About the organization:
Love & Truth Church began as a dream in the heart of Pastor Eddie Cupples. That dream was to make a difference in the lives of as many people as possible. As that vision has begun to be lived out, it has seen itself expressed through many different aspects of ministry, with its heartbeat being, to change lives to change the world.
The ministry of Love & Truth is located with five churches in Tennessee locally, in regional capacities within the areas of Greater Cleveland Ohio, and Crainville, Illinois, and with global extensions in the nations of Kenya, Philippines, Uganda, and Belize. The church is highly diverse, and is reflective of the demographics of its surrounding community. It is led by the capable leadership of its founding and lead pastor, along with a high capacity staff that whole-heartedly champion, implement, and execute the vision and mission of the church.
Love & Truth Church is called to be a place of supernatural power, impacting the world, showing unconditional love, reaching the lost and bringing all people to maturity in Jesus Christ through the obedience to His Holy Word.
- Weekly Attendance: 1,400
- Location: Jackson, TN
- Denomination & Affiliations: Non-Denominational
About the Position:
The Children’s Director of Love & Truth Church will provide leadership, vision, and direction that creates a life-giving atmosphere of vibrant and enticing discipleship and evangelism for the children, parents, and children’s ministry team of Love & Truth Kids (LTK). The Children’s Director will manage all aspects of the elementary ministry at the North Campus, with direct responsibility overseeing both the LTK elementary age children and the LTK Lead Team. All of the above responsibilities will be accomplished in a way that embraces the culture of excellence that runs deep in Love & Truth Church.
The candidate that assumes this role will first and foremost possess a heart for children, and a passion to see each child spiritually fulfilled through the ministry of the church. The candidate will embrace the gifting’s of the spirit and be able to articulate the empowerment of the Holy Spirit in an age appropriate way to the participants of LTK. While working with a wide variety of constituents including pastoral staff, volunteer workers, parents, and grandparents for the purpose of bringing life to the vision of the ministry, this individual will possess a burning desire to share the life of Jesus with children as they begin and grow in Christian faith. All of the above listed aspects will be accomplished in a way that embraces the value of excellence that runs deep in Love & Truth Church.
What We Are Searching For/Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree in Education or Children’s Ministry is preferred.
The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Children’s Director:
- A theological stance that embraces the gifting’s of the Holy Spirit as part of his/her relationship with Christ.
- Leadership experience in large church (1000+).
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Able to speak to large groups.
- Skilled in identifying, attracting and recruiting new leaders.
- Experience in empowering people and leading teams of staff and volunteers.
- Demonstrate patience in dealing with children.
- Ability to effectively work with a wide variety of constituents: pastoral staff, volunteer workers, parents and grandparents, children.
- Has a burning desire to share the life of Jesus with children and see them begin and grow in Christian faith.
- Able to administer and organize budgets, events and ministry communications.
About the Location:
Situated squarely between Memphis and Nashville on Tennessee's "Heart of the Music Highway" is the City of Jackson. The town has a typical Southern-town feel with historic, vintage buildings.
Cost of living in the area is 9.5% below national average and the job base keeps progressing, with the area having received accolades for the quality of work force and growth potential. Jackson is a transportation center serving the agriculture industry, with cotton being a significant crop. The city is also a diverse manufacturing center for companies such as toolmaker Porter-Cable and Procter & Gamble. The city is home to a number of higher education institutions including Jackson State Community College, Lane College and Union University. The health care sector and educational system provide a majority of the city’s residents with employment.
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