt. Tabor Church is a small Sunday congregation, with an active all-week program – a coffee shop (Bell Tower Coffee) and community event space (Taborspace). We have been doing a 2-year experiment on Intergenerational Worship. We will be joining a 2-year pilot project of the Presbyterian Church (USA) to learn from each other across the nation as we develop programming. We are now ready to hire someone to help with the program. The first focus will be working with children during the 11 a.m. service, accompanying our Lead Teacher. In addition we look for this person to help us in our continued experiment with intergenerational ministry, helping to design and carry out intergenerational elements in the 11 a.m. Sanctuary service with a team of volunteers.
∙ We are looking for someone who loves children and is enthusiastic about their introduction to the church and the way of Jesus.
∙ We are looking for someone who wants to learn and loves to think creatively about how we learn together.
This would be a wonderful internship, or work-study opportunity for someone interested in child or intergenerational ministry.
10:00am – 12:30pm Sundays
1 hour per week preparation
Compensation: $50 per week
NOTE: Depending on the process of the intergenerational project, this job may expand in hours and responsibility.
∙ Work with teacher to provide Christian nurture in age-appropriate ways.
∙ Participate in and help design Sunday morning intergenerational programs, as part of a PCUSA pilot project.
∙ One hour per week of planning is expected. This could include preparing activities, conversation with co-teacher, story preparation, etc.
∙ Stay engaged with the children. No personal activities like reading, homework, texting, etc.
∙ Provide age-appropriate care which includes: feeding, changing diapers, escorting to the bathroom, maintaining a safe environment, interacting with children through games, stories, play and prayer.
∙ Be familiar with clean-up procedures and safety standards. Keep the space clean, and ready for the next guests.
∙ Maintain appropriate communication with parents and volunteers.
∙ Be familiar with the Church’s child protection policy and follow its standards.
∙ Dependability is essential. Tardiness or excessive absence will result in termination.
∙ Eager to serve children, as Jesus welcomed children.
∙ Interact well with children, parents, and volunteers of various ages and personalities.
∙ Infant/child First Aid & CPR certification (this can be acquired after hire, if needed)
∙ Familiarity with proper hygiene procedures.
∙ Work in partnership with church volunteers, especially the Lead Teacher.
∙ Responsible to the MTPC Personnel Committee for review and employee concerns.
∙ Supervision by the Lead Teacher and Pastor.
∙ There will be a 90-day probationary period where either party may terminate employment without cause. Beyond this a two-week notice is expected.
∙ Annual reviews will take place after the initial 90-day probationary period is completed satisfactorily.