It was excellent to meet last night with members of our kids teams, and parents with children in Kerith Kids, to talk about our vision for taking our chidlren's work to the next level. I know that for a whole variety of reasons a whole load of people couldn't make it. If that's you then I've posted online an audio recording of last nights meeting, as well as the PowerPoint presentation Heather Pocock and I shared. The PowerPoint probably won't make too much sense without listening to the audio!
As part of moving forward we're now looking to find people to fulfil three different roles:
- A Kids Champion. This person will create, lead and deliver a cross site strategy for Kerith Kids (including Sundays, Small Groups, Family Life and events) that will grow all sites by drawing families in to the church through Kerith Kids ministry. This will include vision-casting, creating and protecting the culture of Kerith Kids, designing high quality Sundays, resourcing each site with fun and engaging curriculum, establishing all rules and policies whilst ensuring that Kerith adhere to them, organising “One Church” Kerith Kids events, holiday clubs and conferences and advocating for Kerith Kids within the Kerith team. You can find the Kids Champion job description here.
- Site Kids Leads for both Bracknell and Sandhurst. These people will deliver the strategy set by the Kids champion to grow their site by drawing families into the church through Kerith Kids ministry. This will include building a team that leads and executes Kerith Kids activities in the site, by inspiring others to serve in Kerith Kids leading and managing all Sundays, small groups and events. You can find the Site Kids Lead job description here.
Given the relative size of the two sites the Kids Site Lead for Bracknell will be a paid position, whereas Sandhurst (initially at least) will be a volunteer role. We haven't defined the hours for any of the roles, as we'd rather find the right people first and then see how the role can fit with their availability.
If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in any of these roles then please take a look at the job descriptions and then get in touch with Heather Pocock who be collating applications, as well as being the point person to answer any questions that people might have.
For the rest of us please be praying for the right people to come forward. I had the privilege of being in a gathering yesterday with Bill Hybels from Willow Creek church in Chicago. I was reminded again of the vital importance of leadership - let's be praying for the right leaders to fill these critical roles to us as a community.