Is God calling you to a position in Kid’s Quest? We’ve got 3 part-time positions opening up this summer that might be a fit for you:
- Sunday Little Adventurers (Toddlers) Small Group Coordinator at 20 hours/week
- Sunday Kindergarten-1st Grade Small Group Coordinator at 25 hours/week
- Sunday 2nd-3rd Grade Small Group Coordinator at 25 hours/week
So what is a Small Group Coordinator?
Have you ever been in a really good small group? The kind where you were challenged to dig into God’s Word and there was lively discussion about how to apply God’s truth to your lives? The kind where you felt you could share anything because you were surrounded by others who accepted and cared for you? The kind that you can’t wait to get to and don’t want to go home from?
Now imagine kids having a similar experience…how would such an experience deepen their faith? We believe that kids, just like adults, need a place of fellowship and prayer and that no large group production can match the power or influence of a Christ-centered, Biblically-based small group. If you believe the same, then perhaps God is calling you to put that belief into action as a Small Group Coordinator for one of our age groups.
One of the main roles of a Small Group Coordinator is to connect with people. You get to know a team of volunteer leaders personally and provide them with guidance in how to be friends and mentors to kids. If you’re a parent, you’ve likely already had practical experience playing this role with your own kids! Or maybe you’ve had some experience with this serving at a summer camp or VBS in the past.
Then you match the leaders to a select group of kids in the hopes that they develop meaningful relationships with each other so that the stage is set for learning. Sometimes this will require some shuffling to find the right dynamic for each group but that’s ok. If you’re the kind of person who enjoys helping people connect and interact with each other, then this may be the job for you!
Next you provide your leaders with the resources they need to teach kids Godly virtues. You don’t need to be a Bible scholar nor do you need to know how to write your own curriculum. All the teaching materials are provided for you and you’ll have an opportunity to discuss activities with other Small Group Coordinators.
The Small Group Coordinator position fits a person in almost any season of life, including parents. By the way, anyone can apply to our open positions regardless of age, gender, or season of life. As long as you can commit to the service times the position specifies, the schedule is flexible enough for college students, full and part time professionals, and home-makers alike. If you’re a parent, you can earn a little extra to support your family and be more intimately involved with what your kids are learning at church. We have a number of moms and dads on staff. We also have college students and singles on staff, too. If you’ve ever wondered if God is calling you into full-time ministry, this could be a good place to start. You can gain ministry experience without taking the risk of quitting school or leaving your other job.
Still not sure?
One thing I’ve learned about small groups…many people like being in one but most people don’t want to lead them. Why is that? Could it be, in part, due to fear? I know self-doubt often plagues me when God calls me to serve Him in a new way. So I’m wondering, have you not applied because the title “Small Group Coordinator” scares you?
Psst! Want to know a secret? Great small groups don’t start with great leaders. Great small groups begin with great faith in a great God. We teach kids in Kid’s Quest that we have a really big God they can trust no matter what happens and that God is big enough to handle anything. ANYTHING. Do you truly believe the same? Please don’t let the title scare you. If you feel God’s tug on your heart to apply for one of our Small Group Coordinator positions, then I encourage you to believe He’s big enough to handle it.
If you’d like to be considered for a Small Group Coordinator position, contact the following staff and send them a resume:
- For Sunday Little Adventurers position: Kristin Thompson, 703-770-2908, firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Sunday Kindergarten-1st Grade or Sunday 2nd-3rd Grade positions: Rosie Pinkerman, 703-770-2901, email@example.com
Don’t stress about the state of your resume. We’re not looking for a graduate level thesis. It is a part of our official HR process at MBC so we do need one but it’s ok if there are gaps between when you last worked or you don’t have a lot of professional experience. You can add volunteer experience, too.